Il Convivio

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829 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
A highly acclaimed, stunning Georgian townhouse conversion situated in the heart of Belgravia. Il Convivio has now established itself as one of the leading Italian restaurants in the capital for its outstanding and exquisite modern Italian cuisine.


The private dining room offers corporate and individual clients a perfect and exclusive setting for entertaining. The large antique table seats up to 14 and a small adjacent lounge area features sofas and a coffee table for relaxing before and after your meal.
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LauraM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food - excellent quality

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vipmartints
London
96 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love this restaurant. Great food, excellent service and quiet enough to have a good conversation with your fellow diners without having to shout. We will return.

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RichardG
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, charming staff. Interesting wine list. Thank you very much for the convivial evening.

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HayleyB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and all the staff were friendly and attentive and personal. Restaurant was only semi busy but I have the feeling service would be the same if they were very busy. Second time visiting and will continue to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and well balanced food! Highly recommended!

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vipFatandfussy
London
128 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Il Convivio. We tried a delicious new pork dish from the Christmas menu - the portion size was so huge that I could not finish mine although my friend who has a very hearty appetite demolished hers in short order. Perfect attentive service as always.

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vipChrissy
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful meal. Love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Really super pasta and excellent service. We were treated very well indeed and look forward to returning. Thank you very much

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vipnicoloc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

Worse Italian dinner ever. No food was fresh

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vipFatandfussy
London
128 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Although it was not a party as such, the dinner was, in fact, to celebrate the birthday of one of our number. The staff who were absolutely charming made a great fuss of her and a special pudding was produced much to her delight.

The food was delicious, as it always is, and Il Convivio remains my favourite restaurant in the Belgravia area.

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vipJanSuz
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

The food was very good, but not generous. For the price we would have expected bread/olives/nibbles as we sat down. The amuse bouche was a prawn concoction which one of our group could not eat. No alternative was offered. No bread was served with the soup & had to be ordered as an extra. The service was unenthusiastic to say the least & the waiters were chatting & smoking outside. No one came to ask us if everything was ok & if we required anything else. Not surprisingly the restaurant was empty on a Saturday night. We were there from 7.30 to 9.30 & only one other table was occupied. We will not be going again which is a pity as we have been going there for years & it has always been a good experience in the past.

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vip2eatornot2eat
London
60 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff,interesting menu,good wine list , spacious dining room,very reasonable prices particularly for lunch . Everything a restaurant should be and you won’t be disappointed.This is not a “trendy” place but it is a genuinely comfortable pleasant place to be for a couple of hours where you will enjoy good Italian food at sensible prices.
You will return.

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MichaelM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So efficient, food so tasty - excellent Gabi.

Quite lunch table. Very comfortable

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AlexaS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very average & overpriced. Food tasteless and limited menu. Wouldn't recommend.

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vipNicholasF
London
20 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Simple tasty food in generous portions, with friendly and efficient staff. Nice relaxed ambiance

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Simon88
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

This was a peaceful visit on a Tuesday evening. Everybody on our table of 4 was happy with their food, except my wife who was distinctly unimpressed with her risotto. It wasn't very good. Portions were only just adequate

I didn't see the final bill, because I was a Guest, but I think that it was about £70 a head including wine.

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CrispinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

There was a treat from the chef and some interesting bread as a bonus to the 3 course menu we went for. It was all tasty and well presented food.
They had only just opened for the day so it was quiet and we were 'put in the window'.
There is a very good chance we will go again next time we are in the area

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Nicky957
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were here with friends and as always the food was great.

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vipIanC
London
46 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good Italian , excellent pasta and well priced wines
Well worth visiting

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OpenTable Diner
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious and very good service!

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vipAnneB
London
34 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our meals here. Friendly and helpful staff.Room is very comfortable with good space between the tables.

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vipLNL1
London
26 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good

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Andrew
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Convivio lived up to the reviews. We arrived tired and unkept to the restaurant but were welcomed with open arms. The service was attentive and professional. The food was excellent; in particular the sea bass was a great success and I enjoyed my wild boar pasta. Dessert was equally good. I was impressed that the staff replaced my gelato without question when I was worried about the possible presence of nuts. The gelato was great and the chocolate sprinkled around the gelato was much appreciated. Excellent restaurant in a nice area of London.

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vipFatandfussy
London
128 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been coming here for years and, throughout that time, both the food and the service have been consistently good and, in my opinion, a considerable cut above what is offered by any other Italian restaurant in the area. Highly recommended.

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Angelaho
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were delighted to find a restaurant with good food and service which is also quiet. The tables are not close together and the atmosphere was tranquil. Admittedly in August restaurants in residential London are not packed, but even if it had been, I think we would have found it pleasantly un-noisy. A good choice of, mostly Italian, wines.

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Nicky957
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, Il Convivio was great, and the friends we introduced to the restaurant were very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Upscale Italian fine dining. Interesting menu items seasoned with a light hand. Our group had seafood soup in saffron broth, beef carpaccio, prosciutto platter, veal chop over herbed ricotta, rump steak, maccheroni in cinghale ragu and spaghetti with fresh pomodoro and mozzarella.
All dishes were very well prepared. Only complaint was the maccheroni was too al dente (the spaghetti however was not) and the boar sauce on the bland side.

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kerry
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

I was looking for a nice lunch spot for myself and 2 girlfriends pre the Chelsea Flower Show and Il Convivio was perfect, if a little quieter than we imagined it would be. The biggest issue was choosing from a superb menu! Excellent service, wonderful food and a reasonably priced wine list.

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Womble
London
56 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Close to Victoria Station, so a good meeting place with friends from outside London. Also conveniently placed for Chelsea Flower Show visitors either for lunch or dinner. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and good value Set Lunch menu.

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SallyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch with fresh, interesting ingredients. Beautifully presented and with friendly, attentive and ‘unstuffy’ service. The restaurant was white bright, light and delightful. Would recommend.

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vipChrissy
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. One of our favorites in London. We will be back soon.

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AlexisK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great. Restaurant was pretty much empty on Friday evening. Pasta dish well done, although the pork lacked some flavor. Great service!

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Nicky957
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was the third time I'd been to Il Convivio and as always, the staff were friendly but unobtrustive, the food (creative Ita;lian) was great and the bill was delightfully modest considering the quality!

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Suze
Kent
36 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely staff - friendly and competent without being overly obvious. Delicious food. Not cheap but definitely worth the money and will go again when I need a treat.

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vipjames
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant with outstanding food.
Good relatively inexpensive wine list

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vipFatandfussy
London
128 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Two friends and I had a delightful evening at this elegant Belgravia restaurant which has been a firm favourite of mine for many years. The food is a cut above that at any other Italian restaurants in the vicinity and consistently good while the staff are welcoming and always charming. Highly recommended.

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DougieM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly the best food I have had in a while! Waitors and Waitresses made our date really enjoyable. They really made an effort and made us laugh. Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is amazing, service excellent and staff friendly and knowledgeable. This is my second visit and the food and drinks did not disappoint. I will definitely be back for more.

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brianm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Only downside was the cheaper wines were not available so forced to purchase £45 plus bottles. All wine in London is very expensive.

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vip7Foodie7
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful discovery. Pleasant service, quiet enough for conversation and wonderful food. I had a set course menu with a duck carpaccio starter that was well above my expectations. The main course and dessert were also excellent. Had a reasonably priced Chianti that was delicious as well.

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