Restaurant Review by DON FOWLER On the advice of a reader, Joyce and I checked out DiVine Italian Bistro on West Shore Road online and discovered a number of Italian and seafood menu items that piqued our interest. DiVine has recently reopened after
On the advice of a reader, Joyce and I checked out DiVine Italian Bistro on West Shore Road online and discovered a number of Italian and seafood menu items that piqued our interest.
DiVine has recently reopened after doing take-out and refurbishing the attractive interior, which consists of two small rooms and a bar area.
The online menu was pre-pandemic, and some of the selections had changed, including my first choice.
No problem. I had been dying for grilled salmon, and it was on the menu at the reasonable price of $18.
The large, perfectly cooked portion was as good as I’ve had in a high-end restaurant, and had a creamy pesto sauce that was to die for. Accompanied by rice and grilled peppers, zucchini and squash, it was the perfect summer meal.
Joyce chose an Italian version of jambalaya – penne pasta in a rich tomato/cheese sauce with large shrimp and sausage ($20).
The meals were accompanied by warm, thick-crusted Italian bread and a delicious oil with hot peppers, which we quickly consumed before being brought more.
Divine has a number of traditional Italian entrees, including chicken and veal parmigiana ($15/$17). There are also a variety of create-your-own pasta and sauce dishes.
On Monday nights they have a special two-for-one menu with a bottle of wine.
We were impressed with the menu, atmosphere and service, and are looking forward to our next visit when we want to try their sautéed clams and swordfish.
DiVine, at 2317 West Shore Road, is open at 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Their telephone for take-out and dine-in is 921-3300. Find DiVine online here.