Il Convivio
Il Convivio

Il Convivio

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilconvivio.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7730 4099
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Lees
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com
  • Private Party Facilities: 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Sergio Pipolo 02077304099
  • Special Events: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elizabeth Street
  • Public Transit: Sloane Square and Victoria tube stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Several meters outside and in the surrounding area.
A word from Il Convivio
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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Il Convivio reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.6
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (37)special occasions (31)fit for foodies (30)romance (21)pre/post theatre (11)sunday lunch (6)group bookings (4)good vegetarian options (2)child friendly (1)outdoor eating (1)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Special Italian
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Booked on a whim because we were in an area that we don't go to that often and proved an excellent choice. I'll certainly remember it and go back again and recommend it.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as ever
    martintsVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Il Convivio has become one of our favourite restaurants - it always delivers. The pea soup starter was superb along with the Welsh cutlets and Monkfish. Good wine list and a restaurant you should try. We will keep going back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • All good, tasty, kind service...
    Wallonie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We spent a really good moment ; service kind, attentive and flexible. Food delicious ; we all appreciated a lot the quality of products, the home made pastas, the advice for the wine... Really good restaurant ; we've been advised to go there and will be pleased to come back soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service
    glj1
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    nice bright restaurant. Attentive service. Food was great. This was a business lunch and all my party complimented the restaurant
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dstorryVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Was very impressed with the food and ambiance. Service was a bit 'hit or miss' as the wait staff seemed inexperienced, but all in all a very nice evening!
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Il convivio classy Italian
    FuffVIP
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Just 10 mins walk from Victoria an authentic modern Italian restaurant with attentive staff and a good choice from the set menu. A wide selection of wine in the £20-£30 range makes for a meal for two at £80 including service
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  • Good for business lunches
    KateX
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I visited this restaurant for a business lunch and was impressed. A lovely menu with great tasting food. The restaurant was fairly quiet, the other tables also included people on what looked to be business lunches but I suspect this changes of an evening. I would go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • abeabe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Friendly, servers attentive. Food was fresh and well prepared. Great location.
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  • Room to Talk
    Beekay
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was a good choice for a business lunch as the restaurant was reasonably quiet so that we could talk. The conservatory area at the back is bright and sunny and the restaurant itself is clean with white tablecloths and napkins giving it an 'expensive' look and feel. The set lunch itself was fine, but nothing spectacular, small portions but for lunch that's absolutely OK. Bread was fresh and tasty. Not a tremendous choice but for the money (£17.50 for two courses plus service charge added to bill) and for the area it is good value and something a bit more upmarket than the average 'chain' Italian.
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    martintsVIP
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We love this restaurant. Such a lovely ambience for a quiet and personal meal. Good wine list with excellent advice to help. The rib of beef was enjoyed by my wife and daughter and the rabbit roulade was brilliant. Beautiful sweets and starters, this restaurant remains a favourite choice.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent lunch meal
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We had an excellent business lunch which is exceedingly great value and delicious food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as usual
    martintsVIP
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    About the fifth time I have eaten here and it as good as ever. Good food, good service, private and relaxing. Goats cheese, avocado and beetroot salad was a delicious starter as was the octopus. We both had the veal as a main course, succulent, well presented but perhaps needed a tad more seasoning. The wine list is excellent. Will keep going back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atlas1
    Atlas1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The host was a very nice gentleman, the restaurant was pretty quiet which was a shame but overall an enjoyable evening. The food was very nice
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local restaurant
    BassimVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Great location and far enough from the noise of SLOANE square but close enough to feel you are in a great part of London. The cupcake shop across the road is also amazing! The set menu is extremely well priced.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    The restaurant provides consistently good service and an excellent menu. The rooms are light and airy and the tables well spaced. The lunch menu is good value.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nightowl
