Convivium Osteria

4.6
1013 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Convivium Osteria is a rustic romantic and transporting Italian restaurant featuring traditional regional cuisine. Our two dining rooms are perfect for large gatherings or small intimate dinners, is the perfect environment to taste authentic cuisine featuring local and organic. You may dine in our wine cellar and select a wine from our list of over 300 wines.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 857-1833
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carlo Pulixi
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Private party facilities
We offer our Wine Cellar, which holds up to 35 guests for private parties. We also have our Back Room which can seat up to 16 guests.
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Private party contact
Michelle Pulixi Privateevents@conviviumosteria.com: (718) 450-2428
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Bergen and St. Marks
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Public transit
ALL TRAINS TO ATLANTIC PACIFIC STATION.

2 AND 3 TO BERGEN ST.
Additional
Beer, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 1013 People Are Saying
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TB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely declicious - we had the gnocchi which was perfectly soft and so so fresh, and creamy burratta for an appetizer with heirloom green tomatoes that were to die for. my husband had the lamb and I had fresh homemade pasta. Great wine list as well. it's a small/cozy place so reservations recommended.

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MM
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to the restaurant because of the atmosphere and we were most impressed by the food as well! We will return often. We shared the salad, octopus, and special copper pot- all very good but not very large portions other than the salad. We both had the lamb which was excellent-simply prepared and served with cauliflower. He flourless chocolate cake is not to be missed. We sat downstairs as it is quiet and super cozy.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is to die for !! Wine list is probably the best in bk without doubts. Angel is the best host, he's knows every single aspect of how to make you have the best dining experience. Hands down to this gem in Park Slope

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LC
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is a sure thing go to!! Always excited to try new things and they never disappoint. Had not had the artichoke in a while and it was just as delicious as it had been in the past. Topped off the night with some terrific port... always a great meal and evening!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, the service was on point and the restaurant was lovely. We had the octopus appetizer, gnochhi and rabbit.

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was divine and the service was equally excellent. It seems to get better each time we dine there

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ZZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive read up reviews before reserving a table and I was not disappointed. Loved everything about it. It is small and cozy, the decor is interesting. Lighting is dim and romantic. The food was exceptional. And ofcourse, there was the dessert.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years and always love it.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place I have dinner at every time I'm in Brooklyn.

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GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Positives: The food was very good and the atmosphere is charming.

Negatives: Beware of their "back room" and (depending on the server, obviously) level of service. Despite making a reservation over a month in advance we were seated in that back room with no air conditioning, no windows, and no moving air on an incredibly hot day. Despite a polite request to reseat us, no effort was made to do so when alternate seating in their other A/C'ed rooms became available. No effort was made to proactively refill our drinks or check on us in the heat. It is understood that in a popular restaurant there will not always be alternate seating. However, it is both bizarre and unacceptable for a restaurant to charge this much and not at least have some kind of standing fan in place to ensure that guests can enjoy their meals without being cooked themselves.

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RN
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wine was excellent and all recommendations surpassed expectations.

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c
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great ambiance. On the loud side and a bit pricey but every dish was terrific so....go hungry and you won’t be disappointed.

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KQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Convivium Osteria is a lovely space but the acoustics are at odds with what otherwise wants to be an intimate candlelit atmosphere. Conversations carry so loudly from the tables around that it's ruinous in terms of atmosphere, not to mention intimacy. Beyond that, the air-conditioning was totally inadequate. I do not pay the kind of comparatively high prices that Convivium charges to feel uncomfortable and hot and sweaty for two hours, and I further do not expect, when I ask the restaurant host if the air-conditioning can be bumped up to be told that's just how it is and get a laugh. Really? This place isn't prepared for New York City summers? On the positive side, some of the food (one first course and one pasta selection) was good (though still not quite at the level of exceptional). But two other selections (another first course and a second pasta dish) were mediocre to poor. The two desserts we ordered were unimaginative and run of the mill. Finally, while wait staff was competent, they were neither friendly nor enthusiastic, just competent and well mannered. I don't expect fancy patter and jokes from a waiter, but some some indication that the customers are welcome and some signs of engagement with and/or enthusiasm for the bill of fare would have been nice. The best waiters make diners feel that they care about, and share in, the diners' pleasure. Not here. And I was also shocked that the food came out as quickly as it might in a cheap Chinese restaurant. So much for leisurely fine dining. I won't be back. This place does not seem to be trying.

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f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous , cozy vibrant restaurant
Food was terrific

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Quaint restaurant. Good wine an atmosphere were wonderful. Loved wine cellar.

