Convivium Osteria

★★★★★
Italian cuisine, event space and wine cellar in Brooklyn, NY. Call today (917) 382-2968 to make a reservation.
  • 68 5th Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  • 718-857-1833

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Stupendous in terms of a near-authentic European feel. Convivium's menu is interesting, but our dish was a bit on the cold side and the service left a lot to be desired.

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Stupendous in terms of a near-authentic European feel. Convivium's menu is interesting, but our dish was a bit on the cold side and the service left a lot to be desired.

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The name is misleading. So is the website for this restaurant. It implies some sort of connection with SLOW FOOD Italia which is a great movement and great organization that we've been part of since its beginnings in the 1980s. SLOWFOOD

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The name is misleading. So is the website for this restaurant. It implies some sort of connection with SLOW FOOD Italia which is a great movement and great organization that we've been part of since its beginnings in the 1980s. SLOWFOOD

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We sat in the garden room and it was so romantic. The food was amazing! I truly felt like I was eating in Sardinia. The waitstaff was so friendly and helpful. Loved it! Though I got a bit chewed up by some hungry mosquitoes, it was perfect.

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We sat in the garden room and it was so romantic. The food was amazing! I truly felt like I was eating in Sardinia. The waitstaff was so friendly and helpful. Loved it! Though I got a bit chewed up by some hungry mosquitoes, it was perfect.

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After being seated in the downstairs room, we forgot we were in Brooklyn. The warm decor & lighting sends you to straight to a European town. The menu is an innovative mix of Portugal & Italy & local organic "Fresh" . Flavors "pop" in

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★★★★★

After being seated in the downstairs room, we forgot we were in Brooklyn. The warm decor & lighting sends you to straight to a European town. The menu is an innovative mix of Portugal & Italy & local organic "Fresh" . Flavors "pop" in

Pros: Ambience & menu- a mix of local Fresh & Mediterranean

Cons: Cash or AmEx only

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HOW COULD YOU CHOOSE TO OPEN IN PARK SLOPE IF YOU ARE HOMOPHOBIC?....PROBABLY YOU ARE JUST HOMOSTUPID!

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HOW COULD YOU CHOOSE TO OPEN IN PARK SLOPE IF YOU ARE HOMOPHOBIC?....PROBABLY YOU ARE JUST HOMOSTUPID!

Pros: FOOD,ORIGINALITY, AMBIANCE

Cons: NOT IN MANHATTAN

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The homophobe comment made by another poster is ridiculous. I am gay and I have been going to Convivium with my boyfriend for years now. I have gotten to know the owners and many of the employees. They are the opposite of homophobes,

3
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The homophobe comment made by another poster is ridiculous. I am gay and I have been going to Convivium with my boyfriend for years now. I have gotten to know the owners and many of the employees. They are the opposite of homophobes,

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Had a Sunday night dinner with a group of 6 of my friends. We didnt have a reservation but the place wasn't crowded and we got a table set up for us in 10 minutes. The food was wonderful. Every single dish that we ordered was superb - and

3
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Had a Sunday night dinner with a group of 6 of my friends. We didnt have a reservation but the place wasn't crowded and we got a table set up for us in 10 minutes. The food was wonderful. Every single dish that we ordered was superb - and

Pros: amazing ambiance, great food, beautiful rustic decor

Cons: aweful service

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I have heard great things about this place from friends for years. I took my boyfriend there for dinner and was horrified by the extremely rude wait staff. I got a very strong homophobic vibe from the men working there. I asked several

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I have heard great things about this place from friends for years. I took my boyfriend there for dinner and was horrified by the extremely rude wait staff. I got a very strong homophobic vibe from the men working there. I asked several

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love it. miss living in park slope!

3
★★★★★

love it. miss living in park slope!

Pros: great atmosphere - romantic, good food

Cons: small

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There are few restaurants I can think of as enjoyable to dine in as Convivium Osteria. I have been eating here for quite some time and have had nothing but consistent, favorable experiences from the moment I walk in. Everything from

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★★★★★

There are few restaurants I can think of as enjoyable to dine in as Convivium Osteria. I have been eating here for quite some time and have had nothing but consistent, favorable experiences from the moment I walk in. Everything from

Pros: ambience, food

Cons: there could be a wait

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The service at this restaurant is absolutely abominable!!! While the decor may be nice, do not expect the same from the staff. The food was equally horrible with poor timing. The entire meal made me uncomfortable.

