Romance in Park Slope

Though not strictly Italian, Convivium Osteria is one of the most romantic restaurants in Brooklyn. We recently visited this Western Mediterranean restaurant in Park Slope and sought out a Northern Italian meal. We were not disappointed.

The restaurant is warm and cozy and overwhelmingly romantic. The mostly candle lit restaurant features two levels, each with different dining experiences. The street level is very rustic and reminds you of a quaint farm-house. Below, is a dimly lit wine cellar with long tables and walls that are lined with bottles of wine.

The menu features authentic dishes from Italy, Spain and Portugal. Braised short ribs over creamy polenta and spinach gnocchi in fonduta stood out as Northern Italian. These dishes, paired with a bottle of Barbera, transported us to Piemonte.

Overall, this restaurant should not be missed. The service was friendly and the atmosphere can’t be beat. The next time you want to impress a date or a visitor, take them to Convivium Osteria.