Very disappointed. Nice room and we were greeted immediately. Music so loud and inappropriate that another table asked the waiter/host to lower it...a few decibels. Started with the prawns (two, TWO!, for $17)...they were fine and the only thing on the plate. Also had the pancetta-wrapped chicken livers, which were burnt, over-cooked, or raw depending on where you sliced. It was an ugly mass sitting on top of a soggy piece of bread. Special of oxtail on pappardelle was very bland, not enough meat and not special. House made ricotta spinach gnudi was dense from WAY too much spinach and not enough ricotta. The wines were nice and a generous pour.
We experienced convivium for the first time after months of wanting to go there!! We finally made it last night. Everything was perfect since the moment we walked in till we stepped out. I was impressed with the level of professionalism and knowledge by the waiters. They are very well trained and synchronized.
Such a nice place for a date. We were seated in the back room, which was perfectly dimly lit. Service was great and food was excellent!
Just had dinner on Saturday night before watching a fight. Had no idea what we were in for not knowing the area but we’re pleasantly surprised. Everything about our dinner was exceptional. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back.
Everything we had was delicious! Came here with my boyfriend and his parents from out of town and they loved it. Great ambiance as well, although the service is a bit slow
It was a cold night, and this restaurant was so warm and inviting - we were escorted to the basement, surrounded by cobblestones and wine - just such an inviting environment. The food was delicious - there were five of us, and we all had different pastas, and each was excellent. The service was very good, and we truly enjoyed our evening. I would recommend reservations, as it was completely full at 5:30. We will return for sure.
Enjoyed the food, but the service was not as attentive as should be. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying a good meal.
Great restaurant and food. This was my second time here and I love everything about it.
Best steak in Brooklyn!!. The Host is a gem! Very charming and friendly guy. We were late for a 7pm reservation and still received us with a big smile.!! They have an amazing wine list
Delicious food! We were going to a show at the Barclays center and it was a short walk- real Italian!
GREAT SERVICE . OUTSTADING FOOD ! ONE OF THE BEST MEALS IVE HAD IN NYC
Went here for Valentines Day, and the restaurant was offering a special prix fixe menu. The food was below average for NYC Italian fare, and well below the quality one would expect for a $90 per plate price tag. The desserts in particular (panna cotta and tiramisu) were quite poor. Overall very unhappy with the quality of this restaurant.
We came out for Valentines day and they had a special menu which was very good but not quite as good as their regular menu. The bar poured out some free champagne while we waited which eased the blow of our 30 minute wait time.
I consider myself a 'foodie' and go out to dinner about 3x per week. By Brooklyn standards Convivium can be a bit pricey, but for me it is well worth it.
I've been coming here for years and they are very consistent with everything they do. It may well be the best restaurant in Brooklyn.
Hands-down the worst dining experience of my life. Made a reservation for Valentine’s day and thanks to a rude, unprofessional maitre’d, manager or whoever he was, the whole dinner felt like a total rip-off. We paid almost $300 for a special dinner which was spoiled when he rushed us out. Other couples had arrived before us and were graciously served but our food was clearly expedited and we were hurried out before my girlfriend could finish her glass of wine. We felt pressured to leave so I chugged mine so as to not create any problems. How an establishment could run this way is baffling to me. I am offended and wish I could have my money back as I feel robbed of this dining experience with lack of hospitality and sub-par food.
Great Italian and Portuguese selections. I had the rack of lamb that melted in your mouth. My guest has pasta and fish dishes and loved the food and restaurant.
Let waiter know about gluten allergy and completely disregard the allergy even after we asked specifically if there was gluten in a dish. Very disappointing.
Beautiful ambiance. Delicious food and enjoyable wine.
Tried 2 of their pasta dishes, both of which were slightly over cooked, and more disappointingly, bland. Also had the rack of lamb- it was cooked to the correct doneness as ordered, but flavor was not even as good as I can achieve at home myself.
Even including a substantial discount and a comp’d dessert, I would not return and recommend just paying more somewhere else for higher caliber quality and taste. For great pasta, go to L’Artusi for example.
Wonderful as always a real neighborhood gem. Warm and romantic rustic ambience. Terrific Iberian wine list that you don’t often see. The service is professional yet casual and warm.
