Columbia >Food & Dining > Dianne's On Devine
2400 Devine St, Columbia, SC | Directions 2920533.998456 -81.010452
mon closed-closed ; tue closed-closed ; wed closed-closed ; thu closed-closed ; fri closed-closed ; sat closed-closed ; sun closed-closed
Neighborhoods: Midtown - Downtown
Overpriced, Overrated, terrible food quality, awful service – EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FOOD
I had the opportunity to be invited to revisit Dianne s my experience was completely different this time. The seating was excellent and quiet, The waiter was very knowledgeable and hjis service was excellent on par with some of the finest restaurants that i had the pleasure to eat at in my travels. The Chef came over to the table and explained some of his offerings. My salad arrived on a chilled plate the greens were crisp. The waiter grated fresh Parmigiano Reggiano on the salad and on the pasta which was served perfectly al dente. I had the lamb appetizer it was perfectly done and very tasty. I also had the veal parmesan it was pounded very thin and could be cut with a fork. The wine the waiter recommended was an excellent vintage and presented extremely well. The desert was equally good. I would definitely revisit Dianne s. The hostess Dianne was extremely cordial and tried very hard to please.
Visited March 2012
Bland, cheap food! – The food, the wait staff is all second-rate at best. The sauces tasted canned and bland, no flavor. The food was of sub-standard quality. My waiter forget my salad and appetizers. I will never return to Dianne?s is a insult to Italian food and fine dining
Terrible – Our waitress was rude and completely inattentive throughout our entire meal. Also, there is no way anyone can possibly call this Italian food. The appetizer was an atrocity; this restaurant must be using the lowest quality ingredients available. The rolls were undercooked. My wife ordered club soda and the waitress kept bringing tonic, finally the waitress told my wife that tonic and club soda was the same thing!!!! The Caprese salad was bad, the tomatoes were hard and not even close to ripe. My spouse?s pasta was so overcooked it was mush. The sauce tasted like canned tomatoes, with no flavor. I ordered my steak rare, it came out like a hockey puck, it was so well it was almost black on the inside, literally. Even the waitress commented when she handed it to me that it looked like a charred pancake!! Maybe this establishment was having an off night but we will never return. There are other choices in the Columbia region that are far superior like MoMos on Devine.
GREAT AMBIANCE, GOOD FOOD, GREAT SERVICE – This restaurant is wonderful. When you walk in you are usually greeted by Dianne herself. She has a warm smile and a look of Elizabeth Taylor 20 years ago. The decor of the restaurant is classically tasteful, with warm light that provides a mood for private conversation. The wine list is good. The food is wonderful from start to finish and the greatest thing is that unlike most upscale restaurants, Dianne's gives you so much food that unless you are a NFL football player, you will need a take away box. Dessert and after dinner drinks top off a wonderful evening. While Dianne is waiting at the door with your coat and a warm smile, the valet is off to get your car. Best restaurant in Columbia.
Nice Ambience, Mediocre Food. – The ambience is nice, but if you are looking for a tasty meal, look elsewhere. I've been to Dianne's twice now with a party of 4 and 6. Everyone was unanimous in their opinion of the quality of the food. Something was seriously off in the flavor and preparation in most everyone's dish. The filet was decent, however, but avoid the pastas.
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