3
★★★★★

The service at this restaurant is absolutely abominable!!! While the decor may be nice, do not expect the same from the staff. The food was equally horrible with poor timing. The entire meal made me uncomfortable.

Cons: Rude Service, Poor Food

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The like of Stone Park get all the attention, but this Italian/Spanish/Portuguese-influenced restaurant is one of Park Slope's best, and possibly its most romantic. Love the dark, woody look and feel of the place, especially the lower level, which has the feel of an old wine cellar. Among the rich, authentic appetizers are a delicious bacalao (salt cod with potatoes) and a chicken-liver dish that may have taken years off my life but was well worth it. Entrees, from whole fish to braised rabbit, are both rustic and elegant. A special, lovely spot for a romantic evening.

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The like of Stone Park get all the attention, but this Italian/Spanish/Portuguese-influenced restaurant is one of Park Slope's best, and possibly its most romantic. Love the dark, woody look and feel of the place, especially the lower level, which has the feel of an old wine cellar. Among the rich, authentic appetizers are a delicious bacalao (salt cod with potatoes) and a chicken-liver dish that may have taken years off my life but was well worth it. Entrees, from whole fish to braised rabbit, are both rustic and elegant. A special, lovely spot for a romantic evening.

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amazing food, great decor, great service\r
cheese plate is great, wine selection and any entree and/or appetizer is simply wonderful. i highly recommend.

3
★★★★★

amazing food, great decor, great service\r
cheese plate is great, wine selection and any entree and/or appetizer is simply wonderful. i highly recommend.

Pros: great food, fresh and tasteful

Cons: none... would be better if would be cheaper

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Convivium Osteria has amazing decor and a natural neighborhood feel. The food is worth a trip, but unfortunately, the service overshadows anything positive the establishment has to offer. I wish I had his name, but the man (not too tall,

3
★★★★★

Convivium Osteria has amazing decor and a natural neighborhood feel. The food is worth a trip, but unfortunately, the service overshadows anything positive the establishment has to offer. I wish I had his name, but the man (not too tall,

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: service

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Just a quick comment: I have never been to this restaurant and am at the moment considering a visit partially based on the reviews posted here. Thank you to those who have stuck to the topic at hand: is the food good? for those who are

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Just a quick comment: I have never been to this restaurant and am at the moment considering a visit partially based on the reviews posted here. Thank you to those who have stuck to the topic at hand: is the food good? for those who are

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After having lived 4 years in the Slope and recently (sadly) moved out, and never having dined at Convivium (the walk from 9th St. always brought us to Al di La when when felt like a special treat), I can honestly say that we really missed

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After having lived 4 years in the Slope and recently (sadly) moved out, and never having dined at Convivium (the walk from 9th St. always brought us to Al di La when when felt like a special treat), I can honestly say that we really missed

Pros: Ambiance, Food, Wine List, Cellar-Seating

Cons: There isn't one in Port Washington!

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My italian ex-boyfriend and I went here one night. The food was exquisite, i must admit. However, i lost my appetite (and more) over the course of the night.\r
I don't know if it's because I am not italian, or because I don't speak

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My italian ex-boyfriend and I went here one night. The food was exquisite, i must admit. However, i lost my appetite (and more) over the course of the night.\r
I don't know if it's because I am not italian, or because I don't speak

Pros: Great great food

Cons: Don't bring an italian.

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I have dined at Convivium quite a few times. Returning for certain dishes at a restaurant is not unusual but having them delivered time after time with the same excellent consistency certainly is. Lean back and relax and you can be in

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I have dined at Convivium quite a few times. Returning for certain dishes at a restaurant is not unusual but having them delivered time after time with the same excellent consistency certainly is. Lean back and relax and you can be in

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excellent restaurant for the delicious food and service assisting you for everything...i don't really understand the previous customer!!! This romantic park slope spot is one of the best choices in brooklyn!!! the freshness and quality of

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excellent restaurant for the delicious food and service assisting you for everything...i don't really understand the previous customer!!! This romantic park slope spot is one of the best choices in brooklyn!!! the freshness and quality of

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After giving this place a few chances I have now officially taken it off my list. I just cannot understand how a 'neighborhood' place can be so indifferent towards guests. The food has been terribly inconsistent and that coupled with

3
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After giving this place a few chances I have now officially taken it off my list. I just cannot understand how a 'neighborhood' place can be so indifferent towards guests. The food has been terribly inconsistent and that coupled with

