Antipasti ~ Appetizers
Market season blue mussels in your choice of a marinara sauce or white wine with freshly ground black pepper. Served with crostini. 17
Antipasto Il Covo for 2
Popular Italiano platter served with an array of cured Italian meats, cheeses, marinated vegetables, assorted olives, bruschetta and fruit. 24
Selection of DOP Italian cheeses with housemade compotes and fruit. Ask your server for today’s selection. 20
Thinly sliced beef tenderloin on a bed of arugula, topped with shaved parmigiano and drizzled with a fresh lemon and tarragon extra virgin olive oil dressing. 16
Prosciutto e Melone
Layered prosciutto di Parma and cantaloupe melon served on fresh arugula. A classic al fresco appetizer. 15
Fritto Misto Del Covo
Lightly fried calamari and prawns served with house made Il Covo sauce. 16
CRUDO DI SALMONE
Green peppercorn and dill marinated Coho salmon thinly sliced served with mixed greens, fennel and orange salad. 17
Insalata e Zuppe ~ Salad & Soup
Zuppa Del Giorno
Please ask your server for the soup of the day.
Capesante Con Insalata Di Frutta
Mango, papaya and apple topped with sea scallops and a grainy mustard, honey and orange dressing on a bed of mixed greens. 17
Fior di latte bocconcini layered with sliced Roma tomatoes, topped with fresh sweet basil pesto and balsamic vinaigrette, served on a bed of mixed greens. Buonissimo! 15
Crisp romaine tossed with freshly made croutons, crispy pancetta and capers, dressed with Il Covo house made dressing and topped with parmigiano cheese. 10
Insalata Di Gorgonzola
Spinach, candied pecan, gorgonzola cheese and cranberries tossed with a blackberry vinaigrette. 15 ☘
Mixed greens, walnuts, chopped fresh tomatoes, black olives, red onion and shaved fennel dressed with extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled feta cheese. 15
Insalata Di Gamberi
House marinated prawns with arugula, red and gold beets topped with goat cheese. 16
Primi Piatti ~ Pasta
Spaghetti Alla Caprese
Spaghetti with fior di latte mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil tossed with fresh roma tomato sauce. 20
Agnolotti AL SUGO DI NOCI
Half moon shaped vegetarian ravioli in a creamy walnut sauce. A favorite family recipe. 22
Lasagne alla Bolognese
Mamma’s own recipe. Fresh pasta layered with besciamella, bolognese sauce and parmigiano topped with mozzarella. Delizioso! 21
Cannelloni alla Genovese
Stuffed with ricotta, spinach, crab and lobster and served in a light rosé sauce. 24
Spaghetti allo Scoglio
Light tomato, white wine and garlic sauce with calamari, mussels, prawns, clams and sea scallops. 25
Delicate and light potato gnocchi served with your choice of slow cooked bolognese ragu, creamy gorgonzola and walnuts or classic Genovese pesto sauce. 23
Pappardelle ai Funghi
Long flat pasta served with a melody of mushrooms in a creamy truffle white wine sauce. 23
Penne Alla Puttanesca
Spicy and Legendary! Oneglia black olives, capers, garlic and anchovies simmered in a fresh Roma tomato sauce. 20
Risotto Ai Porcini
Classic creamy risotto with fresh porcini mushrooms and topped with parmesan cheese. 23
We create our signature recipes with the freshest quality ingredients. In our garden patio we grow herbs and flowers that are presented in dishes and drinks. Locally sourced seasonal seafood, produce and meats. Fresh baked Focaccia bread served with your meal.
Secondi Piatti ~ From The Land & Sea
A medley of calamari, prawns, mussels, clams and sea scallops stewed in Il Covo marinara sauce and served with freshly made crostini. 29
Stinco D’Agnello Alla Chiantigiana
Lamb shank slowly braised in a Chianti wine sauce, topped with toasted almonds and served with seasonal vegetables. 28
Saltimbocca Alla Romana
Veal scaloppine simmered in a white wine sauce topped with prosciutto and sage, served with spaghetti aglio olio e broccoli. 32
ANATRA ALL’ ARANCIA
Pan seared duck breast topped with a Grand Marnier orange sauce, served with caramelized onions and seasonal vegetables. 29
FILETTO DI MANZO AL TARTUFO
Bacon wrapped filet mignon on baked polenta topped with black truffle sauce and served with seasonal vegetables. 36
Pesce del Giorno
The freshest catch of the day directly from our ocean, cooked and served to perfection. Please ask your server.
