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Posted by joe on 03/07/2011
Great food sorry they closed
Posted by JJ748 on 06/24/2010
While the olive bread is a treat and my first two courses (soft shell crab and fusilli) were excellent, my veal chop was of mediocre quality as it was difficult to cut or chew due to all of the stringy membranes. Additionally, the restaurant is unbearably warm due to the almost non-existent airconditioning. I will probably return, but not until the cooler months.
Posted by anonymous on 05/14/2010
This is one of the most innovative and best restaurants in midtown. I eat out a lot and I'm even more picky about Italian cuisine since I grew up in Italy and know authentic Italian food. Convivio's menu includes a careful and delicate balance of flavors that offer new twists to old favorites. It's creativity at its best. I couldn't be happier having a restaurant of this caliber in this neighborhood, which is littered with casual, average and fast food eateries. I recommend this place highly to everyone, and have nothing but great things to say about the service as well. Well done!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/26/2010
After reading the mixed reviews about this restaurant, I was expecting it to be a let-down. However, we couldn't have had a better dining experience. Yes, the hostesses were a bit frosty, but not any more so than most upscale restaurants. Our waiter, however, couldn't have been nicer! The meal was excellent from start to finish. The fusilli with pork ragu was delicious as were the sweetbreads. The stracciatelli was out of this world - like butter. The cod special was great. The desserts weren't especially inventive, but they were still delicious. We never felt rushed during our meal, at all. Maybe because we had an earlier seating? This was a wonderful dinner - the prix fixe is a steal. Don't let the bad reviews turn you away from here!
Posted by richard priority on 01/05/2010
We did the 4 course tasting menu for my father's birthday and everyone loved it. i thought it was good value for the price and had no issue with the service or anything else. would go back no question.
Posted by Victor's sister on 10/22/2009
I went here with two coworkers and we dined outdoors on a beautiful, warm day. The small outdoor seating area forced the waitstaff to constantly walk behind my chair and annoyingly slide against me. That is a huge problem for me when I am trying to enjoy my meal. Additionally, it took an inordinate amount of time for the waitress to come over to take our orders. Next, the waitress recommended the sausage appetizer which was completely unworthy of recommendation. It was nothing more than cut up pieces of very obviously fat-enshrouded sausage and it wasn't even warm. The presentation was so poor that one of my coworkers was afraid to even try it. Its red coloring looked almost like a rare animal was laying before us in chunks. The other appetizer we ordered was the mild cheese and sauce. It too was very plain in taste and had nothing to offer the palate. Perhaps it was meant to be a dunking sauce, but it only arrived with two small pieces of bread and there were three of us. Both appetizers were extremely small portions, so tiny that one of my coworkers was afraid to take any at all, for fear that there wouldn't be enough for all of us. Additionally, the apps were served with no serving utensils. Were we supposed to use our fingers? The entrees were more appealing. I had the scallops, which was a very small portion, especially in comparison to the chicken entree, which included two pieces of chicken parts. The scallops arrived in a bed of couscous and had a few mussels adorning the plate. The flavor was mild, nothing to rave about, yet the scallops were nicely prepared- not overdone as is often the case. The couscous included nuts, which I could have done without. Somehow I don't find nuts and scallops to be a winning combination. The other entree on the table was the snapper. Neither of my coworkers made any mention of whether they enjoyed their entrees, so I assume that it was just a meal and nothing more to them. The bus boys were extremely attentive, constantly coming around with more bread for us. And there was a choice of a couple of types of bread. I had the olive bread which was warm and soft. To the obvious disappointment of the waitress, we did not order dessert.
Posted by Ladel on 10/03/2009
The place is well known and deserving of all the food kudos. So, why would the maitre d' try to sit me and my wife in Siberia for a 6:45 reservation when the place was about 10% full? A mild complaint and we got the table of our choice, just a silly, stupid little glitch that sets a bad tone, especially when you are about to leave big bucks. We don't drink so as a treat we ordered a fairly priced bottle of water, our server, without asking opened and poured another bottle when the first was empty, a mild complaint and the bottle was removed and did not appear on the bill. Another small glitch, but none the less annoying and completely avoidable by simply asking before pouring. I also noticed that the people drinking wine had their glasses annoyingly kept full in the hopes of getting them to order more wine. Overall service was fine, professional, prompt, and for the most part there only when you needed them, good place for special occasions.