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Il Covo Restaurant

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Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 41 5487481
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Tasty ! good Menu ! good qualiity and very Nice view !! we stayed directly on the beach and it was amazing !! thank you !!

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Thank Ali I
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My friends and I went to Il Covo for dinner one evening. It was very windy and so we weighed out seating options - upper level or main level. There is a nightclub in the upper level; It was very loud in there at 8pm and quite dark. This was not very conducive as it would have been challenging to... More 

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Lichtenburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A trip to Mombasa and not dining here would be incomplete for me! Watching the sun set and waves beating on the beach is a sight to behold! And the food is mouth watering; couldn't have enough of it! Enjoyed the home made cocktails as well; great experience!

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Thank gordinmalaba
Douala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Went here as it is literally next door to the Kenyan Bay Beach hotel where we were staying. The environment just looked old and in need of renovation. Our server was down with cough and kept coughing while taking orders. Tiny cockroaches danced out of the menu. The owners weren't friendly. We probably just went here on the wrong day... More 

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Thank Sweet_NK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The menu is bursting with all types of seafood specialities that one is confused on what to eat.The parking area falls abit short of expectations but once at the restaurant,the view makes up for it.The service is superb with the owners always being there and the portions are huge!Surprisingly for a seafood restaurant not to have the proper cutlery such... More 

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Thank Naz M
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at IL covo and their chicken pizza was good. We also tried their Grilled chicken and enjoyed it. Their beachfront is alright. Overall good place for a lunch. Prices are above average.

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Thank Susan N
Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

So I would not attempt to describe in words the sushi I ate here. The only words that will suffice are "out of this world".

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Thank ndeboasam
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We ate dinner at Il Covo on a lovely, albeit windy, evening in Mombasa. The pizza we ordered was delicious, served hot, and fast! The pumpkin soup was also tasty. Service was average, but not bad, but be prepared to spend a bit of money. Bring something warm to wear in the evening if you are easily cold.

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Thank teamtvtravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Il Covo is an Italian restaurant on the beach of Bamburi - near Plaza Beach hotel. It services great food. Service is very professional. To Kenyan standard it's not a cheap place, but what you get is worth it. Take one of the tables in the front corner. In the eve it can become a bit chilly, cause of the... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: +254 41 5487481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?