Famiglia Italiana style four course meal
Chef chooses dishes daily and served family style.
42 per person. Min. 4 people.
Not all ingredients may be listed on the menu. Please let your server know prior to ordering of any dietary concerns or special requests. All olives may contain pits.
For children 10 and under
Served with pop/milk or juice & a scoop of gelato 10.95
Choose your pasta ~ Bow Tie ~ Spaghetti ~ Penne
Choose your sauce ~ bolognese sauce ~ tomato sauce ~ cheese sauce
~ Flatbread pizza with mozzarella cheese
TIRAMISU’ AL CAFFE’
Layers of savoiardi finger cookies dipped in espresso and a creamy marsala mascarpone delight. An Italian classic. 8.5
3 house-made cannoli pastries stuffed with a sweet citrus ricotta filling and garnished with pistachio or chocolate. Delizioso! 9
Vanilla gelato topped with hot espresso. 8.5
Creamy baked custard topped with caramelized sugar. Ask your server for today’s flavor. 8.5
Classic Italian cream pudding topped with strawberry coulis. 8.5
PROFITEROL AL CIOCCOLATO
Cream profiteroles topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. 8.5
TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO
Layers of chocolate cake and caramel reduction. 8.5
Sorbetto o Gelato
After Dinner Drinks
Refreshing Italian lemon digestif liqueur traditionally served chilled. 9
Ultimate Italian digestif….. grape based brandy. 9
Sambuca con mosca
Served with 3 coffee beans for health, happiness and prosperity. 8
Averna Amaro Siciliano
Rich, sweet bitter with aromas and flavors of herbs, spices, citrus and caramel. 9
Created in Milan 1845 as having medicinal benefits, fernet is a digestif bitter made from 27 herbs including roots, rhubarb, chamomile, myrrh. 9
Port & Dessert Wine
Fonseca Bin 27, Portugal
Rich fruity notes with favors of blackberry, cassis, cherry and spice. 8.5
Warres, Otima 10 Year Old Tawny
Smooth texture with notes of honey, nuts and dried fruits along with rich fruit flavours. 9.5
Chateau Des Charmes, Vidal Icewine 2009
Full bodied, sweet fruity wine with flavours of honeyed apricot, peach, caramel and flowery aromas. 11
We carry a variety of liqueurs and spirits. Please ask your server.
Caramel Macchiato 4.5
Cappuccino with Baileys & Sambuca 8
Caramel macchiato with Amaretto 8
Latte with Grand Marnier & Kahlua 8.5
Americano with Grappa 8
Cappuccino with Kahlua & Frangelico 8
Add a 1/2 oz of any liqueur to espresso 6
Negroni – Gin, Campari & sweet vermouth poured over an ice block & garnished with an orange twist. Bitter & sweet. 9
Al Capone – Whiskey, Campari, Aperol & sweet vermouth served over an ice block & garnished with an orange peel. A bold twist on a classic Negroni. 9
Americano – Campari & sweet vermouth over ice, topped with club soda & served with a lemon twist. 9
Bellini – Peach nectar & peach schnapps topped with prosecco & a splash of cassis. Served traditionally or blended! 10
Bicicletta – Campari & white wine served over ice topped with club soda, twist of lemon. Similar to a wine spritzer, light & refreshing. 9
Amari are Italian herbal liqueurs traditionally made from a complex blend of herbs & aromatics. Enjoy in an Italiano cocktail or after dinner straight up as a digestivo. 9
Cynar – artichoke leaves, orange zest, molasses
Averna – coffee, caramel, citrus
Montenegro – rose, vanilla, sarsaparilla
Fernet Branca – spearmint, cardamom, saffron
Beer & Cider
Lighthouse Shipwreck IPA
Phillips Blue Buck
Phillips Analogue Kolsch
Non Alcoholic beer 5
– Authentic Dry Apple
– Pear & Apple
Hoyne Brewery glass 5 pint 7
*Ask about our rotating taps
Red or White Sangria
Packed so full of fresh fruit you’ll need a spoon!
Pint 8.5 Pitcher 29
Smirnoff, Stoli Blueberry, Stoli Vanilla, Greygoose, Belvedere, Sheringham (local)
Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s, Victoria Gin (local), Empress 1908 Gin (local), De Vine Vin Gin (local)
El Jimador, Hornitos Black Barrel, Reposado 1600
Bacardi White, Captain Morgan’s Spiced, Havana Club Dark, Appleton Estate, De Vine Honey Shine (local)
American: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, Jim Beam bourbon, Knob Creek bourbon, Maker’s Mark bourbon
Canadian: Wiser’s rye, Crown Royal rye, Canadian Club, Forty Creek
Irish: Jameson, Bushmills
Blended: Ballantines, Drambuie, Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker Black
Fundador, Vecchia Romagna, Courvoisier v.s, Remy Martin v.s.o.p.
