Reviewing Divino Italian Restaurant in the Montrose Area in Houston, Texas

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Divino Italian restaurant opened its doors in 2001 by a team of a father and son, and the place is inspired by the trattoria’s and enotecas that are found all over Italy, and it gets packed rather quickly so reservations are highly recommended and it is a very nice place in which you feel  comfortable immediately. The restaurant is not too far away from the Montrose area of town, at 1830 West Alabama and the hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

They have a wide range of wines to choose from and for their wines you can order the 2002 Negroamaro di Salento from Puglia in Italy for $12.00 a glass, or the 2007 Rosso delle Venezie from Veneto in Italy for $8 or the Chianti del Giorno from Tuscany for $8. And if you prefer to get a bottle then go with the 2007 Sancerre Domaine Daulny, Loire Valley from France for $44, or the 2005 Silvaner Halbtrocken from Germany for $36 or the 2001 Silvaner Halbtrocken from Tuscany in Italy for $44 or even the 2007 Nero D’Avola from Sicily in Italy for $36.

While for their small bites you can order the Bruschetta trio for $10, or the mixed olives and marinated vegetables for $6.00, or the grilled Texas quail for $12, or even the Tuscan style shrimp with white beans for $10, or a mixed seafood fry for $14, or the cured Italian meats for $9, or the grilled diver scallops with arugula and fennel salad for $14.

For their pasta and risottos you can try the spinach tagliattelle with a ragu’ sauce, or the Merlin’s pappardelle, or the Parma style risotto with mushrooms, prosciutto and peas for $17, or even the spicy shrimp fettuccine with saffron for $18, or even the pasta or risotto of the day; and for their ravioli you can have the ones with goat cheese or the ones with spinach and ricotta for $17.


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