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“Bad service”
Review of Il Covo Restaurant

Il Covo Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 144 Restaurants in Mombasa
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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 September 6, 2013

I came again to this cozy place near my hotel, Kahama, bt I was disapponted, as despite I requested many times some appetizers, they nver brought me, and I was HUNGRY, and finally theymtold me that the don't brng with pizza!!! Bad service and medium pizza too

Thank andrea f
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

il covo is just another facility on its own,i have been there several times but what makes you go back is the quality of food,the shushi & tepanyaki bar,pizza,pastas and indeed time concious!food is served very fast with qualified personnel.guys you better get the finest cocktails and they make the best pizzas in mombasa, so if you get yourself near kilifi road please make sure to find time to visit that place and you will not regret. their beach set up, verandah,fort jesus and bar is just superb

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Thank Elijah M
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Located on the beach front of the north coast it has a good view of the seaside
Good wellcome by the staff and give you options to sit up(gets load cz of the clubbing area ) or down. We set down as its quiet and a nice romentic atmosphere
They serve Italian and Japanese
The quality of food was good but the lasagna dint taste rite
For seafood lovers the mix platter is the best it had a good selection and quantity was good
This place is overpriced but worth it once in a while

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Thank AamirSK
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We went here a couple of times, it was fairly expensive in comparison to some places, we had a really nice meal and cocktails the first visit and service was pretty quick, the meal was probably about £35 which is a about the price here so not that good when we went somewhere else and got about the same for £12, the second time had pizza which was fine but the service was rubbish they seemed to ignore us every time they came past and didn't take away the plates or come and check took ages to leave even though they were not even busy.

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1  Thank clare1489
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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Not only being an Italian restaurant but also serving Japanese cuisine they have a wide selection of delicious meals to choose from even though I am a vegiterian. I love their pizzas, it is by far the best in the whole of Mombasa at basically the same price as any other restaurant. Some nights you can even dine on the beach underneath the stars. Il covo is perfect for a whole night out, after dinner we usually go up to the bar and have a few cocktails. Definitely a place worth visiting!

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Thank Luceanne
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