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Diva Indian Bistro

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246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In fact when people suggest it, I say no thanks, let's pick somehwre else. I found the food to be greasy and unappetizing. SO many better Indian restaurants around!

Thank mjacobs
San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in off the street and enjoyed a wonderful meal while watching the street life in Somerville. The food was delicious, was presented beautifully and generously portioned.

Thank walkingshoes2016
Recife, PE
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171 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We had a Groupon for $46 for four. Went to this restaurant for family Lunch Indian Vegetarian. The inside arrangement is good and the chef is aware of Indian Taste. We ordered Vegetable Pakoras ($5.00), Dal Makhani ($13.00), Shahi Paneer Korma ($15.00) , Stuffed Naan Basket ($12.00). We had asked for mixed pickles for which the restaurant charged $2.00 extra... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love Indian food, but my husband is not a huge fan. Even he loved Diva Indian Bistro. We sat at a charming table overlooking the street in Davis Square. Everything was extremely flavorful.

Thank LAB229
Lyme, New Hampshire
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108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Went here with friends and enjoyed a nice meal. I eat Indian food all over the country - and in India - and have to say, Diva was good, but not great, food. Same for the service - good, but not great.

Thank David K
Geneseo, New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

I have had one meal at Diva and it was excellent. Indian food is a favorite and I don't recommend it lightly. Diva is a great find. The food is authentic, the spices as ordered and the servings plentiful. We had a nice bottle of wine and a nice time with family. We didn't feel pressured to leave at the... More 

Thank WILL W
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

My friend who lives locally, and I, came to Davis Square, midweek, during my visit to Boston, originally to go to a Mexican restaurant we saw reviewed, but when driving by the vibe didn't seem quite right for us. He knew about Diva Indian Bistro and had been once before. We wandered around the square for a bit, in the... More 

Thank James F
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Diva is one of the nicer Indian restaurants I've been to, in terms of atmosphere and price. I've enjoyed all of the food I've had there, having visited several times, but have not had very friendly service, unfortunately.

Thank Abbey L
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place has great weekend buffet, very nice interior, relaxed atmosphere, good service. Food is North Indian. Our kids love this place!

Thank Svetlana_Kot
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful lunch buffet! Many choices, excellent value. Diverse menu. Pleasant atmosphere. A pleasant walk from the Davis T station.

Thank CalgaryWoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-629-4963

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