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“DiVine?...Not Really”
Review of DiVIne

DiVIne
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Ranked #45 of 304 Restaurants in Warwick
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The only reason I'm giving this restaurant three stars is because of our server. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items, including the specials of the day.

The ambience leaves a lot to be desired. There is a bar area on the left side and a very small dining area on the right. It is rather plain and not at all inviting. Black seems to be the main color of the chairs and tables. There are no tablecloths or placemats. The lights are quite dim. Some warm hues and candles on the tables would be a major improvement.

Two of us had Chicken Parmesan, another had Veal Parmesan and the other person had some sort of pan-seared chicken dish. The Chicken Parm was very thick and the first couple of bites contained some fat...not appetizing. It was served over al dente penne with marinara sauce, but there was water swimming around the edge of the plate. In order to eat it, I had to literally drain the pasta on my fork. The Veal Parm was about the same. The pan-seared chicken was thick, dry and not tender at all.

The other couple and we had unknowingly given each other gift certificates for this restaurant for Christmas. We purchased our certificate in early December and were told that as a bonus, the $50.00 certificate would actually be worth $60.00. When the other couple purchased ours, it was only for $50.00. Upon questioning our server, we were told that the employee who issued the other couple's certificate screwed up on the computer. We were not offered any kind of compensation for their mistake. Not a good move in this economy.

We will not be returning to this establishment. The experience was disappointing. There are so many other good restaurants in Rhode Island. Check them out and leave this one behind!

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

After passing by many times and thinking "we should try this," we finally did on a Wednesday night. As other reviewers mentioned, it is in a converted house, but we've never viewed the outside as unattractive. The dining area is small, seating about 30 guests. While the owners might have chosen to pack in a few more guests by putting tables with barely elbow room between, they instead have spaced tables more comfortably. This is important to me as I hate feeling "hemmed-in." There is a smallish full service bar area where you first come in.

We both agreed the food was great! The bread was served very lightly toasted, cut into small pieces, and accompanied by a nice dipping sauce. The menu was varied and went from pizza to seafood and steaks. I had veal parmigiano with rigatoni and my wife had sirloin tips in pink vodka sauce with cheese ravioli. Portions were generous and we both agreed the meals were excellent.

Neither the bar or the dining area were busy when we arrived about 5:30 p.m. which is just a half hour after they opened. By the time we left the bar area was full. Our server told us the dining area is quite full on the weekends and the food quality and value left us with no doubt that was true. We will definitely be back, and even signed up for their "rewards program" which is something we rarely do.

With ice tea and two bottles of imported beer the bill came to just under $47.00 including tax but excluding tip.

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This establishment is in a converted home that could use some more ambiance and lighting. If you can get past that, the food is fantastic! Typically, my husband and I lean toward the specials which never disappoint... stuffed eggplant, pork tenderloin (done various ways), fish dishes. They are always YUMMY. The standard menu items are also delicious... grilled swordfish and shrimp. Their pasta sauces are also wonderful. I never seems to have room for dessert and neither does my husband who is a big eater. Prices are reasonable. Give it a try!

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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

There are so many great Italian restaurants in RI that it makes it difficult to rate this above average. We ate there with another couple and each ordered something different. We agreed the food was OK but that's it. The restaurant is in an old house converted. The exterior is not inviting. A lot more could be done to make you feel this will be something special. Again, it's ok but not someplace I'd return to soon.

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Thank David M
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Read above. Would reccommend this establishment to friends. Quiet and nice

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Thank Ndwyman
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