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Il Covo

4.5
271 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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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipAF12
Toronto
3 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
25 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
1 review
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic! Will definitely keep going back and recommend to all.

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AnjaD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Had the lamb and fococcia, followed by the risotto and the eggplant ravioli! Our server was very accommodating and polite! Would recommend!

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vipChristopherP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - great view of College St. Will be going back again.

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ClareS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our dining experience was wonderful! Lovely service and food was incredible. Highly recommend to my friends and family, and look forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service , and friendly staff!

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vipcabbagetowner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe and his team are fantastic. The service is always attentive and the food is delicious! Make sure you have the risotto—even in the summer!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to dine at this wonderful restaurant. All the staff were excellent and attentive. The food was wonderful and everything was served perfectly. The bread was warm, the antipasto fresh, the pasta obviously homemade.

We were on the street front patio because of continued restrictions and it was very lively on College because Italy had just won a Eurocup round. The owner (or manager?) apologized numerous times for the noise, which was obviously out of his control. The dinner was nonetheless spectacular and the craziness on the street just made our night out seem more special.

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TatianaH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been 1&1/2 years since pandemic hit and people had been locked in with very limited time to spend with family and friends outside their houses and have a great meal and enjoy themselves .
I’ll Covo offered that almost forgotten experience and was amazing . Food was great , service excellent and the enjoyment lasted the whole night . Thank you Il Covo .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Salad was not anything special. Focaccia was good but expensive for a small piece. Sever was nice but she just brought one bill without asking at all, and when we said we wanted to split it she split it 3 ways without again asking any questions. Not the end of the world but would be preferred to actually ask your customers how they would like to pay and not make assumptions.

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vipChubChubFamily
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The calamari taste so good that you don't want to share.

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Basil
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, what a great location and delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Barely busy, but servers took forever to get us our drinks and 1 dessert order

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viprobbiep15
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome service and tasty food. Can’t go wrong!

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vipJohnnyGambler
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a way to spend the first time out since last year. Perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service. Food excellent. Ambience on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sea bass wrapped In zucchini

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AmyV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic italian food and a beautiful atmosphere for date night.

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AndrewN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must to visit. Epic food and wonderful service. Authentic Italian hospitality and cuisine. An incredibly wine list. A team that works together. If you want a special meal - this is one you should try.

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience, we celebrated our anniversary at IL COVO, and they customised they menu since I am pregnant. Very accommodating and very very friendly and sweet people who work there as well.

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Discriminatingcanadian
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Portions are small. Sommelier is friendly and knowledgeable

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RichardK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we selected were great - looked great and tasted great. Many interesting flavours and each dish was described fully. The staff were very knowledgeable. Busy night, but service was efficient and professional.

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service wasn't the greatest. It was almost a half hour of us being there before we had our orders taken. Then our main dishes were forgotten about.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

For some reason they just couldn’t get it together. Wine order didn’t come until reminded. Risotto with truffles came without the truffles. Water for the table was inexplicably rationed. Great food with very uneven service.

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Robert
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have already recommended this restaurant to several people after a great visit, portion sizes are perfect, service is authentic, flavors are unique and perfectly balanced.

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VanessaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday

FAQs

Il Covo is rated 4.5 stars by 271 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.