CENA

Antipasti ~ Appetizers

Cozze

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

Formaggi Italiani

Selection of DOP Italian cheeses with housemade compotes and fruit. Ask your server for today’s selection.   20

Carpaccio

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

Caprese

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

Caesar

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

Insalata Toscana

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

Gnocchi Tricolore

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.

Buon Appetito

 

 

Secondi Piatti ~ From The Land & Sea

Cioppino Livornese

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.

Available gluten-free. Vegetarian
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.


BAMBINI

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
OR
        ~ Flatbread pizza with mozzarella cheese


DOLCI

TIRAMISU’ AL CAFFE’

Layers of savoiardi finger cookies dipped in espresso and a creamy marsala mascarpone delight. An Italian classic.   8.5

Cannoli

3 house-made cannoli pastries stuffed with a sweet citrus ricotta filling and garnished with pistachio or chocolate. Delizioso!   9

Affogato

Vanilla gelato topped with hot espresso.   8.5

Creme Brûlée

Creamy baked custard topped with caramelized sugar. Ask your server for today’s flavor.   8.5

PANNA COTTA

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

6

After Dinner Drinks

Limoncello

Refreshing Italian lemon digestif liqueur traditionally served chilled.   9

Grappa

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

Fernet Branca

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.

CAFFE

Drip    2.5
Espresso    3
Americano    3
Latte    4
Cappuccino    4
Moka   4.5
Caramel Macchiato   4.5
Tea   2.5

SPECIALITY CAFFE

PIRANDELLO

Cappuccino with Baileys & Sambuca   8

PASCOLI

Caramel macchiato with Amaretto   8

MANZONI

Latte with Grand Marnier & Kahlua   8.5

ITALO SVEVO

Americano with Grappa   8

LEOPARDI

Cappuccino with Kahlua & Frangelico   8

CORRETTO

Add a 1/2 oz of any liqueur to espresso   6


Drink Menu

Negroni

Campari, gin & sweet red vermouth   9

Americano

Campari, sweet red vermouth & soda water   9

Bicicletta

Campari, dry white wine & soda water   9

Aperol Spritz

Aperol, prosecco & soda water   9

Bellini

Sweet peach puree, prosecco &  blackberry liqueur. Traditional in a flute or blended   10

Apertivi

In Italy it’s traditional to have a cocktail with friends before dinner. Aperitivi are served with little Italian Appys. Add to any cocktail  5

Classics

Mint Julep
Pimm’s Cup
Old Fashioned
Manhattan
Caiprinha
Whiskey Sour
Cosmopolitan
Lemon Drop
Mojito
Strawberry Daiquiri
Margarita   

Beer & Cider

Import

Stella   6.5
Moretti   6.5
Birra Livornese  750ml   19.5
Corona   6.5
Guiness   7
Non Alcoholic beer   5

Domestic

Lighthouse Shipwreck IPA   6
Lighthouse Racerocks   6
Phillips Blue Buck   6
Phillips Analogue Kolsch   6
Coors light   5.5
* Local Bombers  650ml   10.5

Cider

Strongbow  8
Local cider   6
* Sea Cider  750ml bottle   30

Draft

Hoyne Dark Matter 7
Hoyner Pilsner 7

Non alcoholic

Hand Shaken Iced Tea ~ sweet or unsweet ~ Green, Chamomile, Black, Earl Grey, Mint & Chai   4

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade – traditional or sparkling   4

Italian Sodas – Raspberry, Peach, Vanilla or Almond, with or without whipped cream   5

Shirley Temple – Orange juice, Sprite & a cherry   4

Roy Rogers – Coca Cola with cherry syrup & fruit   4

Cheeky Grapefruit – Grapefruit juice, cherry syrup & soda   4

Red or White SANGRIA

Packed so full of fresh fruit you’ll need a spoon!
Pint 8.5   Pitcher 29

 

Cocktails

Caesar Reale – Our popular recipe Italian style! Buonissimo!  
Single 10  Double 12

Al Capone – Canadian Rye whiskey, Aperol, Campari & sweet red vermouth with fresh orange. Bitter but sweet!   10

Pompelmo Rossini – Grapefruit juice & sweet cherry syrup, with Prosecco & a splash of Campari   9

Ananas Aspro – Bourbon, honey, pineapple, lemon & bitters 10

Intrigo – Pompelmo San Pellegrino, Campari, sweet red vermouth & bitters   9

MARTINI

Principessa – Sweet peach, vodka & white vermouth   9

Bocca di Rosa – Grand Marnier, red vermouth, Cointreau, Campari & vodka   10

Occhi di Limone – Limoncello, vodka & a splash of Crème de Cassis   10

Caffe-cao – Tiramisu, martini style! Crème de Cacao, coffee liqueur, vodka, vanilla & Baileys   10

Mirtillo – Blueberry vodka, Raspberry Sourpuss, Blue Curacao & cranberry juice, sour & sweet!   9

SPIRITS

Vodka – Smirnoff, Greygoose, Ketel One, Belvedere

Gin – Beefeater, Bombay sapphire, Hendricks, Victoria gin

Tequila – Jose Ceurvo, Hornitos Black Barrel, Reposado 1600

Rum – Bacardi White, Captain Morgann’s Spiced, Havana Club Dark, Appleton estate

Whiskey – American:  Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey, Jim Beam bourbon, Knob Creek bourbon, Makers Mark bourbon

Canadian:  Wisers rye, Crown Royal rye, Canadian Club, Forty Creek

Irish:  Jamesons, Bushmills

Blended:  Ballantines, Drambuie, Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker Black

Brandy – Fundador, Vacchia Romagna, Courvoisier v.s, Remy Martin v.s.p.

Single Malt – Glendfiddich   12 yr., Glenmorangie   10 yr., Dalwhinnie   15 yr., Glenfarclas   17 yr., Glenlivit   12 yr.

Italian Liqueurs

Grappa di Bianco,
Grappa di Amarone,
Molinari Sambuca Extra,
Luxardo Black Sambuca,
Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur,
Disaronno Amaretto,
Russo Limoncello,
Fernet Branca,
Averna Amaro Siciliano,
Marsala Superiore Dolce

Red Wine

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.

White Wine

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.

SPARKLING

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.