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“Wonderful dining experience”
Review of Il Covo

Il Covo
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Ranked #31 of 4 784 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$47
Description: Chef Luca Salvadori's restaurant wants to bring you an experience, based of italian ideas, fresh and high quality food and our best service and cooking. We go the port and fish shops near it looking for the best and freshest fish of the day. We try our best in order to make you enjoy your time with us. To create a full dinning experience.
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Description: Chef Luca Salvadori's restaurant wants to bring you an experience, based of italian ideas, fresh and high quality food and our best service and cooking. We go the port and fish shops near it looking for the best and freshest fish of the day. We try our best in order to make you enjoy your time with us. To create a full dinning experience.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were initially hesitant going into Il Covo as we have been budgeting our vacation and looking to avoid overspending. We decided the menu of the day was above what we were hoping to spend and decided to order a la carte. We ended up having one of the most memorable meals of our entire near month long trip and some of the best pasta I have had in recent memory. The entirety of the dining experience is well thought out at Il Covo, from the pasta being prepared by hand as you walk in the front door to the aperitifs selected for the given dishes. The wait staff was incredibly kind, making suggestions on food options and engaging with us through the evening to ensure that everything is enjoyable. At the end of the night we were gifted with tastes of grappa, grinjinha, and limoncello, an unexpected but delicious treat. As others have mentioned the restaurant is slightly outside the more touristic areas of Lisbon, but it is more than worth the trip. If you like good food, attentive and thoughtful servers, and a personalized dining experience I strongly recommend an evening at Il Covo.

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Thank pmall0y
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great little place. We walked in and the pasta was being made fresh in front of us. The waiter was funny and attentive, and recommended a great bottle of wine (one of the reasonably priced ones, not just the most expensive on the list!). The food was fantastic - really well presented and delicious. Not too expensive either. Best dinner we had in Lisbon.

Thank Angela3009
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We scouted this little restaurant out the day before our booking as it is not very easy to find and the location was not very appealing with an abandoned car outside.
We would really have missed out if we had changed our mind as we had such a good meal and enjoyable evening that we returned 2 days later.
The suggested set menu was fantastic, prices good and staff interacted with diners - Tiramisu is made at your table and is delicious. Complimentary ginginha cherry liqueur just rounds off the meal
If you give the chef some notice he offers to create any dish you fancy but we would suggest taking his recommendations
Highly recommended for food and value

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Thank BADGEREssex_UK
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

When to this little gem on one of our last nights in Lisbon, off the beaten track, UBER was around €5 to the door. Recommend going over the fresh daily menu and get a taste of all the amazing foods! The staff are so lovely and the restaurant is very authentic and chilled! Loved this place and will recommend to all that visit Lisbon!

Thank cpitch
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

A place thats not easy to find. But then again those are the types of restaurants that actualy turn out to be the gems of the city. Il Covo IS such a gem. We entered the restaurant and the first thing we saw was tortolinis being hand made with patience and passion. This was such a surprising welcome that we (party of 6) felt we were at the right place. Then we got seated. The friendliness and attention from the waiters gave you a feeling that you were at a friends place cooking food just for you. The delicious smell from the kitchen was the smell of daily fresh produce. We KNEW we were gonna have a very good meal. And it was way more then that. In every dish you could taste the love they put in the cooking, feel their delight in serving it and damn just feel the passion of everyone in the chain from kitchen to the table. It was not the difficulty of the dishes but that i find is most of the times over rated. No the simplicity, the love and passion is what made the difference. To keep it agile, they didnt satisfy the costumer, no they delighted these six costumers. If you want to have honest, passion and love filled italian food, ya HAVE to go to Il Covo. Graci Il Covo.

Thank Yvonne H
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