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Review of Il Covo Restaurant

Il Covo Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 140 Restaurants in Mombasa
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Formerly a holiday house on two floors overlooking the white, sandy Bamburi beach 12 km north of Mombasa island. Il Covo opened its door in May 2003 and since then it has been the top dining and entertainment venue in Mombasa. The lower veranda overlooks the beach, a romantic gazebo just out onto the sea and is fondly called fort Jesus. Its' an ideal spot for romantic dinners. The upper deck has two balconies with a sea view. One of them is a sushi bar whereby our chef will create the freshest and most delicious sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki right in front of you. The second balcony, dubbed "A room with a view' is an ideal setup for a private family lunch or dinner with a perfect view of the sea and a breeze that never ceases. Our Italian cuisine is renowned for it's originality, our menu consists of a wide range of original pasta dishes, fresh starters, salads including a variety of fish Carpaccio, tuna and red snapper. Fresh lobsters, prawns, calamari and octopus all depending on the day's catch, are also part of Il Covo's luscious and extensive menu along with fabulously tender Aged Angus meats. Il Covo also accommodates a large wood burning oven which gives the best authentic Italian pizzas. Our flat serene beach filled with white fine sand lends itself as a perfect venue for beach fun parties and exclusive dinners. All you require is just to ask for a beach setup and we shall do the rest at no extra cost. The il Covo experience is not complete without visiting our very popular disco club located on the upper floor. Our DJ will ensure that you shed of some of the calories you gained after dinner.
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Visited on a Saturday night, we arrived early and it was a little empty, however around 11 pm it picked up with the crowd. Many Italians, and Indians were present along with the gorgeous people of Mombasa. The DJ must have had an off night because the music stopped three or four times (major party rock foul). The music mostly electro pop was good but needed some variety. Our party of three kept the party going and despite a few issues had a great time, would definitely try it again. I recommend anyone to visit and try it for themselves.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The place is amazing great atmosphere, great crew amazing set up and most importantly best night club!!!

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1  Thank tazzify
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Fabulous place, excellent position on beachfront, the Italian food is excellent too as is the steak - have to be seen to be believed, take a look at the local village behing Il Covo, I had a great massage at a great price, much cheaper than hotel salons

1  Thank simbaShrewsbury
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Go here first, if you want to feel luxuriuos sorroundings and let me call it the westernized african experience. Dont miss it on FRIDAYS, but also dont forget to go to local places and feel the hospitality of the unprejudiced Kenyans.

1  Thank jonesj_12
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Best atmostphere...Great food, great sea breeze. Great Red wine. My favourite place in Mombasa...............................................................................................................................

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1  Thank Nyerere
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