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Diva Indian Bistro

246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
617-629-4963
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Ranked #49 of 246 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Ashby, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stopped in for a Saturday Brunch one day to try out their buffet. It was quite tasty, with many options. Soup, samosas, palak paneer, tandoori chicken, raita, naan, a vegetarian option I can't remember, rice, and two desserts, including gulab jamun (my favorite). There were more options than I can remember, and the kitchen is full screen in front... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

All of the food we ordered at dinner recently was far above average - totally delicious! Saag paneer was a really good version of this dish - although we discovered that the vegan version - ask for it to be made without cream or milk - is possibly more delectable than the standard. Breads are out of this world. I... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really love the quality and taste of this food. I've been here four times now and the last time March 2014 was fantastic. Highly recommended; reservations a smart idea

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been eating here since it opened many years ago and have never been disappointed whether at their luck buffet or dinners. Terrific high quality Indian food.

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Boston, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We ordered the "Vegetarian Platter" for appetizer and it was the standard fried affair - nothing spectacular. When it came to the entrees - we had 2 Tandoori dishes. The "mixed grill" suffered from overcooking and many of the pieces were dry and tough. The other dish - Salmon - was very fatty and nothing to write about.

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Raleigh, NC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I've eaten at Diva twice now, once having north Indian and once having south Indian cuisine. Both were average to slightly above, I'd give it about 3.5 stars were that an option. The dosa on the masala dosa was very crisp but also a little greasy, and the chutneys were kind of dry and bland. My husband's uttapam looked like... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I always enjoy coming to Diva's for Indian food. Their Chicken Tiki Masala is good and I love the atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Went with a Groupon and food was good, plenty of it, but service could have been better. We actually couldn't eat everything Groupon allowed. Atmosphere was unremarkable, but restaurant location, Davis Square, has many pre and post dining options. Diva is a very nice family oriented location with several larger tables.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have been to Diva twice on 12/24 and 12/25 and each time I have been treated to a truly spectacular meal.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The food was great. I bought a groupon for $25 valued $50. It was an awesome deal. The ambience is good & the place was decently occupied. Our hostess was very alert & helpful. I bought another groupon. The location is terrific too! I'll keep going back :)

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