Blog Review: A great big slice of Italian passion in Victoria B.C. – Il Covo Trattoria


“I wanted to send a thank you to you and your staff for the very special evening my niece and I spent on Saturday, April 8th as we enjoyed a fabulous dining experience. Your staff were all so welcoming and friendly as was our server, Silvio. He was attentive and always available with suggestions and with a smile. What a fabulous meal! We thoroughly enjoyed our four courses and have found a new favorite restaurant and look forward to returning to try other delicious dishes on your extensive menu. The atmosphere was so nice, with diners and staff all enjoying a very happy evening. Il Covo will be well recommended by both my niece and I. See you again soon!!! I have always been fascinated by the old Seamen’s Institute building and admire how you have changed the interior into such a beautiful Italian restaurant. It is quite lovely. Look forward to enjoying your pretty patio area – when our good weather returns!! Cheers,”

– Irene


“Hello Il Covo team!
I just wanted to write and thank you for an incredible experience that my girlfriend and I had this evening. We were both in to celebrate our birthday and had Haydan as our server. The entire evening from start to finish was absolutely wonderful. You have an amazing team of staff who are all very attentive, friendly and welcoming. Haydan was very knowledgeable and provided top notch service. My girlfriend worked in the service industry for many years and was blown away by our experience tonight. The food was exquisite and the ambiance was lovely. We will definitely be back!
Thank you once again :)”

– Dylan & Emily


“We had an outstanding meal. Thank you so much for taking us earlier than we expected.
You staff were excellent and the meal itself was the best we have had in Canada, so far.”

– Dessie G.


“My boyfriend and I were in for dinner last night, our 1st time to your quaint restaurant. What a fabulous dining experience!
Our meal was delicious and our server, Megan was fantastic! She completed the evening perfectly – fantastic food and hosting! Thank you Megan!
I am recommending Il Covo to all that I speak to! Our boat is at Fisherman’s Wharf for the summer and we now have our favourite place to relax and dine!
Well Done Il Covo!!”

– Shar & Dennis


My boyfriend and I were in for dinner last night, our 1st time to your quaint restaurant. What a fabulous dining experience!
Our meal was delicious and our server, Megan was fantastic! She completed the evening perfectly – fantastic food and hosting! Thank you Megan!

I am recommending Il Covo to all that I speak to! Our boat is at Fisherman’s Wharf for the summer and we now have our favourite place to relax and dine!

Well Done Il Covo!!

– Shar & Dennis