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Convivium Osteria

#158 of 4,333 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021 (Between Bergen and St. Marks)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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369 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends chose this place because it is near Barclay Center. They got there before I did and told me they were treated horribly when it came to getting a table we had reserved. We were squished together. Then came the service. We ate on a Saturday night and the service was an abomination. We waited and waited and waited.... More 

Thank Sheryl T
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this place by chance but were so glad we found it. The decor is rustic and charming. The staff were very warm and attentive. The food was delicious. We like portuguese food (the menu is a mix of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese), so that was a plus. We had pasta of the day, grilled sardines and clams.... More 

Thank MatthewCogan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

While staying in Brooklyn just a few steps from Park Slope we happened onto the TA reviews for Convivium. Naturally, we gave it a whirl. Unfortunately I must say that the service was average and the food was utterly unacceptable given the price and reputation of the restaurant. Specifically our server seemed obliged to attend to us , if not... More 

Thank Lonnie W
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Place was highly recommended by a good friend. I had the ravioli with green apple and cinnamon (it was surprisingly delicious). The spinach and ewe ricotta was delightful as well. The sea bass and grilled skirt steak as dinner was also delightful. My friends and I shared plates and these two were my favorites. I would definitely return and recommend... More 

Thank shangoodjack
Brooklyn, New York
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is such a cute place with lots of charm. The wine list is extensive an we had a wonderful bottle with our dinner. The service was top notch. I am only giving this 3 stars due to the price of the food and the value. We had the charcuterie platter and artichoke starters and both were very good. I... More 

Thank Chrystie1
Richmond Hill
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Went for Mom's day post theater meal. Comfortable, small pleasant. Good food but limited choices for vegetarians. Attentive service. Non veggies enjoyed their meal as well.

Thank Barry A
New York
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432 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

If you are heading to The Barclay Center in Brooklyn this restaurant is very good. It is Italian , Portuguese style food. The choices are unique sounding but delicious. The only serve wines and some beers only.

Thank Rosario C
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for an early dinner on our way to Barclays Center to see King James (oh, and the other Cavaliers, too) play the Nets. The restaurant is small, warm and welcoming. Old copper pots and kettles hang from the walls. The waitstaff is the real deal with wonderful Italian accents. The food is inventive, without being silly,... More 

Thank Holly K
Hartford, Connecticut
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Park slope fifth ave location is walking distance to Barclay center Cozy place seemed to have constant traffic from 6 pm on. So make a res The food is all very tasty and offers choices rarely seen in your typical eatery Pasta dishes were all excellent. Rabbit snapper steaks all hit the spot Service was efficient. Try this hotspot

Thank brucect
New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Excellent wine and food, very romantic. Pine nut crusted rack of lamb was excellent, tender and delicious. Filet of Red Snapper was fresh and flavorful. The warm apple cobbler with ice cream was bakery fresh, tasted like my own! Portions were on the small side but the price point was perfect.

Thank Elyse S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 am
5:00 pm - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
    (Between Bergen and St. Marks)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 17188571833
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?