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 16

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

Formaggi Italiani

selection of DOP Italian cheeses, housemade compote, honey, candied pecans & fruit served on a wood board 17

Antipasto Il Covo for 2

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



Insalata e Zuppe ~ Salad & Soup

Zuppa Del Giorno

Please ask your server for the soup of the day 11

Insalata di Gamberi

multicolored cherry tomatoes, asparagus, radishes, red onions & prawns in a raspberry vinaigrette 17


bocconcini layered with sliced tomatoes, topped with fresh sweet basil pesto & served on a bed of mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette 16


crisp romaine tossed with freshly made croutons, crispy pancetta & capers, dressed with Il Covo house-made dressing & topped with parmigiano cheese 11

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 15

Misto Mare

a melody of prawns, calamari, bay scallops, octopus & mussels gently cooked & marinated with lemon juice, olive oil & parsley 17



Primi Piatti ~ Pasta

Spaghetti alla Caprese

spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, basil & fior di latte mozzarella, tossed with fresh roma tomato sauce 21 GF

Agnolotti al Sugo di Noci

half moon shaped vegetarian ravioli in a creamy walnut sauce 23

Lasagne alla Bolognese

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

Cannelloni alla Genovese

stuffed with ricotta, spinach, crab & lobster, topped with mozzarella & served in a light rosé sauce 25

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

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


delicate & light potato gnocchi served with your choice of:
• slow cooked bolognese ragu
• creamy gorgonzola & walnuts
• classic Genovese pesto sauce 24

Tortellini ai Quattro Formaggi

wild mushroom & ricotta filled tortellini in a four cheese creamy sauce 24

Pappardelle ai Funghi

long flat pasta served with a melody of mushrooms in a creamy truffle white wine sauce 24 GF

Linguine alla Puttanesca

olives, capers, garlic & anchovies simmered in a fresh Roma tomato sauce. Spicy & legendary 22 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 seasonal vegetables 31

Saltimbocca alla Romana

veal scaloppine simmered in a white wine lemon sauce topped with sage & prosciutto, served with spaghetti aglio, olio e broccoli 33 GF

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 35

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.
43 per person.  Min. 4 people. GF

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 9


3 house-made cannoli pastries stuffed with a sweet citrus ricotta filling & garnished with pistachio or chocolate 9


vanilla gelato topped with hot espresso 8.5
* add 1/2oz liqueur 3

Creme Brûlée

classic vanilla orange topped with caramelized sugar 9

Panna Cotta

classic Italian cream pudding topped with berry coulis or chocolate hazelnut sauce 9


3 house-made cream puffs topped with chocolate sauce & served with whipped cream 9

Mousse al Cioccolato

Belgium chocolate mousse served with whipped cream, raspberry coulis & little cookies 9

Dolce for 2

an array of house-made delectables to share 15

Sorbetto o Gelato 7

*please ask your server for flavours

After Dinner Drinks


Dolce Vita Martini

local de Vine Honey Shine rum, Frangelico, Khalua, crème de cacao & espresso shaken into a cappuccino-like foam. Perfect with dessert 12


refreshing Italian lemon digestif liqueur traditionally served chilled 9

Sambuca con Mosca (black or white)

served with 3 coffee beans for health, happiness & prosperity 8

Brandy & Cognac ~single

Fundador 8
Vecchia Romagna 8
Courvoisier V.S. 10
Remy Martin V.S.O.P. 16


Puni Alba, Italy’s first malt whisky
flavours of dark fruit, peat & cloves, finished with vanilla & spice single 17

Grappa ~single

Grappa Bianca Alexander – delicate aroma of fresh fruit & flavours of white grape notes, a refreshing elegant digestif 9

Grappa Moscato – delicate & sweet, rich in flavours of fresh muscat grapes & fruit aromas 10

Grappa Brunello di Montalcino – full bodied, intense aromas, fruity with hints of geranium & spices 12

Grappa di Amarone – deep amber, fruity cherry notes along with flavours of almonds & anise 12

Port & Dessert Wine ~ double

Vin Santo Sant’Antimo Riserva ~ Tuscany, Italy

notes of dried apricots, almonds & honey – served with 3 biscotti 13

Moscato d’Asti DOCG ~ Piedmont, Italy

light fizzante white wine, aromas of honeysuckle & apricots, softly sweet with flavours of peach & citrus. Pairs well with any dessert glass 9 bottle 45

Fonseca Bin 27 ~ Portugal

full bodied fruity notes with favours of blackberry, cassis, cherry & spice 8.5

Rocky Creek Wild Blackberry wine ~ Cowichan Bay, BC

local Vancouver Island sweet wine with a robust dry finish, intense aromas & flavours of wild blackberries. Pairs well with cheese & dessert 9.5

