Feature in March-April edition of EAT Magazine.
Trattoria – “an Italian style eating establishment serving classic home-cooked Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere” – is the perfect description being part of the James Bay community. Located in a 100 year old heritage building, Il Covo Trattoria opened in June 2014 and is family run and authentically Italian. You can enjoy casual, rustic Italian food and feel like you’ve walked in off the street in Italy into a warm old world trattoria, as many of the staff are Italian. With the owner hailing from Genova, Italy, the menu consists of family recipes and northern Italian classics such as Agnolotti con Sugo di Noci and Gnocchi
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, sauces, antipasti and more. With attention to detail, each dish is beautifully presented using local ingredients, along with herbs and edible flowers that are seasonally grown in the restaurant garden. The owners wanted guests to experience an Italian family dining experience and offer a ‘Family style’ dinner which has become a house favorite. The Chef chooses shared courses each evening for guests enjoyment which is served traditionally Famiglia.
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 thoughtfully chosen wine list features Italian, international and BC wineries.
During the summer season enjoy dining al fresco in the popular Italian inspired garden patio. Il Covo is a memorable and unique Italian dining experience perfect for special occasions, intimate dinner dates or parties. Come and enjoy a taste of Italy! Buon Appetito!