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Il Covo Trattoria

106 Superior St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1T1, Canada
+1 250-380-0088
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (82 reviews)
“agnolotti” (15 reviews)
“caprese” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
106 Superior St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1T1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What more could you ask for...the restaurant was candle-lit cozy, the staff were welcoming and friendly, and the food was fresh, tasty and generously portioned. My husband and I said we'd be going back before we'd even finished the starter...which by the way was a...More

1  Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our second visit to this gem ! We will be back very time we visit Victoria. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service and great food.

1  Thank Barrie R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and the smells of spices and marina fill the air. However it is to dark to read the menu and the noise level is so high it is hard to really enjoy the conversation with the person with you at your...More

Thank livingmauitime g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son & I just went for dinner at Il Covo Trattoria on Superior Street in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood. This is our second visit, having first tried this Italian restaurant on a previous trip to Victoria. Obviously we liked what we saw and ate...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to eat at what looked like 'the little Italian across the street from our hotel'. And what a lovely surprise!! We were staying at the Coast Hotel across the road (which also has a fantastic restaurant by the way) and called in for...More

Thank Traysi62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Il Covo Trattoria for my birthday dinner last week. Let me say that I've recently encountered some health problems & my meds had been changed 3 days before our visit. As I was finishing my lamb, I started to feel dizzy. Then really...More

Thank 19arjaykay46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IL Covo was established in 2014 and serves up authentic Northern Italian cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed space and atmosphere. Paying homage to the building’s history (itself over 100 years old), the room is designed to focus upon the large domed ceiling, which was...More

Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely atmospheric restaurant well worth a visit. The staff are very friendly and the food is fabulous Italian. Table and bar seating in a beautiful setting.

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful romantic dinner...strolled to restaurant from our hotel. Fell in love immediately. Sexy ambience...and the flavours...awesome. This is why we travel...great food. Would highly recommend.

Thank libbygillis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th time dining at Il Covo & it never disappoints. It was our Anniversary & we were greeted at the door with Anniversary wishes & given 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco. Our Italian waiter was attentive & knowledgeable & the food was...More

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Questions & Answers
Mia A
3 July 2016|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the very late reply; yes, they do, the pasta is all homemade and the texture and flavour is exquisite.
Mel S
18 September 2015|
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Response from CVC16 | Property representative |
Hello Mel S~We'd like to thank you for your lovely review of our restaurant! We so appreciate you took the time to post it with TripAdvisor. We're uncertain of your question so please let us know what we can clarify for you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Superior St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-380-0088
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Located in the historic area of downtown and steps from the Inner Harbour, Il Covo Trattoria is a memorable and unique Italian dining experience. Being a Trattoria, we're the perfect spot for any occasion where you can enjoy casual, rustic Italian cuisine in a warm old world Tuscan ambience. We also offer a beautiful garden patio for outdoor eating in an al fresco Italian style during the summer season. Come and enjoy a taste of Italy!
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