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Ristorante Divino

803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
+1 803-799-4550
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“maltagliati” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
803 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call at noontime to make reservations for 6:30 pm. Call again at 4:00 pm as I had not heard back. Talked to some guy who said it would be fine. Asked why nobody called back and was told hostess usually does that when she comes...More

Thank tomc12
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Recently on a business trip to Columbia, SC my travel partner and I happened upon some former co workers. We ended up at this local dive. I don't remember much about the food because we were so busy catching up. I did have the maltagliati.......More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Had a bad meal here about 5 years ago, but decided to give it another try. Expectations were high, but we were totally underwhelmed again. Food was good, but not great. Service was lacking. Disappeared for long periods. Not a good experience again... Many better...More

Thank Dale M
Brian H, General Manager at Ristorante Divino, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello Dale, My name is Damian, I looked up your reservation and it looks like you were with us on the 10th of February. I am very sorry to hear about your experiences. I have recently taken over GM position and my main focus is...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I went to Divinos for Valentines Day dinner. The restaurant itself of beautiful. The servers were excellent. We had calamari, the oyster special, and Caesar salad for starts. (Let me back up, the wine list is exceptional) the calamari was under seasoned. The oyster special...More

Thank Lindsey O
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This one of my favorite Italian offerings, and this is the fourth place that I have ordered it an finally hit the bulls eye. Instead of the broth base that you find in Italy, New York or Chicago the other three had a thick tomato...More

Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Pros: Valet parking, friendly attentive service, varied wine selection Cons: Meals were barely average (pasta dishes way too salty, octopus dish fell flat), atmosphere is stuffy and dated

Thank Sheri77
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The food and service were great, but a glitch with the line used to process customer credit cards failed and other customers and I had to pay cash or be prepared for an indeterminate amount of time until glitch was fixed.

Thank armada020
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Fine Italian cuisine w often French specials. Very attentive staff and relaxing atmosphere. Has a new chef. Enjoyed the meal very much. Offers valet parking.

1  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nothing but good things and great food, especially the Lamb. Decent service. Quail,Venison, and Elk are very good when offered.

Thank Joebaroody
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This was ok. For the price I expected better service and a larger portion. We spent the majority of our time waiting for the server to assist us. At that point the restaurant was not busy yet

Thank Michelle P
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11 July 2015|
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Response from D B | Reviewed this property |
As indicated in the other responses. This is a very nice restaurant. Think of it a cross between Business Casual and Upscale. Shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes and flip flops would be frond upon by us, the other patrons, for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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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