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Il Covo Restaurant

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Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
254(0)415487481
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best green pepper steak ever!

We had dinner here in early January 2016 and I must admit that their green pepper steak plus mashed potatoes in s the best I've ever heard.Kudos to the chef!!! The ocean view is also scenic and relaxing. Will most definitely visit again when I'm in Mombasa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CAROLYNE K
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here in early January 2016 and I must admit that their green pepper steak plus mashed potatoes in s the best I've ever heard.Kudos to the chef!!! The ocean view is also scenic and relaxing. Will most definitely visit again when I'm in Mombasa.

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Thank CAROLYNE K
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends had told us how great ll covo is of an evening however none had ever mentioned the food so we decide to try it out for Sunday lunch. It is a very quaint little place with seating in white washed stone arches facing the beach, it made great people watching. The menu and specials board looked great however we... More 

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Thank Holly Suzanne B
Diani Beach, Kenya
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the evenings Il Covo is a well known and popular bar but in the afternoons is a pleasant spot to have lunch. I enjoyed the house special which was chicken stuffed with ham, bacon and cheese. It was lovely. I highly recommend it. My friends were less lucky; overcooked and dry burger, undercooked spaghetti. So it looks a bit... More 

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Thank AcaciaGM
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here late on a random, I think, Thursday night. We were looking for somewhere to have a few drinks and a bit of food. As we came up the stairs to some good music, we made a turn into the bar area and there was only 5-10 people around, who were all staff. But please don't let my comment... More 

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Thank PRai_bath
Mombasa
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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.

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Thank JND04
Brno, Czech Republic
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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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Germany
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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

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Thank Mama_Makuti
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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... More 

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Thank martin p
New Malden, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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... More 

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Thank Rupee13
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The service was fast enough, food delicious and pocket friendly.thd portions were satisfactory. ....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254(0)415487481

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

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