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Cafe il Nido Italian RestaurantSince opening in 1988, Il Nido has consistently ranked in the top echelon of Vancouver Restaurants. Here, BC’s finest ingredients are used to create dishes reminiscent of Northern Italy – “the food of kings, peasants and, everyone in between”. Traditional fish, meat and pasta dishes are made with the use of non-tradional herbs and spices, such as saffron and ginger. Sauces are lean and light. Fresh fish and vegetables are staples. Desserts are homemade and spectacular.

With its elegant yet, informal atmosphere, muted/understated decor and, sunny patio this “Nest In The City” is a destination for those who enjoy wonderful food and good conversation. Groups of up to 70 are welcome and custom menus are easily designed with organic, gluten free, vegetarian and Ocean Wise options available.  As Il Nido continues as one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants, evolving with imagination and inventiveness, its motto remains: Everyone Leaves Happy.

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Lunch Menu

Please note that the below menus are sample menus only as our menus change on a regular basis.

IL NIDO RISTORANTE BAR LUNCH MENU

APPETIZERS

$15~ Funghi~ Wild field mushrooms sautéed with garlic, white wine, lemon and thyme

$18~ Cozze ~ Fresh Pacific Mussels, cilantro in spicy tomato broth

$15~ Gamberoni ~ Prawns sautéed with fresh tomatoe, lemon, garlic and white wine

$14~ Calamari ~ sautéed squid, garbanzo beans and fresh tomatoe

$8~ Zuppa di Giorno~ Chef’s daily creation

$12~ Bruschetta ~ Flat home made bread, tomatoe, basil, olive oil and grated reggiano

$15~ Salsicce~ Homemade lamb sausage served with spicy mint ratatouille

$12~ Frittata ~ Asparagus, green onions,  mushrooms and melted cheese

$14~ Caprese~ Fior di latte, grilled endives, vine red tomatoes dressed with basilico oil

$12~ Caesare ~ Heart romaine caeser salad with Il Nido dressing

$10~ Insalata~ gourmet greens, fennel, radish, fruit garnish

 

PASTAS AND ENTREES

$20~ Ravioli~ Lobster stuffed agnelotti, roasted garlic, napolitana sauce with cream drizzle

$17~ Fettuccine Alfredo~ Original Egg noodles, butter, cream and parmaggiano

$18~ Linguine~ Prawns, fresh oregano, olive oil, garlic and tomato sauce

$18~  Bolognese ~ Penne in a slow cooked beef and veal herb tomato sauce

$18~ Risotto Verde ~ Arborio rice, asparagus, snap peas, arugula pesto sauce

$18~ Gnocchi ~Baby kale potato gnocchi, mushrooms, touch of cream, sage butter white wine sauce

$18~ Lasagna~ Home made baked vegetarian lasagna, chesse and tomato sauce

$23~ Snapper~ Fresh snapper fillet, savoy cabbage, kale, lemon and roasted peppers sauce

$25~ Veal ~ Pan seared scaloppina, finished in the oven with eggplant and fior di latte cheese

$22~ Tonno~ Pan seared Albacore tuna, mixed greens, radish, fennel, tomatoe and fruit garnish

$23~ Pollo ~ Free run chicken breast, potatoes, white wine, vegetables, fresh oregano and apricot

 

~ALL MEAT AND FISH DISHES ARE SERVED WITH DAILY VEGETABLES~

~We are Ocean Wise, Free Range and Organic~

 

SIDES

$9.00~ linguine tomato sauce

$7.00~ grilled asparagus

$5.00~ Olives~ Warm marinated olives and herbs

$5.00 House made focaccia served with green olives tapenade and extra virgin oil

       ~Appetiser-size Pasta of your choice upon request ~

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 IL NIDO RISTORANTE BAR LUNCH MENU

APPETIZERS

$15~ Antipasto ~ Sopressata, Coppa served with black olives, caper berries and homemade pickled cipolline.

