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Covo Trattoria e Pizzeria

159 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (248)
  • Good for Groups (219)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (136)

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Covo Trattoria Pizzeria in New York, NY is one of the go-to places for locals who are looking for some tasty pizza. The eatery prides itself on making authentic Italian fare and it features rustic d�cor that helps to sell the Tuscan experience to the guests. You will find plenty of things to enjoy on the menu at Covo Trattoria Pizzeria.

Some of the many options you might want to consider at Covo Trattoria Pizzeria include appetizers such as the mussels marinara, fried calamari and the bruschetta. The eatery offers plenty of pasta options, as well as a range of specialty pizzas.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 234-9573
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
12th Avenue
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Public transit
Walking distance from the 1 train 137th Street/City College station,
the West Harlem Waterfront Park, and the
upcoming water-taxi terminal.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2014

What a treat. The service was great, the food was excellent and great wines. The wood fired pizza was delicious. The lobster rissotto was to die for and the lamb chops with roasted potatoes was outstanding.

Dinearound (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2014

Covo is my go to place when I just want to relax. The food is delicious, the service attentive, and it is a very comfortable restaurant to dine for a couple of hours. No one rushes you and everyone is pleasant!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2014

It's a fine, not great place. The food was good, not superb. definitely a good value. we ate outside and it was very nice but would not recommend it during the summer if you are prone to being mosquito feed. the hostess was superb and extremely helpful in getting us a cab afterwards. Unfortunately, after we were served our main course, our waiter seemed to have forgotten our existence. We had to go find him and he blamed it on having had a "long night".

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2014

The octopus special was disappointing - a little soft/rubbery. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente!

vipFtdinner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 5, 2014

Everything about it was ok. I will say that I grew up with Italian food... So, I am not easily impressed, but I have just had so much better in NYC. The food was nothing special. You could prolly order pasta from a pizza shop and get the same quality. Not to be mean but its true. Its too bad because I heard it was good and there are no other italian places in harlem... well, near me at least. We also maybe ordered the wrong thing, a lot people got the pizza, maybe thats their specialty? I dont know, the service was also just ok. The server didn't really know anything about the wine list and was basically an order taker.. but thats most restaurants in nyc. It was ok, not horrible but I won't be going back.

vipGera (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2014

All the food came at the same time and some items got cold before we could eat them, we had to ask for our pasta to be warmed up. otherwise everything was great.

theiofthestorm (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

I went with my girlfriend and we were really impressed with the number of offerings. We ultimately went with a specialty pizza that had shrimp, zucchini, onions, and capers. It was fantastic! The desert we ordered was a mascarpone cheesecake which was equally impressive. The location is off on its own, away from much of the traffic of the city. I highly recommend this restaurant!

MDmomOf3 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Our table ordered a variety of dishes, from pizza to pasta to steak, and everything was fantastic. We also triedthe açai blueberry mojito and loved it! The restaurant has an awesome rustic Tuscan feel. If you want nice dining in Harlem, this is it!

YouJustGotMacked (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2014

I live in the neighborhood and glad that this place exists. The food is delicious with large portions and the drinks may (or may not) knock you off your feet. I usually dine upstairs at the bar and the music is LIVE. All old school 90's R&B, Hip Hop, and good mixes of newer songs. Whenever I want to stay local or have friends from out of town visiting me, i go here.

Hungrycritter (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2014

The food and service there is always too notch and the portions are good for the hungry and goodies alike. While the lounge is a great place normally on Friday night apparently there are annoying college age kids who seem to need to scream despite being sober. What they were screaming about you can't even tell because the music is on but you think they would have had common sense to go outside or downstairs where it is quieter to have a conversation. Detracted from the nice lounge and music atmosphere.

Bob19M (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2014

This is not the first time I've been to Covo. It is kind of out of the way but I think it worth the trip. The food is always very good from a varied Italian menu. I like the atmosphere indoors with brick and wood decor and the outdoor dining area, though not tremendously large, is nice because the secluded location makes it a calmer atmosphere than most NYC outdoor cafes. Upstairs there is a lounge with all night happy hours. I go there for karaoke on Thursdays and the place is usually hopping. And I met my girlfriend there.

harlemjoy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 29, 2014

Celebrated my grandsons 14th birthday with 10 family members . We had a unique out door table that almost made us fell like we were at home. The food was tasty, the presentation well done and the service professional and friendly. Also, nice selection specialized summer drinks.

Broham763 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2014

First Class car service drivers could not find address. During arrival and departure.
Service was good. Lobster shrimp over cooked. White Sangria was good.
Hostess was patient in call the car service for us. She had the same problem we did. Getting a car that knew the area to pick us up.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2014

Had an absolutely wonderful time at Covo last Friday night. We sat outside, and it was such wonderful ambience. The food, service, and everything were fantastic. Everything was so fresh and lightly prepared. I highly recommend and will definitely be back. My boyfriend also proposed to me that evening at the table, so I will always remember this dining experience! =)

vipclassi929 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

I'm a frequent customer. The food service and ambience are always great. I can wa 'll k here from home...a big plus.