The Cove Trattoria
The Cove Trattoria

The Cove Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecovescottsdale.com/
  • Phone: (480) 951-8273
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00om
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Rd and Indian Bend
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Cove Trattoria
The cove trattoria is a contemporary family-owned and operated italian trattoria, bringing italian elegance to every dining experience. Old world tastes blended with new world twists inspire the restaurant’s diverse menu, ranging from chicken saltimbocca, lobster ravioli and pasta rustica, to seasonal specials like flavorful hand-cut steaks and fresh fish. Each wood-fire pizza is hand-tossed and prepared with homemade sauces and fresh ingredients baked in an oversized brick oven. Modern décor and an inviting dining room, complete with local artists’ works adorning the walls, resemble a refined italian family room with an exhibition kitchen as the backdrop. Presenting a wine list of more than 30 different wines from around the world, a list of specialty italian cocktails and a smaller bar menu, the cove trattoria invites every guest to become a part of the family.
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The Cove Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (14)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)Show More
  • No butter? Really???
    StuInScottsdale
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Asked for butter for bread and we were told "we don't have butter". Really? What restaurant has no butter? Food was average. Gluten Free pizza was worst of any gluten free pizzas we've had including frozen ones from grocery or Costco. One guest ordered regular pizza and said it was pretty good. I liked marinara sauce that came with calamari appetizer. Presented coupon at beginning for $30 off bill and check didn't show the discount. Once the waitperson was reminded the discount came off. Prices were reasonable. Portions OK.
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  • simply wonderful
    steveVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I always enjoy dining here. The food, the service, the ambiance, all great. The perfect place to catch a meal and some good wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kind of average at best
    kjode
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Almost empty but slow service. Food was about olive garden level although there wasa lot of it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scottsdale JM
    JSMAZVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is now one of our favorite restaurants in Arizona; a wonderful family owned gem, with truly outstanding service, food/beverages, location, and charm. We have NEVER had anything but a tremendous dining experience here; you will find the same!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    DoniamhVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service is always good and food is good with some different twists.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Islandlvr82
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything just seemed blah to us. From being greeted to their unimpressive wine list, a server who seemed like she would rather be somewhere else to the over salted food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    steveVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    always a favorite - good food, service, and wine. A nice neighborhood place that hits the mark with it's food & wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The View of Camelback was amazing!!
    Niki
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service. Delicious Food. The View of Camelback was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and different
    DoniamhVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Always good food. Friendly staff. Not your average Italian restaurant but that's a good thing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the The Cove Trattoria reviews archive.
  • Cove Trattoria review
    alwayseatout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The ambience when we first walked in was not that great. It is a fairly small restaurant and was semi crowded. However, the staff was very friendly and inviting so we stayed. As the sun went down, the lighting in the restaurant made it very appealing. I would recommend going around 7pm for dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply great
    steveVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    a guaranteed repreat. Great food, wine, service and ambiance. I really love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at the Trattoria
    StanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Chicken dishes were over salted. Chicken breasts NOT tender. Red sauce tasted like something out of a jar. Food was palatable, but not worth a second visit.
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  • Wonderful food
    Dindate
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food is amazing! Large portions great prices! Wed night is 1/2 bottles of wine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Disinterested
    ReasonableCustomer
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Sadly, the food was pretty good, but the service was lack luster. Seemed like waitress just didn't want to be working. I wouldn't go back. There are plenty of other italian/pizza restaurants that are much better and would like to have my business and money. If you don't care, then why be there?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suggestion by friends
    Sportsmemorabiliafan
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We decided to get a group of 11 people together for dinner on a Sunday night. The staff there was exceptional at accommodating to our large group. Debra, our server, was impressively efficient, friendly, and able to 'read' when one of us needed something without hovering. She managed the whole table with finesse and ease, which is usually not the case with such a large number of people to serve. The meals came out together. Drinks and accompanying sides were brought as requested. There was complimentary heavenly focaccia with a delicious tangy dip as well. Everyone enjoyed their choices of entrees and sides. We didn't have dessert as we were sated with the main meal but hope to next time. The dessert menu looked mouth-watering!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We always have a great meal at The Cove. This is a great little neighborhood restaurant with consistently great food and good service. We had lasagna that was amazing. The portion was huge and we enjoyed the leftovers the next day!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simply awesome
    steveVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I continue to return here time and again. Great food, nice ambiance, great service - what 's not to like
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scottsdale JGM
    JSMAZVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    An ABSOLUTE gem; if you haven't eaten here, you NEED to! Portions are huge, wine list is excellent, great craft beers on draft, wonderful happy hour specials, and the service/servers are tremendous, friendly, courteous, and honest;will give their opinions and will guide you to the best selections based upon your gourmet tastes;we, as well as telling others, that this restaurant needs to indeed be their local dining establishment of choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.