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A very enjoyable evening with delicious food and excellent service. Il Convivio is a real asset to the neighbourhood.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Convivial
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Whilst I appreciate frankness, to be told as soon as I sit down that most of the fish dishes on the menu are off because the delivery that morning had been rubbish, did not fill me with confidence for the rest that was to have been served up so I went for the meat and very good it was too. Pasta was well sauced and a good portion as a starter, steak juicy and cooked as requested. Vegetables are miserable portions which means the price of the meal increases. Good wine choices. A baking hot night and one side of the table guests were cool but the other next to the wall roasted. So a good safe bet for a meal but not exciting
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good weekend lunch
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Our first visit. It was quite quiet which was good as we were very well looked after by all the staff. The food was very good and it was a very pleasant Saturday lunch time experience
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sara
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Il Convivio is our local restaurant where we like to go for delicious Italian cuisine lunch or dinner. It is great for any time of the year as there is a lovely conservatory where the glass roof can be opened on hot summer days so you can dine al fresco. Santo and his staff always make us feel welcome and service is efficient friendly and discreet. The food is always in our opinion, first class! There Suprise canapé brought to table before dining was full of intense flavour. My fresh and light tomato with Basil Pasta hit the spot, after a long day at the races, and and my husbands lobster and spring onion, handmade black spaghetti looked superb and tasted delicious. We had a carafe of the house puglian red, a great complimented
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Pole
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Went for our 20th wedding anniversary lunch. Lovely setting and great food most enjoyable . Only point was that the creme brûlée was a little over cooked. Want to go again soon
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat performance
    archiequick
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We happened to walk in at Il Convivio several years ago on a business trip, and we were delighted with everything (particularly the home-made pasta). Business took us to London again this year, and we reserved ahead of time to see if the place stood up to our memories of it. It did in every way. Bravo!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very enjoyable dining experience
    booTu
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Il Convivo provided us with a delicious evening meal after our visit to the Chelsea Flower Show. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive, and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. We will certainly go there again.
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  • Fantastic food at a great price
    AnnieD
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    Home made pasta, wonderful fish and divine dessert from a very reasonable fixed lunch menu. Will definitely visit again. Lovely light space and attentive service.
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  • Amazing pasta
    Kenneth
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    My wife and I went here for an impromptu dinner as we were in the area. We both ordered pasta and it was quite frankly amazing - I would highly recommend the truffle pasta. My mouth runs as I think of it. They don't have a somelier but if you do know your wines, they have a very good range including some of our favorite italian brunello's etc. Would definitely go again!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    AJW12
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Absolutely delicious set lunch of San Daniele ham and burata, followed by liver and bacon. Accompanied by a fine glass of montepulciano. The extremely welcoming maitre d' put a smile on my face as I struggled in wet and bedraggled from the storm outside.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Caesar
    Dined on 23/4/2014
    This is a fine restaurant with exceptional cooking. It is quiet enough for conversation as the tables are well-spaced. We always ask for wine recommendations from the knowledgeable maitre. Their menu is varied and interesting.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh bright and Food excellent
    LornaRVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Beautifully, bright and airy room with a welcoming feel. Excellent food, friendly attentive staff. Interesting wine list. With the Top Table deal on the food a great time to try is lovely restaurant. A new favourite.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very charming and memorable oasis
    Gastronut
    Dined on 31/3/2014
    Chosen via Trip Advisor for a pre-show treat and it didn't disappoint. They understand the value of personal service, listening to our requests and customising our dining to suit our schedule. We chose a different ravioli dish each of which arrived divided in two so that we shared - as we had decided to do, a nice touch and the wine, though ordered by the glass was poured at the table, another touch that adds to the value. All staff were charming and attentive and, the ravioli stunning. We started with white truffle & goat's cheese, every ingredient could be detected, likewise the broccoli. Not the cheapest but well worth the extra pennies. My only criticism would be the apricot decor, which has dated..
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian restaurant
    Geoff
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    We booked an early dinner prior to going to the Royal Court Theatre which is a few minutes walk away. The food was excellent - you don't often get really fresh mozzarella as an antipasti dish but you do here, and the main courses we chose (black spaghetti with lobster, monkfish wrapped in prosciutto) were not only authentic Italian dishes but well cooked and delicious. The service was attentive throughout and the ambience in the townhouse was refined and relaxed. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food. Highly recommended!
