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Il Covo Restaurant

Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
254(0)415487481
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Ranked #29 of 99 restaurants in Mombasa
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
addis ababa
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I came again to this cozy place near my hotel, Kahama, bt I was disapponted, as despite I requested many times some appetizers, they nver brought me, and I was HUNGRY, and finally theymtold me that the don't brng with pizza!!! Bad service and medium pizza too

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Eldoret, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

il covo is just another facility on its own,i have been there several times but what makes you go back is the quality of food,the shushi & tepanyaki bar,pizza,pastas and indeed time concious!food is served very fast with qualified personnel.guys you better get the finest cocktails and they make the best pizzas in mombasa, so if you get yourself near... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Located on the beach front of the north coast it has a good view of the seaside Good wellcome by the staff and give you options to sit up(gets load cz of the clubbing area ) or down. We set down as its quiet and a nice romentic atmosphere They serve Italian and Japanese The quality of food was good... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We went here a couple of times, it was fairly expensive in comparison to some places, we had a really nice meal and cocktails the first visit and service was pretty quick, the meal was probably about £35 which is a about the price here so not that good when we went somewhere else and got about the same for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Not only being an Italian restaurant but also serving Japanese cuisine they have a wide selection of delicious meals to choose from even though I am a vegiterian. I love their pizzas, it is by far the best in the whole of Mombasa at basically the same price as any other restaurant. Some nights you can even dine on the... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I'm a vegetarian, and the selection was limited. I had a pizza, and it was good if you like thin crust, but I like thick crust. Overall, great service, nice view, but somewhat expensive for what you get.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Rating this as a nightclub/bar rather than a restaurant! Brilliant night out and made a change to our rather boring low key entertainment! Premium brand drinks and cocktails available at reasonable prices, very mixed nationals here so felt safe! Located on Bamburi Beach. Thursday night is 'Crew Night' so typically airline staff drink here but a good atmosphere!

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NJ
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Dont feel like going out tonight? Il covo delivers pretty good pizzas for around 1000 shillings apiece to most places in Mombassa. Finding a menu can be tough though. The 4 meat, deavlo and stagioni pizzas are my top choices

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Shanzu, Kenya
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I live locally to Il Covo and have promising myself to visit for some time. Friends and locals have all recommended the place. Finally got to visit Tuesday as a spur of the moment thing. Certainly will not be repeating the experience. Main concerns:- Completely overpriced food - maybe the owner thinks it is Tamarind or Giardino - I can... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We have been eating at il covo for many years now. The pizzas I would say are the best and quite authentic. The beef carpaccio, oysters and fish fingers are also very good. I've recently discovered an allergy to gluten and was delighted to know that gluten free pizzas and pastas are on the menu here!

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