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 GF
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 GF
Prosciutto e Melone
layered prosciutto di Parma & cantaloupe melon served on fresh arugula ~ a classic al fresco appetizer. 17 GF
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 GF
crisp romaine tossed with freshly made croutons, crispy pancetta & capers, dressed with Il Covo house-made dressing & topped with parmigiano cheese. 12 GF
Spinaci e Gorgonzola
spinach, candied pecan, gorgonzola cheese & strawberries tossed with a strawberry vinaigrette. 16 GF
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 GF
Burrata E Bresaola
burrata with thinly sliced cured beef served with cherry tomatoes and arugula topped with a balsamic reduction. 22 GF
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
Tagliatelle alla Genovese
fresh tagliatelle served with slow cooked AAA Angus beef, onions & herbs, finished with a touch of cream. 25 GF
delicate & light potato gnocchi served with your choice of:
• slow cooked bolognese ragu
• creamy gorgonzola sauce, topped with 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 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.
Secondi Piatti ~ From The Land & Sea
calamari, mussels, prawns, clams & bay scallops simmered in a marinara sauce, served with house-made crostini. 33 GF
lamb shank slowly braised in a red wine sauce & topped with toasted almonds, served with polenta & vegetables. 32
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.
50 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
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
classic vanilla orange topped with caramelized sugar. 10 GF
classic Italian cream pudding topped with berry coulis or chocolate hazelnut sauce. 10 GF
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
HOUSE RED – Medium-bodied & dry.
GRAN PASSIONE ROSSO – Veneto, Italy
Full-bodied juicy flavours of blackberry, black cherry & plum, notes of vanilla & oak.
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 flavours of strawberry, black cherry, vanilla.
MALBEC FAMIGLIA BIANCHI – Mendoza, Argentina
Full luscious flavours & aromas of plums, cherries & chocolate, smooth silky vanilla finish.
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.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON LIBERTY SCHOOL – Paso Robles, California
Velvety ruby-black, flavours of plum, blackberry & black cherry, hints of toasted oak & black pepper.
BARBERA D’ALBA BROCCARDO – Piedmont, Italy
Inviting aromas of red cherries & leather. Medium-bodied with soft tannins & bright acidity.
MERLOT RUST WINE CO. – Oliver, BC
Notes of blackberry, chocolate, wild sage & plum, with a full-bodied palate.
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
Ruby red, spicy notes of coffee, chocolate & flavours of plum, blackberry & raspberry.
BAROLO TERRE DEL BAROLO – Piedmont, Italy
This famous Italian wine bursts with lush cherry flavours, smooth earthy bouquet with aromas of violets.
VALDISANTI TOLAINI – Tuscany, Italy
Full-bodied with opulent dark fruit, rich oak & fine tannins.
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, notes of ripe red fruit, cassis & blackberries with hints of chocolate & licorice.
TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA BOLGHERI – Tuscany, Italy
Italy’s most iconic Cabernet Sauvignon based wine & first single wine to be granted its own appellation. Universally regarded as the greatest wine from Italy & one of the most sought after wines in the world.
HOUSE WHITE – Medium-bodied & dry.
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.
A NOBLE BLEND JOIEFARM VQA – Naramata, BC
Aromatic & balanced, notes & flavours of guava, honeysuckle & clove, fresh grapefruit finish.
PINOT GRIGIO SANTA MARGHERITA – Trentino, Italy
Fresh & fruity, flavours of green apple & peach. Well balanced with refreshing citrus undertones.
SAUVIGNON BLANC CAPELLA CLOS DU SOLEIL – Similkameen Valley, BC
Aromas of grapefruit & lemon, followed by rich pear & pineapple on the palate.
CHARDONNAY SEBASTIANI – Sonoma, California
Lively flavours of green apple, lemon cream, vanilla, oak & a hint of toast. Meduim-bodied.
LUGANA TOMMASI – Lugana, Italy
Fruity & fragrant on the nose, followed by fresh minerality & hints of almond.
GAVI DI GAVI FONTANAFREDDA – Piedmont, Italy
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 – 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.