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Il Covo - Toronto

4.5
299 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
We crafted Il Covo to be a place where one can easily unwind, relax, escape the routine of life, and feel as though they are cared for by family. Il Covo is a meeting point with a warm, energetic and convivial atmosphere for those who want to enjoy a thoughtfully prepared dinner, accompanied by a large selection of wines by the glass, craft beers and playful cocktails. Our culinary brigade operates a gastronomic laboratory built on solid professionalism and thorough knowledge of Italian food and wine. We wanted to create a casual home with an emphasis on simple Italian cuisine that combines traditionalism and modernity, drawing inspiration from every region of Italy.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was very good tasting and the wine was also great. was disappointed that our pasta came cold.

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NataliaC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and a delicious menu. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Average service, subpar food.

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ktya
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Will be back!

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ConstantineG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh, traditional Italian food. The staff are wonderful and the drinks are delcious! Highly reccomend!

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Melleit
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat! Food was amazing, service was amazing and everyone was so friendly and lovely! Great atmosphere and really nice sidewalk patio! Will absolutely be returning!

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely spot! The food was delicious and the service was great as well. Will definitely go back !

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dddd
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Second time dining here. We had to wait about an hour to get any of our food, even the bread. So, we were starving when the food did come around finally. Restaurant apologized for the delays but didn’t do anything to actually make it better. Food is delicious, but the wait was unbearable.

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JJJJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was excellent. Not many choices of mains but very fresh and very good.

Service was friendly but we waited for drinks and apps and the. We’re rushed with mains. Didn’t take our wine order until after main was served.

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good. Portions small and food arrived warm to cool at best. Left feeling hungry and extremely unsatisfied with what I was hoping would be an amazing authentic Italian dinner.

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QiQiZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the antipasto for 2, the pesto pasta and the risotto. The meal was great! Simple, straight to the point, just great food. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, good portions. Unfortunately we followed up with desserts…. We had the raspberry sorbet and the cannoli’s. The sorbet was beautiful in colour but lacked in flavour. The cannoli filling was a chocolate mousse texture with cocoa nibs on the outside. It was missing a richness and a sweetness I expect from a cannoli. It felt like they were trying to be “healthier” with their desserts. Next time we go back, I’ll stick to the cheese for dessert.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. No issues with Food, Drink and Service. It was a very pleasant experience.
Definitely will come back

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Luigi
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor covered table. Great service and food from Guiseppe , Ryan and team!!

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anita
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous night. The best branzino in the city, amazing pastas and outstanding service. Run don’t walk!

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely spectacular. Food was awesome and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, courteous and friendly service. A wonderfully authentic Italian evening. Highly recommend!

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DenisK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Best calamari and espresso martinis I’ve had this summer

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Rochelle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian cuisine, service, wine and even amari selection. Ottimo!

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MF2021
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, service was friendly, but the tables on the patio were a bit too close to one another for comfort. We only had about 3 feet between our table and the neighboring table.

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YasF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service: SUPERB! We got extremely friendly and helpful waiter and server.
The food: The Raviolia Alla Norma and the Maccheroncini Al Pesto and the shrimp Rissoto were fantastic. The starters were average, I expected something more special, the lamb skewers were okay, the calamari was good, I didn't have the antipasto but my friends on the table liked the meats. Overall mains are AMAZING appetizers are good.
Drinks: We ordered some cocktails that weren't on the menu and the bar tender was more than happy to make them and they were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was quite yummy and the price was very good

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vipGerardC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Both the food and quality of service exceeded expectations! Definitely worth a return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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chrisr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All I can say is that if you want great authentic Italian cuisine in a intimate setting, this is the place to eat. .Even though it took a little bit longer for our food to come out of the kitchen..it was worth the wait ! you wont be disappointed

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BarbF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but portions were small
Staff seemed a little flustered

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and the service were amazing! The inside of the restaurant is so beautiful and it was the perfect place for my birthday celebration. I would have given the place 5 stars but something weird happened at the end of the night. The service was incredible, and I want to emphasize that it was, until we had to leave. We dined with 10 people and the waitress refused to split our bill even though she told us earlier she would split it “no problem”. She told us that this is an old school Italian restaurant and they do not split bills. They expected one person to cover the cost of 10 people which, given that this is a fine dining restaurant is extremely expensive. I wish we were told ahead of time that they are unable to split bills because we felt very pressured for one person to cover the entire cost. We were rushed out while paying and it left a poor taste in our mouth.

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AmandaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had great service! We ordered the antipasto for two, it was good. We then had the ravioli and sausage pasta. It was ok. Not very flavourful. Margarita was delicious.

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AudreyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible birthday dinner! Thank you

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vipAF12
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent as always.

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RyanFitzG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Covo twice in the past 3 weeks, and planning to come again soon. I always ask for a tasting selection for the simply the best flavour parade in my entire city, along with exquisite wines and amazing cocktails. See you soon guys!

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vipesagep
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately, quite disappointed. Although our waitress was nice, the service was extremely slow, almost short staffed. Food was good but nothing exceptional for the price asked.
Squids were full of oil, the salad way too salty. Lamb skewers almost cold. the fish was good, too bad we waited that long.

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KevinM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was super slow ... somewhat apologetic but the only 'ok' food didn't help matters. Risotto was tasteless ... pasta as good. Wine was cold .... that helped.

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EstherC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, staff was kind but was stretched thin, they werent the most prompt on service. The evnvironment was very loud but the food was amazing. Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azzurri won. No complaints, great place

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AndreaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night - great food and great service. We had appetizers and pasta. It was all wonderful. Thank you!

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lauras
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I went fir dinner last night Service was exceptional and food outstanding The antipasto for 2 was delicious as was the shrimp risotto and pasta Best espresso martini I have had The tiramisu with a birthday candle was a great ending to a special evening
Five stars plus. Will definitely return

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JPKB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful experience. The team is amazing and the drinks and food we delicious. We will be back!

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RyanFitzG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. And as always I asked for a tasting menu and had a wonderful experience, perfectly paired and delicious Radio Cocktails – it all genuinely made our celebration extra special. Thanks guys!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our main server was friendly, although not particularly attentive. When we arrived there was no host so we just kind of stood near the door waiting for someone to acknowledge us. The man who eventually did wasn’t particularly friendly and after being told we had a reservation just kind of said “okay… sit somewhere.”

Food was tasty but there was a long wait between the appetizers and the mains. One of the mains came out cold and had to be sent back. It wasn’t busy. Portions of the pasta were also pretty disappointing for the price, but they did taste great. You can definitely get a similar or better experience for less money elsewhere, even locally.

Would not likely go back for a full meal but would consider going back to share some wine and the antipasto for two.

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foodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very disappointed server took my unfinished bottle of wine.

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Il Covo - Toronto is rated 4.5 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.