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968 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2208 (El Camino Real)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Redwood City, California
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This medium-sized Italian restaurant is located on the main street in the relatively sleepy town of Belmont. While it too has a friendly neighborhood feel, the food our group had was all excellent quality. It is a relatively small menu supplemented by almost as many specials. The two specials I had -- a sautéed octopus in red wine sauce and... More 

Thank ghsfcal
San Mateo, CA
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Five of us went for a dinner just because it was time to get together. The raviolis were a little bland on the flavor but the pork chops and veal dishes were delicious. Service was great and very attentive without being obtrusive.

Thank DavenCarol
Tempe, AZ
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Ended up going to this restaurant twice, two nights in a row. Food was excellent both times. Server on the first night was perfect. Friendly, attentive, prompt, the whole package. The second night, different server, different experience. Slower service, not as friendly. If we are staying in the same area when I return next year, I'll be back, for the... More 

Bay Area, California
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209 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is your basic noisy neighborhood Italian place, souped up with table cloths and fairly high prices (outside of the kids' menu) for what you get. While others in my large group seemed to like their dinners, my fish was way overcooked, dry, and not too appetizing. Kids seem to like it quite a bit and the pizza seems ok,... More 

Thank sunshine_susan
San Francisco Bay Area, Us
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Divino is always my favorite Italian restaurant in san mateo area. My favorite dishes are FEDELINI CON VONGOLE(Thin spaghetti with Fresh Clams, Garlic and White Wine Sauce) and QUINOA(Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Shrimp, Saffron and Tomato Sauce over Quinoa(Gluten Free)). Both are on their regular menu. They do offer special menu during night time. Dessert is nice and delicious. Dinning area... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

While visiting a friend in Belmont, we happened upon a memorable dining experience. With an irresistible aroma of garlic wafting through the autumn air, we were welcomed into the intimate dining room though we had no reservations. House-made bread was served with a delightful herb-infused olive oil. The salads and entrees were absolutely delicious (a pappardelle Bolognese and clams with... More 

Thank Cat D
San Francisco
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Divino used to be our favorite Italian restaurant. But at a recent visit, we found it changed for the worse. Seems a new chef was in charge, and the cooking became more saucy. The Ling COD special looked and tasted like red snapper. Linguini was swimming in oil. Rather disappointing.

Thank hkgcphsfo
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

Quiet, no background music. Few large tables. Little ambience, walls muted, low lighting, food mediocre, service bland.

Thank judyrube
Foster City Ca
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining at Divino's after a Masterworks Chorale concert yesterday. Our first time at the restaurant, but most certainly not our last. The extensive menu, including that for a host of daily specials, made a meal choice more than just a bit challenging. So many tasty sounding choices. Our group opted for the special 5 Onion... More 

Thank treborz1
Belmont, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We dropped in without reservations and took the last high table in the bar. Drinks and dinner were beautifully presented. We highly recommend this very popular and friendly restaurant. Outstanding and delicately flavored food

Thank lin s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 968 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2208
    (El Camino Real)
  • Public Transportation: Cal-train to Belmont. Proceed one block North.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-620-9102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?