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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il convivio

Il convivio
6 Boulevard Montfleury, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 6 29 94 09 68
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Ranked #3 of 654 Restaurants in Cannes
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Super meal with the family. Staff very friendly and accommodating.
Will definitely return in the future.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Italian Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A small Italian restaurant, definitely worth a visit. With a warm welcome, excellent service & food, at very reasonable pricing, this place won't disappoint. This is a proper Italian with tasty fresh food, not a massive menu but everything we had was excellent & there was enough choice for everybody. Will certainly go back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely restaurant, great alternative to the norm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful service, lovely food, the owner is very welcoming and friendly. It's a small venue with only 20 covers so do book in advance. Would happily go back as its great value.

Visited July 2014
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“Buonissimo !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is the best Italian restaurants in Cannes, we tried Orecchiette with broccoli and anchovies, in Puglia they would no do better ! Highly recommend it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“View of 14 guests - Honest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to book this restaurant for our first night in Cannes to celebrate my sister's Hen based on all previous reviews on Tripadvisor and from the moment up until we arrived, I was truly shocked by how great the customer service was.

It was made clear from the start that it was a small restaurant and that's exactly what we wanted, intimacy and good food. I made initial enquiries from the UK, all responded to in good timing and the owners daughter went as far as to create a set menu with great options at the budget I requested... this was even changed on the evening to accommodate all the guests needs (substituting some mains for a pizza but no adjustment to the price we agreed). We must have also changed the time of our booking 4 times and was never met with any trouble - a merit to their customer service.

The food came and was absolutely faultless in its presentation and taste. All came out in a timely order, portions more than plentiful and most importantly tasty. We could tell immediately that all produce was fresh. We are quite a hard bunch to please, all foodies and we were all genuinely impressed and commented that we could see why this was ranked so highly in Cannes (we dined at La Mandala for our 2nd evening and it was horrendous customer service and just standard food). Some of the guests went as far as to say it was the best 3 course meal they'd ever eaten. Case in point, when some guests wanted ice cream for dessert, we were told that they didn't have a freezer on the premises as all produce was brought fresh - FANTASTIC and refreshing to hear.

Yes, the restaurant isn't located on the promenade but it is most certainly walkable from the Croisette. We opted for taxi from our hotel just outside Cannes train station and that was no more than 12 EUR. Nothing to grumble about and it's worth it believe you me. Being a small family run business means they have attention to detail, care what their guests think unlike some of the more commercial run but well located restaurants along the beach.

The menu changes almost daily (again a testament to their statement of freshness) but some highlights were definitely the pizza, lemon cake dessert, Mediterranean starter and most yummy the crab linguine (best I've ever had).

Wine selection was also great and we opted for champagne and Rose, both to our satisfaction.

The menu itself represented unbelievable value for money, couldn't grumble in the slightest when the bill arrived, more than happy to pay it plus more for the hospitality we received.

If anyone reading my review has any questions, please feel free to shout.

Thank you Il Convivio for truly making one evening of my sisters hen extra special. We all walked away very full and with a big smile on our faces (unbeknown to you, I was pickpocketed that afternoon and they took a huge chunk of the money that I was holding for all the guests) despite an earlier unlucky incident. We will be back and will be recommending you to all our family and friends.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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