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The Cove Bistro & Gifts - CLOSED

8300 Wiltshire Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2812
+1 941-828-1492
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
11 Feb 2016
“Reopened as EPHESUS (Turkish/Mediteranean)”
16 Oct 2015
“Why Closed Down ? We missed them all !”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
8300 Wiltshire Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2812
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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Great food and service as always! Wine selection awesome as well specials great selection and the gelato is the best so save room! Service is always consistent friendly and happy

1  Thank Katrina T
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Have been three times in the past month and have enjoyed it thoroughly each time. Had the best lasagna ever last week and especially enjoyed the beef goulash last night.

2  Thank Judy M
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Good place to go if you live in South Gulf Cove or Boca Grande as it is convenient. Happy hour specials and different theme every night ie; German, bbq, Italian etc.... Excellent gelato!!!

2  Thank Puglady24
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I live in the area and frequently go to The Cove Bistro for dinner. Most often, we are a party of 4 or 6 people. Never had any problem getting a good table. Our waiter, Justin, is always on top of everything. He always checks...More

3  Thank Marilynn D
Reviewed 6 February 2015

People! You are in Florida! We are on vacation! Even when we live here! Understand... everyone here is doing their best to serve you and help you enjoy your time here and make it enjoyable. Cut them some slack! Excellent food, excellent environment! take time...More

3  Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We thought we were going to a casual bistro, but it was having some sort of Februarfest, with everyone in dirndls and lederhosen. Food was heavy and at best competent. All in all disappointing.

Thank Brennunjal
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Made reservations ... be sure you do or prepare for a long wait. This is a popular restaurant that is apparently always busy. Unfortunately, when asked we requested a booth ... don't give booths to only two people, so we were crammed into a small...More

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 1 February 2015

My wife are seniors on vacation in Florida and were looking for something a bit different. I always liked German food and she likes Italian. I searched tripadvisor and found the cove. German, Italian and american --unexpected. We gave it a try on a Sat...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We were really looking forward to an enjoyable evening based on other reviews of this establishment, but this place has a real identity complex. The menu features German - Italian - American cuisine. We were hoping for some really good German food and like other...More

Thank skibeech
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This is a great restaurant for families and couples. With lovely outdoor seating and a nice varied menu. We have eaten here many times and enjoy the variety of the menu and drinks along with the variety of music. Great German choices. Plus the gelato...More

Thank 547MichelleF
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8300 Wiltshire Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-828-1492
  • E-mail
Casual dining with upscale ambiance. Great menu with German & Italian influence. Items include; schnitzel, sauerbraten, pizza, chicken picatta, salmon, grouper, steak and a wide variety of salads & sandwiches. Perfect for a lite meal or for the hearty appetite. Large selection of beers and wines! Outdoor dining also available with entertainment often. Take out available. Located along Gasparilla Road between South Gulf Cove & Rotonda.
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