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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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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
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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    Very good
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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
Business Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
AlRewesh
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The strange location of the restaurant shouldn't bother you as potential client, in my opinion this restaurant is the only one (in Giardini Naxos) that can serve you pizza on different dimensions (1/2 meter and 1 meter). We were two families and we wanted to try something typical from Sicily, and we were more than pleased when the proprietor of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We found this place with tripadvisor and it didn't make us disappointed. We ate great pizzas and pastas, it was so good, that we came back at the other nigt as well. Stuff speaks english well

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were 6 friends and before they introduced this Pizza Restaurant we changed 5 different places. After we found this lovely place we didn't change it for rest of our 7 days vacation. Pizza was great, Linguini with Frutti di Mare also. We ordered two times Sicilian Specialty we couldn’t find in Giardini Naxos and they prepared very nice dishes... More 

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bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Everithing. The food is lovely, the pizza is great. Linguine allo scoglio, you must have them. the garden is also beautifull, and the stafff is very well trained. Congratulations, giusseppe. Impportant. you must have a reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food & atmosphere were both great. Owner was awesome and made plates that were not on the menu if asked. This is definitely worth going to

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Additional Information about IL Covo Ristorante-Pizzeria

Address: Viale Stracina 8, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0942 54159
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
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
Average Prices: USD $11 to $28
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Chowder, Pizza

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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 to $28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Chowder, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?