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    romance, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is our third visit to
    mayfiri
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    This is our third visit to Il Convivio this year and that in its own should show what we think of this outstanding restaurant. The meals have all been delighful, creative and with impeccable presentation. The service attentive but not over the top. The Maidre D as always was a delight! And we love the fact that the layout of the restaurant makes conversations easy as noise is to a minimum. Again, great food, great abience, great location.
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  • Smart dining
    Kev123
    Dined on 14/3/2014
    Lovely lunch time eating, great service, incredibly clean and delicious food. And really friendly waiters, made welcome at all the time
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  • lunch with a friend
    out2lunch
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    Il Convivio is always a great place for lunch. A good menu - both set lunch and a la carte - attentive but not intrusive service, good food and choice of wines. This was as good as ever. And there is enough space that I could have lunch with an old but eccentric friend without feeling we were annoying our neighbours - and without being annoyed by them!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and friendly staff
    AbbyR
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Lovely evening in a lovely little restaurant with friendly staff who like to joke and put you at your ease. Food was really good and the atmosphere was cosy but upmarket. We really enjoyed it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch at Il Convivio
    GGTTVIP
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    we had a business lunch at Il Convivio and everyone was satisfied: good food and service. The place is rich in light and the sunny day made it particularly nice. Fair value for money.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent hospitality and food
    JonR
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    We had booked to arrive at 20:30, but were stuck in traffic, we called ahead and the restaurant were very understanding. We arrived and recieved a warm welcome. The food was good, the waiter was very attentive, however I think he must have gone on a break because we didn't see him for about 25 minutes when we had decided and were ready to order. No one else was assigned to us during that time. This didn't in any way affect out overall experience as the restaurant had a good ambience. The food was lovely, the Maitre D was a highlight, he was a very warm gentleman, who awarded 'best dresser' to my partner, which was a lovely gesture. Overall, good food, excellent hospitality, I would go again, and would recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exemplary service
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    Lets face it, sometimes things go wrong in restaurants and you know its just unfortunate mistakes and thats what happened on our visit. One main course was wrong and so both were sent back - they came back wrong again and were sent back, the maitre D was tearing his hair out and couldnt have been nicer, explaining and offering more free wine as we waited.The meal when it came was excellent and we will go back mainly because at least they were honest, immediatly apologised and we could see it was not only a huge embarassment but that they did everything they could to make it better.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and lovely service.
    Stan
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    Great food and lovely service. The desserts were delightful.
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  • our dinner at Il Convivio
    GGTTVIP
    Dined on 16/1/2014
    Our dinner at Il Convivio has been enjoyable and relaxing. Good Italian food (I enjoyed the mozzarella as appetizer and spaghetti alla chitarra). A pleasant and relaxing environment with friendly and attentive service. Ideal for people looking for a relaxing dinner and a quiet chat (without having to shout, like it sometimes happens in some other restaurants). Not cheap but fair value for money.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    FatandfussyVIP
    Dined on 17/12/2013
    I took a friend to Il Convivio and we had a great evening. The food was first class, especially my fillet of wild boar. The service was a little eccentric - I got the wrong aperitif and my friend's starter was not the one that he had ordered. However, mistakes like that are very unusual here so don't let it put you off.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian hidden gem
    Aaron
    Dined on 30/11/2013
    I dined here on a Saturday night with four friends. We arrived separately, with the staff greeting us at the door to take our jackets. They were very polite, charming and courteous throughout our 4.5 hours there. They gave us plenty of time to catch up (as we haven't seen each other for some time) and gave recommendations on wine and the dishes. All of the pasta is made in-house and is definitely worth trying! We had starters, main and desert, bottles of wine, grappa etc. This isn't a typical Italian tourist restaurant, but a real one definitely worth the distance from where ever you travel from. The atmosphere is relaxed, with low key music that is just right. The service and food is top quality, and I couldn't recommend Il Convivio enough
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    I would recommend this to a friend.