Carlo and Michelle Pulixi, chef-owners of Convivium Osteria, opened in November 2000.
Revered as one of the most romantic and authentic restaurants in New York, our cuisine and wine reflect a love for western Mediterranean tradition. Convivium combines the old world culinary and aesthetic traditions of Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Attention to details are important for us, like where our meat and produce come from, the homemade pasta we make daily, the house baked desserts that Michelle prepares. We only use meat from naturally raised animals and we buy our fruit and produce from local organic farmers, whenever possible.
Traditional dishes harken to Rome with ‘Carciofi alla Romana” and Spain with ‘Gambas a la sal de mar’ and Portugal with ‘Cataplana de ameijoas e chouriços”.
Dishes from Italy, Spain and Portugal interweave seamlessly to convey a love for the entire region.
Our three dining rooms transport you from a farmhouse in Sardegna, where Carlo is from, to a botega in Barcelona, to a wine cellar in Oporto. Our extensive wine-list features wine from the regions of Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
It is our love for the community, history, food and wine that inspired our ideas for Convivium, a longing for purity and honesty in what we do, what we eat, what we see and how we live.
Come join us.