Il Covo Ristorante & Lounge
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- Il Covo Ristorante & LoungeAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersFirst to ReviewOct 22, 2013
This place is nothing short of excellent. Set above the seaside streets of La Jolla and perched deliberately with a view of the cove, this Italian-style lounge is both classy and fun. After climbing the steep steps to the main entrance, you can choose to either sit inside at the white linen-covered tables, or out on the deck in the fresh ocean air. Despite the evening chill and cloud cover when we went, the tall flame pillars kept us comfortably warm. A man who reminded me of the older Zorro kept us entertained with live jazz vocals while we perused the generous menu and drink options. We had several cocktails between the three of us, including the infamous "Sex in La Jolla," which definitely inspired conversation with the waiter. My fellow diners' filet mignon and steak were to die for - succulent, tender, and full of flavor. My chicken in marinara/mozzarella sauce lacked ever so slightly; I expected a bit more flavor, but it was still very good. And when we ordered proper Italian gelato to polish off the meal, we were served giant milkshake-size glass vases filled with the sweet stuff. The prices are a bit the steep side, though not as high as I expected. And if you find a deal (or Groupon, like we did), this place is more than worth the money.