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About Convito Cafe and Market

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.

1515 Sheridan Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Italian, French

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

Cross Street:
Sheridan Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 251-3654

Website:
http://www.convitocafeandmarket.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking is available in the Plaza del Lago parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Nancy Brussat

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine Day in our romantic Cafe. French & Italian specials will be served in addition to our regular menu. Specials: Lyonnaise, Antipasto Salad, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Whitefish with caponata, Bouillabaisse, Chicken Marsala, Chocolate Fondant dessert and more.

Convito Cafe and Market Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Lunch (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
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Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Long time favorite! Always excellent food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was fantastic. Great experience!

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have gone to Convito for lunch and brunch often,but this time was disappointing because they were out of salmon in all forms.
It would seem to me that someone at Convito really screwed up because the salmon is surely their biggest seller.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Homey, honest atmosphere. Friendly server who was very attentive. They were out of special fish entrée, which was ordered before server knew they were out, but flexiblilty in the kitchen allowed preparation of a more favorite fish entrée in same fashion. Vegetables all fresh and Salads just terrific. This was not the first time I dined there, but it will also not be the last.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Convito is a charming bistro tucked into the lovely Plaza del Lago on Sheridan Rd. It is both a market for prepared foods, wine shop and restaurant. Outdoor seating and a sunny indoor glass enclosed porch in addition to inside tables give you several venue choices. The food is well prepared and presented, very tasty and great selections of entrees, appetizers and desserts. The service was professional and friendly. We wanted to linger and never felt rushed at a Sunday brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We go to Convito frequently. For some unknown reason our entrees were very disappointing this time. Maybe a substitute chef or a chef change? We were very surprised how ordinary and bland everything tasted. We'll go back again to give them another chance. They were very accommodating about seating is at a table of our choice.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a very good meal. Nice friendly service, lovely ambiance, easy parking and delicious food. Varied menu with lots to choose from. Very fairly priced.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always the food , wait staff and ambiance are just great. This restaurant never disappoints. Parking is easy, and you are always assured of a good meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Met a friend here for dinner on weeknight. Service was great, food was delicious! We both had the French onion soup and both agreed it was one of the best either of us had ever had! Nice pasta options. Decided on the special which was very good. Sambuca and Frangelico after dinner drinks were a nice ending.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very courteous staff; good wine list, authentic Italian/European cuisine. A neighborhood gem, for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Outstanding! Our group ordered specials of the night- sauteed trout, chianti braised pot roast & shrimp risotto, everything was so delicious and our server was fabulous! Great lake view. We will come more often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our party of four found the al fresco dining at Convito very enjoyable. The service was excellent and the entrees delicious. Thanks for a pleasant evening.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at Convito a number of times. The food is always nicely prepared and tasty including this visit. This time around however the service was quite slow and the waiter was not very attentive. Drinks and the salad first course came promptly. However we had both ordered pasta dishes and the wait between the salad and the the pasta was about 20-25 minutes even though the restaurant was not full. Come on neither dish was complicated. Our waiter seemed to be only concerned with a family birthday party of about 6-8 people. He seemed to hover over that table making it very difficult to get his attention as time passed. Convito is not a cavernous dinning room with dozens of tables. When our pasta finally did come there was no offer of grated cheese. I really don't think the waiter was aware nor had been told that in a good restaurant serving Italian food the server delivers the dish and naturally follows with an offer to grate some Parmesan over the pasta. We should not have had to wait several minutes to catch the waiter's eye once again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of our favorite North Shore restaurants. Great atmosphere, attentive service and great food. The rotisserie chicken is over the top! You are never rushed, but always have service when you need it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was too loud to hear my lunch date and something burned in the kitchen which created a terrible smell.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Convito always meets our expectations! Wonderful menu, nice seasonal specials and very attentive (and friendly) service. We've enjoyed over the years and will continue to come back frequently.

PS: They honor reservations in a timely fashion!

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is a charming place with pleasant ambience, in the style of a country Italian cafe-restaurant. The menu offers a reasonable selection of dishes, and everything we had was tasty and attractively presented. Prices are reasonable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent! Delicious fresh food and daily specials. Nice wine list too. Service is always friendly and attentive. Market is full great take away food. I cannot wait to come back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A large loud group

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Lunch was what we wanted..Liked the soup , salad and sandwich options..Javier, our server was attentive and personable as always! Our experiences were as positive as they have been for the last several years. We will return

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

It makes you feel like in Europe. Really nice service and outstanding service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared, attractively served. Salads are always good, especially the trio of the day. Bigger dishes, such as pork or fish, are nicely seasoned, distinctive without too much edge. Servings are of a reasonable size. Dessert selection is small but there are standouts, including creme brulle. You can have a well-paced lunch here, never feeling hurried or ignored. Some things are worth coming back for, especially the white bean soup, a signature here for many years. In addition, Convito is a beautiful restaurant, striking artwork and beautiful glass. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was good and the staff was outstanding in arranging a table for the 4 of us in a semi-private area near the wine racks. It was perfect for us to talk and lunch and catch-up with old friends. What a great place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Convito has reinvented itself over the many years it has served this community. From a casual cozy dining spot in a wonderful interesting Euro-styled market to a wonderful Euro-styled elegant dining spot with a cozy market. All of the dinners in our group were excellent. I was particularly impressed with inventive white fish entree which I strongly recommend.
The flat breads and calamari were excellent starters.
Convito is a worthy dining destination.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great Experience. Service was outstanding. Menu had just changed and everything was delicious. And the Sangria! oh yes!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

disapointing- we have been coming to convito since opening in the city. portions, presentation, service was faabulous. today, more price conscious then pleasing customer. portions small for pricing. even wine should be 12 a glass not 14. no substituting with up charges everywhere. coffee cold and not good italian. no pride. and service is always russhed and you have to flag down. throw check on table. bummer and there are too many choices that satisfy and you want to give them your business.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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