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IL Covo Ristorante-Pizzeria

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Viale Stracina 8, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 54159
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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 47
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  • 24
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last night dinner

The food is very good nothing special though. The restaurants garden is very pretty and nice to sit in. The price is ok aswell (a pizza margarita 6€)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

In the week just gone in Giardini Naxos we visited Il Covo 3 times in 7 days. Well worth seeking out as unlike other pizzerias you can order 1/2m or 1m pizzas to share, and a very reasonable prices. A meal for two inc. bottle of wine £40! The pizza is amazing, the service efficient, and always buzzing with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is very good nothing special though. The restaurants garden is very pretty and nice to sit in. The price is ok aswell (a pizza margarita 6€)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We absolutely loved this restaurant in Giardini! Went four times in total on our 2 week holiday as it was near our hotel and also the beach. Lovely atmosphere, pleasant staff and amazing food! Make sure you try the antipasto rustico, pasta a la Norma, and of course the stoned oven pizza! Really good value for money- a must visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were a party of ten adults so the size of the restaurant appealed. The service was fine considering the number of people and the quality oft he food pretty good. The tuna actually was the best we had. If you do not want to go to the main area of restaurants this really is more than adequate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited here on the off chance this evening. I would like to write a review that is completely positive but sadly this isn't possible. First, the good. The pizza was excellent and was cooked to perfection. Simply perfect. The bad The beer was watered down A LOT and was not fizzy at all. Terrible. Secondly, the service was very slow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Amazing quality food, I have never tasted such exquisite sea food appetizers as I have in this restaurant... simply delicious. also - as most restaurants in Sicily this is a family owned, family run restaurant - I see that it has many Trip Advisor reviews... I loved the Pistachio Soufflé - also a first ever for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

After visiting Taormina we took local roads back towards Giarra and looking for good pizzeria. We have found out this one opening already early in the evening. We were 15 so we got long table. They offer pizzas measured in meters. So we took cca 3 meters all together. Different seasoning. From simple margerita to excellent Il' covo seasoned with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

During our recent holiday to Giardini Naxos in Sicily, we ate twice at this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We certainly weren't disappointed by the food. The restaurant is slightly off the beaten track, but we found it easily as it was on the walk from our hotel to the main part of the town. The restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was in Guardini-Naxos with my parents this September. Once we found this restaurant, we didn't want to go somewhere else. Pizzas, risotto, lasagna and pasta were so amazing! The personnel is very friendly and intelligent. The atmosphere is awesome. Thanks for the perfect experience, I am looking forward to visiting this place again. So I recommend Il Covo to... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were impressed by the delicious pizzas and the local plates prepared by the staff on our demand. They were kind to prepare for the next evening a wide variety of typical sicilian plates. We appreciated it a lot. Do recommend=

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Stracina 8, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 54159

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?