Warres, Otima 10 Year Old Tawny ~ Portugal

smooth, medium bodied with rich flavours & aromas of honey, nuts, dried figs & apricot 11



add a 1/2 oz of any liqueur to espresso 6


cappuccino with Baileys & Sambuca 9


caramel macchiato with Amaretto 9


latte with Grand Marnier & Kahlua 9

Italo Svevo

americano with Grappa 9


cappuccino with Kahlua & Frangelico 9


fresh espresso, Van Gogh vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, touch of cream & shaken to a perfect froth served over ice 10


Drink Menu

Italiano Classics

Negroni – Gin, Campari & sweet vermouth poured over an ice block & garnished with an orange twist. Bitter & sweet.   11

Al Capone – Whiskey, Campari, Aperol & sweet vermouth served over an ice block & garnished with an orange peel. A bold twist on a classic Negroni.   11

Bellini – Peach nectar & peach schnapps topped with prosecco & a splash of cassis. Served traditionally or blended.   10

Bicicletta – Campari & white wine served over ice topped with club soda, twist of lemon. Similar to a wine spritzer, light & refreshing.  10


Amari are Italian herbal liqueurs traditionally made from a complex blend of herbs & aromatics. Enjoy in an Italiano cocktail or after dinner as a digestivo.

Cynar – artichoke leaves, orange zest, molasses 9
Amaro Averna – coffee, caramel, citrus 9
Amaro Montenegro – rose, vanilla, sarsaparilla 9
Fernet Branca – spearmint, cardamom, saffron 9
Amaro Abruzzo – caramel, citrus zest, butterscotch 9
Amaro Nonino – golden orange, brown sugar, licorice 14

Beer & Cider

Stella     7.5
Moretti     7.5
Peroni     7.5
Corona     7.5
Guiness     8      

Local   7
Lighthouse Shipwreck IPA
Phillips Blue Buck
V.I. Brewery Pipers Pale Ale
V.I. Brewery Dominion Dark Lager

Non Alcoholic beer   5.5

Local Cider
Lonetree  8
– Authentic Dry Apple
– Pear & Apple

Local Draft
Hoyne Brewery   glass   6  pint   8
*Ask about our rotating taps

Red or White Sangria

Packed so full of fresh fruit you’ll need a spoon!

Pint 10 Pitcher 40


Smirnoff, Stoli Blueberry, Stoli Vanilla, Greygoose, Belvedere, Sheringham (local)

Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s, Victoria Gin (local), Empress 1908 Gin (local), De Vine Vin Gin (local)

El Jimador, Hornitos Black Barrel, Reposado 1600

Bacardi White, Captain Morgan’s Spiced, Havana Club Dark, Appleton Estate, De Vine Honey Shine (local)

American:  Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, Jim Beam bourbon, Knob Creek bourbon, Maker’s Mark bourbon
Canadian:  Wiser’s rye, Crown Royal rye, Canadian Club, Forty Creek
Irish:  Jameson, Bushmills
Blended:  Ballantines, Drambuie, Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker Black
Italian: Puni Alba malt whiskey

Fundador, Vecchia Romagna, Courvoisier v.s, Remy Martin v.s.o.p.

Glenfiddich 12 yr., Glenmorangie 10 yr., Dalwhinnie 15 yr., Glenfarclas 17 yr., Glenlivet 12 yr.

De Vine Moderna Sweet Vermouth (local), De Vine Bianca Vermouth (local), Martini Rosso, Martini Bianco, Cinzano Rosso

Italian Liqueurs

Alexander Grappa, Premium Grappa, Sambuca, Black Sambuca, Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, Disaronno Amaretto, Limoncello, Maraschino, Strega, Campari, Aperol

Assorted liqueurs available.

Cocktails & Martinis

La Sirenetta “The Mermaid” – Local Empress 1908 gin & cointreau shaken with fresh squeezed lime & a cranberry juice float, served with a citrus sea salt rim.   14

La Modella – Amaretto, cherry liqueur & bourbon served on the rocks, topped with fresh squeezed orange & lime juice, garnished with an infused cocktail cherry. Sweet & sour!   12

Amalfi Sour – Gin, limoncello & Aperol shaken with lemon juice & egg white, frothed to perfection, topped with Angostura bitters. Velvety & tart.   14

Principessa – Sweet peach, vodka, sweet vermouth with a splash of fresh lemon juice.   12

Occhi di Limone – Limoncello, vodka & a splash of cassis   12

Caesar Italiano – Our popular Italian twist on a Canadian classic. Rimmed with our Italian inspired house blend of seasonings.  Single  12   Double   15


Red Wine

House Red – Medium-bodied & dry. Glass 7   1/2L 25   Bottle 40

Gran Passione Rosso – Veneto, Italy   9   30   45
Juicy rich flavours of blackberry, black cherry & plum with notes of vanilla & oak. Full-bodied & charming

