Antipasti ~ Appetizers

*Fresh baked focaccia bread served with your meal

Impepata di Cozze

market season Salt Spring Island mussels (when available) in a white wine & black pepper sauce, served with house-made crostini 17


thinly sliced beef tenderloin on a bed on arugula, drizzled with a fresh lemon & tarragon extra virgin olive oil dressing & topped with shaved parmigiano 17

Prosciutto e Melone

layered prosciutto di Parma & cantaloupe melon served on fresh arugula ~ a classic al fresco appetizer 17

Polpette in Agrodolce

three tender beef meatballs served with a savoury sweet & sour stew of caramelized onions, dried cranberries & green olives, topped with toasted almonds 17

Antipasto Il Covo for 2

Popular Italiano platter served with an array of cured Italian meats, cheeses, marinated vegetables, assorted olives & fruit 26



Insalata e Zuppe ~ Salad & Soup

Zuppa Del Giorno

Please ask your server for the soup of the day 11


bocconcini layered with sliced tomatoes, topped with fresh sweet basil pesto & served on a bed of mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette 17


crisp romaine tossed with freshly made croutons, crispy pancetta & capers, dressed with Il Covo house-made dressing & topped with parmigiano cheese 12

Spinaci e Gorgonzola

spinach, candied pecan, gorgonzola cheese & strawberries tossed with a strawberry vinaigrette 16

Insalata Toscana

mixed greens, walnuts, grape tomatoes, black olives, red onion & shaved fennel dressed with extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled feta cheese 16

Misto Mare

a melody of prawns, calamari, bay scallops, octopus & mussels gently cooked & marinated with lemon juice, olive oil & parsley 18



Primi Piatti ~ Pasta

Spaghetti alla Caprese

spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, basil & fior di latte mozzarella, tossed with fresh roma tomato sauce 22 GF

Lasagne alla Bolognese

fresh pasta layered with besciamella, bolognese sauce & parmigiano topped with mozzarella 23

Cannelloni di Mare

stuffed with ricotta, spinach, crab & lobster, topped with mozzarella & served in a light rosé sauce 27

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

a seafood delight of calamari, mussels, prawns, clams & bay scallops in a light white wine marinara sauce 29 GF

Ravioli al Sugo di Noci

five large ravioli filled with spinach & ricotta in a creamy walnut sauce 24

Rigatoni alla Genovese

veal, onions & herbs slow cooked for 6 hours, finished with a touch of cream 25


delicate & light potato gnocchi served with your choice of:
• slow cooked bolognese ragu
• creamy gorgonzola & walnuts
• classic Genovese pesto sauce 25

Pappardelle al Funghi

long flat pasta served with a melody of mushrooms in a creamy truffle white wine sauce 25 GF

Linguine alla Puttanesca

olives, capers, garlic & anchovies simmered in a fresh Roma tomato sauce. Spicy & legendary 23 GF


classic carnaroli risotto
~please ask for tonight’s chef creation 25



Our signature recipes including our fresh in-house made pasta are created with the finest quality ingredients. In our garden patio we grow herbs & edible flowers that are presented in dishes & drinks. Locally sourced seasonal seafood, produce & meats.

Buon Appetito



Secondi Piatti ~ From The Land & Sea

Cioppino Livornese

calamari, mussels, prawns, clams & bay scallops simmered in a marinara sauce, served with house-made crostini 33 GF

Stinco d’Agnello

lamb shank slowly braised in a red wine sauce & topped with toasted almonds. Served with polenta & vegetables 32

Anatra all’Arancia

pan seared medium rare duck breast topped with a Grand Marnier orange sauce, served with fregola primavera 32 GF

Tagliata con Gnocchi

sliced grilled AAA sirloin steak topped with a Borolo reduction & served with creamy wild mushroom gnocchi 36

Scaloppine al Marsala

veal scaloppine simmered in a mushroom Marsala wine sauce & served with 4 cheese trofie pasta 34

Maiale al Brandy

local pork tenderloin (vegetable grain fed & hormone free) wrapped with prosciutto & topped with a brandy sauce. Served with caramelized apples & vegetables 32 GF

Pesce del Giorno

the freshest catch of the day directly from our ocean, cooked & served to perfection. Please ask your server GF


Famiglia Italiana style four course meal

Chef chooses dishes daily and served family style.
45 per person. Min. 4 people.

GF Available Gluten Free

Not all ingredients may be listed on the menu. Please let your server know prior to ordering of any dietary concerns or special requests. All olives may contain pits.


For children 10 and under
Pasta or Flatbread with a scoop of gelato 11.95

Choose your pasta ~ Bow Tie ~ Spaghetti
Choose your sauce ~ bolognese sauce ~ tomato sauce ~ cheese sauce
Flatbread pizza with mozzarella cheese



layers of savoiardi finger cookies dipped in espresso & a creamy marsala mascarpone delight 10


3 house-made cannoli pastries stuffed with a sweet citrus ricotta filling & garnished with pistachio or chocolate 10


vanilla gelato topped with hot espresso 9.5
* add 1/2oz liqueur 3

Creme Brûlée

classic vanilla orange topped with caramelized sugar 10

Panna Cotta

classic Italian cream pudding topped with berry coulis or chocolate hazelnut sauce 10


3 house-made cream puffs topped with chocolate sauce & served with whipped cream 10

Mousse al Cioccolato

Belgium chocolate mousse served with whipped cream, raspberry coulis & little cookies 10

Dolce for 2

an array of house-made delectables to share 15

Sorbetto o Gelato

*please ask your server for flavours 8

Wine List

Red Wine

House Red – Medium-bodied & dry.

