~ To our Valued Guests ~
With great difficulty and concern for the safety and well-being of guests, staff and family, we’ve decided to close our restaurant for now.
We want to thank all our wonderful guests who’ve supported us and our team who have been loyal and dedicated. We are truly grateful.
Please keep in touch on our social media as we look forward to re-opening once it is safe.
Stay well and take care of one another!


Victoria’s Authentic Italian Restaurant

Reservations Recommended:

We take reservations by phone only, please call


Phone line will be open at 2pm and all messages for reservation requests will be returned at this time.

Dinner Hours:

Monday ~ Sunday from 5:00pm

Garden patio is closed for the season.

Take-out Available

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Trattoria – “an Italian style eating establishment serving classic home-cooked Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere” – Located in historic James Bay steps from the Inner Harbour in a 100 year old heritage building, Il Covo Trattoria opened in June 2014, is family run and authentically Italian.

Enjoy casual, rustic Italian food and feel like you’ve walked in off the street in Italy into a warm old world trattoria. The owner hailing from Genova Italy, started serving flavors of Italy in Victoria since 1999. At Il Covo Trattoria, the menu consists of family recipes and northern Italian classics offering freshly made in-house traditional cuisine.

Daily features are chosen from all regions of Italy…depending on the passionate inspiration of the Chef and kitchen that day! You’ll enjoy house-made pastas, focaccia bread, classic desserts, traditional dishes, antipasti and more. With attention to detail, each signature dish is beautifully presented using fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients, along with herbs and edible flowers that are seasonally grown in the restaurant garden.

Enjoy an Italian family dining experience with our popular ‘Family style’ 4 course dinner that our Chef chooses nightly and are shared courses served traditionally Famiglia style.

Behind the bar is an offering of classic Italian beverages and creative craft cocktails with a focus on the season, along with a selection from local distilleries and breweries. The thoughtful wine list features Italian, international and BC wineries.

During the warmer season enjoy dining al fresco in the popular Italian inspired garden patio.
Il Covo is a memorable and truly authentic Italian dining experience perfect for special occasions, intimate dinner dates or parties.

Come and enjoy a taste of Italy!
Buon Appetito!