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Ristorante Divino

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803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
+1 803-799-4550
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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231 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ristorante Divino is probably the most elegant restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina. The chef is a culinary artist with roots from Como, Italy. He is creative in the preparation and presentation of every dish. The ambiance is high class. The staff is very professional and most attentive. The setting is perfect for couples and most accommodating for business. It is... More 

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Thank Louis D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pick Ristorante Divino for a group business dinner. We were put in the upstairs private dining room, we had a group of about 15, and we had one waitress to serve us and she had to go downstairs to get our food and drinks, except for beers. We had a limited menu and the choices were disappointing, not what i... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

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Thank Englishprof88
Columbia, SC, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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.

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Thank Charles Y
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 

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Thank Suzanne A
Hobe Sound, Florida
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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

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Gilbert, Arizona
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253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 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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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 

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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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-4550

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