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44 Fort Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 9290
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (24 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“italian food” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
££ - £££
44 Fort Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing. Got a grunt from the staff when walking in which should have been a sign. Asked for no Parmesan on the pasta and it was all over it. The pasta itself had little flavour and was really just slop on a plate. Won't...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Bland food, warm beer, cold service. A group of us each had different meals and only one out of nine was remotely happy. Very average.

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This was the 1st meal that we had in Auckland and we came here after being recommended by a friend. The atmosphere is lovely and very authentic. The waitress has a heavy accent too which is nice. The meals were ok, they weren't the best...More

Thank PurpleHaze888
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My son loves bolognese but he's only 2 years old so he can't eat an adult portion. I was therefore amazed that, not only was there no kids' menu, but they flat out refused to make a half portion for him. Furthermore while the bolognese...More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

As an ex chef, I realise the importance of savouring flavours and quality of ingredients. All these were in evidence and I praise Covo for this. However, the portions were just too minimalist for the money charged, as was the drinks menu. Waitress a bit...More

Thank RichieRhubarb
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant in Auckland. I recently did a cooking course in Italy and was shown how to tell real Italian food from touristy fare. This was the real deal.

Thank Brian683
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I went here for my birthday party after having eaten there before and finding it quite nice. I booked weeks in advance- a table of 13. We got there, and were promptly ignored by ALL STAFF. When we asked for basic things like wine glasses...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Cute Italian restaurant, no more than 10 tables inside and great atmosphere. We created our own pizza using items on the menu which they happily did, and I ordered a gnocci and changed the sauce to be vegetarian (it originally had pork in it). They...More

Thank Anya V
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We dined here for lunch. The potion sizes are VERY small for what you pay for, But overall its very nice food. Just don't ask to add on Parmigain cheese shaker for pasta or its a $5 charge per person additional . But the service...More

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Small restaurant. Easy to have conversation with whole table. Staff attentive. Wanted pasta meal before half marathon - we all really enjoyed our meals. Reasonable price, tasty, good portions. I would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

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Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Fort Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 9290
  • E-mail
Authentic Italian Hosteria in the heart of Auckland. At COVO we make handmade fresh pasta and gnocchi, the best Lasagna and Cannelloni of Auckland, and of course, a rustic Italian pizza without forgot the classic Italian Desert, like Tiramisu, Chocolate Salami, Panna Cotta and so much more! Come to find us in the little COVO, the taste of Italy is here!
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