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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb music and service

Awesome place to enjoy your drinks and good music. Excellent service and mature crowd. The staff are friendly and give personalised service that will make you go back again and again

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Maenta
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Mombasa, Kenya
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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New Malden, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Mombasa, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Awesome place to enjoy your drinks and good music. Excellent service and mature crowd. The staff are friendly and give personalised service that will make you go back again and again

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great place for a drink on the beach. Food above average. Perfect for evening out with friends. Mostly a young crowd there.

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Oshawa, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Menu had a good range of offerings. Restaurant has a quiet intimate atmosphere. Food was good with large portion sizes. The focaccia and fresh bread along with the pili pili sauce and garlic sauce were a nice touch.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The place can be full on weekend but i loved the good friends we met there for fun ! Normally its itallian restaurant but flocks all king of foreigners and locals ! Want to be there for couples dinner !

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Belgium
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

owner not friendly at all, no hi, no thanks nothing, food is medium, wine is terrible, we ask for other wine, they said we dont have it s all the same wine, building need to be refreshed with paint only 1 word POOR

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Mombasa, Kenya
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have only ever been to Il covo in the day time and always on a Sunday. The view is great, you are right next to the beach, slightly elevated so you can watch all the goings on with out any hassle We are never in a rush, so we take our time with ordering whilst enjoying a cold drink.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

more bothered about money than service Made a reservation for dinner on the new year only to find that the reservation wasn't done thus had to share a table with other guests. Also paid some entrance fees of 1500 for new year party only to be told the party will no longer be there and they will not refund and... More 

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Malindi, Kenya
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have only ever had lunches here but always very good and reasonably priced. All food is fresh and Italian. The tuna carpaccio is delicious and the pastas (Ravioli etc) are freshly made and gorgeous. The restaurant is set above the beach with lots of fresh breeze and sea views. This place is worth visiting for lunch. Maybe good for... More 

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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