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Convito Cafe and Market

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1515 Sheridan Rd, Ste 24, Wilmette, IL 60091-1828 (Sheridan Rd)
847-251-3654
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming Restaurant in Plaza del Lago

Popped in after shopping, early on a Monday evening. Not many tables occupied when we arrived, but quite a few were by mid-meal. Convito is cheerfully schizophrenic about whether it is French or Italian, offering touches of both sometimes in the same menu choice. For example, he rather gallic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Rick628
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Evanston, Il
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Prepared food is what this place is about, especially pastas and pot roast. It is sometime even great depending on who is in charge in the kitchen. The outdoor patio is very nice to eat in the summer but the dishes served and the service are mediocre at best.

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Highland Park, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband brought me here for my birthday, thinking that it would be a nice intimate dinner. Unfortunately I ordered the whitefish. The portion could not have been more than 3 ounces. It was not worth the price. The service was inattentive. I would not return.

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Evanston, Il
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Popped in after shopping, early on a Monday evening. Not many tables occupied when we arrived, but quite a few were by mid-meal. Convito is cheerfully schizophrenic about whether it is French or Italian, offering touches of both sometimes in the same menu choice. For example, he rather gallic duck breast I had (excellent), was accompanied by a risotto. My... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a lovely cafe for lunch or dinner. The staff are always friendly and will do their best to accommodate their diners. We would often go for lunch on the weekend or for dinner on a hot summer's evening. The food is always good and they have a wide variety of wines and beers. The only thing I wish... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Convito Café is situated in the middle of leafy residential district in Wilmette and has been a fixture here at the No Man's Land mall for generations. I must say, the food has improved over the years especially with regard to consistency. On any given evening, the place is very charming, being connected to a small food market and wine... More 

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Glencoe, Il
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A pleasant night with friends...for the most part. Our table's reviews were split between 2 and 3. At the high end, the service was consistent at too small table and the salmon eaters were well satisfied. Portions a little above ample. My port osso bucco was a failure. Too big, too greasy and without any tomato. Nice side of mashed... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have enjoyed the Italian cuisine here many times before, but this visit focused on their American fare, and the result was really good. Nothing fancy, but solid choices. A chopped salad named Nancy was meat and cheese and great flavor, while the chicken pot pie entree was delicate puff pastry and a delicious filling chock full of chicken. My... More 

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Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went there for dinner and I order the skirt steak. It was really delicious. It was cooked to perfection. I think that's the first time I ate all my dinner and no doggie bag.

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Washington State
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Convito is an unusual place in that it has a large deli area with luscious ready to go salads and meals. At the same time it is a warm, elegant restaurant that serves fine meals at lunch and dinner. We have been there several times and always been very pleased. It has been our "go to" place for special occasions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Average/poor food. Poor service. Waiter uninterested. Not very good few ouside along parking lot. Needs to improve.

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convitocafe, Owner at Convito Cafe and Market, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have taken into consideration your comments and have met with all our staff regarding seeming disinterested! Mistakes happen and we do hope you will try our upbeat, interested and longtime staff again soon. Again, sorry for your experience. Please email us next time you come. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Sheridan Rd, Ste 24, Wilmette, IL 60091-1828
    (Sheridan Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: 847-251-3654

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?