Glenfiddich 12 yr., Glenmorangie 10 yr., Dalwhinnie 15 yr., Glenfarclas 17 yr., Glenlivet 12 yr.
De Vine Moderna Sweet Vermouth (local), De Vine Bianca Vermouth (local), Martini Rosso, Martini Bianco, Cinzano Rosso
Alexander Grappa, Premium Grappa, Sambuca, Black Sambuca, Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, Disaronno Amaretto, Limoncello, Maraschino, Strega, Campari, Aperol
Assorted liqueurs available.
Cocktails & Martinis
La Sirenetta “The Mermaid” – Local Empress 1908 gin & cointreau shaken with fresh squeezed lime & a cranberry juice float, served with a citrus sea salt rim. 12
Pera Spritz – Pear nectar, dark rum & house-made honey sage syrup topped with prosecco & garnished with pear. Fresh & bubbly. 12
Ananas Aspro – Bourbon, honey, pineapple, lemon & bitters 12
La Campania – Vodka & Strega shaken with cranberry & orange juice. An Italian twist on a classic cosmopolitan! 12
The Secret Garden – Fresh strawberry & arugula muddled & shaken with a balsamic reduction, lemon juice, house-made brown sugar syrup, bourbon & Averna, served on the rocks. Earthy & aromatic. 12
Prosciutto e Melone Margarita – Fresh cantaloupe juice shaken with tequila, triple sec & lime served with our own prosciutto salt rim. Sweet & smoky. 12
La Modella – Amaretto, cherry liqueur & bourbon served on the rocks, topped with fresh squeezed orange & lime juice, garnished with an infused cocktail cherry. Sweet & sour! 12
Amalfi Sour – Gin, limoncello & Aperol shaken with lemon juice & egg white, frothed to perfection, topped with Angostura bitters. Velvety & tart. 12
Dolce Vita Martini – Local Honey Shine rum, crËme de cacao, Frangelico, Khalua & espresso shaken into a cappuccino-like foam. Perfect with dessert! 12
Principessa – Sweet peach, vodka, sweet vermouth with a splash of fresh lemon juice. 9
Pompelmo Rossini – Grapefruit juice & sweet cherry syrup topped with prosecco & a splash of Campari. 9
Occhi di Limone – Limoncello, vodka & a splash of cassis 10
Caesar Italiano – Our popular Italian twist on a Canadian classic. Rimmed with our Italian inspired house blend of seasonings. Single 10 Double 12
Iced Tea – House brewed black tea – sweet or unsweetened
Lemonade – House-made lemon syrup, traditional or sparkling 4
Italian Sodas – Lavender, raspberry, peach, vanilla or almond – with or without whipped cream 5
Cheeky Grapefruit – Grapefruit juice, cherry syrup & soda 4
Bolle di Mora – Pineapple juice, muddled blackberry, mint, lime & soda 5
House Red – Medium-bodied & dry. Glass 6 1/2L 18 Bottle 30
Barbara d’Asti La Storica – Piedmont, Italy 8 24 40
Deep ruby red & medium bodied with aromas of dark berries, vanilla & tobacco.
Shiraz Rosemount – South Australia 8 24 40
Bold & velvety with juicy flavours of dark berries, cherries, pepper & florals.
Pinot Noir Mark West – California USA 9 27 45
Medium-bodied with aromatic flavours of raspberry, violets, vanilla & clove. Wonderfully versatile.
Malbec Famiglia Bianchi – Argentina 9 27 45
Intensely luscious aromas of plums, cherries, berries with a smooth silky finish.
Meritage (Blend) Fort Berens – Lillooet, BC 9 27 45
72% Merlot, 18% Cab Sav, 10% Cab Franc. Dark roses, sage, touches of chocolate with a summer cherry finish.
Pelaverga Terre del Barolo – Piedmont, Italy 9 27 45
Intoxicating aromas of lavender, rosemary & white pepper. Light-bodied & perfect for your trattoria experience.
Chianti Classico Santa Margherita – Trentino, Italy 10 30 50
Complex aromas of wild berries & spices with an oaky finish on the palate.
