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Ristorante Divino

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803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bloomington, Illinois
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not expect to find a restaurant of this quality in a smaller city like Columbia, but Divino's is fantastic. I went there as a guest of a local professor and regular. It's his favorite restaurant in town, and I can see why. I couldn't begin to expound upon the distinctive entrees or even describe the sauces, but the... More 

Thank Englishprof88
Columbia, SC, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Columbia, SC you must dine here. It is delightfully elegant without being pretentious. The restaurant is Italian, but almost always offers some surprises featuring local ingredients. They do not adhere to strictly Italian cuisine and the staff is as imaginative as they are talented. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Charles Y
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the scallops and my husband and son both ordered the Gnocchi - my husband had the Bolognese and my son had the gorgonzola. The gnocchi barely covered the bottom of the bowl. It was ridiculous! It was barely an appetizer portion! I got 3 scallops. I guess that's normal, I don't know. The food was good and the... More 

Thank Suzanne A
Hobe Sound, Florida
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Columbia's best restaurant. Owner Chef. Excellent food preparation. Very good veal dishes. Good atmosphere. Limited seating and intimate atmoshere.

Thank Tim H
Gilbert, Arizona
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438 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Headed here on a Saturday night and was looking forward to giving it a try. I did make a reservation but upon entering it was a bit empty, but then I realized I was glad that I did as it filled up quickly. I was seated and my server came up and went over the night's specials. After hearing them,... More 

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Thank EpicGuy12
Lexington SC
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This used to be the best restaurant around. Always a bit pricey but worth it. Fulvio the original owner recently sold it. The food is still good but the guy who seats you now(may be the new owner I don't know) is dressed in jeans and flannel and looks awful. This is a fine dining restaurant. Ive been back three... More 

Thank Panic1522
Greenville, SC
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I try to eat here as often as I can when I am in Columbia for business. Love, love, love their food. It's always good and not as terribly heavy as a lot of Italian . The scampi and risotto are always good but their specials never disappoint. They have a wonderful wine list and great bartender. Great salads and... More 

Thank CB0317
United Kingdom
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food was was very good. Efficient and professional service.Please print out a menu or a board to advertise the specials listening to the waiter reel them of was taking to much time out of our evening, by the time he had repeated items to the whole table I was starting to loose interest. Good choice of wine. To be... More 

Thank Monty B
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing!! We took our 12 year old who loves gnocchi. He had it with the Bolognese...said it tastes like candy. He ate all of it skipping gelato at the end. Staff was great.. I had lamb and spouse had wreck fish. So fresh. Will be back soon.

Thank Brad S
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our party of 6 (4 adults and 2 12 year olds) ate here to celebrate our in laws closing on their house. We made a reservation the morning of and they were able to accommodate us for the same evening. They also allowed us to bring our own wine for a corking charge of $20/bottle which was reasonable to us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-799-4550

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