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Il Covo - Toronto

4.5
4.5
298 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian

We crafted Il Covo to be a place where one can easily unwind, relax, escape the routine of life, and feel as though they are cared for by family. Il Covo is a meeting point with a warm, energetic and convivial atmosphere for those who want to enjoy a thoughtfully prepared dinner, accompanied by a large selection of wines by the glass, craft beers and playful cocktails. Our culinary brigade operates a gastronomic laboratory built on solid professionalism and thorough knowledge of Italian food and wine. We wanted to create a casual home with an emphasis on simple Italian cuisine that combines traditionalism and modernity, drawing inspiration from every region of Italy.

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Booked 25 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 530-7585

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ryan Campbell

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Cross Street

    College St. at Clinton St.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking is allowed directly in front of the restaurant at anytime (south side of College St.). Also in short distance there is public lot parking (Green P) located at 74 Clinton st.

  • Public Transit

    Subway to Queen's Park Station or College Station than 506 streetcar/tram westbound, stops at Euclid Ave or Grace St.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 298 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. NC

    NataliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and a delicious menu. Would recommend.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Average service, subpar food.

  3. k

    ktya

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great. Will be back!

  4. CG

    ConstantineG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, fresh, traditional Italian food. The staff are wonderful and the drinks are delcious! Highly reccomend!

  5. M

    Melleit

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to eat! Food was amazing, service was amazing and everyone was so friendly and lovely! Great atmosphere and really nice sidewalk patio! Will absolutely be returning!

  6. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely spot! The food was delicious and the service was great as well. Will definitely go back !

  7. d

    dddd

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Second time dining here. We had to wait about an hour to get any of our food, even the bread. So, we were starving when the food did come around finally. Restaurant apologized for the delays but didn’t do anything to actually make it better. Food is delicious, but the wait was unbearable.

  8. JJ

    JJJJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Food was excellent. Not many choices of mains but very fresh and very good. Service was friendly but we waited for drinks and apps and the. We’re rushed with mains. Didn’t take our wine order until after main was served.

  9. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Service was good. Portions small and food arrived warm to cool at best. Left feeling hungry and extremely unsatisfied with what I was hoping would be an amazing authentic Italian dinner.

  10. QQ

    QiQiZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We ordered the antipasto for 2, the pesto pasta and the risotto. The meal was great! Simple, straight to the point, just great food. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, good portions. Unfortunately we followed up with desserts…. We had the raspberry sorbet and the cannoli’s. The sorbet was beautiful in colour but lacked in flavour. The cannoli filling was a chocolate mousse texture with cocoa nibs on the outside. It was missing a richness and a sweetness I expect from a cannoli. It felt like they were trying to be “healthier” with their desserts. Next time we go back, I’ll stick to the cheese for dessert.

  11. AD

    AnthonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. No issues with Food, Drink and Service. It was a very pleasant experience. Definitely will come back

  12. L

    Luigi

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect outdoor covered table. Great service and food from Guiseppe , Ryan and team!!

  13. a

    anita

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous night. The best branzino in the city, amazing pastas and outstanding service. Run don’t walk!

  14. AR

    AnthonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just absolutely spectacular. Food was awesome and delicious.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and cocktails, courteous and friendly service. A wonderfully authentic Italian evening. Highly recommend!

  16. DK

    DenisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Best calamari and espresso martinis I’ve had this summer

  17. R

    Rochelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Italian cuisine, service, wine and even amari selection. Ottimo!

  18. MF

    MF2021

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great, service was friendly, but the tables on the patio were a bit too close to one another for comfort. We only had about 3 feet between our table and the neighboring table.

