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“Great Food”
Review of Il Covo Restaurant

Il Covo Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 155 Restaurants in Mombasa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$35
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Formerly a holiday house on two floors overlooking the white, sandy Bamburi beach 12 km north of Mombasa island. Il Covo opened its door in May 2003 and since then it has been the top dining and entertainment venue in Mombasa. The lower veranda overlooks the beach, a romantic gazebo just out onto the sea and is fondly called fort Jesus. Its' an ideal spot for romantic dinners. The upper deck has two balconies with a sea view. One of them is a sushi bar whereby our chef will create the freshest and most delicious sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki right in front of you. The second balcony, dubbed "A room with a view' is an ideal setup for a private family lunch or dinner with a perfect view of the sea and a breeze that never ceases. Our Italian cuisine is renowned for it's originality, our menu consists of a wide range of original pasta dishes, fresh starters, salads including a variety of fish Carpaccio, tuna and red snapper. Fresh lobsters, prawns, calamari and octopus all depending on the day's catch, are also part of Il Covo's luscious and extensive menu along with fabulously tender Aged Angus meats. Il Covo also accommodates a large wood burning oven which gives the best authentic Italian pizzas. Our flat serene beach filled with white fine sand lends itself as a perfect venue for beach fun parties and exclusive dinners. All you require is just to ask for a beach setup and we shall do the rest at no extra cost. The il Covo experience is not complete without visiting our very popular disco club located on the upper floor. Our DJ will ensure that you shed of some of the calories you gained after dinner.
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We love going to the town restaurant, compared to the Nyali one, convenient as well as superb ambience. We have been there more then 6 times.

We have had foccacia, margharita, meat lasagna and riccota, spinach canneloni. All excellent!
Had steak once, not so good.

Did not enjoy the veggie lasagne too.

Thank JND04
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Right above the beach sands, the terrace breeze smells like the Indian Ocean... nicely lit, excellent service, many tourists, even in late evening hours.

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Super delicious pizza, fresh mussels, great service, friendly staff and owners, top location and evening / night great parties

Thank Mama_Makuti
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Visited here a couple of times, a nice restaurant, just enter via the steps from the beach or if coming by road then its a short walk from the car park. Have only tried the Pizza here but its very good and large portions make it value for money. The restaurant is on the first floor and if you can get a table in the alcove by the terrace you have a great view of the Indian Ocean. The Top floor is a bar and serves pretty much any drink you can imagine. Shame the tourism is so down here as its a great spot and worthy of more visitors.

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Before the crowd disappeared off onto other venues, this place was the one to be in every night during the Christmas and New Year December holidays. Whether its a weekday or the weekend, there is always time for a good night out with the DJ spinning off the excellent local and r n b hits on charts and getting the crowd together onto the dancefloor. The venue recently added a pole on the bar with open invitations to anyone and everyone to have a good pole dance - if you can do it, why not?!

Excellent views looking out to the sea with the low or high tide and even dinner literally on the beach, where can you go wrong with that one? Italian cuisine with other options available. Sea food platter was the best one I've had here, so if you're a sea food lover, this is where you want to be!

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Thank Rupee13
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