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Ristorante Divino

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803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
+1 803-799-4550
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Ristorante Divino to celebrate a friends birthday and I left with food poisoning. I ordered the Gorgonzola Gnocchi and about half way through my meal something about the taste just hit me wrong, I couldn't finish my meal. I almost immediately got the gurgles. By the time I made it home my stomach started cramping terribly and... More 

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Bassano Del Grappa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very professional staff. Was friendly and helpful in wine selection. We had a reservation and seated quickly. The service was slow but steady. I hope everyone has the same experience as I did. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Thank Katrina D
Las Cruces, NM
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was small compared to others we visited in downtown Columbia. Service was cheerful and competent. Specials of the day were excellent. Good menu, not huge but adequate. Might be a really busy place on the weekends so call ahead for reservations.

Thank Henry4218
North Carolina
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We were a business party of 6. Divino has been a very good restaurant for business dinners in Columbia for a long time. It had probably been 5 years since I last visited. Without question it is still doing a great job. Our group ordered everything from fish, veal and beef and it was all outstanding. The stuffed peppers and... More 

Thank Bob B
Columbia, South Carolina
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251 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

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 

Thank Louis D
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 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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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Columbia, SC, United States
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21 reviews
15 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.

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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Hobe Sound, Florida
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank Tim H

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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
$20 - $50
Italian, French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 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
Ristorante Divino is an upscale restaurant featuring Northern Italian recipes, an extensive winelist and cocktail program, paired with the Southern hospitality that locals and visitors have come to expect from Columbia.

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