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Wed, 2/21
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Convito Cafe and Market

697 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
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
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European, Italian, French
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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
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Phone number
(847) 251-3654
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nancy Brussat
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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.
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Cross street
Sheridan Rd
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking is available in the Plaza del Lago parking lot.
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 697 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

vipdocVQ (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fun place to lunch with girlfriends

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.

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

Great dinner as always.

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

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

WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

Good food and great service!

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.

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! :)

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.

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!

WilmetteS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Long time favorite! Always excellent food and service.

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.