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“Everything was awesome”

Divino Ristorante at Mandala Wines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$46
Description: How Divino! When the hustle and bustle gets too much, Divino Ristorante is the perfect escape. An easy one-hour drive from Melbourne, you can find yourself at home in the glassdoor pavilion which boasts spectacular views of the Yarra Valley. Imagine eating seasonal produce from an on-site kitchen garden and sipping wine (try the "blanc de blancs" - it's our favourite sparkling!) from vineyards that flourish before your eyes. Divino Ristorante has made this a reality, and its European influenced menu will delight the entire family. If mouth-watering eye-fillet of beef with a creamy cauliflower puree doesn't tickle your fancy, try the house-made gnocchi with locally sourced Persian feta. For all you cheese lovers out there, the hand-made burrata is a must. With breath-taking panoramic scenes, fresh, local produce and a neighbouring cellar door, this venue offers a truly unique experience. Best dish: Char-grilled eye fillet of beef accompanied with cauliflower puree, spring onion, onion ash, jus and 15y.old balsamic
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Description: How Divino! When the hustle and bustle gets too much, Divino Ristorante is the perfect escape. An easy one-hour drive from Melbourne, you can find yourself at home in the glassdoor pavilion which boasts spectacular views of the Yarra Valley. Imagine eating seasonal produce from an on-site kitchen garden and sipping wine (try the "blanc de blancs" - it's our favourite sparkling!) from vineyards that flourish before your eyes. Divino Ristorante has made this a reality, and its European influenced menu will delight the entire family. If mouth-watering eye-fillet of beef with a creamy cauliflower puree doesn't tickle your fancy, try the house-made gnocchi with locally sourced Persian feta. For all you cheese lovers out there, the hand-made burrata is a must. With breath-taking panoramic scenes, fresh, local produce and a neighbouring cellar door, this venue offers a truly unique experience. Best dish: Char-grilled eye fillet of beef accompanied with cauliflower puree, spring onion, onion ash, jus and 15y.old balsamic
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Four of us met for dinner and from the moment we arrived we were so well looked after. There were two large tables of groups celebrating xmas breakups so we were positioned in a quieter area near the entrance. And even with a full house the meals were timely and delicious.
We had three courses and everything was outstanding especially three types of lamb (for 2) served in a casserole dish.
The Tiramisu and Panacotta were awesome.
We all loved our evening and will be back.

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Thank Raymond R
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Travelling through the Yarra Valley on our motorcycles on a beautiful Sunday and we were looking for somewhere nice to take the ladies for lunch . We called into Mandala as they had a sign out the front displaying lunches available.
Entering the modern building the cellar door tasting area is on the right and the restaurant is straight ahead, the building is light and airy with plenty of glass through which you can take in the surrounding gardens . The restaurant staff were genuine Italians, one didn't speak a word of English which was hilariously funny but worked well .
The inside seating area was busy and we had our bike gear on so we asked to sit outside . We had a cheese platter sent out whilst we tried their offerings at the cellar door. This is where we met Grace, a delightful young lady who was very knowledgeable not only about the wines in front of us but also about the local soils and their impact on the vine , the fruit and of course the wine. By the time we had tried some wines, the cheese platter was the right temperature so we chose a bottle and enjoyed a perfect selection of remarkably good imported cheeses and biscuits. The menu looked great but today the four of us chose pizzas from the wood fired oven ......and another bottle of wine. The pizzas were great, the right size for lunch, fresh tasty toppings and a great pizza base & crust. We really enjoyed the lunch and really really enjoyed the wines. We took some of the wines home and we can highly recommend the sparkling Chardonnay which doesn't sound as good as champagne but it is.
We will definitely be going back.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lovely setting serving gourmet food, with breathtaking views of the winery and surroundings, it was nice sitting near the open doors on a day with beautiful weather. Generous servings of bread basket. The service was good and efficient. We came for a group function for lunch and the menu offered was rather limited in its selection of dishes, surprisingly the kids' menu had quite a good selection. The dishes we ordered were nice but not fantastic. A kid on our table ordered chicken schnitzel which was sent back being too dry. Noisy because of the glass walls. More toilets would be good, when we visited there was only one functioning female toilet.

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Thank Karen Y
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch here,
Partner had ravioli with barramundi, absolutely loved it.
I had pizza, couldn't say it was fantastic, was nice, perhaps too oily. Bread basket very generous for the price

Ate in the alcove area where the noise reverberates in there to a point of almost hard to handle. Beautiful vineyard. Lovely garden setting.

Thank GavBenji
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Have been to many winery restaurants in the area and have been rarely disappointed but this was a disaster. We ordered the bread instead of a starter but it came with the mains. The Duck breast had no flavour and the salad was a few pieces of orange and lettuce. The eye fillet was tough and unchewable so over half was left. The bowl of carrots was tasty. Both wines, the rose' and the sauvignon blanc were excellant and well worth the price however we won't be back.

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Thank Richard C
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Sofia M, Manager at Divino Ristorante at Mandala Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you Richard C for taking the time to review our restaurant.

Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us whether the comments are positive or otherwise as it helps us to maintain our high level of service and quality.

I will certainly pass on your comments to our Chef. We sincerely apologise if you did not enjoyed your lunch. I am pleased however that you did enjoy our wines.

If you would like to send us an e-mail at info@divino-ristorante.com to clarify this, we would be happy to discuss the matter. We hope to see you again in the future.

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