Il Convivio

(42 Reviews)
143 Ebury Street, London, London, London, SW1W 9QN
Italian

Top offer

Lunch set menu - 2 courses from £20.50 per person & for 3 courses £26

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Average

Main course: £15
Food spend: £45

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00

Restaurant description

Il Convivio is homed in a pretty Georgian house, serving exquisite Italian dishes. A contemporary conservatory area with a stunning retractable roof allows al fresco-style dining on warmer days.

The regularly-changing and colourful Il Convivio menu offers a selection of Italian specialities, from pasta to grilled meat and fish. Black spaghetti comes with decadent lobster and delicate white spring onion. Other favourites include the grilled lamb cutlets, covered in herbs and served with potato rosti and a creative black olive sauce. Innovative desserts at Il Convivio restaurant include the popular but inexplicable warm chocolate mousse infused with raspberry and served with vanilla ice cream.

Accompany your food with a choice from the truly extensive wine list offered by Il Convivio in Victoria. A light colour scheme allows deep red walls embossed with Dante’s poetry to stand out, while crisp white tablecloths and large plants almost take a backseat.

Il Convivio in London is a 9-minute walk from London Victoria Rail Station and around a 7-minute drive from Buckingham Palace.

Customer reviews for Il Convivio
4.3
(based on 42 reviews)

90%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (18)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (23)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (12)
  • lunch (13)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (15)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (10)
  • views (2)
  • By Noora T. T from London
    21 November 2015

    Perfect!

  • By Lotte P from London
    2 November 2015

    We had a great meal, good service in a perfect location.

  • By Martin R from Thame
    29 October 2015

    A very enjoyable lunch with excellent service and a good Italian "house" white wine. We would certainly go to Il Convivio for an evening meal as well if we were in London at any time.

  • By Howard S from London
    14 September 2015

    'Convivio' translates as more than just conviviality: it means a gathering of friends discussing art,music, philosophy over fine food. I can think of no other restaurant in London that provides a more conducive atmosphere for exactly that kind of pleasurable gathering. I have been delighted by Il Convivio ever since it opened; I relish the food, the service and the enchanting room that never dates. In 2015 I think it is better than ever. So a huge grazie to all who contribute to this enchanted place.

  • By Mark W from London
    22 July 2015

    This is beyond question my favourite Italian restaurant in this country. Not only is it so friendly and the ambience, bright, inviting and relaxing, the food is perfectly judged and balanced, at the same time as being inventive and another level entirely from the conventional Italian fare elsewhere. I have never eaten at Il Convivio and not been delighted. The prices are competitive in comparison with eating establishments nearby, and much better value for money. The weekly menu with three choices for each course currently stands at £23 for three at lunch time, £29 at dinner, though sides etc are extra. A great deal of care is taken over the wines too, and it's well worth following their advice if, like me, you are not always sure about which wine, with what, given a table of different dishes. A real skill. Pasta, risotto, vegetables perfectly timed; beautiful fish; home made sorbets with the season; fresh appetising ingredients; friendly and attentive service. 5 minutes walk from Victoria station; 10 from Sloane Square. Excellent.

  • By John M from London
    20 July 2015

    great

  • By Howard S from London
    16 June 2015

    I have been eating at Il convivio ever since it opened. I have always relished the food, the atmosphere and the service. Over the years it had only bettered itself. A few days ago I took a New York friend for lunch. We ate in the Conservatory section under a blue sky with windows open. Divine. The quality of the food equalled the beauty of the timeless room. As always the service was friendly/impeccable. My friend asked me to book a return visit when she returns from a trip to Austria. No higher compliment could be paid!!

  • By Niamh O from London
    20 March 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Food fantastic and staff really genuine, friendly and accommodating. Good value too!

  • By Sarah U from London
    2 April 2014

    Food was good but small portions on the special offer and they did not have half of the options. Desert was a hard rock cake which we should have sent back. Service was excellent.

  • By Mel C from London
    20 February 2014

    Food was essentially too oily and salty (fish & chickpea soup and prawn spaghetti). We had the 2 course lunch for £20 (once they've added service) and it was nice enough but not really good vfm. great seats, ambience and service though.

Restaurant Location Map
Il Convivio
143 Ebury Street, London, London, London, SW1W 9QN

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