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Convito Cafe and Market

1515 Sheridan Rd, Ste 24, Wilmette, IL 60091-1828
847-251-3654
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Ranked #21 of 63 Restaurants in Wilmette
Price range: $8 - $25
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sheridan Rd
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Winnetka, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Boston
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516 reviews 516 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
546 helpful votes 546 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a place that's hard not to like. Everything we had was very good. The menu is pretty straight forward, simple preparations and very fresh. Service is good. Parking easy in the mall lot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have frequented this restaurant for a myriad of reasons - it is great for an intimate celebration dinner, a larger group dinner, and a family dinner out. The food is excellent, and always varying based on seasonal and locally available ingredients. Meals with young kids have always been possible here, but don't think of it at all as a... More 

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Washington DC
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162 reviews 162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Convito Cafe and Market has been around forever ... as they say reputation increases, quality overall declines. Food is just okay - nothing to write home about and since it is Italian it could easily be much better...service that day was worse than dreadful which I couldn't imagine. Server knocked my sister's setup on the floor - said she would... More 

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

We are so sorry for your experience at Convito. We take reviews very seriously, and did take action when you reviewed in October. Our servers should not be careless about coffee drips, and service details. We have met with everyone regarding this. Our Italian food is quite refined, as the owner traveled to Italy almost 100 times. She has a... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

After discovering this great little restaurant, we returned for two lunchtime visits with another couple visiting Chicago from Ireland. A third visit with our resident daughter (Glenview) completed a delightful fortnight stay in Winnetka, a pleasant 2-mile stroll from our accommodation along Sheridan Drive. There were rave reviews for each of the menu items selected. Check out their web site... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch and couldn't have asked for better ! The daily specials were excellent (all 3 of us tried one) and there was plenty to share. The food was fresh and delicious, not overpowering in any way, with subtle and complex tastes. We didn't have wine at our table but noticed those who did had generous portions... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Had lunch here and the food was good. They also have a deli where you can get a variety italian dishes and salads. There is also a little shop connected to it where you can get wine and snacks. The lunch menu had a variety of different items including salads, soups, sandwiches and such. I did feel that for a... More 

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Additional Information about Convito Cafe and Market

Address: 1515 Sheridan Rd, Ste 24, Wilmette, IL 60091-1828
Phone Number: 847-251-3654
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: French, Italian

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