Although Sean MacPherson's (Roger Room, Bar Lubitsch) Il Covo soft launched back in March for lunch, it took the restaurant several more months to finish up its patio and interior decor, and only recently did management welcome in photography. Il Covo feels like a deep dark cave, which is rather fitting since its name means Cave in Italian. The former Orso space has been reoutfitted with an Old World feel complete with round booths, rectangular booths, a fireplace, velvet curtains, and a pretty shaded outdoor patio with that same gnarled tree from Orso days.
Il Covo serves (brunch, lunch, dinner) an expansive array of Italian fare from Braised Oxtail with Roman Style Gnocchi to Squid Ink Pasta with Sea Urchin, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon to Braised Veal Shank Milanese Style, with Saffron Risotto and Gremolata. Appetizers are priced in the high teens, pasta and pizza from $14 to $25, and entrees between $29 and $39. Of course there's mostly Italian wine by glass and by bottle to drink, but Il Covo is also putting effort into its seasonal cocktail program. Try the Melone e Fichi, a mix of rum, fresh melon juice, fresh figs, and basil. Il Covo serves lunch Mon to Fri from noon to 5PM, dinner is offered Mon to Sun from 5-11PM, and brunch is served on Sat and Sun from 11AM-5PM.
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