FoodPorn Friday: Convivium Osteria

“Where Brooklyn at?!”

We heard this, oh, 87 times at the Jay-Z concert…responding every time with a “Wooo!”, waving our hands in the air like we just don’t care.  (Although we clearly SO did.)

(…was trying to throw a little rap in there, not sure of its success rate?)

Anyhow, YES, we were in Brooklyn so my 17 year old self could get her fill of Jay-to-the-Izzo.  But perhaps more importantly, we ate.  And oh, how we ate.

Convivium Osteria is a rustic little gem within walking distance of Barclays Center, so if you live in the area or are there to relive YOUR teenage fantasies via song, stop by for some old world cuisine that will transport you to the countryside of Italy before heading back to the streets of Brooklyn.  And trust me, even if you got 99 problems going in there, by the time you leave, being hungry ain’t one.

Let the foodporn begin…



WHEREConvivium Osteria
68 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York  11217

What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten this week?  Describe below!


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen



  • Thanks for link up with us to #SundayTraveler, all of that food has made me so very hungry… and I just ate!

  • Yum, yum, and yum! I will admit that the thumbnail of the chocolate cake is what got me to click through. Everything looks so good.

  • Love the rustic look of this Ostaria. And the dishes look delicious too. Artichokes on one plate and asparagus on the other. This is like a Disneyland for me. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler.

  • Wow, that looks absolutely amazing. The octoupus looks great. Love the rap too :) Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler :)

    • Used York City says:

      Super excited to see other fun travel posts through the #SundayTraveler, headed to your blog now!:-)

  • wow.! fabulous photos Jess. stunning food. (which were your 2 favorite courses in that meal?)
    I did a couple of great meals on my own. nothing quite so stunning as that meal you had illustrated.. but also bought some chicken breasts stuffed with herbed cheese and wrapped with a slice or two of bacon — which I put out on the grill.
    AMAZING!! Also I did bring in some Chronic Taco food.. (ordered far too much. had NO IDEA what I was ordering but realized too late it was 2.5 meals worth) . despite the fast foodie type thing. marinated by hand carne asada, carnitas and al pastor tacos.- to die for.

    • Used York City says:

      That sounds FABULOUS, Stevie!! Fiona would be so proud!:-)

      The artichoke and polenta were by far my faves…but that chocolate cake was a close 3rd!;-)

  • That place looks so cosy. And the chocolate tart to die for!

  • Antoinette says:

    How did you find JayZ’s concert? When my friend took me with him for the grand opening of the Barclay Center, I had such high expectations but was fairly disappointed he didn’t quite deliver the WOW-factor. We did, however, had tons of fun being we had amazing seats and the people around us made it even better. Btw, LOVE the octopus salad in Osteria! Never had dessert though. We’ve always gone just further down the block at the Chocolate room for some amazing chocolates and desserts! The next time you’re there, check that place out.

    • Used York City says:

      Haha, so funny you said that! To be honest, I think we had a better time people watching the crowd rather than the actual concert itself:-) But love, love, love Barclays Center, what a great venue!

      Thanks for the Chocolate Room recommendation, I’ll definitely check that out next time!:-)

  • Everything looks delicious and the atmosphere looks so rustic and cozy. I’d love to try this place when in Brooklyn. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Kevin says:

    Didn’t realize you would take the title so literally.

  • Mike says:

    This should be #foodtortureandteasetheheckoutofmeFriday! Lordy, all of that looks absolutely amazing, Jess! That table setting and the deco totally works for me too :)

    • Used York City says:

      I absolutely loved the decor of the place! Small and intimate and rustic…and all those copper pots and pans!

  • Scarlett says:

    That cake looks AMAZINGGGG!!! xxx

  • Maria says:

    Octopus salad looks amazing. I think a few hours there and all 99 problems would be forgotten. :-)

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