Convivium Osteria
Convivium Osteria

Convivium Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.convivium-osteria.com/
  • Phone: 7188571833
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlo Pulixi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer our Wine Cellar, which holds up to 25 guests for private parties. We also have our Back Room which can seat up to 30 guests.
    We also offer buyouts, in which 70 guests could be served.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Pulixi 7184502428

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bergen and St. Marks
  • Public Transit: ALL TRAINS TO ATLANTIC PACIFIC STATION.

    2 AND 3 TO BERGEN ST.
  • Parking: No
A word from Convivium Osteria
Convivium Osteria is a romantic and transporting Italo-Iberian restaurant featuring central Italian cuisine with influences of Spain and Portugal. Three candlelit dining rooms, perfect for large gatherings or small intimate romantic dinners, is the perfect environment to taste authentic cuisine featuring local and organic. You may dine in our winecellar and select a wine from our list of over 300 Italian, Spanish or Portugal handpicked wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Convivium Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)romantic (58)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (44)notable wine list (43)good for groups (22)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • cute and cozy
    nativebrooklynite
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    super cool place, dishes were dope. decor was off the charts awesome. they were closing the next day for a month so the menu was kind of limited but had a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had dinner with friends and the whole evening was perfect form the ambiance to the dessert. The wine recommendation was great and the food was probably the best part of the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As expected...EXCELLENT
    sisterinlaw
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Once again, the pleasure of dining here is enhanced by the brick-walled romance of the room, the utterly efficient and wonderfully humorous--and tolerant--wait staff and the beautiful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!! We'll be back!
    CookieVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If you're in the mood for a great dining experience, this is the place! Sergio was outstanding in selecting a perfect wine for us and Fabio an attentive and professional server. The food was spectacular. Pappardelle with a Lamb Ragu, out of this world, SeaBass in a white wine and lemon broth...probably the best I've ever had, the flavor was delectable! We will be back, but we'll have to wait :( they'll be closed for 5 weeks due to renovation of the wine cellar in which we were sat) the ambiance was very private and romantic!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special occasion ignored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've always loved this restaurant. Great food and wine. But my comments in the Open Table reservation that this was a birthday celebration was ignored. No one asked about this when we were seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    foodie77
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I went there for our anniversary dinner, the food was outstanding! We had the quail and burrata for apps and while I had the special my husband had the ravioli with rabbit ragu, thank goodness he was in the mood to share because it was delish! We sat downstairs in their wine cellar which provided great ambience, the only downfall was that there is not enough small tables so we were sat at the large community table. Another couple were sat at the other end but shortly after a small table became free and they went to sit there. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and ambience
    ToddVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Convivium has wonderful food. We had the pasta special for the day as an appetizer, and it was delicious. As for main courses, both the whole bass and the rabbit were absolutely terrific. The place is very quaint and friendly. They only take AMEX (and cash).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Experience
    Anonymous
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was fortunate enough to be seated in the wine cellar. The food was excellent, as well as the table's choice of Spanish Red Wine. I don't come here too often, however every time I am treated to a fine meal and feel like I've been transported back to Portuagal or Spain - take your pick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    KBarMVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was outstanding, wine list interesting and reasonably priced, space is lovely. This establishment obviously takes a great deal of care in all aspects of the restaurant. You really are transported to the best of Italy. Spinach gnudi and rabbit dishes were both phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was excellent -- fresh, flavorful, seasoned well. Can't go wrong with the Grilled octopus and the red snapper. Staff was friendly, had great recommendations for wine-food pairing. Friends had the artichoke starter (tasty, but a little tough/fiber-y) and the apple, cinnamon ravioli with lamb ragu which sounds strange but is a great combo of sweet and savory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    VaroonVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The burrata and the ribeye were truly incredible. The burrata was perfectly seasoned with its trademark silky texture and nutty flavor. The ribeye was on par with the best steakhouses in the city, perfectly seasoned and cooked. The service was spot on and the evening was enjoyable from start to finish. I'll definitely be returning and you should go as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely for a Date or Occassion
