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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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
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!
Very Slow Service
Not sure if because of the downturn and they cut back their staff. But our wine (& water) glasses would stay empty for 20 minutes at time, until we found our waiter. Food was good, but the food and beverage service were both dreadfully slow. I don't mind slower food service (within reason) if I'm drinking some good wine. But when my wine and water glasses are empty for most of the evening, it's not a good time (I just managed to get two glasses from them over our 3hr dinner, I certainly could have used one more!)
Good food, great service
I usually have a tough time finding something I want to order at Divino. That's my problem, not yours. I'm a picky eater. That being said, I had a great meal at Divino the other night. We ordered the frites as an appetizer and then I had pasta for dinner; my wife had the rib-eye. Both were very good. The service was perfect. The wine list is a book so there's lots to choose from at the higher end. Recommend.
Excellent food and great service
I went for dinner with my mom here and as usual Divino did not disappoint. We shared a couple of the appetizers and a great cheese plate. Overall everything was delicious especially the mussels and eggplant chips. The service and wine were also wonderful. The only thing I would change is although the cheeses were delicious they came with a bread that had too much flavour of its own which overpowered and changed the cheese flavour. I will for sure be back.
Divino was Divine - once again
I have been to this restaurant a number of times over the years, and have never been disappointed. The service is always on point- the servers have great wine and menu suggestions and more than willing to accommodate guest needs. The only thing I wasn't a fan of this time was our table- we were against the wall across from the bar. I had brought my husband here for the first time and wanted him to be able to see the full restaurant and feel the vibe- but that wasn't really possible from where we were seated. Overall, you can't go wrong with this restaurant!
Big Taste Menu at Divino's was a 'BIG taste'!
As we are season ticket holders for the CPO, Divino's is our preferred restaurant for pre-concert dinners because of the excellent food quality and proximity to the Arts Common.
Their tempura green beans are a favourite. This last visit was during the Big Taste event.
We arrived just before 6pm and were able to take advantage of their 'happy hour' cheese plate and wine offerings which were excellent value. We then enjoyed their $35 dinner offering of grilled tuna salad, beef shortrib and caramel creme dessert topped with sponge toffee. All menu items were excellent, however, the beef shortrib was definitely the best we have ever had! A light crispy coating on the exterior of the melt-in-your-mouth tender braised beef short rib, was a delightful surprise and really set it apart from all others! The service was exemplary. The male waiter was well versed in all the cheeses, the Big Taste menu items and wines as well. All in all, a simply fabulous experience. We will be back.
Managing expectations can have a huge impact on customer experience. If you are looking for somewhere with cheap prices and a wide variety, keep looking. That said however, this restaurant does a great job at being exactly what it's supposed to be, a French bistro. The wine and cheese selections are fabulous and the food and service were second to none. A great place if you want to try something different from the ubiquitous steakhouses.
Too much salt
My wife and I had mussels and frites.
I have raved about this dish for a long time - trying to get my wife out to try it.
I had had the dish at lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed it.
On Thursday night we ate the mussels and found them extremely salty. The waiter took our concern to the kitchen. The chef said there was no extra salt.
I cooked mussels on Friday and after a rinse did not find them nearly as salty as Divino's.
Anyway after a long wait it was disappointing.
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