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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Not just Italian

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
embryo1949
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Winnetka, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
239 reviews 239 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
643 reviews 643 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
629 helpful votes 629 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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 

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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
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?