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Divino Trattoria

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58 Talbot N, Essex, Ontario N8M1A2, Canada
+1 519-776-9778
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tecumseh, Canada
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went on the recommendation of a relative who was raving about it. Maybe that is why we were a little disappointed with the food. It was good, not great like the relative said. The service was excellent with just enough attention to be considerate without being intrusive.

Thank David M
Essex, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to eat in small town Essex. Wonderful food, with many choices & great service. Nice to see the owner talking with his customers.

Thank Doreen H
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This little gem was absolutely amazing. We drove 20 minutes from Leamington. Started with the appetizer tray with Italian meats and homemade pickled vegetables. Great. Then Mario came out with an eggplant appetizer which also was delicious. My entree was a homemade pasta carbonara. Soooo good, it wasn't overly oily like some other restaurants where I've had it before. Finished... More 

1 Thank Mike G
London, Canada
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went there last night with my wife and 2 other family members. First time there for us. We were warmly greeted and thankfully we had a reservation as it was packed. The atmosphere was great because of the lighting, crowd noise and nice background with an accordion player who never stopped...he was great. Service was great and we ordered the... More 

Thank Lakehouse259
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Another wonderful night out at a great restaurant. A group of us have gone a few times now to DiVino's for a nice meal and a few glasses of wine. The nice thing about it is we ask Mario to prepare a meal for all of us starting with appetizer and finishing off with dessert. NO MENU required!! Mario takes... More 

Thank 19Traveler65
Aurora, Canada
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182 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We've had lunch here before so we decided to try dinner next time we were in town. A group of 9 was all handled efficiently by the staff of 2 (owner and chef). Pasta was great flavours. Grilled Salmon was popular. Service was quick. Would definitely go back

Thank Rick B
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437 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is probably the finest Italian restaurant in southwestern Ontario. Windsor has numerous, pricey, Italian restaurants but none can compare with the Town of Essex's first rate Italian eatery. Creative foods, home made pastas, an exceptionally fine wine list and wonderfully welcoming hosts with accompanying personalized service. We've had various meals there since we discovered this gem. The last occasion... More 

Thank NamutKwu
Essex, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a fine dining restaurant with a little elegant atmosphere. The portions are not huge but what they lack in quantity they make up in quality. A little on the pricey side. Definitely worth it for a special occasion.

Thank Joe C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Wrong location for sure since the town people are using this place only for weekend dining. This place knows how to cook real Italian food. I wish I had a restaurant like that in my town.

1 Thank Josee V
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong here! I had the lamb rare nor medium rare n they got it spot on. The calamari was as good as the best I have had in France. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Every table was involved in their own discussions and the acordiadionist was magnificent.

Thank Hugh C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Talbot N, Essex, Ontario N8M1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 519-776-9778

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