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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European
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Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Great pizza! We came from the back and didn’t see upstairs until after we ate downstairs. Anyway go upstairs for the view and definitely get a pizza. Thin base and great toppings. Enjoy

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

It is no longer il covo, the name has been changed to Skipper's deck.it's at the beach. Good customer service. Great sea food.worth a visit wn around bamburi.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 November 2019

A great terrace over the beach. Very good service and nice menus.A lovely place to stay and enjoy the ocean.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2019

the sea food was nothing short of amazing. the food is fresh. Its a cute little restaurant set in a cove, overlooking the ocean. i'd recommend you go there with your better half. :)

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 31 July 2019

Used to be good. Now facing major renovations. Am looking forward to seeing what it's like when it reopens.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

Everytime I visit Mombasa I eat here I find the food and service of a very high quality. I have eaten here twice this weekend once for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was excellent I had garlic mushrooms and for the main I had...octopus which was excellent. For dinner I had the oysters which were fresh and tasty and had chicken for the main and a banana split for dessert. As usual the food was excellent And now here is the BUT on the lunch evening there was a live band and the main singer was awful a guy ruining songs and was loud. Tables were filled by non diners which could lead to some issues for those who want to eat. My suggestion is don't have a five peice band for early lunch it was 7pm I think and have a band who can actually sing. The lady was good though but sounded like she was singing Chinese melodies but sounded good anyway. I can understand why you need a band but don't compromise on diners expectations like mine but I always will be backMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

Great place many memories and good food I love the pizzas better than the other joints here in the coast. Keep up the work

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We have had heard so much good about this restaurant so we decided to go there. When we arrived if was only 4 guests there so this was the first warning. After ordering drinks and food it took us 20 minutes to get it. From...around 6.30 this morning three of us woke us food poisoned. This means that 2 days are destroyed and today’s trip to Tsaco cancelled. Maybe it used to be good but read the latest posts gives an idea to stay out.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

What used to be a decent place is now a severe disappointment! On arrival we were met with resistance to sitting on the available tables we wanted. Ignoring this, the WiFi was not working and when the food eventually arrived after about 45+ minutes, there...was no cutlery on the table with which to start eating. New year’s eve lunch and they didn’t have bread for bruschetta and neither did they have some of the toppings for the pizzas. One of the mains came with rice instead of the mash we had asked for - this then did not arrive till the meal was finish. Ended up having to change to just get some chips instead as there would have been nothing to have the mash with. It was almost impossible to get the attention of a waiter in under 5minutes throughout the meal. The view may be good, and food was alright, but with such disappointing service I would avoid this place for sure!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

They have reopened after some renovation. Went there for dinner. First of all, the tablecloth was stained and moist. It was'changed. I ordered grilled fish. Food was nothing special, more like home cooked food rather than what I expected to be served in an Italian...restaurant. No salt or napkins on the table, had to ask for it. Suddenly my waiter 'disappeared' and no one covered my table. So I sat there waiting. After a while my table was finally cleared, but no one asked if I would like some dessert. So I had to ask for the menu. Since I was in an 'Italian' restaurant I took for granted that they had the Tiramisu, as I found it on the menu earlier. But sorry, no... All in all, a very disappointing experience. They are far behind other restaurants in this area. In every point.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Yes, Il Covo Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Il Covo Restaurant offers delivery services.

Il Covo Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4