Great food. Actually delicious food. Great service. The staff is so friendly and courteous. The pay attention to your needs. Love the calm atmosphere. Love that you can talk across a table and hear your conversation. It’s my go to place for Mediterranean food.
Awesome place with attentive service but not smothering; fresh dishes with creativity and lots of bright space and comfortable booths and tables.
A great blend of some known ingredients with unknown pairings or ways of cooking.
I'll return at least monthly to try the fixed menu dinners focusing on a different Mediterranean country each month along with entertainment from that country.
Yanni has done a great job at making everyone feel welcome and sharing his culture and cuisine!
I really, really wanted to like KOVO more than I did.
What I did love:
1.) It's in a great Paradise Valley location.
2.) The interior design is fresh, modern, and has an upscale feel to it.
3.). The calamari was delicious. We loved the feta, capers, and peppers.
4.) My husband ordered the carved meat platter and he was happy with the amount of food, everything tasted great, and it was served with a rustic flair.
5.) Our server was friendly and attentive to my food allergy requests.
What I did not love:
1.) I ordered the lamb chops and although they were good, they weren't special. I expected a more elevated, sophisticated presentation. The lamb chops were overwhelmed on the plate by the veggies and lemon potatoes. It's a dish that I have been served at lower end Mediterranean restaurants. My meal was average at best.
2.) My husband and I usually eat early and although the restaurant was fairly empty, the service staff was not quick to refill my iced tea or take away our dirty dishes.
So, it was good, but not as great as it could have been.
GREAT GREEK NIGHT...partytime with good food, music... dancing...!!!
Attractive new restaurant, open and airy with large windows. Food was healthy and delicious. Service was prompt. We had a good lunch and will go back for dinner.
We felt like family. They didn’t acknowledge our special occasion, but truly did a great job with service levels. Clean, flavorful and family.
Everything we had from appetizer to salad and entrees were absolutely delicious. The service was very good - we will definately return - and soon!
The service was wonderful. She described the dishes perfectly. We ordered appetizers and two Mediterranean dishes. They were both delicious! The atmosphere was very relaxing. Can’t wait to return to this restaurant to try more dishes!
Enjoyed the meal but the noise level was to high. We had to scream at each other to converse which is no fun at all.
This was my second time at Kovo, I had enjoyed it previously, but this time I was little disappointed. We had the brussel sprouts and cauliflower appetizer. I usually love brussel sprouts but these are fried and even though the outside was warm, the inside was cold and raw. It was not pleasant. the cauliflower was good, but such a disappointing start.
Then we split the butchers board, which was sparse and underwhelming. I cannot have grains, which was fine but the description on the menu said it had meat and cheese on it, there was no cheese to be found.
After that I did not want to spend more money on so so food.
I did enjoy the aperol spritz, and we had a pleasant server.
Great food. Very reasonable prices especially drinks!
We first started with the hummus (red pepper) which was complimentary for first time guest and it was delicious. Next was brushette and we ordered 4 different types. My favorite avocado spread bri and arugala. Then i ordered eggs Benedict. Filo and spinach, Delicious. Cant wait to go back for dinner.
Delightful place with authentic menu and fresh taste. Compact but good wine list. Owner is hands on and servers all friendly. We’ll be going back....soon.
Had the octopus, grain bowl and platter. More than enough for two. Very good and service on top.
We had a delicious birthday dinner for my husband.
The food selections are considerable and the staff is extremely accommodating to special requests. Good atmosphere: relaxed, casual and not too noisy. Kabobs are excellent, salmon is very good and the servings are well above what one might expect. Beautiful salads as well.
Amazing healthy food, super bartender Scott love it.
We loved Kovo. The food is phenomenal and great for healthy eating or indulging or even a little bit of both. The staff is nice, friendly and accommodating.
Full flavored authentic Medit/Greek dining. Particularly enjoyed the braised lamb shank and a lamb burger cooked as requested.
The ambiance was awesome! The food and service were on par with the remodel, stellar!
food was delicious and staff very helpful and friendly. The wine for the Monday deal should be better.
Delicious food and outstanding service! Definitely a place to go and eat again and again.
We loved Kovo! My husbands lamb chops were excellent as was my salmon! On the night we dined was Morocco night and in addition to a special Moroccan menu, we were entertained by a beautiful belly dancer! It was a very enjoyable evening and we will return!!
Very interesting food! Good olives, charcuterie, bread, and hummus.
It was beyond hot and felt like there was no AC running in the middle of June
My wife and her friend stopped in for lunch and had a great time. Good food and good conversation. I hope to go myself one day.
We loved it! Not too noisy, interesting wine (Greek) , fabulous dessert, ample portions, interesting flavors, very pretty, and walking distance from our home. We will be regular customers. Choosing an appetizer as an entree was a good choice for people who want less food, too.
The BEST restaurant in Scottsdale/Phoenix. You have to try it to realize how GREAT it is. The salmon pizza at brunch is beyond incredible!
We are repeat customers and we have had very positive experiences each time. The food is very good and the wait staff tries really hard. We will be back!
We had reservations but there was a misunderstanding abut the difference between a “reservation” and a “reserved” table. The hostess, however, quickly took control,and found us a great table outdoors on a wonderful May evening. Beyond that, both food and service were great. We definitely will go back again
Pleasant evening with good service and food. The moussaka could have more eggplant and less potato, expected more veges vs. starch. Dessert tiramisu was fantastic! Will return soon.
We had an amazing breakfast for Mother’s Day. Mayra took excellent care of us. She timed each course perfectly. She paid extra attention to allergies and dietary restrictions. She was so sweet. The mimosa’s were a great way to appreciate moms. Each dish was cooked to perfection. The music was so nice! Perfect ambience. Hopefully we’ll enjoy dessert next time. We can’t wait to visit again. Thank you for an extra special Mother’s Day.
We discovered Kovo recently and decided to celebrate Mother’s Day there. They have a unique and very flavorful menu with generous portions. Their bar work is beyond reproach with outstanding Bloody Mary options. Everything is very reasonably priced. Even the best restaurants can struggle on Mother’s Day but Kovo was absolutely up to it. I love the bright and open decor, a spacious patio with live music. Their staff is experienced and very capable. It is in a very competitive location so I am rooting for them to do well. Similar food quality at other restaurants would be nearly twice the price we paid. Outstanding experience!!!
Very good. Both entrees were beautifully prepared and very tasty. Only disappointment was dessert. The loukoumades dish was a bummer. The dough was was hard and heavy.
food is consistently good, ample portions, huge variety of choices. we go there often, but this night the service was lacking compared to what we were used to. it wasn't busy at all, i just think maybe our server was overwhelmed with a table of 9.
The food was great. Our service was great. The menu has a lot to offer and the servings were generous. I have absolutely no complaints and will recommend this restaurant to my friends. I look forward to returning soon; perhaps a happy hour or two.
Found the meals very salty.
Lamb chops were the best I can remember
Everything was very good the food and service the atmosphere however we ordered a bottle of Pinot noir and it was served to us warm Pinot should be slightly chilled
Excellent service and food.