About Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro, part of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts family of restaurants (crmr.com) remains an icon for downtown diners. Now in its 15th year, Divino continues to entertain patrons in the historic Calgary Wine and Spirits building on the Stephen Avenue Walk (8th Avenue S.W.).
As a modern bistro, Divino offers a comforting, pure cuisine in an upscale and energetic environment. Inspired by the traditional bistros that have thrived for decades throughout New York City, Divino has merged modern décor with a comforting bistro atmosphere and cuisine. Featuring the same wood-burning grill found at Gramercy Tavern in New York City and an award-winning international cheese and wine program, Divino has successfully integrated the distinctive American bistro style into Western Canada.
Contemporary French, Comfort Food, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Closed Sundays.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking in front after 6:00pm. Public parking lots within 2 blocks.
LRT Station is 1 block away - behind the Hyatt Hotel on 7th Avenue S.W.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Divino offers a spacious and versatile facility that can accommodate a function of any size on any of our three levels. The STONE CELLAR in our lower level, SPIRITS ROOM on our second level and the main floor, BISTRO.
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I go to Divino every coup ...
My husband and I go to Divino every couple of months because we've really enjoyed the service and quality of food. The portions aren't huge, but we realize there's a element of atmosphere and service for which we're paying. Although our food was tasty last night, the minuscule accompaniments to our mains were completely unacceptable - a fraction of what they have been in the past. Three tablespoons of squash and four potato chips?! I always look forward to the risotto with the salmon, but last night there was barely enough for four bites. It's RICE - it's not going to bankrupt the restaurant to give a person a decent-sized portion. Leaving a restaurant nearly as hungry as we were when we came in and a good chunk of change lighter is not a positive experience. No thank you, and no more Divino for us.
I have dined here many times and this wa ...
I have dined here many times and this was before theatre this past weekend. Our server was very attentive and asked if we were attending theatre before she took our order. She also cautioned us about items requiring longer prep time. I had the red snapper for the first time and can't wait to go back for it again.
The staff at Divino was lovely. I e-mail ...
The staff at Divino was lovely. I e-mailed them in advance and told them I had food allergies (soy, eggs and fish). They made sure there was something I could eat on their menu, and when I ordered the cheese, they provided apple slices instead of the bread, because the bread had eggs in it. Truly exceptional service and one of the best and most delicious meals of my life.
They have an excellent wine list and the mussels and bison tartare are amazing. I am definitely going again!
Food was its usual high quality. Howeve ...
Food was its usual high quality. However, the main course took close to an hour...which was unacceptable for the price. May have lost loyal customers. No explanation or apology by management was given but acknowledgement by servers that the food was taking an exceptionally long time.
Having been to Divino before I can say i ...
Having been to Divino before I can say it is a great restaurant, but this was not a stellar experience. Parking downtown was a nightmare (not their fault) so we were late, but that was ok as there was plenty of open tables. We were seated near the bar at a quiet table, but it appeared that we didn't have a server, as we had multiple people stop by and not no one really seemed to take ownership of our needs.
The beer was not great (draft IPA for $13) and the ceasar wasn't great either. The tempura green beans which are normally fantastic were crazy salty (more than the ceasar which is saying something). Our pastas were both was fantastic. We skipped dessert as nothing seemed to tickle our fancy.
The biggest turn off was the poor service. Not sure if the bartender was supposed to be looking after us or what happened because he clearly was not interested in serving us and it took a very long time for plates to be cleared and the check to arrive. It is likely we will go back, but if the service doesn't improve next time, that will be it. Their prices indicate you should receive better service than what we experienced.
SLOW. Second lunch in three weeks with i ...
SLOW. Second lunch in three weeks with incredibly slow service. Being downtown one would expect that the staff would recognize that people have a limited amount of time, yet for the second time in a row our meals arrived after 1:00 even though we arrived at 11:45 and ordered fairly promptly. On a weekend, no problem. During a weekday, problem!
The room is nice and the food decent. If it weren't so slow I'd return more often but I can't afford a two hour lunch often.
We chose this restaurant based on the po ...
We chose this restaurant based on the posted menu and were not disappointed at all. We were really surprised with the green bean tempura side. This started the meal off in a great way.
The taste and presentation of the food was awesome. What really impressed me was the fact that the food was served with time in between each course. We did not feel rushed in any way.
Excellent service, with an attentive and ...
Excellent service, with an attentive and efficient server. A little slow waiting for courses to be served, but acceptable non-rushed atmosphere.
I had the stuffed chicken thighs. They were overcooked, dry and all the taste was of herbs. Expected more flavor and my fault for not complaining.
Someone else had the halibut special. Strong smoky flavor, which was not what one wants with such a delicate fish.
I had the foie gras ravioli. To die for!!
Overall, a good dining experience, although disappointed with the mains.
Ambience. Excellent. Near the open kitch ...
Ambience. Excellent. Near the open kitchen, and those guys are pros.
Food. Excellent. No matter what we choose, always excellent.
Service. Spot on. Not only our server, but everyone. Always paying attention.
One of our favourite spots, always looking forward to returning the minute we leave.
Took Japanese friends here for dinner, had never been before just went by the reviews on Open Table and have to say food was excellent as was the really great waiter. Live out of the City and
don't go to the downtown area very much and this was a gem of a place. Portions are not large
but quality is very good, place was packed and buzzing.
Food is good. However it is expensive. T ...
Food is good. However it is expensive. They really should stop this policy about charging for water. Especially when the customers are drinking something else as well. It's not the amount, its the principle. I will recommend the restaurant for it's good food, but will warn people on the cost. I personally won't be back.
This has been our favorite restaurant in Calgary for many years. The wine list is excellent, the food is great and the service is exceptional. The location is good and easy to get to on the C-train. My only negative is that many of the tables are quite small, not much elbow room.
Great food and service
We went there to celebrate the end of my school year. It was the second time my husband took me there. I love their cheese and wine. The portions are small and nicely presented . Hard to overeat and I like it. A bit too noisy because of the kitchen but you still can hear each other. This is a great place in my opinion.
Long-standing restaurant still top-notch
Divino Has been around for a long time and we haven't been there probably for the last decade. However the menu looked really good so we wandered down there after attending a function at the conference Centre. In short, the food was spectacularly good, the service was attentive, and the venue is very pleasant and easy to carry on a conversation in. I had the duck, which was excellent and better than the really nice duck I had in France last year. My wife had the lamb sirloin, an unusual cut asshe is mostly used to loin and rack, but it also was quite excellent and was done as the restaurant recommended. The Apple Tartin was top-notch for dessert.
This restaurant never disappoints
Firstly, shout out to our server, as it was the best dinner service i've had in some time now.
Also, the cheese plate we had was a great value and delicious.
The Rib steak was delicious, the Salmon was cooked to perfection. We could have had a second basket of the tempura green beans.
Its a great room too.
Oh! And good wine selection and not grossly overpriced.
Go there....be happy
I enjoy your atmosphere and the consistency of your service and food and YUMMY wine!
Great location for a business meeting as well as a special occasion dinner or meal sharing with friends. It can also be a quaint and cozy place for romantic dinner!
Your cheese board in THE best in this city!
This restaurant is in a great location, but to get to it, you have to walk past several other excellent restaurants, including a steak house. I received some good natured teasing as we walked to the door as everyone said that "This place better be good if we are giving up a steak house." At the end of the night, everyone agreed that it was worth it. Great food, great drinks and a really great night!
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