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Convivium Osteria

#197 of 4,385 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021 (Between Bergen and St. Marks)
+1 718-857-1833
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 11:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely little restaurant. Very cozy and intimate. It was my birthday and we got a nice little table by the window. We ordered a bottle of cava and the waiter, after checking, regretfully informed us they were out. He recommended a more expensive bottle, excellent, and gave it to us at the lower price. I told him that wasn't... More 

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Congers, New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very attentive staff and well prepared dishes help to make this a pleasant, and even romantic experience. The cellar was more subdued than upstairs. Either one would have been good.

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Thank rslesq
Adelaide, Australia
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It's all very well to have been one of the first decent places in the area, but these days they have the Barclays Center around and many places are upping their game. Quit ramming customers all together and behaving so blasé, especially when charging this much.

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Thank hogiebear33
New York City, New York
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The place is super nice and the food and wine was great! Just one problem, we were at a party in a room which seated 20 people, it was so tight that the waiter must of hit my back at least 20 times, than the utensils went flying, no one apologized, than hot sauce from the steak went on me... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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390 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My friends chose this place because it is near Barclay Center. They got there before I did and told me they were treated horribly when it came to getting a table we had reserved. We were squished together. Then came the service. We ate on a Saturday night and the service was an abomination. We waited and waited and waited.... More 

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Thank Sheryl T
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We came across this place by chance but were so glad we found it. The decor is rustic and charming. The staff were very warm and attentive. The food was delicious. We like portuguese food (the menu is a mix of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese), so that was a plus. We had pasta of the day, grilled sardines and clams.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

While staying in Brooklyn just a few steps from Park Slope we happened onto the TA reviews for Convivium. Naturally, we gave it a whirl. Unfortunately I must say that the service was average and the food was utterly unacceptable given the price and reputation of the restaurant. Specifically our server seemed obliged to attend to us , if not... More 

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Thank Lonnie W
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Place was highly recommended by a good friend. I had the ravioli with green apple and cinnamon (it was surprisingly delicious). The spinach and ewe ricotta was delightful as well. The sea bass and grilled skirt steak as dinner was also delightful. My friends and I shared plates and these two were my favorites. I would definitely return and recommend... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is such a cute place with lots of charm. The wine list is extensive an we had a wonderful bottle with our dinner. The service was top notch. I am only giving this 3 stars due to the price of the food and the value. We had the charcuterie platter and artichoke starters and both were very good. I... More 

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Richmond Hill
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Went for Mom's day post theater meal. Comfortable, small pleasant. Good food but limited choices for vegetarians. Attentive service. Non veggies enjoyed their meal as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 11:30
Saturday
17:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
    (Between Bergen and St. Marks)
  • Public Transportation: ALL TRAINS TO ATLANTIC PACIFIC STATION. 2 AND 3 TO BERGEN ST.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-857-1833
Description
Convivium Osteria in Parkslope Brooklyn offers the best authentic Italian cuisine in a transporting, romantic setting. We have three dining rooms. The spacious and rustic Mainroom, the hidden and romantic Wine Cellar, and the quiet elusive Backroom/covered patio. Featuring the best local and all natural ingredients in dishes such as Roman braised artichokes, baby octopus salad, gnudi of spinach, ricotta, and asiago, and our famous 48 oz ribeye for two. Visit our full menu at our website

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?