$16~ Ceviche ~ Albacore tuna, Salmon, calamari, cilantro, red peppers, jalapeno, fresh lime juice served with pickled vegetables

$14~ Calamari~ Grilled squid, green olives and spicy lime pepper remoulade

$15~ Funghi~ Wild field mushrooms sautéed with garlic, white wine, lemon and fresh thyme
$14~ Salsicce~ Homemade spicy lamb sausage served with arugula pesto sauce
$10~ Zuppa di Giorno~ Daily soup creation

$14~Caprese~ Vine tomatoes, fior di latte cheese, fresh basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
$12~ Insalata Il Nido ~ roasted beet salad, feta cheese, gourmet greens and lemon dressing

$10~ Insalata~ gourmet greens with green apple pear vinaigrette

 

PASTAS AND ENTREES

$15~ Colazione~ Roasted pork belly served with fried eggs and potato lyonnaise

$17~ Pasticcio~ homemade pasta layered with veal and beef baked with cheese in a rosé sauce
$20~ Ravioli~ Lobster stuffed ravioli in a tarragon saffron tomato sauce sprinkled with roasted sunflower seeds

$18~ Gnocchi~ Homemade kale and potato gnocchi, lamb sausage in light tomato sauce
$16~ Conchiglie~ Shell pasta with green peas, basil, tomato sauce and fior di latte cheese
$17~ Fettuccine Alfredo~ Original egg noodles, parmesan cheese and cream sauce
$18~ Spaghettini Puttanesca~ Served with seafood and fish in a spicy tomato sauce
$18~ Bolognese~ Penne  in slow cooked beef and veal tomato sauce
$22~ Tonno~ Pan seared Albacore tuna, cherry tomatoes, olives, gourmet winter greens and lemon dressing
$22~Salsicce~ Slow braised Italian Spicy Sausage, white beans  in a flavorful  red wine ragout

$25~ Anitra ~ Braised duck leg with cherry sauce on a bed of mushroom risotto

$23~Pollo~ Free range chicken breast with vegetable almond salad

$25~ Salmone~ Pan seared salmon served with cilantro, green onions, ginger and spicy chili pepper


~Gluten free pasta or quinoa risotto available upon request ~
~We are Ocean Wise, Free-range and Organic ~
~Appetiser-size Pasta of your choice upon request ~

 

Dinner Menu

Please note that the below menus are sample menus only as our menus change on a regular basis.

APPETIZERS

$18~ Formaggio~ Baked camembert served with a cranberry compote and crostini

$15~ Funghi~ Wild field mushrooms sautéed with garlic, white wine, lemon and thyme

$18~ Cozze ~ Fresh Pacific Mussels, cilantro in spicy tomato broth

$15~ Tonno~ Albacore tuna  pan seared, served with arugula and fruit confit

$16~ Salsicce~ Homemade lamb sausage served with spicy mint ratatouille

$15~ Gamberoni ~ Prawns sauteed with fresh tomatoe, lemon, garlic and white wine

$14~ Calamari~ Grilled squid, capers, olives and fresh tomatoe

$18~ Carpaccio~ Thin beef tenderloin, crispy capers, grainy dijon aioli and shaved parmaggiano

$12~ Zuppa di Giorno~ Chef’s daily creation

$14~ Caprese~ Fior di latte, vine red tomatoes dressed with a basilico oil

$12~ Caesare ~ Heart romain caeser salad with Il Nido dressing

$10~ Insalata~ gourmet greens, fennel, radish, fruit garnish

 

PASTAS AND ENTREES

$22~ Ravioli~ Lobster stuffed agnelotti, roasted garlic, olive oil in terragon tomato sauce

$25~ Seafood  Risotto~Arborio rice, asparagus, mussels, prawns in light tomato sauce

$22~ Linguine~ Prawns, green peas, lemon, black pepper cream sauce

$22~ Bolognese ~ Penne in a slow cooked beef and veal herb tomato sauce

$18~ Gnocchi ~Baby kale potato gnocchi, fior de latte, tomato sauce

$20~ Penne ai funghi~ assorted wild mushrooms, truffle paste, white wine, garlic and shaved parmiggiano

$18~ Fetuccini~ Original egg noodles, seasonal vegetables and arugula pesto sauce

$22~ Lasagna~ Home made baked meat lasagna in napoletana sauce

$27~ Salmone~ Q.C  salmon pan seared, seasonal vegetables and salsa verde

$26~ Snapper~ Fresh snapper fillet, savoy cabbage, kale, lemon and roasted peppers sauce

