Toronto, ON M6G 1B2
The dimly lit interior of Il Covo, flanked with its antique mirrors atop exposed brick walls and plush green velvet couch, provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine. Il Covo’s seasonal menu spotlights modern Italian, including a selection of fresh pastas and shareables, like burrata, cured meats and warm focaccia bread drizzled with olive oil, alongside curated craft cocktails (like the espresso martini made with homemade coffee liqueur) and an impeccable wine list. In addition to a flurry of prix fixe takeout and dine-in options for holidays and special occasions, chef Ryan Campbell crafts a selection of responsibly-sourced fare that complements the luxe space and the cantina’s wine collection: start with the ricotta in brodo, choose the risotto ai broccoli or branzino as a main, and finish with a selection of sweet cheeses and desserts, like the gorgonzola, goat’s milk yogurt, or panna cotta. Old school culinary techniques meet modern twists at this Little Italy spot, perfect for intimate gatherings with good company.