Il Convivio

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822 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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 2/3 course set menu & prosecco £32/£36

Set menu inclusive of a glass of prosecco

2 courses £32
3 courses £36

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:45 18:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Sat 1:30PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 822 People Are Saying
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n
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Worse Italian dinner ever. No food was fresh

F
London
124 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

JS
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

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.

2
London
59 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

MM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So efficient, food so tasty - excellent Gabi.

Quite lunch table. Very comfortable

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AS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

NF
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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.

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

IC
London
40 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is delicious and very good service!

AB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LN
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good

A
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

F
London
124 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

W
London
56 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

SB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

C
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

AK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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

N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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!

S
Kent
34 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

j
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant with outstanding food.
Good relatively inexpensive wine list

F
London
124 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

It wasn't a good experience! I still can’t believe that restaurant’s high-recomended here.. The food was disappointing

RJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were all excellent

I would have no hesitation in recommending Il Convivio for any occasion

JE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good Italian restaurant and food and wines lived up to its reputation. We will be back.

m
London
96 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As usual a lovely meal with great service. It's a real pleasure to go to a London restaurant and be able to have a conversation with your fellow diner(s) without the table next to you listening! We both had the Carpaccio to start which was a delight followed by lamb and monkfish respectively. Both were delicious. A good wine list as well. A lovely relaxing evening.

I
London
57 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I have not been here for about eight years but it was pleasing to see it mostly unchanged (different chef and front of house staff, of course).
It was always been one of London's better Italians and the food is as good, if not better, than ever.
Other than a slightly dull pasta dish, the food was of excellent quality and served in generous portions. The Welsh Lamb and the chocolate and orange tart were both outstanding.
Service was charming.
The restaurant was very quiet on a dull Wednesday evening - though I noticed other restaurants in the area were also fairly quiet.
It is not cheap but offers much better value for money than many competitors.

F
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding salads with very light dressing. Black spaghetti with lobster is wonderful. Nice wines by the glass with a generous pour. Desserts are scrumptious.

h
London
166 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Convivio has never disappointed in all the many years I have been delighting in its cooking, service and atmosphere. At three recent meals, it was clear the kitchen is on top form--each visit was shared with friends who have fallen in love with this gem of a restaurant. I was also glad to see it busier than usual last Wednesday at lunch;although the competition is sharp in Belgravia/Pimlico these days, Il Convivio is still a special place.

KG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent food and good value - was very quiet on a Monday lunchtime. Will go again.