    ntmncer
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Highly recommended and it came through. The food was outstanding, the staff was attentive helpful and friendly. The ambience was polished rustic and lovely. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Went here for dinner with a big group. Very accommodating and friendly service. The food was excellent, particularly the ribeye for 2. The place is nice and has outdoor seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    NEats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food and service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I would not have chosen to go inside if I never knew about the place because the facade was uninviting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico
    food4life
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Simply a gem! The staff is extremely accommodating and worked with us even when we were an hour late to our reservation due to traffic. The food was fantastic and the lamb was in the top two that I have ever eaten. The wine list has great options and I highly recommend the nebbiolo. The ambience was rustic but had a sheik feel to it. This a must try for foodies and anyone who is looking for an escape to modern day Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DanBVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Food was delicious, if maybe a bit oversalted. Old school restaurant, but very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special
    MBR529
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    It was my 20th wedding anniversary & the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Our table for two was in the wine cellar. Our service was on point. They couldn't have accommodated us more. The food was delicious. But for us it was really about the whole package. I wanted somewhere special, and this was THE place. My wife said it was "sexy".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem in Park Slope
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    You can't go wrong with this place. If you are looking for a nice, special restaurant, this is it! Always excellent. Always consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely.
    ClintonHillReviewer
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The waiter offered a nuanced recommendation for the wine (a white wine from Puglia). The interior is rustic Mediterranean. The appetizers were fantastic: clams and artichoke. Perhaps the dessert (the panna cotta) wasn't terrific - but everything else was superb. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre
    BethanyFoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I had great expectations but was sadly disappointed. Given the number of choices for Italian food in New Haven, it is surprising that they can get away with this quality food at these prices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect. Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Old world setting, optional wine cellar dining, like a Napa Valley or Sonoma experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed
    CalifAudrey
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I loved the lighting and decor . Each table and each area felt intimate. Our waiter was so wonderful and helped us make decisions we would enjoy. Although, looking at the food being presented to other tables, I could have eaten anything on the menu and been satisfied. If you are still unconvinced, just go in and have a glass of wine and an appetizer. You won't be able to resist the rest.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phil
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    the food was wonderful and it's a very romantic little restaurant with 3 distinct seating areas, lots of wicker, flickering candles, and copper. the chairs have really straight backs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIBLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    THIS PLACE WAS THE WORST, VERY COLD WAITERS, FOOD WAS HORRIBLE, I ORDER RED SNAPPER AND IT WAS NOT RED SNAPPER IT WAS TILAPIA VERY FISHY AND DISGUSTING, MY MOM ORDER SEA BASS IT HAD NO FLAVOR AND THE ASPARAGUS WERE OLD, MY DAUGHTER ORDER THE HEN IT CAME WITH PEPPERS TOTALLY DIDN'T GO TOGETHER ...DESSERTS WERE NOTHING TO RAVE ABOUT, AND TO TOP IT OFF OWNER AND WAITERS GIVE THEIR REGULARS SPECIAL SERVICE. TOOK MY MOM OUT FOR MOTHERS DAY WITH MY DAUGHTER AND IT WAS HORRIBLE, THANK GOD MY HUSBAND WAS NOT ABLE TO COME BECAUSE WE GO TO MANY RESTAURANTS THAT ARE AMAZING AND THIS WOULD OF BEEN EMBARRASSMENT. NEVER AGAIN 260.00 WASTED
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    probably the best ambience in brooklyn that i've seen. really a great experience. staff was very nice, let us keep our res. 20 minutes late, parking is tricky so get there early.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had amazing fish there
    8679301
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Specifically the SeaBass and Red Snapper were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Keywester
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    great food. steps away from Barclays Center. a real gem
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 490 reviews are from the Convivium Osteria reviews archive.
