Victoria’s Authentic Italian Restaurant


We’re pleased to announce we’re now open for dining from Wednesday – Sunday. Thank you so very much to everyone who supported us in our transition to Take Away and to our amazing & dedicated team!

We’ll be taking reservations for inside and outside patio dining in order to ensure proper distancing measures.

Reservations are highly recommended.

*Please proceed to our Superior Street entrance for dining reservations.

We look forward to seeing our guests again and creating new memories!

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Dinner Hours:

Wednesday ~ Sunday from 5:00pm

Garden patio is open for the season.

Take-out Available

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Enjoy a taste of Italy at home!

Il Covo Trattoria is now offering take away Wednesday through Sunday!

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  • 10% discount has been applied to all food items. Orders placed by phone will also receive a 10% discount off dinner menu items.
  • Secure online ordering system for no contact payment and easy ordering.
  • Online order can be placed anytime and any day.
  • Phone orders taken daily taken from 4:00 – 8pm. Payment on arrival.
  • All pick up orders available from 5:00-8:30pm in a safe and sanitized outside area on our Kingston Street entrance.
  • Email orders are not available.


We have implemented safety procedures & protocols which includes enhanced practises to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all our guests and staff. Strict measures we’ve taken as set out by WorkSafeBC & Ministry of Health include:

reduced seating capacity along with 6ft/2m distancing between tables.

implemented enhanced safety & sanitization training protocols for all staff members including heightened hand washing procedures.

providing separate areas outside for reservations & takeout pickups with signage & distancing allowances.

hands-free soap in washrooms & sanitizer dispensers throughout the restaurant for guests & staff.

single use paper menus.

increased high touch surfaces sanitization throughout the restaurant.

social distancing measures in place.

enhanced cleaning & sanitization before & after closing along with professional cleaning each morning.

enhanced cleaning protocols for all common areas, surfaces, washrooms & dining tables/chairs throughout the evening by designated staff members.

employee sick policy in place.

enhanced safety & sanitization procedures for kitchen staff.



Reservations procedures:

*We will take reservations by phone only starting at 2:30pm Wednesday – Sunday.
We can accommodate parties up to 6 people maximum.

Reservations for inside dining and Garden patio from 5:00pm.
We have heaters for the patio & umbrella’s for each table. We are unable to provide blankets at this time, please feel free to bring your own.


As we navigate through a new system for all of us, we thank you for your understanding and patience. We are grateful to be able to continue to provide a memorable, enjoyable & safe experience for all our valued guests. We look forward to seeing you all again. Grazie mille!



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!