Victoria’s Authentic Italian Restaurant
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.
Join us December 31st for a celebratory New Years Eve!
We’ll be offering a 4 course menu with set seating times by reservation only.
Seatings do fill up quickly, please call 250-380-0088 as we’re taking reservations by phone only. We look forward to celebrating & ringing in 2020 with you!
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*Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.
Monday ~ Sunday from 5:00pm
Holiday closures: December 24th, 25th, 26th & January 1st.
Closed for our winter break from January 6th-14th, reopening for dinner on Wednesday January 15th.
We wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season filled with much joy & celebrations! Buon Natale!
Garden patio is closed for the season.
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.