Convivio

Price guide: Mid-range

45 Tudor City East, Murray Hill, New York City, New York, 10017

Price guide: Mid-range

Convivio

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#51 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Convivio

An underrated Italian gem in a little visited neighborhood.

This Italian star is one of my favorite places for a special occasion meal, with unpretentious but expertly wrought classics in a very pretty space.

Food and drink: 

Micheal White, the chef here, makes simple dishes shine. Among the standouts are bite-size orchiette in a Sicilian-style ragu and perfectly cooked pork chops made special with a signature salsa verde. The wine list is also impressive with great choices from all over Italy.

Ambience: 

The pretty dining room feels spacious but still intimate with plump upholstered red banquettes and light walls with reflective white paint.

Service: 

The staff are helpful but unobtrusive much like their star chef.

Location: 

Not far from the United Nations and tucked away in a Tudor City landmark, this quiet gentrified block of New York hearkens back to a bygone era and achitecture.

Price advice: 

Starters are a splurge-worthy US$10-$17 and mains are US$26-$33. The four-course US$59 tasting menu is excellent and great value.

Tables to book: 

I like the corner tables where you can see the room but not feel too exposed.

More information on Convivio:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
45 Tudor City East, Murray Hill, New York City, New York, 10017
Telephone:
212-599-5045
Website:
http://www.convivionyc.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, Mon-Thurs 5.30-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 5-11.30pm, Sun 5.30-9pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Convivio? Would you recommended it?