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Il Covo Restaurant

Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
254(0)415487481
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Ranked #33 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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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
Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've always loved the food and service at Il Covo Bamburi and Nyali branches and recently co-hosted a birthday party at the new Il Covo in Town. It is lovely and open on the outside verandah and has cosy lounges leading off the main bar. We appreciated the parking attendants and extra security. The cocktails were delicious and professionally mixed... More

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London UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a fabulous time here having dinner on the beach with family and friends. Food was amazingly good! Even managed to dance on the beach with great music but sadly the evening was brought down by a member of staff who managed to steal my expensive flip flops!!! It only takes one person to bring the night to a halt!!!... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great italian food, fantastic location, amazing sheesha, friendly staff, good music, one of the best place in mombasa, a place not to miss.

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addis ababa
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 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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Entebbe, Uganda
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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