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PA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance
Great food
Great service
Easy walk to Barclays
Takes reservations +++++++

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We went for the half off wine during their happy hour, but we really enjoyed all the dishes that were served. I love the octopus dish and my husband said the rabbit dish was one of the best he has tried. There is not a lot of space at this restaurant and I felt the tables were a bit close to each other.

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B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I've been going to Convivium Osteria for years and the food is consistently delicious and the service is solid. Sunday night was unusual as there groups with loud talkers on either side of us, one party quite rowdy. The ambiance is lovely and romantic, though the seats are hard and uncomfortable, and I only rated it a 3 because of the loud parties around us.

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RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant many times over the past 10 years. The meals and the service are always excellent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Fine food prepared with fresh ingredients and presented well.

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i
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out for a friends get-together. Enjoyed delicious and creative food, excellent selection of wines and very attentive service. The noise level downstairs is very low and we had a chance to have a nice conversation. Liked the ambiance of a "wine cellar". Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely as always, consistent delicious fare and wonderful ambiance.

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UW
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been to Convivio for several years but it is as good as ever. Was welcomed warmly and shown down to the wine cellar to our table. The wine list is varied in both types and price -- good choices. We shared two braised artichoke appetizers and they were perfectly cooked. I chose the coniglio (rabbit) as I usually do. It was delicious. Others ordered lamb and that was cooked perfectly, sea bass and ricotta gnocci. All entrees were beutifully prepared and presented. The service was just right. I introduced my friends to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant. They -- and I -- really enjoyed our dinner!

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TH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Selected this restaurant based upon reviews and it lived up to it all. Food and service were wonderful.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful rustic old world restaurant, ambience and service was perfect.

Would definitely recommend to anyone attending a Barclays Center event as nearby and memorable.

Celebrating our daughter’s and son in-law first wedding anniversary, special night.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bone in rib eye is pricey but worth the price of admission.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I visited this restaurant with my fiance and our parents who were visiting from out of town. We were all very impressed and pleased with our meals. I had the sea bass, which was cooked perfectly and had a lovely grilled flavor. The swiss chard was also amazing. Service was great. The noise level was a little high. There was a very loud family sitting next to us. We would've appreciated if someone called attention to them. Luckily they left 30 minutes after we arrived.

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Entering from the street you step into another world of a little trattoria in Italy. (We live half the year in Italy so we have some experience). Had octopus antipasto, ravioli of ricotta with apple and cinnamon with duck ragu - that was amazing. I had rabbit, dentice fish. Great wines by the glass and bottle. Well priced.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We have been there a number of times and the food is always excellent. This time we thought that the artichoke appetizer was disappointing as well as the chicken liver appetizer. The main courses including the pasta dishes were excellent. The service was adequate and the waiter knowledgeable. Of the four appetizers that we ordered, two arrived five minutes after the first two and we had to remind the waiter about the last two.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot how great this restaurant is for excellent Italian food. We were all impressed with the pastas, salads, fish and desserts.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here from Manhattan several times. It never disappoints.
Short walk from BAM, always a treat

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Convivium was my choice for an multicourse birthday dinner. The food, wine and ambiance were just what I wanted! This is a neighborhood gem for the last 18 years! Bravo to the owners and wait staff!

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We requested a quiet table but were seated in a deafeningly loud location. The service was terrible. The food, as always, was good. I have been enjoying this place for years but after last night’s experience, I doubt I will go back.

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great.

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JB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant decor was cool and funky. We had a booth in the wine cellar that was perfect for a celebratory dinner. Food was very good but extremely rich (that is just me I can’t eat too much of the rich stuff). Everyone I was with loved their meal. Great wine selection as well. I would definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to Convivium for years. It is by far my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn. I recommended it to my sister for her wedding reception and I had my 40th birthday dinner there too.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to give a shout out to boyfriend to who introduced me to this place.

I had one of the best meals in a long time.
I was served by Angel (whom i believe is im charge of the restaurant too) made great recommendations about food and wine pairing, we tried the octopus and the calmari special they both were absolutely delicious, maybe just.a little too much oil for my taste but still great. Then, we proceeded with the mains we.had the special papardelle with short ribs sauce and the rack of lamb , I'm still dreaming about the lamb omg..
My boyfriend and l are both big wine drinkers and we let Angel know that , so he brought us 2 glasses of godello that paired perfectly with the seafood and then he gave us a bottle of an amazing super Tuscan wine!. I love the fact that there is not description of the wine on the list because you can really tell when your server knows its wines.

My boyfriend and l can't wait to come back.
He made a reservation for mothers day. Spreading the word about this gem in Bk.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convivium Osteria NEVER disappoint! I LOVE this place!!!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy in general with the quality of this restaurant. Great wine and very professional staff. We had dinner on a smooth Monday night. My wife and in laws were very satisfied. Can't wait to return

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service felt rushed and was poor

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