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#307 of 1,772 Restaurants in Auckland
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44 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 9290
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

As an ex chef, I realise the importance of savouring flavours and quality of ingredients. All these were in evidence and I praise Covo for this. However, the portions were just too minimalist for the money charged, as was the drinks menu. Waitress a bit hopeless as couldn't understand English very well, but very pleasant. Quirky tiny place and worth... More 

Thank RichieRhubarb
Whangarei, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant in Auckland. I recently did a cooking course in Italy and was shown how to tell real Italian food from touristy fare. This was the real deal.

Thank Brian683
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I went here for my birthday party after having eaten there before and finding it quite nice. I booked weeks in advance- a table of 13. We got there, and were promptly ignored by ALL STAFF. When we asked for basic things like wine glasses or water, the waiter rolled his eyes. When we finally received our food, my boyfriend's... More 

Thank Kathryn H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Cute Italian restaurant, no more than 10 tables inside and great atmosphere. We created our own pizza using items on the menu which they happily did, and I ordered a gnocci and changed the sauce to be vegetarian (it originally had pork in it). They did this easily, since they make their sauces fresh to order. Everything was delicious, service... More 

Thank Anya V
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We dined here for lunch. The potion sizes are VERY small for what you pay for, But overall its very nice food. Just don't ask to add on Parmigain cheese shaker for pasta or its a $5 charge per person additional . But the service makes up for it :)

Thank Tiffany W
Invercargill, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Small restaurant. Easy to have conversation with whole table. Staff attentive. Wanted pasta meal before half marathon - we all really enjoyed our meals. Reasonable price, tasty, good portions. I would definitely go back.

1 Thank GTG2
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here following TA reviews being ok. What a disappointment!! They offer Cocktails - we ordered a gin martini but it came sweet - but went with the flow but we should have checked out at that stage. Order Mussels in breadcrumbs ok but over cooked. For mains ordered meatballs and lasagna - run of the mill for most real... More 

Thank John B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a rather small and quite unpretentious restaurant. I had the seafood spaghetti and enjoyed it. Lots of different types of seafood and not drowned in tomato sauce. The server recommended a sangiovese red wine and that too was very good.

Thank stoketun
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Found this great little place by accident. Staying close we dined here 3 times over 5 days. Had a nice meal with a friend the 1st night . The highlight was the calamari. The next night was a business dinner where we all enjoyed our tasty pasta dishes. The last night we tried the pizza with our staff. Great service... More 

1 Thank Mark G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

My cousin and i ate here tonight we orded bruschetta and gnocchi the food was tasty but we were quite dissapointed with the portion sizes a entree size portion for $25 isnt right. When we expressed this dissapointment to the worker he agreed but nothing was done about it.

Thank Melinda P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 9290
Authentic Italian Hosteria in the heart of Auckland. At COVO we make handmade fresh pasta and gnocchi, the best Lasagna and Cannelloni of Auckland, and of course, a rustic Italian pizza without forgot the classic Italian Desert, like Tiramisu, Chocolate Salami, Panna Cotta and so much more!
Come to find us in the little COVO, the taste of Italy is here!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?