HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 9 times today

Convito Cafe and Market

4.4
698 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
European
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem (17)
  • Great for Lunch (12)
  • Comfort Food (11)
Convito Café features dishes from both Betise Bistro and Convito Italiano that best reflect the homey flavors of the French and Italian countryside. The menus include steak, chicken, veal, daily fish and meat specials, earthy pasta dishes and an array of delicious appetizers and salads. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, pizza, salads and more.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
European, Italian, French
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(847) 251-3654
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Nancy Brussat
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Convito Cafe offers an on site Gourmet Food & Wine Market which provides a delicious array of foods, wines and beverages for a wide variety of functions. The catering menu includes dishes from Italy as well as from other corners of the world. In addition to selections for your everyday enjoyments, Convito provides many special dishes available for holidays such as Easter, Passover, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Please call the restaurant directly for further information.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Sheridan Rd
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Plenty of free parking is available in the Plaza del Lago parking lot.
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 698 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and Wine were amazing!!! Everytime we go there there is always something new on the menu to try..

Report
Helpful
vipdocVQ (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

A group of us were out celebrating a birthday and we had a great time. Two of is chose the beef tenderloin, one the bouillabaisse and the other got the pappardelle bolognesse. All were superb per our reports and hums. My tenderloin was the best meat fish I’d had in a long while. Our wine choice was also excellent, but the wine list was a bit small. Looking forward to visit again!

Report
Helpful
vipLovetodine (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Convito is a great place to lunch with friends. Good food, great service and easy parking all make for an easy and enjoyable outing. The quiche is spectacular and so is the French Onion Soup! Great place!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Fun place to lunch with girlfriends

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day. Food came out way too quick. Main Course before salad was even done. Recommended a terrible wine that I believe was done without any knowledge.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great dinner as always.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great as usual. Always reliably very good food and service!

Report
Helpful
WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was delicious and service top notch! Full bar and great wine list.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful homey ambiance and atmosphere and very tasty food. Will definitely return

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food and great service!

Report
Helpful
WilmetteBoxer (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Convito seems to be so-so these days. Everything we ordered seemed to have been sitting around for a while, with a tell-tale film over the sauces. The soup was good but not hot. The pasta did not seem to be freshly sauced. The dessert, a concoction of rhubarb (hardly any of it to taste), strawberries, and, of all things, spumoni, was very disappointing. Who wants a cobbler soggy with melted ice cream? The dish lacked everything, including visual appeal. Service was sluggish, and the restaurant was nearly empty, maybe 6 tables on a Wednesday night. It will be a while before we go back to this place, where we've gone for many, many years. Not what it used to be. On the good side, it is one of Wilmette's most beautiful places to have lunch or dinner. Lunch is generally better than dinner. We've seldom been so thoroughly disappointed in dinner at Convito as we were with this one.

Report
Helpful
DorothyC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Never disappoints! Food is always fresh and delicious, along with a great vibe! Make sure to stop by their deli inside restaurant to pick up fresh pasta dishes and sides to take home! :)

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We experienced just what we have come to expect at Convito: excellent food and service, pleasant environment, conversation-friendly.

Report
Helpful
WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Tasty delicious food with great presentation-whitefish and special of the day chianti braised pot roast! We were celebrating Birthday - the chocolate fondant was amazing! Service was friendly and attentive!

Report
Helpful
WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Long time favorite! Always excellent food and service.

Report
Helpful
vipDinnerDiner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great lunch menu. The salmon entree was outstanding, perfectly cooked (they ask you for your preference on doneness), and the salad trio entree was delicious and the flavors of the different salads all complemented each other. The service was consistently attentive and, bravo, the iced tea refills always arrived before our glasses were empty. Convito also has a market within/next to the restaurant which offers numerous prepared meal items all of which look like they could be quite tasty and worth a try on a subsequent visit.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was fantastic. Great experience!

Report
Helpful
Ginny (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service was wonderful but the room is way too noisy. Conversation at the table was almost impossible.

Report
Helpful
vipLovetodine (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We enjoyed lunch at Convito with long time friends and celebrated a Birthday too while dining on the sunny porch area. The quiche is the Best Ever and the BLT with Avocado is very good too, others enjoyed smoked salmon BLT and a salad. Everyone had a fabulous time!

Report
Helpful
vipGeneParmesan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Quaint, cozy, charming, delicious. The pappardelle bolognese is phenomenal. The soups remind you of your grandma's, but better. And try not to by something in the attached little store; I dare you.

Report
Helpful
mactheknife (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

The new chef keeps improving the menu. Service is excellent. Just a nice bistro-like experience.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Like the atmosphere of Convito, the food is fresh and the service is good. They do not have a very large menu which is a plus, for me.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Getting push pushed out at 9:30ish on a Saturday night a bit frustrating but good food and nice neighborhood location.

Report
Helpful
WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent as always! Delicious comfort food. Friendly & professional service, warm festive atmosphere. Also we couldn’t decide what to take home from their deli case in a market, everything looked great.

Report
Helpful
WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Love this place. Our meals (BLT sandwich, hamburger, 4 cheese fettuccine, crepe & quiche of the day were outstanding! Festive decoration. Polite and educated service. Great take out area in the market .We will be back!

Report
Helpful
KOB66 (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Family favorite! We love the charm inside and out only to be outdone by authentic flavorful dishes.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

excellent food and service and we enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the deli

Report
Helpful
vipSteve (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We’ve been a customer many times over last five years. This time the food was notably disappointing uniformly lacking in flavor.

Report
Helpful
vipLovetodine (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Birthday celebration luncheon with long time friends. The lunch was terrific and the Crème Brule is "THE BEST" ! Nice place! Will be going back.
Plus they have a deli as well as frozen options that are great for taking home for dinner.

Report
Helpful
vipjazz (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Extremely disappointed in service, how the reservation was handled and the dinner. See below for details.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
24