Convivio

Address: 45 Tudor City East, Murray Hill, New York City, 10017, United States
Telephone: 212-599-5045

- Mid-range

4.2

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
4.5
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
3.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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