Covo Pasta Pizza Bar
Auckland City 09 377 9290
- Mon – Fri 10am – 11pm
- Sat 6pm – 11pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 25
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
44 fort street is the stronghold of the Italian mob who in their den, COVO have been putting their hands in a lot of pies (and cakes, and pasta and pizza panini…) members of the Fornasari clan prepare dailiy snacks and complete meals incessantly. the multimillion sandwich industry is now preparing the most daring move ever operated by a gourmet-gangster organisation.
The ring leader and godfather of the clan Ivan, invites to see the headquarters of the clan.Ci vediamo presto,
bring your violin…
26 Reviews for Covo Pasta Pizza Bar
One of Covo Pasta Pizza Bar's Favourite Reviews What's This?
We had a great experience last night eating at Covo, downtown. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, with a singing Italian accent that makes you smile (we are French, we missed it!) and a great sense of service.
We had bruschetta as a starter, very simple meal regarding the ingredients but yet excellent and perfect balanced in taste.
Then we had the risotto of the day which was one of the most amazing we have ever had (mushrooms and Gorgonzola)! And the Johnny pizza, prosciutto, mozzarella and rocket, really good as well. With a glass of Chianti, mmmm.
We couldn’t help taking the Tiramisu which is THE ultimate Italian dessert, and this one was excellent.
The service was quick and the prices enjoyable, especially regarding the quality of the meal and the quantity you have in your plates.
Just one thing to know: one should always book as the restaurant is really small, but that’s also part of the charm!
Not used to put review on restaurant but this one really deserves its 5 stars!
The food was great and the staff are friendly. They are happy to accommodate with your needs (for example I asked for a salad minus a few ingredients) and I received it just how I asked.
Thanks again and I will definitely be back.
We went in the late afternoon and it was half full with business types. The mobster theme is fun, a good place to have a long lunch and I hear good things about their tiramisu. Will be back soon!
We both comment on how nice and tasty both the Entree and Mains was.
Service was very prompt and friendly, we were checked on several times to see how our food was and if our additional drinks were required. The waitress refilled our tap water glasses several times as she noticed.
We will certainly return next time we are that way.
The atmosphere will be much better once the construction of the surrounding shops has finished.
We had entrées (the bread/cheese/salsa type one) to share between us which was a great starter and opened up my appetite.
The whole night I was thinking about what to review this restaurant; the food alone was enough for me to merit a 4/5 star review, I had “The Best” Alfredo – which – incidentally, was the best I’ve ever tasted, my girlfriend had the “Tony Cannelloni” – which was delicious, and my sisters boyfriend had the “Butcher Pizza” – which had a delicious spiced sausage that brought out all the flavours. What made it bump up to 5 stars was the excellent and polite service… Our glasses were always fill with water – or out beverage of choice. The main man was extremely Italian – which of course solidified the authenticity of this establishment, and one of the waters was French – my family being french as well got on well with her and she was extremely nice. They told me that the very meal I was eating was only $10 (full main meal) at Lunch times – a deal which I will be sure to take advantage of.
Not only that – but they took half the price of the deserts we ordered as well.
A very good restaurant that I would recommend to anyone seeking a flavourful lunch or dinner. Perfect for couples (very small – cosy interior). And perfect for friends wanting a meal.
A tiny place (around 10 seats only), and tucked away in one of the seedier areas of town, but extremely authentic Italian. Perhaps the best pizza in the city (Italian, thin crust), and lovely pasta. Good wines too.
We used to live around the corner, and would eat here regularly. A fantastic little place that deserves to be better known.
Try it on a night out – I would ring and book first.
sorry- i have to change my opinion, and have changed the rating now to average. I think that the owner changed, and the last 2 times I went there were disappointing. there is now not much topping on the pizza, and I think that the cheese they are using has changed, too. the pizza is still ok- but nothing special. I don’t enjoy the food anymore, and I am not coming back- Sorry.
I’d pass on the bruschetta but the mains are good. The price is well set for what you get. Not my first choice of italian restaurants and not the best under my books. But good enough.
Pasta is very good, with it being freshly made on site, as well as the roast potatoes. Great variety to chose from. Coffee is very good.
Definitely a favourite
One of the downside of dining in Covo at Fort Street is the availability of seats. There are so many times that I stopped by for some meals but they were always fully occupied, as there are not many of seats available in the restaurant.
The team were all perfect : funny, smiling and very attentive to our needs. And the waiter speak French and Italian which was really appreciate by the table as one of my friend was 50% Italian !!!
The girls also really appreciate to receive a kiss of the server before leaving and a free glass of liquor.
I warmly recommend this place and come back again !
I also do not understand the few bad comments I read for this place as everything was perfect.
just great to come in and see this guys dressed like Vito Corleone in one of the scenes from the
the food is good, the selection of sauces just the perfect Italian traditional (putanesca, napoletana, bolognesa)
what else can you ask for?