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Fax: (773) 862-5550

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Neighborhoods:
Northwest Side, Bucktown
Categories:
Italian Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Restaurants

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04/07/2008
Great Spot! Discounted Gift Cards!

I tried Il Covo a few weeks ago, and it was great. I actually bought gift cards worth $50 for only $25 from LOVE fm. It was a great way to try a new restaurant. The atmosphere at Il Covo is very cozy, service is great and food is delicious. Definitely give it a try!

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02/14/2008
Great service

My husband and I tried Il Covo for our anniversary a few months ago and decided to go again for Valentines day. The service has always been great. The first time we went we felt the food was EXCEPTIONAL! Positively delicious. We went again last night, but the food wasn't as good as the first. My complaint was that I got the same spinach dish that I had gotten last time but this time it didn't have any flavor. It wa... view more

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08/05/2007
warm, friendly vibe with authentic food and sinful dessert

Had to check this out when we heard it was a whole new deal because I loved the restaurant itself but didn't care for the food under the previous chef. I was first of all dazzled by the extensive menu that was fat with seafood offerings, plenty of pastas a ton of salads and starters too. The carnivore with us had a lot to choose from too-lamb, veal scallipini (no osso bucco, the chef told us not until fall....) and... view more

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07/30/2007
Beautiful food, service is great and wine list rocks!

We went back here after hearing it was under new management to use a gift certificate and we were very impressed by the expansive new menu-something like 15 pastas alone-as well as the nice wine list that had a little bit of everything, mostly Italian, at a wide range of prices. We were blown away by the simplicity of the dishes, the balance of the flavors and the nice vibe we felt while eating. Service was polishe... view more

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07/18/2007
Great italian, nice place, good service

I was really surprised at the changes here, in a good way. Portions are generous (fair for the pricing) and the food is simply outstanding. We have been three times and each meal is better than the last. Lots of choices and a little something for everyone. Our table enjoyed several starters: bruschetta, grilled seafood platter, grilled veggies with smokey grilled scamorza cheese and mussels and all of it was grea... view more

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06/25/2007
Worth the drive! Friendly Service! Gorgeous Room! Nice Servers!

I can't say enough good things about this place. We went on Friday night and were seated immediately. The service was top notch, friendly, savvy and fun. We were overwhelmed at the selections as we had been here once before and found the menu to small and kind of weird for Italian. Beautiful Caprese Salad and arugula salad. Risotta Pescatore was rich and cooked perfectly and loaded with fresh seafood, a piece in... view more

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06/15/2007
BEST ITALIAN...PERIOD!

I've been to Italy and back and il covo is the best you can get in Chicago! The new chef and menu is a great change for the restaurant. I highly recommend il covo any night of the week. The food is a delight and has made me a repeat customer!

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06/15/2007
Refreshing Service, Delish Italian Dining!

After reading the reviews we were leary but our friend chose this for a birthday dinner last night and the only thing I can say is WOW! Contrary to what we read this was a really friendly and authentic Italian restaurant. As it turns out, new people have taken over but I would say RUN! DON'T WALK! Before the word gets out. It reminded of of my recent trip to italy with mussels simmered in a light broth with crusty... view more

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06/14/2007
Great Service, Great Menu, Great Experience

This the real deal. A real italian restaurant. I don't know what it was before but whoever took over is doing something right. Food was flavorful and expertly prepared, homemade gnocchetti sardo, carpaccio di manzo, grilled calamari. Entree choices were a little overwhelming, seven fish?? But we went with the Pollo Sarda which was juicy, tender and flavorful and the grilled lamb tenderloin. Again, grilled to perf... view more

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04/22/2007
Pretentious, simply bad

I enjoy fish. I had a salmon pasta dish here that tasted more like salt-cured canned fish than anything I'd expect in a place with a staff that acted as though it was my priviledge to be in their presence. My son became physically ill later in the evening after eating the tortellini. The recommended chicken dish eaten by another guest remained 3/4 uneaten when we left. A HUGE disappointment - a wasted 1-1/2 hours... view more

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