Buttafuoco Ca’ Montebello – Lombardia, Italy 10 30 50
40% Barbara 50% Croatina 10% Uva Rara, ruby colour with intense notes of spice, cherry & plums. Full bodied & beautifully structured.
Merlot Adega on 45th – Okanagan Valley 10 30 50
Loaded with aromas of blackberry, cherry, hints of plum with notes of vanilla & anise. Finishing notes of fruit & oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese Rompicollo – Tuscany, Italy 50
Vibrant purple colour with intense bouquet of red berry fruits. Well balanced with fruity flavours, perfect with pastas.
Pinot Noir Cantina Nals Margried – Alto Adige, Italy 55
An elegant Pinot Noir with a stimulating fresh fruity bouquet & warm aromas of raspberry & cherry.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Classico Masciarelli – Abruzzo, Italy 60
Deliciously lively deep purple colour with aromas of black cherries, a hint of dark chocolate & a soft tannic structure.
Judeka Cerasuolo Di Vittoria – Sicily, Italy 65
Distinctive with crimson cherry aromas & flavours, pomegranate, plum, wild strawberry & raspberry leaf notes with subtle tannins, powdery fine finish.
Barolo Cantina Terre del Barolo – Piedmont, Italy 85
Delivering elegance, this famous Italian wine is smooth & bursting with lush cherry flavours. Delicate earthy bouquet with scents of violets & hints of cigar.
Amarone Tedeschi – Trentino, Italy 115
Toasty, spicy & rich with notes of cinnamon, cherry preserves, deep dark blackberries & chocolate make this medium-full bodied wine irresistible.
House White – Medium-bodied & dry Glass 6 1/2L 18 Bottle 30
Sauvignon Blanc Errazuriz – Chile 7 21 35
Bursting with aromas of tropical fruit, green apple & floral notes. Fresh & crisp, perfect with seafood.
Chardonnay Fort Berens – Lillooet, BC 8 24 40
Expressive aromas of pineapple, grapefruit & lime. Beautiful complexity that’s fresh & bright.
Damali Rhubé Lavande – Cobble Hill, BC 8 24 40
Local Damali rhubarb blended with Cowichan Pinot Gris & a hint of lavender. Well balanced tartness with a smooth dry finish.
Pinot Gris Wild Goose – Okanagan Falls, BC 9 27 45
Aromas of peach & pear, flavours of melon & honey with an earthy undertone.
Riesling Dr. L Loosen Bros. – Germany 9 27 45
Refreshing with crisp, white pear flavours & delicious apple aromas, lime blossom on the finish.
Pinot Grigio Tommasi Le Rosse – Veneto, Italy 9 27 45
Beautiful dry white with soft bouquet of florals, fresh melon & a creamy mineral finish. Pairs well with seafood.
Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita – Trentino, Italy 45
Fresh & fruity with flavours of green apple & peach. Well balanced with refreshing citrus undertones.
Gavi Fontanafredda – Piedmont, Italy 45
Straw-yellow with hints of green, intense bouquet of vanilla, lemon, lily of the valley & bitter apples. Well balanced & elegant.
Chardonnay Sebastiani Sonoma – California 45
Offering lively flavours of green apple, lemon cream, vanilla, oak & a hint of toast. Medium-bodied, perfect with veal or fish.
Donnafugata Anthilia – Sicily, Italy 50
Crisp & soft with great complexity, scents of sweet peach & pear with a light aroma of grapefruit.
Prosecco Villa Sandi Il Fresco – Italy 8 40
Vibrant with aromas of orange & lemon peel with flavours of pear & golden apple, charming & fresh.
Prosecco Valdobbiadene Valdo – Italy 45
Light & lively, flavours of honey & autumn fruits with delicate aromas of roses & almonds.
Brut Champagne Veuve Clicquot – France 120
Port & Dessert Wine
Fonseca Bin 27 – Portugal 8.5
Rich fruity notes with flavours of blackberry, cassis, cherry & spice.
Damali Dolce Mora – Cobble Hill, BC 9.5
Medium sweet dessert wine made from local wild Cowichan blackberries. Rich berry flavour pairs well with chocolate, gelato and cheeses.
Warres, Otima 10 Year Old Tawny 9.5
Smooth texture with notes of honey, nuts & dried fruits along with rich fruit flavours.
Chateau Des Charmes, Vidal Icewine 2009 11
Full bodied, sweet fruity wine with flavours of honeyed apricot, peach, caramel & flowery aromas.