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“Fantastic local restaurant.”

IL Covo Ristorante-Pizzeria
Ranked #49 of 140 Restaurants in Giardini Naxos
Price range: $12 - $29
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I just returned from vacation in Taormina and Giardini Naxos and loved the food and service at Il Covo. This is where the locals go for dinner. Giuseppe the owner is a friendly guy who makes you feel right at home. The pizza is much better than our pizza here in New York and the Blue Tuna is to die for. After trying a few other tourist restaurants along the waterfront in Naxos and by the Hilton, we latched onto this gem and ate our last five dinners here. Don't miss out if you are in the Taormina area. - George from Long Island.

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Thank GeorgeNewYork
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Unashamedly, we visited Il Covo 3 times in our 2 week holiday in Giardini Naxos. We both were treated to fantastic starters on our first visit: tomato, mozzarella and parma ham and seafood cocktail. Upon talking to an assistant in a tour office, we were recommended to try Il Covo's pizzas and boy were we happy we did. We chose a half metre pizza with 2 different toppings. Delicious and easily the best pizza of the holiday. The only thing that kept our review at a 4 out of 5 was the sporadic service. On 2 occasions we waited an excessive amount of time for the bill, which became enormously frustrating. But, overall, a great place to eat. Even the crazy music channel projected onto the outdoor screen is great to indulge in.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

During our trips to Gardini Naxos, we have been at many restaurants. A restaurant that always makes us come back is Il Covo. Without doubt it has the most relaxing atmosphere and absolutely delicious food.
The waitress and waiters are wonderful and they take time for all customers.
Definitely our favourite restaurant!

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Thank Victooria
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were happy to find this restaurant the first time we came to Sicily in the summer 2006, and since then we have been back several times and we have never been disappointed. The pizza is outstanding, and there are so many tastes to choose between, I like a lot the one with pistasch and mozzarella! But we have even tried their pasta and fish and it tastes lovely! Like I wrote we have never been disappointed here. The garden is really nice , with flowers and trees and a big screen where they sometimes shows football or just a nice and calm music channel. You can see that many sicilians comes here to eat. The quality of the food is high. The owner himself is a really nice person, and good to suggest wines. And don´t forget to try a dessert, this summer I had a homemade semifreddo, which was just delicious!!

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Thank atna50
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

IL Covo is a great restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone looking to have a great meal in a beautiful setting with friendly service. The Pizza is amazing as is the seafood which is a recent addition to the menu. The Swordfish Involtini is a must and exceptional while the Speck pizza I ordered was made to perfection. Worth a try! Over all a great night with good food, wine and friends.

What sold the place was the abundant presence of locals dinning. Always a good sign!

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1  Thank Pavlos V
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