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Convivium Osteria
Convivium Osteria

Convivium Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.convivium-osteria.com
  • Phone: (718) 857-1833
  • 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 (718) 450-2428

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was delicious, if maybe a bit oversalted. Old school restaurant, but very nice. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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"."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with this place. If you are looking for a nice, special restaurant, this is it! Always excellent. Always consistent."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Old world setting, optional wine cellar dining, like a Napa Valley or Sonoma experience"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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....."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Specifically the SeaBass and Red Snapper were out of this world! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "great food. steps away from Barclays Center. a real gem "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Always a gastronomic treat, although Amex is the only charge card they accept and the menu is pricey!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service at this restaurant is exceptional. We welcomed the attentive replenishment of water as well as the recommendations of the dishes. The wine selection is very good. We were a party of four. Our dishes were excellent - two of us had the same dish, noodles with veal ragu, and our companions enjoyed the rabbit and a ravioli dish. The chicken liver appetizer was interesting and well presented. The tuna tartare was delicious."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I started witht he grilled octopus which was perfect. A little heavy on the raw onion, but you don't have to eat all of that. The octupus itself was charred nicely and had the texture that octopus should have. It wasn't chewy at all. Tender, sweet and flavorfull. Then had the pasta special, can't remember what the pasta was called but it was essentially a shorter version of pappardelle with a pork sausage ragu. The pasta was fresh and had a nice bite - cooked perfect al dente. The ragu had great, robust flavors that really shined. Finshed with the Vanilla panacotta wtih blueberry compote - outstanding! Will definitely be back. You should eat here."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "charming place. had pasta and veal ragu --- unbelievable"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Such a great find. The place is pleasing to the eye and the palate. The service was attentive but not intrusive. All of the food was great. Both appetizers of the clams and the artichokes were delicious. The prawn appetizer was tasty but nothing special. Entrees and desserts were flavorful and satisfying. Would come back again when we are in the area."
    Dined on 3/16/2014