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jnwall | Oct 4, 202011:43 AM    

Convivio, at 104 City Hall Plaza, is (one of) the best Italian restaurants in Durham and the Triangle. Run by two Italian guys -- Paolo Gavazza, the Chef, and Giuseppe Cagnoni, the man at the bar -- Convivio (https://convivio.wine/) is the closest we can get right now to being in Italy.

The food is spectacularly good and the wine list is truly first-class. Both exterior and interior dining -- well socially distanced -- is available.

Paolo is from Rome and is a graduate of Alma, a culinary school in Italy https://www.alma.scuolacucina.it/en/). Guiseppe is a Master Butcher as well as a student of wines whose family has been in the restaurant business in Italy for 3 generations. His folks back home send him shipments of truffles regularly. Paolo develops tasting menus aroud truffles when theya re in season.

This place is truly a gem, but they did not open until late August of 2019 and missed getting reviewed by Greg Cox and other sources of advice about Triangle dining before the pandemic shut down the Triangle's dining scene.

Giving them a try is definitely worth your time and treasure and will help Paolo and Guiseppi stay open during these difficult times -- please trust me on this!

CONVIVIO Wine Bar and Restaurant -

Get great local organic food, meat and delicious wines at CONVIVIO, the new Italian farm to table bar and restaurant in the Durham, NC area

convivio.wine
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