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Ristorante Divino

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803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
803-799-4550
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner

Nice dinner. Wonderful server very personable. Appetizers and gnocchi very good. Meatballs are average. Close to USC made reservation for parent weekend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice dinner. Wonderful server very personable. Appetizers and gnocchi very good. Meatballs are average. Close to USC made reservation for parent weekend.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I ate there for the first time for our 4th wedding anniversary. They provided complimentary valet service, which is very accommodating since it's hard to find parking in the Vista. We were greeted and taken to a booth - our waiter was absolutely excellent. He was professional, attentive, and very knowledgeable about all the specials and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For 25 years, we frequented Baltimore's Little Italy - emphasis on FREQUENT. We ate at every restaurant there; some no longer in business and several many multiple times. When we moved back to SC, I pined for Germano's, Chiaparelli's and DaMimmo's. No more! Ristorante Divino is FANTASTIC! Bertrand Gilli has created his own Little Italy in the Vista. Not only... More 

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Ft Wayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

To be fair, we didn't eat here. We dropped in and there were no tables available. However, the manager called other area restaurants to see if they had a table as did the bar tender. Above and beyond customer service and greatly appreciated!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This restaurant has a good ambiance and the owner, Mr. Floyd and staff are very welcoming and attentive. The menu was fairly extensive and was therefore hard to choose from. My daughter had the sword fish and I had the risotto with shrimp and PEI mussels. Of the two the former was a better choice. My concern was that the... More 

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Savannah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The service here was outstanding. Great food - I had a NY Strip that was prepared perfectly. Valet right out front that was complimentary and convenient. I would definitely recommend this place for a business or spouse dinner. You can walk to it from any nearby hotel.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went to dinner for our 30th Anniversary. Had the Lamb Chops (5). Cooked perfect for my desire "medium". Swapped out the spinach for brussel sprouts. Served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes. Excellent entrée. They served a healthy gin & tonic from the bar. Service was superior and the Valet parking was a gift giving how busy the evening... More 

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Leesville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Everything was perfect. Our hostess Sarah was the best. She attended to our every need. I called ahead and they made a wonderful triple chocolate flourless cake for my wife. We had the lobster bisque and the lump crab and scallop appetizer. It was delicious. For the main course we had the signature lamb chops medium rare they were over... More 

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On a recent Saturday night 4 of us dined at Ristorante Divino. Most of what we had was OK, not outstanding. One entree, the cioppino, which I have had many times before, was almost inedible. The fish pieces in it must have been microwaved, because they were as hard as a rubber eraser. I pointed this out to the waiter... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had pizza and cheese cake on the taste of Columbia tour. My wife and I wanted to like this place, for we really miss a traditional Italian eatery. I hat to say this is not it, Pizza tasted like frozen dough and poor ingredients on top. Cheesecake was a like a cheap jello mix, no crumb bottom Not Italian, giveaway... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-799-4550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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