Convito Cafe and Market
We have a beautiful outdoor cafe, however it is first come first serve. If you make a reservation, you will be guaranteed a table inside, and if there is a table available outside, we will accommodate you.
A full bar will serve mixed drinks as well as wines from Italy, France and beyond.
Wonderful atmosphere, with great food. Menu had a great variety of dishes to choose from. Good wine list to pick from.
Our dinner was creative and perfectly cooked. The restaurant was quiet enough for normal conversation. We are going back.
Whitefish was so tasty and well prepared. My friend loved the pasta bolognese. Our server Juan was excellent, friendly and paid attention to little details. We’ ll be back soon.
We went with another couple for a birthday. It was perfect in all respects. Food was fish for all and sauces and presentation were just right. Service was excellent as always.
Big Convito fans - and brought some new ones with us!
Food was delicious and the waitstaff was really good and attentive
We enjoyed a delightful birthday lunch with friends in a quiet corner table at this lovely restaurant. The food was excellent, service attentive and the special highlight was the flourless chocolate cake.
Love this place! Fresh, delicious food; great service; nice wine list! Would love it if they added some gluten free pasta as an option.
Always excellent food and service.
Everyone in our party felt so cozy upon arrival on a blustery winter night. Although iris a little noisy we still enjoyed our meal. The waitstaff was excellent and prompt. The food was delicious and I was delighted that I had suggested it. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.
Lovely dinner, salmon with lentils from the regular menu was very good. Parmesan crusted, pan seared cod from the special list was excellent as well. Salad was fresh and well presented, and dinner portions were substantial.
I was not pleased with my lunch bc I ordered a Cesar salad which I have had many many times and there have NEVER been olives in this salad. I do not like olives, and would never order anything containing olives. I did mention it to our server and all he said was that an olive tapanade was used to hold the salad together. Needless to say, I left most of my salad and did not enjoy the part that I ate because of the strong olive flavor.
We were there for New Years Eve.... always go back as the food is always delicious
Excellent food and ambience. Tables are a bit close together, but otherwise a fine dining experience.
Quaint atmosphere. Whole wheat pasta w brussel sprouts and prosciutto was outstanding
Amazing escargot! Whitefish portion very small.. good service
Christmas Eve dinner is delicious!! This will become a new holiday tradition!
Outstanding menu. Great choices. Wonderful bar menu, wine list is super, and great choice of beers. A pasta lovers haven. But breakfast was simply the best. Lots of choices of fun things. We will go there again and soon. I took home some home made pasta sauces. Yummmmmm
Our tradional Christmas lunch was as delightful as ever. Very appealing lunch menu in a festive setting.
Lovely ambiance and especially wonderful to be able to carry on a conversation in normal voices! Delicious food!
Convito is perfect because it’s consistently great. The menu, service and the ability to actually have a conversation makes it my go to neighborhood restaurant.
Very nice experience; excellent food and service. Waiter was very attentive .
As always a great meal at a reasonable price. Very nice service...on a very busy Friday night.,, our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. Easy parking too . We brought friends who haven’t eaten here before, they will be back.
the experience is always good. simple bistro food w/ excellent service.
Love Convito.. always a great spot for lunch or dinner.
As always a very good place for dinner. Both our entrees were well prepared and nicely presented. Service as always is good. A very good neighborhood restaurant. Parking is easy too.
The atmosphere at Convito's is warm and homey, and now it is full of the Christmas season. The service is superb. We had a wonderful meal, my wife starting with calamari and then swordfish (probably her favorite seafood) which she loved (saving none for me!) I started with a special lobster risotto, light on the lobster but delicious. The surprise was the past'amore, a linguine dish with an interesting tomato sauce with capers and olives that gave it wonderfully unique flavor. The excellent dessert were shared was a pecan crusted carrot cake with cream cheese: fantastic! Finally, I was thrilled to find Gruner Veltliner, an Austrian chardonnay on the wine list! We had it in Salzburg and it rarely shows up in Chicago. It made the meal that much more special! We love Convito!
We all had different pasta dishes and the verdict was unanimous - most delicious pasta. We shared the Rustic Blueberry tart - to die for!
Service m, as usual, was attentive.
upon arrival I was confused, the website advertised a holiday meal with a selection of 4 entres-these were not being served and I was dissapointed not to have a turkey dinner as on the website menu
I had the Pasta Amore on Sunday 11/17 and it was outstanding. I ordered it again on Saturday 11/23 and it was unfortunately very greasy and there were no capers. It was totally different from the previous week so that was disappointing.
Hello, We are so sorry this dish is a new dish on the menu and that you felt it wasn't consistent, we will check on this, it could just be a human error-no capers. We will make sure it will not happen again, we have a great responds on this dish from many customers. Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. Convito management
My friend and I chose Convito because of the ambience and the fact that if you sit along the windows you can hear each other speak (he wears hearing aids) and we wanted to have a good long conversation. The restaurant has a pretty and welcoming interior and the servers are competent and professional. Personally, having gone to Convito on and off for years, I think the food has deteriorated. My friend chose the whitefish special and said it was good. He complimented the green beans. I had an orecchiette dish and the pasta was notably underdone making them taste tough and doughy. The chicken liver pate starter seemed to have had gelatin added to it and it was surprisingly sweet but otherwise not very flavorful. My friend and I did have a nice conversation so for that reason, I’m glad we went. But, in my opinion, the food is no longer as well-prepared as it used to be.
Hello, We are so sorry that you had some dishes that weren't to your liking. We are very proud of our new menu, preparations & freshness of our food. We are getting excellent feedback from regular customers and all the five stars reviews. Please let us know when are you coming back so we can make sure you will be satisfied :) Thank you for your feedback Convito Manegement
Great food combined with a warm environment is hard to beat.
Cozy, comfy, great choices-a perfect place to celebrate anything. We can’t wait to head back!
Perfect atmosphere. Warm and cozy. Great food. Have the salmon and cheesecake
ALWAYS A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE. GREAT PLACE FOR GOOD FOOD WITH FRIENDS
Food is always delicious with a great selection. Noise level is conversationally friendly. Wonderful for lunch or dinner or special occasion.
Always high quality - food, service, ambience. Great option of selecting a bottle of wine from the market with nominal corkage fee. Meal specials and seasonal menu always interesting and tempting. Cozy in the winter, and great outdoor space with Lake Michigan breezes in the summer. Nice kids menu too.
Showed up early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate with 6 people. Service was great- right there when you needed them but not hovering. Food was excellent.
We had not been to Convito cafe in a very longtime. The lunch and ambience were just what we were looking for to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Thank you see you again soon