Food was wonderful but felt staff was really speeding us along, taking plates away without asking, taking platters that were not empty, etc. they were pleasant enough, but just hurried. Also we ordered a bottle of wine and then were presented with a different bottle than ordered, a different vintage, but waiter said it’s the “same thing.” Would have been fine if he’d told us when we ordered that they’re carrying a different brand now, but no mention.
We have been to this restaurant 3 times, the first 2 times were amazing, which is why I chose to to have dinner there with some friends, all self described foodies. Unfortunately the food was not quite up to par that night, a chicken liver wrapped in bacon starter was definitely over-cooked and too salty. The octopus starter was delicious, albeit also too salty. My friends liked their pastas, the lamb was nice, but unlike the times we went before this event, the food was good but not amazing. Maybe the cook had an off night, this happens. But is still remains a nice restaurant, where you can hear each other talk, the service is pleasant enough, not wow, but not bad, the wine was very nice, we had plenty of it. So, it being quiet and romantic, and still one of the better restaurants in this neighborhood, I will go again. And ask them to hold back a bit on the salt. And not have the chicken livers.
Let me preface this review by saying the food was extraordinary and the service would be quite acceptable if not for the fact that I made a note beforehand that it would be a birthday gathering. A small cake or other gestures would have been appreciated, but I certainly would not “penalize” them for not offering them. I was disappointed in the staff for making us wait for almost five minutes unattended while we could clearly see our table. Making things worse, the server just happened to interrupt me to order food while I was making a speech to my friends who were reunited with me here after 5 years. It’s for this special moment that I reserved a cozy, small place like Convivium Osteria, and I was disappointed to see that moment ruined. It really is a pity that the excellent food and otherwise decent service were significantly undone.
Nice cozy atmosphere with very tasty food. Service was good. Definitely a place worth going again.
Food was pretty good, but it would’ve been nice to have been informed they only serve 2 prawns in the appetizer. $17 for TWO small prawns? Get real.
I love this restaurant!! My husband and I love taking friends here because it’s beautiful, the food is exquisite and the ambiance and decor is wonderful. If they are busy, service might be a bit slow but I don’t mind waiting. It’s worth it!
This place was really excellent. The decor makes it seem like you're walking into a Tuscan wine cellar. The food was really first-rate. The service was very personable and professional. The price point was very reasonable. We would definitely go back!
This will always be my favorite place to eat. This is a gem in park slope. Service is impeccable and the food is amazing.
This was a New Years Eve Dinner at 9:15PM. By 11:15pm we were basically done and left half hour before midnight.
My food was fine-- my partner's steak was so overcooked that he left 1/3 of it. He ordered medium rare. The table we were sitting was in the middle of the main transit for all the restaurants' activity and practically on top of a corner table. I was asked to move, while having my meal, in order to let people come in. Was told to, please move, but not given a moment to put my fork down, while the table is wisked out of the way. No apologies.
"Lets feed them and throw them out" seemed to be the message here. $145.00 per person with tax/tip
My specific instructions I left on opentable was this is a "birthday dinner". We could have been walk ins and received the same service. The waiter didn't even go over any wines for us when the wine selection is triple the size of the menu. We planned to stay after dinner for drinks as she had friends coming to wish her a happy birthday but we decided to go else where as the service there was ice cold. (We had great service the first time we went there) Overall the food is excellent and consistent! Too bad the service doesn't equal to the chef's effort.
Everything was delicious. Loved the polenta, the pastas, the lamb.
Eating here feels as if one is transported to a rustic Italian village. It is warm, cozy, romantic, rustic! Food also very good! Service excellent!
First time I ever ate rabbit! Was very tasty. Definitely recommend
Extremely warm, welcoming atmosphere. We ate downstairs in wine cellar and enjoyed quiet space and very attentive, engaging waitress. Food was excellent, creative and tasty. Wine list has bottles under $40 and food prices are reasonable. My out of town, sophisticated friends enjoyed everything about experience as did I.
Entrance was a little disconcerting. But once inside and the food arrived: WOW!!! amazing and absolutely delicious!! I wanted to order another dinner instead of a dessert...it was that good!! a gem of a place and our waiter was excellent and all were very attentive...The food was superb!
We waited a long time to be served, actually a couple that came well after us had their order taken first. And the food, sadly, was sub par. My ragu was so watery, and my husband’s shrimp pasta had just a few pieces of cut up shrimp - in all probably 2.5 actual shrimp were cut up in his pasta. We were left a bit hungry for the super small portions.
Nice quaint little restaurant
Irene our waitress was just lovely! The food was delicious!