  • Wonderful, except...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Beautiful ambiance, amazing food, lovely staff. My only complaint is that they ONLY take CASH or AMEX and it wasn't made clear to me until the bill came. Unfortunately it was raining hard the evening I was there and I had to leave to restaurant and find a bedega with an ATM. It would have been nice to know the payment rules before the meal. Other than that it was a perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Dinner
    Whatsgoingon
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our second Easter dinner here. We enjoyed our visit so much the year before that we decided to go again for dinner this year. The food is amazing! It is a perfect spot for special occasions. We plan on taking our extended family here soon as they were unable to come on Easter. I just wish they were open for lunch as well!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Romantic Ambiance
    NDNDNDNDN
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    It was a great choice for a romantic dinner with my girlfriend, Great place, mood & overall Ambiance. The only thing is I was just expecting a bit more people around the restaurant that night. But that didn't make the experience any less pleasant. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hiden Gem
    hammer1957
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    You can never tell from the outside how big this restaurant really is. Tables on 3 different floors with a very calm and romantic setting. Food & service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Brooklyn Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Delicious meal with wonderful service. The people at Convivium Osteria try very hard to make an evening out a pleasant one. The service was swift, attentive and professional. And, we enjoyed a particularly delicious bottle of wine. The only down part of the evening was visiting the room in the lower level. There was a weird smell which, fortunately, wasn't a problem since we were able to move to the cozier upstairs area. Hard to imagine anywhere better in the neighborhood, although it's probably worth a trip from Manhattan. Terrific place to eat before going to B.A.M. Great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    VinoVeritasZZVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We were in need of a good place to eat before an event at the Barclays Center, and I'm so glad we tried Convivium Osteria. We had a terrific window table. The service, food, and ambiance were all excellent. This will certainly be a go-to restaurant when in Park Slope.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delightful
    almin1204VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I've been a regular at Convivium for years! Always a wonderful experience and consistent! Not one dish on their menu that I haven't tried and that I wouldn't reorder. Little pricey but definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very charming restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We went for dinner a on a Sunday. It was quiet as we were there for an early dinner. The waiter was extremely helpful and nice. We asked a lot of questions and he seemed to know what he was talking about. We were surprised he knew exactly what was in every dish. He was excellent to help us find a good wine. We went there to try it before deciding if it would be the restaurant of our wedding dinner. The food was great, so was the wine. And they have excellent port wines. Our choice is made: we love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food/service/atmosphere
    ParkSloper
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Always a gastronomic treat, although Amex is the only charge card they accept and the menu is pricey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    PECo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Convivium Osteria on Saturday. We had an early 6:00 pm reservation and were quickly seated at the table for two in the front window. If you like people-watching, it would be the table for you. The decor is rustic and cozy, without being cheesy. The lighting was dim and there was a candle at each table. Our server knew the menu by heart and was able to offer suggestions. We had a bottle of Sicilian Cabernet Sauvignon for $100 that retails for $40. It was excellent. The food was simply prepared, which is my preference. The octopus and the whole shrimp appetizers were delicious, as were the rabbit and the Mediterranean sea bass entrees. I'm sure we'll be back to sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No cards!
    salliesyd
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This restaurant takes no credit cards. We were unpleasantly surprised at meal's end when we were told this. Guess I should have researched it more carefully before going. I was underwhelmed by the food. Our waiter spoke very little English, and seemed distant and cold.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised how delicious everything was from the appetizers to the desserts. We had great authentic Spanish wine that was just right. The seafood salad was a big portion enough to share for 4. We ordered the steak for two it was fantastic and big enough for 4 if we knew. The flour less chocolate cake was the best guilt free dessert i had in a long time. Recommended and will come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, No Service
    JoshG
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The positives: 1) Food was amazing 2) Ambiance was amazing Cons: 1) We were practically serving ourselves. I had to ask multiple times for a drink and to order. The waiters seemed more interested in talking to each other and hanging out at the bar than serving the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.