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Il Covo Restaurant

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Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
254(0)415487481
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Good food and service

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.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Raymondox50
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Mombasa, Kenya
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mombasa, Kenya
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went there to have fast lunch and have to say it was really good! I had pizza frutti di mare and i liked it! The view is amazing from there. Recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Best pizza outside Italy.Fantastic views of the beach.Good value.Service good. Can be a bit windy.Plenty of parking .Visited many times.

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London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A group of us booked a table at Il Covo which was ready for us on arrival. The views of the Indian ocean are amazing from here. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is lovely and fresh... I wound recommend the pizzas. There is a bar on the first floor which was very popular with both tourists and... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited here for dinner with work colleagues and it was delightful to be sitting by the ocean with clear plastic sheets to keep out too much breeze, but allowing just enough in to be nice and cool. The service was excellent with friendly and knowledgeable staff and a good selection of wines. The spaghetti vongole was perfectly cooked with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Be prepared to have a culinary delight at this wonderful Italian restaurant.Main course and the accompanying dessert was simply amazing.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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