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Il Convivio

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Il Convivio Review

In a tiny, nondescript vicolo north of Piazza Navona, the three Troiani brothers—Angelo in the kitchen, and brothers Giuseppe and Massimo presiding over the dining room and wine cellar—have quietly been redefining the experience of Italian eclectic alta cucina (haute cuisine) for many years. Antipasti include a selection of ultra-fresh raw seafood preparations in the mixed crudi, while a "carbomare" pasta is a riff on tradition, substituting pancetta with fresh fish roe and house-cured bottarga (salted fish roe). Or opt for one of the famed signature dishes, including a fabulous version of a cold-weather pigeon main course prepared four different ways. Service is attentive without being overbearing, and the wine list is exceptional. It is definitely a splurge spot.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo dei Soldati 31, Piazza Navona, Rome, 00186 | Map It
  • Phone: 06/6869432
  • Location: Navona

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and 2 wks in Aug. No lunch.
Updated: 03-04-2013

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    Big disappointment!

    From NYC know good restaurants this isnt one! No handle on the front door took a couple minutes for someone to answer. Service tries to be upscale but quickly turns into chaos with too many servers running around a room carrying too many trays and a sliding door to the kitchen that seems to add more chaos when servers get stuck between them which was often tonight.
    Menu without prices for the ladies? Seriously folks? I pay the bills let me see the prices!
    Awards displayed in room are from 2000 and 2001. Too many years ago to be proud of they should be kept In the kitchen to remind staff they've missed the mark
    Such fuss about changing utensils unused and clearing of crumbs yet plate placed on table had dirty bottom left a mark not noticed by staff. Complimentary dessert tasting served now without ANY utensils wish I had the ones they cleared that we're clean
    We left without ordering dessert because we were so dizzy from the constant inane movement so much so that I actually have a headache
    Our last night in Rome and were looking for something special. Food was good. Room is elegant. Wine list is obscenely priced. 200 for dinner had a lunch today for 28 which was better tasting and served well.
    Suggest taking this one off the recommended list as soon as possible

    by Gina_Mulroy, 9/22/12
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    Alley Oop!

    Have dined there on two seperate visits to Rome. A wonderful dining experience located in an old Roman alley. Expensive but worth it.

    by lpedlow, 10/2/08

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