Pros: The setting

Cons: Service, Inconsistent Food

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My wife and I always look forward to spending romantic evenings enjoying Convivium's rich, delicious food and excellent wine list. The service is helpful and efficient, and the atmosphere is a mix of rough-cut beams, exposed brick, and

3
★★★★★

My wife and I always look forward to spending romantic evenings enjoying Convivium's rich, delicious food and excellent wine list. The service is helpful and efficient, and the atmosphere is a mix of rough-cut beams, exposed brick, and

Pros: Portuguese-inspired flavors, ambience

Cons: Small space - make reservations and be prepared to sit at the bar for a few minutes if someone lingers over dessert

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This place is like no other place I've been to in the city. As soon as you walk in, you feel like you are in Europe. The staff is not the most pleasant, but I don't think they try to be obnoxious. We had to wait for our table at the

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★★★★★

This place is like no other place I've been to in the city. As soon as you walk in, you feel like you are in Europe. The staff is not the most pleasant, but I don't think they try to be obnoxious. We had to wait for our table at the

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: staff

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We had one of the best dining experiences in our lives last night at Convivium.\r
My wife and I heard about the place from a friend who loves the place and so\r
finally we made our way into Brooklyn to try it out. Definitely worth

3
★★★★★

We had one of the best dining experiences in our lives last night at Convivium.\r
My wife and I heard about the place from a friend who loves the place and so\r
finally we made our way into Brooklyn to try it out. Definitely worth

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What started off as a lovely evening transpired into one of the worst dining experiences weve ever had. Perhaps we experienced Convivium on an off night. The food was disappointing, poorly seasoned and poorly executed. But being in the

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What started off as a lovely evening transpired into one of the worst dining experiences weve ever had. Perhaps we experienced Convivium on an off night. The food was disappointing, poorly seasoned and poorly executed. But being in the

Pros: The ambience

Cons: Service and Food

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My fiance and I dined here for the first time (Al Di La's wait was too long) and this place is definitely one to visit. I had the ravioli stuffed with artichoke which was okay in my opinion. My fiance had the lamb which was delicious and

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My fiance and I dined here for the first time (Al Di La's wait was too long) and this place is definitely one to visit. I had the ravioli stuffed with artichoke which was okay in my opinion. My fiance had the lamb which was delicious and

Pros: Romantic, Food

Cons: Pricey, Service

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I'm from Spain so I always wanted to try this place that it's a mix of Gallicia (a reagion in the north of Spain), Italian and Portuguese. I went there and I wasn't dissapointed at all. The food was delicious and they also give you good

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I'm from Spain so I always wanted to try this place that it's a mix of Gallicia (a reagion in the north of Spain), Italian and Portuguese. I went there and I wasn't dissapointed at all. The food was delicious and they also give you good

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE

Cons: PRICE, AMEX ONLY

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I have been here 3 times and everytime has been incredible. Always order the antipasti. If the rib eye is the special you have to get it. The wine list is excellent. If you are trying to save money this isn't the place this is for a robust

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★★★★★

I have been here 3 times and everytime has been incredible. Always order the antipasti. If the rib eye is the special you have to get it. The wine list is excellent. If you are trying to save money this isn't the place this is for a robust

Pros: Delicious, Garden seating, Cellar

Cons: Expensive

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I don't know what rude is in the italian but after visiting this restaurant I know what a rude italian is. Our humble anticipations of a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere were totally scraped by the staff of this restaurant. From

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I don't know what rude is in the italian but after visiting this restaurant I know what a rude italian is. Our humble anticipations of a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere were totally scraped by the staff of this restaurant. From

Pros: cellar room

Cons: all the rest

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I went there with a friend and the service was horrible. We were seated then told there were several reservations that night and asked to move to another table. We were then told we would probably have to move again. All before we even

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I went there with a friend and the service was horrible. We were seated then told there were several reservations that night and asked to move to another table. We were then told we would probably have to move again. All before we even

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My wife and I go out to eat a lot. A couple of weeks ago we discovered this
fantastic gem hidden in the fringes of Park
Slope's 5th ave. It's become our favorite restaurant from the great food to the
rustic but elegant ambiance to the

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My wife and I go out to eat a lot. A couple of weeks ago we discovered this
fantastic gem hidden in the fringes of Park
Slope's 5th ave. It's become our favorite restaurant from the great food to the
rustic but elegant ambiance to the

