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Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

113 - 8 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada (Downtown)
403 410-5555
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Ranked #18 of 2,881 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Centre Street
Transit: LRT Station is 1 block away - behind the Hyatt Hotel on 7th Avenue S.W.
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116 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not a terrible place, but definitely not worth the hype. Cheese it pretty good, I liked all the choices that I made (I had had some of them before though so I knew that I would enjoy them). But the atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired and the waiting staff are so moody, or I guess snotty is a... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had dinner with friends a couple of days ago and we all enjoyed the evening. The cocktails, wine and the pasta were excellent and the cheese just divine. Divino can be quite noisy when full and the service was a bit slow, but nothing really to complain about. We will definitely come back.

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had planned to take a friend out for dinner and she had selected a couple of other restaurants, none of which worked out. I selected Divino relatively last minute, based on reviews. We loved it. The food was delicious, and the kitchen was open so we could watch our food being prepared. We had carpaccio, scallops, duck, creme brulee... More

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great food & wine. I had the really good buccanitini pasta dish which is quite spicy & then the cheese - both really good. Not cheap though.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we had dinner here in July of 2014, there were eight of us, everyone's meal was awesome hot ,on time, tasted great, fantasize staff, good wine and cheese selection. the room is very nice and on a hot day the patio is comfortable

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Hong Kong, China
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144 reviews 144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Strategically located at busy Stephen Avenue, Divino is a very good alternative for pubs ideal for families travelling with minors aged 8-12 years old. A good venue for people watching and enjoy a good meal with your favourite vino. Mussel and steak frites, Chicken Cobb Salad and Pistachio Pesto Pene with Duck Confit were all delightful. No kids menu but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The cheese selection was wonderful and the waitress paired out wine with the cheese we selected. We topped off with a Salmon salad that we split for a very filling and delicious dinner.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food is great at this restaurant, with interesting menu, great wine choices (hence the name) and very very engaging and helpful staff. The restaurant has been around a long time on the Calgary restaurant scene, according to my local friends, and it is remarkable that they've kept up the standard w/o going down hill or looking tired. The menu... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What an enjoyable experience. The exposed brick walls and open kitchen create a sophisticated urban feel. The service was intelligent and not overly solicitous. Our wine and water glasses were filled promptly without disturbing the conversation and the plates were cleared together at just the right moment. We started with the selection of cheese and homemade chutney - which is... More

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Shenzhen, China
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113 reviews 113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Place is much bigger inside than it looks from the outside. Had lunch with friend when the place was packed. We all chose different pastas with a glass of wine and the joint conclusion was that the pastas where amongst the best ever had. Service was good but a bit slow which was understandable considering the amount of guests. Certainly... More

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