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Il Covo Restaurant

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Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
41 5487481
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Vastervik, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Many dishes to choose from but I miss the Italian taste, the taste is too vague. They have a fantastic view and position but the surrounding area is a little bit rough.

Thank Per B
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Now service is seldom expected to be quick here in Kenya, but ten minutes to get served when there are only 8 people to serve? Then another 10 to get the bill at the table. After paying from the table I had to hunt down the waiter to get my change.

Thank Larry4Africa
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

In general we have always enjoyed good food and service at Il Covo. It is local to where we have been living for the past year and a half and got to know many of the staff. So when we visited on New Years Eve, it was disappointing to hear that we were expected to pay 500KES per head just... More 

Thank martin p
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

With the view of the beach its simply breathtaking.great service.food is nice.their bar upstairs is also great with some wonderful shisha.its a nice place

Thank colo m
Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Went over with the kids for icecream on Sunday 18th. Sadly they only had chocolate ice cream. We asked for the icecream to be put in take away cups for the kids...they had none. The staff were friendly and apologetic but was just surprised...its not the il covo I remember from the last visit.

Thank ngina84
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was the best restaurant on the beach. The hospitality, food, and drinks were amazing. Our food was made fresh and served right away. I highly recommend coming here for quality food and service!

Thank Chelsey M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have been to restaurants all along the coast of East and Southern Africa. Il Covo feels like a home. There is nowhere else you can sit almost in the sea, enjoy a great white wine, piri piri prawns, great service and the best environment you can imagine. It's a heaven for the soul.

Thank Tore W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very Tasty ! good Menu ! good qualiity and very Nice view !! we stayed directly on the beach and it was amazing !! thank you !!

Thank Ali I
Nairobi, Kenya
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My friends and I went to Il Covo for dinner one evening. It was very windy and so we weighed out seating options - upper level or main level. There is a nightclub in the upper level; It was very loud in there at 8pm and quite dark. This was not very conducive as it would have been challenging to... More 

Thank alkenya
Lichtenburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A trip to Mombasa and not dining here would be incomplete for me! Watching the sun set and waves beating on the beach is a sight to behold! And the food is mouth watering; couldn't have enough of it! Enjoyed the home made cocktails as well; great experience!

Thank gordinmalaba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bamburi Beach | Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 41 5487481

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