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Think twice before making reservations on Valentines Days or other high volume days. The restaurant was over booked and as a result I waited 30+ minutes to be seated. My girlfriend and I were not alone. More than half the small top floor

3
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Think twice before making reservations on Valentines Days or other high volume days. The restaurant was over booked and as a result I waited 30+ minutes to be seated. My girlfriend and I were not alone. More than half the small top floor

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Wait, Service, Val Day pre fixe

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As recent Brooklynites, we went here for the first time (and only time without a reservation) in the early summer.
Best points: Decor- it is amazing. Very romantic. Try to get a table in the wine cellar, it is fabulous.
Food: Wow. You

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As recent Brooklynites, we went here for the first time (and only time without a reservation) in the early summer.
Best points: Decor- it is amazing. Very romantic. Try to get a table in the wine cellar, it is fabulous.
Food: Wow. You

Pros: Decor, Food, wine, Staff

Cons: Reservation essential

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uch like another reviewer on here, I joined City Search just to review this restaurant. It is incredibly overpriced for a small Park Slope restaurant, and the food is not up to par. The chicken liver appetizer had a different flavor

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★★★★★

uch like another reviewer on here, I joined City Search just to review this restaurant. It is incredibly overpriced for a small Park Slope restaurant, and the food is not up to par. The chicken liver appetizer had a different flavor

Cons: Overly expensive, No Visa or Mastercard, Uncomfortable seats

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I agree this restaurant is too pricey for the neighborhood. And it's sad because we'd eat here more often, but as it is now it's a rare and special occasion when we eat at Convivium, simply on principle when all we're doing is heading out

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★★★★★

I agree this restaurant is too pricey for the neighborhood. And it's sad because we'd eat here more often, but as it is now it's a rare and special occasion when we eat at Convivium, simply on principle when all we're doing is heading out

Pros: Excellent Food, Intimate

Cons: Too pricey

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We had high expectations but, aside from enjoying the pleasing decor, our experience was only satisfactory. Service was at best distracted, at worst disdainful, even though we came early with a reservation and are not food novices. The

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We had high expectations but, aside from enjoying the pleasing decor, our experience was only satisfactory. Service was at best distracted, at worst disdainful, even though we came early with a reservation and are not food novices. The

Pros: lovely interior, sherry by the glass, good food

Cons: snobby waiters, music too loud, expensive

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Buried amidst better known eateries in Park Slope, this is a wonderful place for a date or intimate evening with a friend. There is a romantic outdoor garden, complete with small fountain and covered with vines. The food ranged from good

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Buried amidst better known eateries in Park Slope, this is a wonderful place for a date or intimate evening with a friend. There is a romantic outdoor garden, complete with small fountain and covered with vines. The food ranged from good

Pros: Food, Garden, Authentic Staff

Cons: Bit pricey, AMEX only

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This place is so adorable, you definitely do not think you are in New York. There arent many choices (vegetarians beware!), but what they do have is done right. I never thought Id try quail, and it was so wonderful - tender and tasty.

3
★★★★★

This place is so adorable, you definitely do not think you are in New York. There arent many choices (vegetarians beware!), but what they do have is done right. I never thought Id try quail, and it was so wonderful - tender and tasty.

Pros: amazing coffee, authentic, romantic

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This was the best overall meal I've had in NY in a long time. My wife and I are terrible foodies, and thought everything was superb at Convivum Osteria. I had the pine nut crusted lamb - which was the best lamb I've had and the flourless

3
★★★★★

This was the best overall meal I've had in NY in a long time. My wife and I are terrible foodies, and thought everything was superb at Convivum Osteria. I had the pine nut crusted lamb - which was the best lamb I've had and the flourless

Pros: Incredible Food, Great Atmosphere, Attention to detail

Cons: Don't be in a hurry, No large groups

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I have been to Convivum about 5-8 times in the last two years and I absolutely love it. What really makes the restaurant are the owners. They are very warm and lovely. The good is also excellent. Very accomodating.

Stephanie
Park

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I have been to Convivum about 5-8 times in the last two years and I absolutely love it. What really makes the restaurant are the owners. They are very warm and lovely. The good is also excellent. Very accomodating.

