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Convivium Osteria

68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
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Ranked #152 of 4,490 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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  • English first
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in Brooklyn!!! The service is always friendly and efficient. The food is authentic, truly delicious and beautifully presented. All of this is accompanied with an excellent selection of wines. The decor is rustic and charming. Highly recommended and can't wait to go again.

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New York City, New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Despite its store-front 5th Avenue location in Brooklyn, Convivium will be one of the best meals you will have in New York. The ambience is romantic and friendly, the service very very attentive without overbearing and the small menu (and big wine list) has many many eclectic yet delicious dishes. You really won't go wrong so try things you have... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovely atmosphere at Convivium. The duck and green apple ravioli (with splinters of freshly grated parmesan) was heaven. The pasta casing was perfectly al dente. The Lamb with pine nuts was perfectly cooked. Off set by great wines by the glass. Our server was serious, gracious and attentive. Will be back when in Brooklyn next.

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Ridgefield, CT
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Besides the warm and welcoming interior of this restaurant, redolent of Lisbon, Portugal, the menu is hardly conventional! I had the sausage-stuffed quail, which had an especially delicious sauce, a serving of rabbit - also savory - and a dessert of blueberries and coconut in a torte-like crust, which I thought the high point of this excellent meal. Unlike others... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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
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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
54 helpful votes 54 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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Additional Information about Convivium Osteria

Address: 68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
Phone Number: 718-857-1833
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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