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Convito Cafe and Market

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1515 Sheridan Rd, Ste 24, Wilmette, IL 60091-1828 (Sheridan Rd)
+1 847-251-3654
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Convito Cafe and Market is great. The market consists of a beautiful gourmet food shop w/wines and the restaurant is lovely. We met friends for lunch, everyone ordered something different. All entrees were very good, no complaints. RSVPS recommended it gets crowded for lunch. Definitely a thumbs up!

Thank LizBethob
Raleigh, North Carolina
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927 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food here is good, though not as spectacular as prices would suggest. The bean soup was good but light on beans. The split bean was the opposite, tasty but very, very thick. I had the penne in a spicy red sauce. Good but not extraordinary. My wife and a friend had the Mediterranean sea bass, which they said was... More 

Thank John M
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Italian Food made easy, the prepared dishes available for carry out at the counter are well made and travel well. Also available are a nice variety of wines and specialty foods. Both brunch and dinner menus offer Italian and standard American dishes, well made and pleasantly served. The main dining room is a little loud for conversation, but overall a... More 

Thank N D
Highland Park, Illinois
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83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Four of us for dinner and everyone was very pleased. Entree selections included whitefish, calves liver, monkfish and pasta. Crab cake appetizer was yummy. Bread service was super. Everyone enjoyed their selection.

Thank Slumdog2015
Wilmette, Illinois
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife and I recently relocated to Wilmette and wanted to re-visit some of the places we remembered from our childhoods here, so Plaza de Lago was high on our list. We then remembered (from a visit several years ago) that "there was this nice Italian place" there and so, while on a bike ride the other day, we stopped... More 

Thank MikeGPortland
Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

In the summer outdoor seating with views of the lake. Single servings(you won't be taking any home) are just the right size for a meal. Pastas are fresh, fish dishes great. There is a wonderful deli as you walk in, prepared food behind counter-fresh pasta,sauces,Italian wine & crackers, deserts around the deli. This place has it all!

1 Thank Deborah H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

If you live anywhere near Convito you must shop here on Saturday's. On Saturday when you buy any of their sauces (bolognese, vodka, with eggplant, sausage ragu) just to name few, you get a pound of "Free" fresh pasta. The fresh pasta/sauce is A Plus. They also have many varieties of homemade lasagna and other homemade Italian specialties. Dining at... More 

Thank james S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Meal selections were wonderful. When my wife expressed her disappointment that her choice did not include the soup of the day, the waiter brought her a cup of it to enjoy anyway at no additional charge. Now that's customer service at its best!

Thank Paul S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

For years, Plaza del Lago has been a popular shopping venue for the upscale folks who live along Sheridan Road in Wilmette, Winnekta and Kenilworth. While taking a break from shopping, the place to stop for lunch is Convito Cafe and Market. On a sunny afternoon, the outside patio is a great place to relax, have a good lunch and... More 

3 Thank Taylor B
Wilmette, Illinois
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68 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I want to like this restaurant. But...I don't. I've eaten her five or six times and it ranges from very not bad to semi-inept. Our dinner tonight was amateur hour. I say "hour" because that's how long it took to get our main course (actually it was 51 minutes). There must have been all of five busy tables on this... More 

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convitocafe, Owner at Convito Cafe and Market, responded to this review

We are so sad to see this and always wish problems could be addressed directly to us. But this service is unacceptable and for that we are very sorry. We are a 36 year old family business and try very hard every day. My mom and I, (owners) recently had a meeting about how our service and food are going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Sheridan Rd, Ste 24, Wilmette, IL 60091-1828
    (Sheridan Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-3654

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?