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A “hidden gem” in Belgravia, this “quiet” stalwart “never disappoints” its fans – the interior is “absolutely lovely” and it serves “honest, Italian-inspired food”.
With its “smooth” service, and “spacious” interior, this “stylish” Belgravian “old favourite” is, say fans, always “under-rated”; there is the occasional report of “uninspiring” cooking, but on most accounts it’s “beautifully judged”.
“After all these years, Il Convivio still delights”; this “upmarket” Belgravia “gem” offers “first-rate” Italian cuisine in airy surroundings supporters find positively “beautiful” – it “deserves to be better known”.
“Stylish, quiet and agreeable”, this “hidden treasure”, in Belgravia, offers “consistently good” Italian cooking, and “impeccable” service too; so why isn’t it better known? – “the atmosphere doesn’t match the rest of the experience”.
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.
The name Il Convivio actually comes from the Italian poet Dante. The name of the restaurant literally translates as a meeting over food and drink of anti-establishment intellectual philosophers of the Dante era. If you don’t need a literal translation, ‘banquet’ will do nicely.
The restaurant has a conservatory at the back for al fresco dining with the advantage of an electric roof to enable year round dining. The conservatory features cedar wood decking and the theme continues into the restaurant with limestone and cedar wood panels. Beautiful, deep red walls are embossed with words taken from Dante’s poetry lending an air of romanticism to this elegantly styled restaurant.
Opened: 1999 Number of Covers: 65 Opening Times: Monday to Saturday
Available for private functions Private dining room available: 14 seated – 30 reception
Nearest Underground: Victoria, Sloane Square
A charming and beautiful room offering an entirely different experience to that of the main restaurant.
Relax on a Chesterfield and enjoy an aperitif in the comfort of the lounge while waiting for your guests. With the addition of this lounge area, this delightful space lends itself perfectly to cocktail parties and wine tastings for up to 30 people, whilst the large antique dining table can seat 14 for private and corporate entertaining.
The service is discreet and efficient, allowing guests to enjoy the experience without unnecessary interruptions. There is a selection of menus available, although our chef Cedric Neri is happy to provide a bespoke menu based on each client’s requirements. The emphasis is always on the individual needs of the client and attention to detail is faultless.
Il Convivio Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Honest Italian fare, precise service. Quiet atmosphere, good for business lunches. Also, you can book a separate room, very good for business events up to 10 people."