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Il Covo

4.5
4.5
271 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 17 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 271 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

83% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. AZ

    AmandaZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  2. AH

    AudreyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Incredible birthday dinner! Thank you

  3. AF

    AF12

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were both excellent as always.

  4. 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!

  5. e

    esagep

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 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.

  6. 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.

  7. EC

    EstherC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Azzurri won. No complaints, great place

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. AD

    AnjaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was amazing! Had the lamb and fococcia, followed by the risotto and the eggplant ravioli! Our server was very accommodating and polite! Would recommend!

  17. CP

    ChristopherP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food - great view of College St. Will be going back again.

  18. CS

    ClareS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our dining experience was wonderful! Lovely service and food was incredible. Highly recommend to my friends and family, and look forward to going back soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, wonderful service , and friendly staff!

  20. c

    cabbagetowner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Giuseppe and his team are fantastic. The service is always attentive and the food is delicious! Make sure you have the risotto—even in the summer!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were so happy to dine at this wonderful restaurant. All the staff were excellent and attentive. The food was wonderful and everything was served perfectly. The bread was warm, the antipasto fresh, the pasta obviously homemade. We were on the street front patio because of continued restrictions and it was very lively on College because Italy had just won a Eurocup round. The owner (or manager?) apologized numerous times for the noise, which was obviously out of his control. The dinner was nonetheless spectacular and the craziness on the street just made our night out seem more special.

  22. TH

    TatianaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s been 1&1/2 years since pandemic hit and people had been locked in with very limited time to spend with family and friends outside their houses and have a great meal and enjoy themselves . I’ll Covo offered that almost forgotten experience and was amazing . Food was great , service excellent and the enjoyment lasted the whole night . Thank you Il Covo .

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Salad was not anything special. Focaccia was good but expensive for a small piece. Sever was nice but she just brought one bill without asking at all, and when we said we wanted to split it she split it 3 ways without again asking any questions. Not the end of the world but would be preferred to actually ask your customers how they would like to pay and not make assumptions.

  25. CC

    ChubChubFamily

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service. The calamari taste so good that you don't want to share.

  26. B

    Basil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, what a great location and delicious food!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Barely busy, but servers took forever to get us our drinks and 1 dessert order

  28. r

    robbiep15

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Awesome service and tasty food. Can’t go wrong!

  29. JG

    JohnnyGambler

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic find

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a way to spend the first time out since last year. Perfect.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding service. Food excellent. Ambience on point.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent sea bass wrapped In zucchini

  33. AV

    AmyV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great authentic italian food and a beautiful atmosphere for date night.

  34. AN

    AndrewN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must to visit. Epic food and wonderful service. Authentic Italian hospitality and cuisine. An incredibly wine list. A team that works together. If you want a special meal - this is one you should try.

  35. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing experience, we celebrated our anniversary at IL COVO, and they customised they menu since I am pregnant. Very accommodating and very very friendly and sweet people who work there as well.

  36. D

    Discriminatingcanadian

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious. Portions are small. Sommelier is friendly and knowledgeable

  37. RK

    RichardK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    All the dishes we selected were great - looked great and tasted great. Many interesting flavours and each dish was described fully. The staff were very knowledgeable. Busy night, but service was efficient and professional.

  38. EM

    ErinM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The service wasn't the greatest. It was almost a half hour of us being there before we had our orders taken. Then our main dishes were forgotten about.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    For some reason they just couldn’t get it together. Wine order didn’t come until reminded. Risotto with truffles came without the truffles. Water for the table was inexplicably rationed. Great food with very uneven service.

  40. R

    Robert

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I have already recommended this restaurant to several people after a great visit, portion sizes are perfect, service is authentic, flavors are unique and perfectly balanced.

FAQs

Il Covo is rated 4.5 stars by 271 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Il Covo

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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