Shiraz Durif 19 Crimes – Victoria, Australia   9   30   45
Deep ruby medium-bodied, flavours of black cherry, raspberry, cassis & chocolate

Pinot Noir Mark West – California, USA   9   30   45
Medium-bodied with aromatic flavours of strawberry, black cherry, vanilla. Wonderfully versatile

Meritage Fort Berens VQA – Lillooet, BC   9   30   45
Silky texture with rich aromas of black currant & Okanagan berries with a robust finish

Malbec Famiglia Bianchi – Argentina   10   34   50
Robust luscious flavours & aromas of plums, cherries & chocolate, smooth silky vanilla finish

Pelaverga – Piedmont, Italy   10   34   50
Light-bodied with intoxicating aromas & flavours of strawberry, raspberry & white pepper. Perfect trattoria wine

Chianti Classico Santa Margherita – Tuscany, Italy   10   34   50
Luscious ruby red, wild berry & spicy notes with an oaky finish

Buttafuoco Ca’ Montebello – Lombardy, Italy   10   34   50
Ruby colour with flavourful notes of black cherry, spice & plum jams, full-bodied & beautifully structured

Merlot Adega on 45th VQA – Osoyoos, BC   10   34   50
Loaded with aromas of blackberry, cherry & plum with notes of vanilla & anise

Cabernet Sauvignon Liberty School – Paso Robles, USA   11   37   55
Velvety ruby-black, flavours of plum, blackberry & black cherry with hints of violets, toasted oak & black pepper

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Masciarelli – Abruzzo, Italy   60
Classic & deliciously lively, deep garnet with aromas of black cherry, hints of dark chocolate & a soft tannic structure

Dionysos Primitivo – Puglia, Italy 85
Intense ruby red, spicy notes of coffee, pepper & chocolate with flavours of plum, black berry & raspberry

Barolo Terre del Barolo – Piedmont, Italy   85
This famous Italian wine bursts with lush cherry flavours, earthy bouquet with aromas of violets. Smooth & elegant

Amarone Tedeschi – Trentino, Italy   115
Toasty & rich with notes of cinnamon, cherry preserves, blackberries & chocolate. Irresistible medium-full bodied wine

Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione – Tuscany, Italy   160
100% Sangiovese – full-bodied deep ruby red, flavours of red fruits, cherries, spices & vanilla

Tignanello Antinori – Tuscany, Italy   225
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  Glass 7    1/2L 25    Bottle 40

Sauvignon Blanc Errazuriz – Chile   8   27   40
Bursting with aromas of tropical fruit, green apple & floral notes. Fresh & crisp

Damali Rhubé Lavande – Cobble Hill, BC   9   30   45
Damali rhubarb blended with Cowichan Pinot Gris & a hint of lavender. Well balanced tartness with a smooth dry finish

Pinot Gris Wild Goose VQA – Okanagan Falls, BC   9   30   45
Aromas of peach & pear, flavours of melon & honey, well balanced with earthy spicy undertones

Riesling Leitz Dragonstone – Germany   10   34   50
Medium-bodied with fruit aromas & flavours of peach, pineapple & apples with citrus notes, delicately elegant

Chardonnay Sebastiani Sonoma – California   10   34   50
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   10   34   50
Aromatic & balanced, notes & flavours of guava, honeysuckle & clove with a fresh grapefruit finish

Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita – Trentino, Italy   10   34   50
Fresh & fruity with flavours of green apple & peach. Well balanced with refreshing citrus undertones

Gavi di Gavi Fontanafredda – Piedmont, Italy   50
Straw-yellow, intense bouquet of vanilla, lemon, bitter apples & lily of the valley. Well balanced & elegant

Donnafugata Anthilia – Sicily, Italy   55
Crisp & soft with flavourful aromas of peach, pear, creamy lemon zest & light grapefruit

Inama Vin Soave Classico – Verona, Italy 65
Elegant & refreshing, aromas of elderberry, chamomile & iris, ripe pear flavours with a smooth almond finish


Moscato d’Asti DOCG – Piedmont, Italy   9   45
Light frizzante white wine, aromas of honeysuckle & apricots, softly sweet with flavours of peach & citrus

Prosecco Villa Sandi Il Fresco – Veneto, Italy   9   45
Vibrant with aromas of orange & lemon peel with flavours of pear & golden apple, charming & fresh

Ferrari Brut – Trentino, Italy   70
Flavourful & crisp classic Italian sparkling wine, notes of golden apples, citrus, sage & baked bread

Ca’Del Bosco Franciacorta Brut – Lombardy, Italy   110
Dry sparkling, aromatic with spicy notes of fresh oregano, flavours of stone fruits, melon & almonds

Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne – France   120
Medium-full bodied, extra dry with aromas & flavours of apple, pear & brioche