Gran Passione Rosso – Veneto, Italy
Juicy rich flavours of blackberry, black cherry & plum with notes of vanilla & oak. Full-bodied & charming

Shiraz Durif 19 Crimes – Victoria, Australia
Deep ruby medium-bodied, flavours of black cherry, raspberry, cassis & chocolate

Pinot Noir Mark West – Santa Lucia, California
Medium-bodied with aromatic flavours of strawberry, black cherry, vanilla. Wonderfully versatile

Meritage Fort Berens VQA – Lillooet, BC
Silky texture with rich aromas of black currant & Okanagan berries with a robust finish

Malbec Famiglia Bianchi – Mendoza, Argentina
Robust luscious flavours & aromas of plums, cherries & chocolate, smooth silky vanilla finish

Pelaverga – Piedmont, Italy
Light-bodied with intoxicating aromas & flavours of strawberry, raspberry & white pepper. Perfect trattoria wine

Chianti Classico Santa Margherita – Tuscany, Italy
Luscious ruby red, wild berry & spicy notes with an oaky finish

Primitivo Campo Marina – Puglia, Italy
Smooth full bodied, notes of vanilla, chocolate & oak with flavours of red fruits

Merlot Adega on 45th VQA – Osoyoos, BC
Loaded with aromas of blackberry, cherry & plum with notes of vanilla & anise

Cabernet Sauvignon Liberty School – Paso Robles, California
Velvety ruby-black, flavours of plum, blackberry & black cherry with hints of violets, toasted oak & black pepper

Cagiolo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo– Abruzzo, Italy
Rich full bodied, deep ruby red with notes of ripe berries & flavours of delicate spicy cocoa, vanilla & liquorice

Dionysos Primitivo – Puglia, Italy
Intense ruby red, spicy notes of coffee, pepper & chocolate with flavours of plum, black berry & raspberry

Barolo Terre del Barolo – Piedmont, Italy
This famous Italian wine bursts with lush cherry flavours, earthy bouquet with aromas of violets. Smooth & elegant

Amarone Tedeschi – Trentino, Italy
Toasty & rich with notes of cinnamon, cherry preserves, blackberries & chocolate. Irresistible medium-full bodied wine

Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione – Tuscany, Italy
100% Sangiovese – full-bodied deep ruby red, flavours of red fruits, cherries, spices & vanilla

Tignanello Antinori – Tuscany, Italy
This renowned wine is full-bodied, intense ruby red with intense notes of ripe red fruit, cassis & blackberries with hints of chocolate & licorice

White Wine

House White – Medium-bodied & dry

Sauvignon Blanc Errazuriz – Aconcagua, Chile
Bursting with aromas of tropical fruit, green apple & floral notes. Fresh & crisp

Rosé Harper‘s Trail – Kamloops, BC
Flavours of grapefruit & strawberry. Soft acidity finishes this elegant, dry style rosé

Pinot Gris Wild Goose VQA – Okanagan Falls, BC
Aromas of peach & pear, flavours of melon & honey, well balanced with earthy spicy undertones

Riesling Leitz Dragonstone – Rheingau, Germany
Medium-bodied with fruit aromas & flavours of peach, pineapple & apples with citrus notes, delicately elegant

Chardonnay Sebastiani – Sonoma, California
Lively flavours of green apple, lemon cream, vanilla, oak & a hint of toast. Medium-bodied with lively flavours

A Noble Blend JoieFarm VQA – Naramata, BC
Aromatic & balanced, notes & flavours of guava, honeysuckle & clove with a fresh grapefruit finish

Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita – Trentino, Italy
Fresh & fruity with flavours of green apple & peach. Well balanced with refreshing citrus undertones

Gavi di Gavi Fontanafredda – Piedmont, Italy
Straw-yellow, intense bouquet of vanilla, lemon, bitter apples & lily of the valley. Well balanced & elegant

Donnafugata Anthilia – Sicily, Italy
Crisp & soft with flavourful aromas of peach, pear, creamy lemon zest & light grapefruit

Inama Vin Soave Classico – Verona, Italy
Elegant & refreshing, aromas of elderberry, chamomile & iris, ripe pear flavours with a smooth almond finish


Moscato d’Asti DOCG – Piedmont, Italy
Light frizzante white wine, aromas of honeysuckle & apricots, softly sweet with flavours of peach & citrus

Prosecco Villa Sandi Il Fresco – Veneto, Italy
Vibrant with aromas of orange & lemon peel with flavours of pear & golden apple, charming & fresh

Ferrari Brut – Trentino, Italy
Flavourful & crisp classic Italian sparkling wine, notes of golden apples, citrus, sage & baked bread

Ca’Del Bosco Franciacorta Brut – Lombardy, Italy
Dry sparkling, aromatic with spicy notes of fresh oregano, flavours of stone fruits, melon & almonds

Veuve Clicquot Brut – Champagne, France
Medium-full bodied, extra dry with aromas & flavours of apple, pear & brioche

We carry a wide variety of Italian classics, cocktails, after dinner drinks, local and imported beer, spirits & liqueurs.