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Best dishes at Convivio???

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mkad Mar 24, 2010 11:18 AM

What are your favorites and why?

Are there any dishes I'd be a fool to miss out?

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Convivio
45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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    mkad RE: mkad Mar 24, 2010 11:58 AM

    don't everyone reply at once...

    calling RGR, Drkstar etc. Give me some guidance over here.

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      IrnScrabbleChf52 RE: mkad Mar 24, 2010 01:07 PM

      Fusilli
      Scottadito di Agnello
      Pecorino Potatoes

    2. linguafood RE: mkad Mar 24, 2010 03:21 PM

      I wasn't crazy about the place, and you can probably find much better and cheaper Italian fare in the city.

      That said, things that were nice were the salami (part of the sfizi menu), the quail was a-ok, and the fusilli. Everything else was pretty much a massive disappointment.

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        alex70 RE: linguafood Mar 24, 2010 05:05 PM

        I have to agree and I'm not that picky. The food lacked flavor.

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        rrems RE: mkad Mar 24, 2010 03:48 PM

        I would highly recommend the quail, seafood salad, sweetbreads, cicatelli, fusilli, gramigna (you really can't go wrong with any of the pastas), duck and lamb chops, and for dessert the afogato. But also be sure to notice the daily specials as they are usually worth ordering.

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          RGR RE: mkad Mar 24, 2010 05:24 PM

          mkad,

          When I saw your header, I didn't click on your post because we have not been to Convivio in more than a year. Since the current menu is entirely different from the one we had, I can't offer any advice.

          Our good friend, steakrules85, had dinner at Convivio recently. You might want to read his excellent detailed review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/689412

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          45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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            steakrules85 RE: RGR Mar 24, 2010 07:37 PM

            Thanks for the props RGR. I was just about to post the link but I see you have already. For those who do not have the time to read it I will sum it up in a few sentences.

            Had a stellar meal there and I thought it was quite the bargain. 4 courses for $62 in a nice setting with great service. Every dish I had was great and I would highly recommend the duck, pecorino potatoes (addicting, possibly the best potatoes I have had), affogato. The other dishes I had were the quail and malloreddus which were also expertly prepared but a notch below the afformentioned dishes.

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              iFat RE: steakrules85 Mar 24, 2010 09:47 PM

              Just got back from Convivio tonight and feel the same way as steak... High quality meal at a very reasonable price. For pastas, we had the Malloreddus (sardinian saffron gnocchetti, crab, sea urchin) and Caramelle (braised oxtail filled ravioli, escarole, pecorino) both of which were incredible. the Caramelle was really next level though, some really good stuff right there. Also, had the steak and the lamb chops which i thought both could have been better. Next time i'm doing a fish and the duck.

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              45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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                steakrules85 RE: iFat Mar 24, 2010 10:57 PM

                Glad you had a great meal there iFat.

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            orthorunner RE: mkad Mar 24, 2010 07:23 PM

            Our favorite of the pastas was the squid ink pasta with seppia, swedish meatballs, etc. It was fantastic and for us upstaged the maloreddus, which we also got (also quite good!)

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