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Convivio Chester

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29 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD, England
+44 1244 400029
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Convivio quite a few times but to be honest not for about six months. What a change. The staff need to smile and actually serve the customers. The food was awful, the worst I have had.to be fare the manager didn't,t charge for one meal which was sent back and discounted two other poor meals. The desserts were... More 

1 Thank David E
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convivio certainly came to my rescue for my birthday. I had booked a table at a nearby restaurant which had panoramic views of the city only to be told on arrival that it was shut and had located to the ground floor! Needless to say we didn't stay. 15 minutes later we were sat at a table in Convivio and... More 

Thank Chritine D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place and lovely food, I've been here 3 or 4 times before. The service has definitely gone down and i would go as far to say they don't really like large parties( ours was 13). We weren't made to feel welcome at all in the restaurant although upstairs we were by a guy called James who did our cocktail... More 

1 Thank Zara M
Solihull, United Kingdom
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727 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Italian restaurant is housed in a character building that we assumed was once a church. We enjoyed an aperitif in a pleasant bar area upstairs. We have been to this restaurant once before and on this occasion we thought the food was even better than last time. My partner had a meat dish and I had lobster ravioli. I... More 

Thank LauraDaveJames
Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a date in my diary for the jazz evening at convivio and was not disappointed. Having eaten at almost all the restaurants in Chester and new openings, this is a regular venue for me, and about as authentic as you can get in the UK as a quality Italian. It's a beautiful building. I like it particularly also for:... More 

1 Thank JaneHR
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked in with a reservation to see it was very quiet for a Saturday evening. Staff polite enough, some clearly in training. Observed different levels of greeting depending on who walked through the door, which we found to be strange. Waiter was clearly not Italian but was attempting an Italian accent and some Italian phrases which was deeply cringe-worthy and... More 

1 Thank cj3t
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had the Smoked Salmon and Pasta which was so tasty, and just enough for lunch, more than I would normally have, when we go to Chester again we will certainly go there again/

Thank Frances S
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54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The fact the restaurant was empty on a Friday, just our table and two others probably says it all. My food was good, however half the table were not really impressed and where there was criticism it was lack of flavour. Half thought it was ok, half did not, no one had a brilliant main. The starters platters though where... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We have just enjoyed lunch at the restaurant We noticed that the restaurant offered a £5-00 lunch and decided to take advantage of this offer My wife had the Farfalle al Salmone and I had the Carbonara The staff were very helpful and the food arrived quickly and freshly cooked Both dishes were delicious and excellent value We will certainly... More 

Thank O1145DTrons
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Opera Evening For Eighteen Best Friends .. A Celebration of One Young Lady's Birthday & One Guy's Retirement .... Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Entertainment , Ambience & Superb Hospitality ..... Many Thanks Giovanni & Your Great Team .. !!!

Thank DingDon1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 400029
At Convivio, we are committed to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients we can source. Where possible, we use local, organic produce, attending the wholesale market ourselves each week so that we can hand-pick our ingredients rather than having to rely on suppliers to choose these for us. Only this way can we ensure the high quality of the ingredients we use. Our customers mean a lot to us and we want to give you the best! We also want to offer you a truly Mediterranean flavour and eating experience at Convivio. Not only do we use the best dried pasta but our ravioli is home-made and, as an Italian customer put it recently, "as good as anything you will find in Italy" Our skilled Italian pizzaiolo produces, quite simply, the tastiest, most authentic pizza. Truly mouth-watering pizzas made with freshly kneaded dough that has been stretched by hand and baked in our signature stone oven made by specialist Italian artisans. This stone oven is used to bake fresh bread every day We can reassure you that unlike bought-in bread used by many other restaurants, our bread is as fresh as it can be. It is also good for you, being free from additives and preservatives.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?