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Convivio Restaurant and Lounge Bar

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29 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD, England
+44 1244 400029
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Convivio, we are committed to using the freshest and highest quality...
At Convivio, we are committed to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients we can source. Where possible, we use local, organic produce, attending the wholesale market ourselves each week so that we can hand-pick our ingredients rather than having to rely on suppliers to choose these for us. Only this way can we ensure the high quality of the ingredients we use. Our customers mean a lot to us and we want to give you the best! We also want to offer you a truly Mediterranean flavour and eating experience at Convivio. Not only do we use the best dried pasta but our ravioli is home-made and, as an Italian customer put it recently, "as good as anything you will find in Italy" Our skilled Italian pizzaiolo produces, quite simply, the tastiest, most authentic pizza. Truly mouth-watering pizzas made with freshly kneaded dough that has been stretched by hand and baked in our signature stone oven made by specialist Italian artisans. This stone oven is used to bake fresh bread every day We can reassure you that unlike bought-in bread used by many other restaurants, our bread is as fresh as it can be. It is also good for you, being free from additives and preservatives.
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  • 57
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The perfect Italian experience

Returning after a number of years it was nice to see the excellent food and service had been maintained. After many years of sampling the tiramisu is still the best ever!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2013
ABrowne72
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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483 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wrexham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A meal out with friends. Quality establishment with attentive staff who genuinely provide an excellent service. Top food, top night, top venue! It wasn't just a meal, it was an experience to savour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had our annual christmas get together here last night..just 6 of us..from the moment we arrived to leaving the whole evening was a pleasure...staff ,service,atmosphere,surroundings and most importantly the food...everything cooked to perfection..a special thanks to Gareth who looked after us ...cant wait to return..you have to try Convivio!

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Nelliekay
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were warmly welcome which we thought was a good sign!! Ordered wine and a main course, decided not to have starters. Our waiter then disappeared for most of the evening. A waitress then took over but she had 'bonded' with diners on a table near us and spent a long time chatting to them on and off during the... More 

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Convivio29, Manager at Convivio Restaurant and Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review, we value your feedback and would like to let you know that your comments will be used to ensure the issues detailed do not happen again. I’m glad to hear you felt a warm welcome was received when you arrived at the restaurant. I’m sorry to hear your initial waiter did not... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Since moving to Chester 3 years ago and first dining here with family, Convivio has become my favourite restaurant and one that I always take friends or family to when visiting. It's been a particularly good venue to take my Italian in-laws to as they can chat with some of the staff there! It's in a beautiful building with a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I have eaten in this restaurant a few times before with friends and have always been impressed by the quality of the food and the service. When I saw the flyer for "A night at the opera", I thought it was rather on the expensive side but decided to invite some friends along and make a night of it. We... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

If you are looking for a great place to dine out in Chester, with fabulous service, great food, lively music, and an excellent ambience, then Convivio is the place to go. With a great range of food on the menu, with plenty of choice and options, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. The cuisine is always of a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Without doubt, one if the finest restaurants I have ever eaten in..... My wife and I eat out at least once per week, so I dont say this lightly and we have eaten in some great places and locations....This was amazing food, rich, yet suttle enough to enjoy...the best pasta ive ever eaten, cooked perfectly....

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BLACKPOOL
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We returned to our annual opera evening and once again not disappointed. The food was great and entertainment first class. The venue is the best in Chester with a grand feel and lovely interior decoration. The staff were very attentive and the manager made sure we were happy with regular visits to our table which is nice change. We couldn't... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Returning after a number of years it was nice to see the excellent food and service had been maintained. After many years of sampling the tiramisu is still the best ever!

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Keighley
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My four friends and I chose this restaurant on a trip to Chester for our joint Big Birthday. We loved the look of the outside architecture, the gorgeous Xmas wreaths and the imposing entrance. However, the service was average.....starting with four menus for five of us and One plate of four pieces of bread for five of us. We asked... More 

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Convivio29, Manager at Convivio Restaurant and Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Thank you for your review, we value highly the feedback we receive on Trip Advisor & I must stress that your comments have been taken on board and will be reflected back to our team of staff. I’m extremely sorry to hear you felt your service was ‘average’ Upon arrival yourself and your guests should have received a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 400029

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

At Convivio, we are committed to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients we can source. Where possible, we use local, organic produce, attending the wholesale market ourselves each week so that we can hand-pick our ingredients rather than having to rely on suppliers to choose these for us. Only this way can we ensure the high quality of the ingredients we use. Our customers mean a lot to us and we want to give you the best! We also want to offer you a truly Mediterranean flavour and eating experience at Convivio. Not only do we use the best dried pasta but our ravioli is home-made and, as an Italian customer put it recently, "as good as anything you will find in Italy" Our skilled Italian pizzaiolo produces, quite simply, the tastiest, most authentic pizza. Truly mouth-watering pizzas made with freshly kneaded dough that has been stretched by hand and baked in our signature stone oven made by specialist Italian artisans. This stone oven is used to bake fresh bread every day We can reassure you that unlike bought-in bread used by many other restaurants, our bread is as fresh as it can be. It is also good for you, being free from additives and preservatives.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?