Divino - Brentwood

4.7
484 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Soft-green walls, black-and-white photos and high ceilings illuminate the affluent crowd for lunch and dinner.
The intimate family setting combined with the professional service just add to the fact that DIVINO is a little culinary diamond in the rough.
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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, warm, friendly ambience, crowded and a bit noisy at 8PM on a Saturday night but welcoming and fun so it was soon so easy to blend into the whole scene with comfort. And, a very special compliment goes to our Server, Tanino, who was wonderful: so professional, friendly and competent. He made us feel right at home. And, also our compliments to the Chef: all four of us loved our appetizers and main courses.
The entire dining experience was a total pleasure. We live in the neighborhood and were happy to re-discover Divino. We will be back soon!

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

food was delicious. paparadelle with short rib is amazing. The waiter has found his calling....soo good at his job

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Everything was delicious, and we had great service. Highly recommended.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Four of us met at Divino for dinner. Initially we were made welcome, but then everything happened so slow. Perhaps our lively conversation was being respected but when we wanted attention, we had to signal for it. It was chilly as the front door leaked the cold in from outside, and the tables we pre3tty close - one of my companions was frequently bumped from the table behind him. We started with a salad, which was unremarkable, and followed with lamb chops which were more fatty than I would have expected. A friend had the gnocchi which she liked. But I had a taste and didn't find it interesting at all. She only ate half. Worst was the service. about the only person who paid us any mind was the busboy, probably because he had to pass our table frequently. We won't be back.

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DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Do not book via Open Table. They will not honor your reservation. We booked 45 minutes in advance for Christmas Eve dinner. There were at least 10 open tables in a mostly empty restaurant. The hostess after giving us attitude told us, “You booked 5 minutes ago.” She comes back after another 15 minutes and says, “we only have one table outside.” It was 57 degrees outside and my parents are incredibly sensitive to the cold. We then looked around and noticed we were the only Asian family here. Guess we didn’t match the right color of the spectrum.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

No lettuce on a Saturday night! Food was very expensive. Soup was lukewarm.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Great ambiance. Bad food.

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PF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Been coming here for years as it was always great and the service was professional. But last night it was disappointing from the moment we arrived. In spite of a reservation we were not seated for 30 minutes with no apology or acknowledgement. All we could do was stand in the doorway as there is no waiting area. Once seated it was another long wait to order and we sat there with just water that a busboy brought. The food was good when it finally arrived and then we had to ask for bread twice. Just bad service from start to finish so I hope it was just an aberration.

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JR
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goran has created an amazing restaurant. Food is always outstanding and the service is superb. It is like eating in his home.

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H
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with an Italian flare. Family owned and operated by a superb chef.

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AP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently good -- the pappardelle with brisket ragu is outstanding and hard to order anything else. Very welcoming from the time you walk through the door.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect spot to catch up with a friend for good conversation and a leisurely dinner. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We had the minestrone, burrata salad, crab spaghetti and shared a “brûlée” for dessert. Definitely worth checking out!

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RA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divino consistently delivers top quality dining at moderate prices

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R
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious, but the service not so much. I know very well the difference between rare, medium-rare, medium , etc. when it comes to steaks. I cook a lot of them, big thick ones, and do a really good job at it. When a steak that was ordered medium-rare comes to the table absolutely raw and very cool to the touch inside, it is underdone not medium-rare. The right thing to do when a patron points it out to the manager is not for the manager to argue "That's medium rare sir", but instead should take the steak back and cook it longer. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

The other issue was that long after we had finished eating, the check had still not come. When I finally asked politely for it, I got attitude. Maybe that is how things are in Brentwood now. It's been years since I lived there. I know one place I'm not going back to anytime soon however.

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L
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is a nice neighborhood gem. The owner always makes sure he checks on his customers and the waiters are excellent. The food is very tasty and the wine list is good. I would definitely recommend Divino. Linda Lally

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the best corner table; the best service by Tanino (a new-ish waiter); and excellent food and ambiance.

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, wonderful, never disappoints. Food, service, ambience, friendly/elegant service. A true gem

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JA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place....
CHARMING!!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. I mentioned that I am a piscaterian and the waiter came back with 4 more off the menu options for me. The food was spectacular. Highly recommended.

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CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood Gem to say the least!
Highly recommended to all the foodies out there!

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good quality food and service; wonderful ambiance and creative menu

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NW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but expensive. It was noisy. There are so many good Italian restaurants in Brentwood, this place has no real reason for being.

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PM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful restaurant! The food is delicious!!

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BG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Kind waitstaff. Nice wine. Mediocre pizza. Mediocre beet salad.

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MW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite for Italian food in LA...the 40 minute drive from Glendale wouldn't keep me from coming again!

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GR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational! A must visit.

The owner, his wife and the staff that served us could not be more charming, considerate, kind and authentic. You can always tell when someone loves what they do; it just shows.

Wish I had discovered this gem sooner.

Thank you for an outstanding evening with exceptional food.

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t
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Intimate atmosphere, cordial and professional staff, delicious food.

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D
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Everything was good about Divino except one- the food. Tried three different entrees - all were devoid of taste. Furthermore, all of the seafood tasted frozen.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Cute place. Food was good. Wines by the glass were small and overpriced. Service was horrible! Waiters were inattentive, and left us sitting for long periods (at 1/2 hour intervals) before they came back around to check if we needed anything. Had to flag them down for water, check, etc.. On top of which, they were all quite snobby! Would not recommend this place if you want to relax, enjoy your friends, the food, and know you’ll be taken care of. Go somewhere who knows what good customer service looks like and is happy to have you!!!

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Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and nice people

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible experiencr. Our waitress was incredibly rude to us. When she brought my salad with bell peppers, I explained kindly that I am very allergic and can’t have bell
Peppers. (It wasn’t listed on the menu.) I had a feeling she just picked them off but I decided (naively) to just go with it. I am now so sick and it will take me at least five days to recover.

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JR
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always excellent. Goran and his staff do a great job.

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MW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Brentwood Gem...I don’t live anywhere near this place but would make the trip again!

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t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a gem! wonderful service...fine food. goran...the owner welcomes
each diner with genuine warmth. there was no way to improve on
our meal...the pasta..perfect. the bronzino, a gift from the sea...grilled
to perfection. and the ram’s gate chardonnay also gets five stars...even
more if five wasn’t the maximum rating.
go!

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DM
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is just one word for this restaurant: DIVINE! It is a small and cozy Italian restaurant in one of the most charming places in Brentwood--the old "Brentwood Circle" group of shops and restaurants, that has been there since the 1940s. The Italian menu is delicious and adventurous, and very authentic. We loved our dinner and will recommend to friends!

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n
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and live the food. Cooked to perfection.

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P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love meeting my family there. Excellent food and service.

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MM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a neighborhood gem and we have had only great experiences here. Small, quiet, able to have a conversation here, which is becoming rare. Goran, the host/owner, is a wonderful presence overseeing the room and guests. If I had one suggestion, it would be to put another salad on the antipasti menu for those of us looking for a lighter, fresh started. Would love it if they had a Caesar. They used to have a spinach salad that was lovely.

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WB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Wonderful food.

But.....

Service always very very very slow - likely due to small kitchen. Food is good. But drinks and even getting some bread takes quite a long time. It’s a bit frustrating.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service top to bottom 5/5

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