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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.
Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
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
We tried the Big Taste Menu and a nice bottle of wine. The combination of three courses were just right for us. However the service was not up to par for this class of restaurant. Not sure if our server Josh was overworked but we felt like we were ignored throughout the evening. Our main course arrived about 40 minutes after the first course plates were removed. While the presentation was good the food was cold. We believed that sending the food back would add another 45 minutes so we completed half of the meal and left. While Divino has received good reviews, we certainly did not get the same experience. Very disappointed since there are so many restaurants within a stones throw we could have chosen.
I was unpleasantly surprised by our experience at Divino as I've really enjoyed it in the past. I have food restrictions so I emailed the restaurant in advance with a list of the foods I can't have.
I received a warm reply from the Chef saying not to worry, they could definitely accommodate my restrictions and they do that for people all the time.
As requested, I noted the same restrictions when I made the reservation. I also printed my email correspondence with the Chef and gave it to our server so that whoever was in the kitchen would have a visual list of what I could not have along with the Chef's comments for how they would modify my dish.
After all of that, I was disappointed to discover that my dish came on a bed of not one but two items from my restricted foods list! It was like they had not looked at my list at all.
On top of that, my friend ordered chicken but received salmon. So it seems that neither the kitchen nor our server was paying attention.
I always like RCR restaurants and expect far better service. This has really turned me off of returning to Divino. Definitely not a safe place to dine if you have any allergies or food restrictions.
Very good valentine's day date. Divino is larger inside than it's small Stephen Ave facing would suggest. The Decor is somewhat rustic, with a brick wall, copper plating on the table and dim (ish) lighting. We enjoyed the historic photos cycling through on the wall (instead of an obnoxious sports or news or whatever channel).
Very much enjoyed our meals, we shared a roasted Acorn Squash with mushrooms and pecans which was quite delicious (portions are small-ish, so we were glad for the appetizer), then I was delighted by the beef cheek bourgignon I ordered, and my wife enjoyed her swordfish. Dessert was quite delightful - pear crumble for me and chocolate torte for my wife.
Careful of the water - like many places they offer a choice of still or sparkling with their in-house filter system but at a cost. This annoys me as tap water is perfectly good in Calgary. The waiter didn't seem impressed by my declining to pay extra for water, and was generally a little low energy but efficient (which is why I gave lower marks for service). I've had better service here before. Would strongly recommend for a good night out. Prices were reasonable for the portions, (we each had a glass of wine with our meal and it came out to around 60$ per person).
Enjoyed some wine and cheese with a few appies the other night with my wife here. We have been a number of times over the years and always liked it for wine and cheese as well as small plates. Service this time was top grade and very professional. Wine list is extensive but I would recommend ordering off the by the glass list if there is anything that catches your eye, some of the bottles (even local wines) are marked up about 3 times. This is a bit disappointing considering the economic times in this province and the fact that their sister restaurants have more reasonable pricing for the same wines.
I don't know why but I love this restaurant... the service is sooo slow. This is the second time I have allowed 2 hours before the CPO and had to rush before deserts were even offer. We have had 6 people both times, maybe that was the problem. The food is amazing! Wine menu isn't as extensive as I thought but, fine. I am a foody and will definitely go back, maybe with fewer people. One more try.
I drive from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta often just to dine. A relaxing, welcoming and yet intimate surrounding in the heart of the City I used to call home. Found the establishment by accident and it is now an establishment I can escape and relax. Service is outstanding and very accommodating.
A favourite restaurant of mine for all occasions, lunch and dinner. Back for lunch this time and shared the tempura green beens - excellent. Great munchie before my main course, which was the Lyonnaise Salad. Fairly forgettable. Could have used some truffle oil to give it some kick; otherwise it was mostly just a green salad with lardons (bacon), plain vinaigrette and a poached egg. My rating reflects just the last visit and not others, which have generally been better food-wise.
Excellent food and a number of gluten free options. We started off with a cheese plate of five different cheeses. I highly recommend this; all five cheeses were excellent. The chicken Cobb salad was a pleasure in both presentation and flavour. Main course was the salmon dish done perfectly.
This is our go-to restaurant for a special night out. The food is always excellent, as is the service. It is in the theatre district so is perfect before a concert or play and they always make sure we get out the door on time for the performance. Even in the present depressed economic climate the restaurant is still busy, which indicates to us that our view is shared by others. The only reason I did not give it completely 5 stars is the noise level, but as it is in an old building there is not much that can be done about that. A restaurant choice that does not disappoint.
I took one of our biggest clients here on a recommendation, I was overall happy with this meal and would rate my overall experience an 8/10. As a Construction professional I would change a few small things that would help with sound transfer as we found it to be a bit noisy. Easy fix with some sound dampening panels.
Have always had a great experience during lunch. Went at 6pm before a show that started at 8. Took 1.5 hours for our entrees to arrive, two entrees of suckling pig were over cooked. Waiter was nowhere to be found to reorder drinks or get water refilled. Overall service was poor. Would not go to dinner if you plan on attending a show afterwards.
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