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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
0921922249
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Il Covo today and sat outside on their small balcony eating our lunch overlooking the sea and beautiful sunny beach of Cefalu. We had a set fish menu with wine, water, bread etc followed by a Limoncello liqueur. All reasonably priced. The seafood risotto was especially tasty. Would recommend, location is fab.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a cozy luncheon while walking the street of Cefalu, look no further. You can enjoy some delicious Cefaluian food with commanding views of the Tyrrhenian Sea in great comfort. The staff is welcoming and the specials are inviting. I tried the spaghetti with Sea Urchin (a real treat since one only gets sea urchin in Japanese restaurants at... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The location is very nice. The food was average, an average spaghetti con sarda. Reasonably priced. Staff were not very friendly. Average restaurant with an excellent view if you get a sea facing table..

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dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Nice lunch here very good menu but it's the view which is the main draw simply excellent staff were very attentive also

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to this restaurant for lunch a couple of weeks ago as we had friends that had been previous years and mentioned how lovely the setting was with the sea views. We entered the restaurant and was greeted by who we believe was probably the manager. Unfortunately there wasn't a table available for the 4 of us with a... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Beautifully cooked simple Sicilian cuisine at very good prices in a clean and friendly restaurant with a sea-view terrace. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. We returned many times as the menu is extensive. The fish dishes are very fresh and tasty. We particularly liked the carpaccio dishes and the pasta con sarde.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A charming little restaurant with brilliant service and friendly staff. We had their set menu, which included local wine. Highly recommended!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went there and were hoping for a good dinner with view of the sunset. As soon as we got there the waitress was rude and just like she did´t like her job. When she was taking are plates she spilled my g&t and asked what it had been and I told her. I was expecting a new g&t. After waiting... More 

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Leicester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great views with average food. Nothing to complain about and we would eat there again if only for the beautiful views sitting outside above the sea and beach.

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Thank smeaty
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch here on a Saturday. The restaurant wasn't overly busy and we managed to get a table by the window. The view from the restaurant is lovely, as it looks directly out to the beach and around the coast of Cefalu. We shared a fried squid for entree. The squid was a whole squid, however was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
  • Phone Number: 0921922249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?