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Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
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Larkspur, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the pizza here. I agree, the menu is all Italian, but the signs say it also has Japanese. Fortunately, I was looking for Italian, and this fit the bill. The garlic toast and pumpkin soup were all great. The pizza was terrific. You can see the guy making them and sliding them in the brick oven. The view... More 

Thank desertdiablo
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

As I was in Mombasa yesterday and today, I decided to stroll by the beach and pounced on the restaurant, I dined here since I liked the view, I am not really in to seafood but they had pizza and burgers, the burger was nice last night and the lunch today was a well made pizza, the place thought is... More 

Thank Nick O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This is their idea of what they 'think' western tourists like !! Although they are at least 20 years behind the times ! Music is mainly Nigerian happy hip-hop. The service is better than most places, but that isn't saying it is good, just better than the rest ! I would say the food is quite good aswell. Easy to... More 

Thank Richydev
Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

went for a late lunch with the family.The food was good but the problem was with the ambience.Rather dull with the walls on the outside overlooking the sea peeling off.

Thank Munir T
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The location at the beach is perfect, it is a lovely environment. Might come back because of that, but would only have a drink then. I had a pizza which was the most awful pizza I have ever tasted, my friend had pasta which she couldn't finish cus it had no flavour at all. Service was too slow also.

Thank Frida B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 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 

Thank Holly Suzanne B
Diani Beach, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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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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 

Thank PRai_bath
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank JND04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, European, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254(0)415487481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?