  19. YF

    YasF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service: SUPERB! We got extremely friendly and helpful waiter and server. The food: The Raviolia Alla Norma and the Maccheroncini Al Pesto and the shrimp Rissoto were fantastic. The starters were average, I expected something more special, the lamb skewers were okay, the calamari was good, I didn't have the antipasto but my friends on the table liked the meats. Overall mains are AMAZING appetizers are good. Drinks: We ordered some cocktails that weren't on the menu and the bar tender was more than happy to make them and they were delicious.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was quite yummy and the price was very good

  21. GC

    GerardC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience! Both the food and quality of service exceeded expectations! Definitely worth a return!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food

  23. c

    chrisr

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    All I can say is that if you want great authentic Italian cuisine in a intimate setting, this is the place to eat. .Even though it took a little bit longer for our food to come out of the kitchen..it was worth the wait ! you wont be disappointed

  24. BF

    BarbF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The food was good but portions were small Staff seemed a little flustered

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food and the service were amazing! The inside of the restaurant is so beautiful and it was the perfect place for my birthday celebration. I would have given the place 5 stars but something weird happened at the end of the night. The service was incredible, and I want to emphasize that it was, until we had to leave. We dined with 10 people and the waitress refused to split our bill even though she told us earlier she would split it “no problem”. She told us that this is an old school Italian restaurant and they do not split bills. They expected one person to cover the cost of 10 people which, given that this is a fine dining restaurant is extremely expensive. I wish we were told ahead of time that they are unable to split bills because we felt very pressured for one person to cover the entire cost. We were rushed out while paying and it left a poor taste in our mouth.

  26. AZ

    AmandaZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    We had great service! We ordered the antipasto for two, it was good. We then had the ravioli and sausage pasta. It was ok. Not very flavourful. Margarita was delicious.

  27. AH

    AudreyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Incredible birthday dinner! Thank you

  28. AF

    AF12

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were both excellent as always.

  29. RF

    RyanFitzG

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been to Covo twice in the past 3 weeks, and planning to come again soon. I always ask for a tasting selection for the simply the best flavour parade in my entire city, along with exquisite wines and amazing cocktails. See you soon guys!

  30. e

    esagep

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Unfortunately, quite disappointed. Although our waitress was nice, the service was extremely slow, almost short staffed. Food was good but nothing exceptional for the price asked. Squids were full of oil, the salad way too salty. Lamb skewers almost cold. the fish was good, too bad we waited that long.

  31. KM

    KevinM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Service was super slow ... somewhat apologetic but the only 'ok' food didn't help matters. Risotto was tasteless ... pasta as good. Wine was cold .... that helped.

  32. EC

    EstherC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing, staff was kind but was stretched thin, they werent the most prompt on service. The evnvironment was very loud but the food was amazing. Would go again

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Azzurri won. No complaints, great place

  34. AA

    AndreaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night - great food and great service. We had appetizers and pasta. It was all wonderful. Thank you!

  35. l

    lauras

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter and I went fir dinner last night Service was exceptional and food outstanding The antipasto for 2 was delicious as was the shrimp risotto and pasta Best espresso martini I have had The tiramisu with a birthday candle was a great ending to a special evening Five stars plus. Will definitely return

  36. JP

    JPKB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a delightful experience. The team is amazing and the drinks and food we delicious. We will be back!

  37. RF

    RyanFitzG

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as always. And as always I asked for a tasting menu and had a wonderful experience, perfectly paired and delicious Radio Cocktails – it all genuinely made our celebration extra special. Thanks guys!

  38. J

    Jason

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Our main server was friendly, although not particularly attentive. When we arrived there was no host so we just kind of stood near the door waiting for someone to acknowledge us. The man who eventually did wasn’t particularly friendly and after being told we had a reservation just kind of said “okay… sit somewhere.” Food was tasty but there was a long wait between the appetizers and the mains. One of the mains came out cold and had to be sent back. It wasn’t busy. Portions of the pasta were also pretty disappointing for the price, but they did taste great. You can definitely get a similar or better experience for less money elsewhere, even locally. Would not likely go back for a full meal but would consider going back to share some wine and the antipasto for two.

  39. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Very disappointed server took my unfinished bottle of wine.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always fantastic! Will definitely keep going back and recommend to all.

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Il Covo - Toronto is rated 4.5 stars by 298 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Il Covo - Toronto

585 College Street Toronto, ON M6G1B2

  • Cross Street

    College St. at Clinton St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking is allowed directly in front of the restaurant at anytime (south side of College St.). Also in short distance there is public lot parking (Green P) located at 74 Clinton st.

  • Public Transit

    Subway to Queen's Park Station or College Station than 506 streetcar/tram westbound, stops at Euclid Ave or Grace St.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ryan Campbell

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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