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Spur of the moment dinner at Convivio tonight


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Spur of the moment dinner at Convivio tonight

calabaza | May 22, 2009 11:17 AM

Memorial Day weekend is great because you can decide at 2 pm on a Friday afternoon to go to a fancy restaurant and they will accommodate your non-planning self. I made a reservation for two of us tonight, and we will be sitting on their patio. I realize there have been numerous posts about Convivio, but a number of them are fairly cursory or deal with unusual service issues -- which is less relevant to me than specific info about the food.

So: those of you who have eaten at Convivio and not posted a review or in-depth observation, what are your thoughts and recommendations? Is the 4-course prix fixe an obscene amount of food? Are any of the sfizi so delicious that it's worth it to order them, even atop the 4-course meal? I find Italian desserts to be frequently hit-or-miss; are there desserts (or types of dessert, such as the crostata or the gelati) that Convivio consistently does well? Would I regret asking to have two primi (pasta) courses, instead of the typical primi and secondi? And -- any real standout dishes that "somebody at the table has to order" (you know how there are those dishes)?

I am less adventurous, meat/fish-wise, than my boyfriend -- he will eat offal, etc. I will eat one bite, gingerly. Aside from that, no limits on recommendations. And yes -- I have read most of the Convivio posts already, so I am more interested in what hasn't been said yet. Thanks a lot --

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