Stephanie
Park

Pros: ambiance, decor, service

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From making the reservation (not required) to the before dinner drink (cava), to the table (romantic), to the the ambiance (candles, spanish antiques, etc) to the food of course (original, incredibly deep and rich in flavor) to our

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★★★★★

From making the reservation (not required) to the before dinner drink (cava), to the table (romantic), to the the ambiance (candles, spanish antiques, etc) to the food of course (original, incredibly deep and rich in flavor) to our

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This, lovely, antiquated restaurant is THE place to go for romantic evenings & a subdued atmosphere. The person before me is right, this is NOT a birthday place where nosiy, boisterous people are welcomed. A fine restaurant expects fine

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This, lovely, antiquated restaurant is THE place to go for romantic evenings & a subdued atmosphere. The person before me is right, this is NOT a birthday place where nosiy, boisterous people are welcomed. A fine restaurant expects fine

Pros: Cosy, Inviting, Delicious

Cons: , Parking

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When my family visits us in Brooklyn from the Amalfi Coast I take them from the airport to Convivium. There is no other resturant that can advocate my position that New York can offer the warmth and nourishment of home. When my husband

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When my family visits us in Brooklyn from the Amalfi Coast I take them from the airport to Convivium. There is no other resturant that can advocate my position that New York can offer the warmth and nourishment of home. When my husband

Pros: freshest fish, best bread, seasonal

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It's that good. This has been my favorite restaurant since I first discovered it about 2 years ago. It's like something out of the Italian countryside transported into brooklyn..the food is absolutely incredible, the owners (a couple who

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It's that good. This has been my favorite restaurant since I first discovered it about 2 years ago. It's like something out of the Italian countryside transported into brooklyn..the food is absolutely incredible, the owners (a couple who

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Was part of a big group dinner this weekend and had a lovely time. Food was wonderful, inventive, and portions were large. The seafood tapas and cured meat and cheese apps are recommended for two but would easily please 3 or 4 people. The

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Was part of a big group dinner this weekend and had a lovely time. Food was wonderful, inventive, and portions were large. The seafood tapas and cured meat and cheese apps are recommended for two but would easily please 3 or 4 people. The

Pros: Wonderful food, Charming Ambience, Great Service

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My husband and I dined at Convivium last night after reading all the positive reviews posted here. Our entire experience was wonderful. We loved everything about the place -- the atmosphere (so charming!), service (impeccable), the food

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★★★★★

My husband and I dined at Convivium last night after reading all the positive reviews posted here. Our entire experience was wonderful. We loved everything about the place -- the atmosphere (so charming!), service (impeccable), the food

Pros: atmosphere, food, service

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I thought that Convivium Osteria was a very nice place, the decor is simply amazing - you think that you are in some European castle. The waiters were also very polite.

My favorite dishes were the artichoke appetizer, and of course the

3
★★★★★

I thought that Convivium Osteria was a very nice place, the decor is simply amazing - you think that you are in some European castle. The waiters were also very polite.

My favorite dishes were the artichoke appetizer, and of course the

Pros: beautiful interior, nice food, polite staff

Cons: a little hard to find

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Convivium is a great find in Park Slope! Michelle, her husband and the staff are wonderful, warm and inviting! The place has a great rustic charm, whether you're seated in upstairs, in the cellar (it's great) or in the garden (during the

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★★★★★

Convivium is a great find in Park Slope! Michelle, her husband and the staff are wonderful, warm and inviting! The place has a great rustic charm, whether you're seated in upstairs, in the cellar (it's great) or in the garden (during the

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The place is fantastic; wonderful food, excellent service and charming atmosphere. My favorite place in Park Slope, and the management could not be nicer. Michelle put together an affordable dinner party in the cellar for 15; we had to

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★★★★★

The place is fantastic; wonderful food, excellent service and charming atmosphere. My favorite place in Park Slope, and the management could not be nicer. Michelle put together an affordable dinner party in the cellar for 15; we had to

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Reservations for 4 on Christmas Eve and our experience couldn't have been better. Our server was nothing if not professional and the cellerseating felt like Venice. (Try to get seated in the cellar) There is a quail and fig appetizer that

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★★★★★

Reservations for 4 on Christmas Eve and our experience couldn't have been better. Our server was nothing if not professional and the cellerseating felt like Venice. (Try to get seated in the cellar) There is a quail and fig appetizer that

Pros: Perfect Ambience, Great Service, Great Food!!!

Cons: A tad overpriced., umm..., ...

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With rustic Tuscan accents such as old-world farm tools and tables, Convivium Osteria will, for an evening at least, transport you away from Park Slope and into an Italian hideaway. The Mediterranean menu includes specialties such as…

 

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