Divido opened its doors in 2005, offering Perth diners a casual Italian eating and drinking experience within a stylish and intimate venue. Divido’s menu represents a love of good, honest food, made with passion and skill. It draws influences from Italian regional peasant style cooking, including old family recipes. It’s the type of food that we all feel comfortable with – wholesome, rustic and full of flavour. Seasonal and local produce features heavily. At Divido the focus is on letting the true flavours of the food shine.
The compact and carefully crafted menu is sure to please. Diners often start with the polenta bites while perusing the rest of the menu. Light and fluffy on the inside, crunchy and golden on the outside and very moreish. The handmade sourdough bread with olive oil and balsamic is excellent. Entrees such as grilled octopus with kipfler potatoes, salami with lemon aioli and pickled vegetables and the proscuitto di parma, aged for 16 months and served with buffalo mozzarella and local asparagus are crowd pleasers. Aficionados of game must try the grilled quail with pear, walnut and radicchio salad. And waitstaff will inform you about the pasta special, which changes daily.
Mains are based around meat, game and fish. You won’t find pizza on the menu at Divido. Standouts include the braised beef cheek with silverbeet, baby carrots, cauliflower puree and beef jus and the wood roasted lamb shoulder for two, which comes with a shaved fennel salad and potato parmigiana.
Divido has some great weekly dining specials including a fabulous nightly degustation dinner. During the Easter period, Divido is offering a fantastic 6-course degustation menu for $59 food only, or $99 with matching wines. Bookings are essential, offer ends 2 April. For the full Divido menu and regular specials, please visit the website.
170 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn
Phone 9443 7373