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Convivium Osteria

68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
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Ranked #191 of 4,428 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Bergen and St. Marks
Description: Convivium Osteria in Parkslope Brooklyn offers the best authentic Italian cuisine in a transporting, romantic setting. We have three dining rooms. The spacious and rustic Mainroom, the hidden and romantic Wine Cellar, and the quiet elusive Backroom/covered patio. Featuring the best local and all natural ingredients in dishes such as Roman braised artichokes, baby octopus salad, gnudi of spinach, ricotta, and asiago, and our famous 48 oz ribeye for two. Visit our full menu at our website
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63 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food was great. Where else can you get braised rabbit, sausage stuffed quail with figs, etc. We wanted to sit on the patio but it was pouring rain so we went downstairs into the wine cellar where are long rustic tables and attentive service. Charming!

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Convivium Osteria has everything going for itself--great food, nice decor. Unfortunately service is terrible. There was only one waiter the night we were there and the hostess was no help. Not coming back.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Best italian food I've had outside of Italy. Spinach gnudi and rabbit dish were both to die for. Wine list appears to be carefully selected; we took the waiter's recommendation on an italian white and it paired well with the chosen menu items. Definitely would go back when in the area.

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

So it poses as an Italian with other influences ,Portuguese and Spanish ,maybe. I reality it's just. Rip off being run by Eastern Europeans who are out to screw you for every penny . Food was bland ,tasteless with no favour at all . My rabbit with polenta was dull and the worst ever polenta that was thin crispy an... More

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have reviewed Convivium before. I recently revisited Convivium and it still is a great romantic spot. Wonderful food, attentive staff and an excellent selection of portuguese, italian and spanish wines. Reservations are a must. Convivium is our top choice for a special occasion.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I had dinner with friends here and had a great meal- everyone's entrees and all the appetizers were wonderful, and the service and atmosphere were great too. Plus, it is only 2 blocks from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, so its a great place to eat before a game or event there.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I enjoyed celebrating an anniversary at this restaurant. The food is Mediterranean, and quite tasty. They have a good selection of appetizers, but my favorite is the calamari cooked in spinach. The restaurant fills up quickly and a reservation is a must. Their wine selection list is extensive, with some of the best Port from Portugal. I enjoyed the Red... More

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Our children gave us a night at this restaurant as a gift. It was absolutely superb. VERY attentive service. Incredible food. Great wine. And to top it off amazing desserts! It was all heavenly. My Ravioli di Mele Verdi e Cannella con Ragu d’Anatra was just incredible. I couldn't stop raving about it. Just writing about it makes me want... More

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Great Neck, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a magnificent find in Brooklyn. If ever there were a doubt that Brooklyn is now the place for the best restaurants in Nerw York, this restaurant puts any such speculation to an end.The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. To begin with , the watercress salad prepred with a light dressing with a hint of lemon and the... More

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Deinze, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We have already visited several NY-restaurants but this one is our 'special one'. This is also the reason why we always return. Italian-Portuguese, very fine and surprising dishes, pleasant atmosphere, perfect handling and sound quality/price. A detour to Brooklyn pays off well.

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