$28~ Veal ~ Scaloppina, porcini, green onions, marsala sauce

$29~ OssoBuco~ Lamb shank, slow braised in a red wine reduction

$32~ Brodino~ Frutti di mare, mediterranean vegetables in herb spiced tomato sauce

$35~ The Classico~ Grilled California cut strip loin with white pepper sauce

 

~ALL MEAT AND FISH DISHES ARE SERVED WITH DAILY VEGETABLES~

~We are Ocean Wise, Free Range and Organic~

 

SIDES

$9.00 ~ linguine tomato sauce

$7.00 ~ grilled asparagus

$5.00 ~Olives~ Warm marinated olives and herbs

$5.00 House made focaccia served with green olives tapenade and extra virgin oil

 

PARTY OF 6 AND OVER WILL ADD 18% GRATUITY THANK YOU

 

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Wine List

         Sparkling Glass   Bottle
Villa Teresa Biologico Procecco, Italy $12.00 $48.00
Beato Breganze Prosecco, Bartolomeo, Italy $50.00
Pol Roger Champagne, France $120.00
       
        Vino Blanco Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle
Fort Berens Pinot Gris BC. $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Anthilia Catarratto Ansonica Sicily IGP $14.00 $42.00 $55.00
Villa Chiopris, Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy $12.00 $36.00 $50.00
Temellini Soave Classico, $57.00
Yalumba, Viognier.Australia $43.00
Pfaffenhiem Gewurtz, France $45.00
Charles Sparr, Rielsing, Grand Cru Mambourg, Alsace France. $57.00
Rasenno, Bianco di Pitigliano, Toscana, Italy $49.00
Michele Chiarlo Gavi,’le Mame Peidmonte, Italy, $52.00
King Estate Pinot Gris, Oregon, USA $51.00
Bianco Del Moro white Sangiovese  Marche Italy $68.00
Trefethan, Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California $59.00
Benziger Sauvingnon Blanc, California, $54.00
Chateau Sancerre Loire Valley, France $59.00
Pinot Gris Pfaffenheim Alsace France $45.00
       
        Vino Rosado Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle
Domaine Lafond, Tavel, Rhone Valley, France. $11.00 $32.00 $49.00
       
        Vino Rosso Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle
Cusumano Nero D’Avola Silica, Italy $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Ribeo Morellino di Scansano, Toscana, Italy $14.00 $40.00 $55.00
Andeluna Cellars’, Malbec, Argentina $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Debut, Mistaken Identity, Merlot/Cabernet Franc, BC . $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Capoccia, Maremma, Italy $45.00
Les Halos de Jupiter, Côtes du Rhone, France $48.00
Fontodi Chianti Classico, Toscany, Italy $70.00
La Ginestra Tenute Stefano Farine Chianti, Toscana, Italy $48.00
Barbera D’Alba Andrea Oberto  Piemonte $55.00
Re Piero, Fattoria Colmone, Marche, Italy $55.00
Al Passo Casteluovo Berardegna Siena, Italy $68.00
Painted Rock Merlot, Estate Grown BC $80.00
Allegrini Palazzo della torre, Veronese IGT, Italy $65.00
Bouchard Pere & Fils Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France, $59.00
Devols Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia, $65.00
Sagrantino Di Montefalco Collepiano italy $150.00
Ciacco Da Colmone marche Montepulcciano/Sangiovese Italy $90.00
Langmiel Valley Floor Shiraz, Australia, $65.00
Crognolo Tenuta Sette Ponti, Toscana IGT, $75.00
Borgo, Chianti Classico, Toscany, Italy $79.00
Le Volte Ornellaia, Toscana, Italy $75.00
Anghelos DeAngelis marche Italy $85.00
Barolo Serralunga D’Alba Fontanafredda, Italy $115.00
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California $115.00
Brunello Tenuta Vitanza  di Montalcino DOCG, Italy $150.00
Amarone Musella , Veneto, Italy $150.00
Indian Wells Cabarnet Sauvignon WA USA $68.00
Birra
Peroni Nastro Azzurro $8.00 Efes pilsener (wheat free) Turkey $8.00
Okanagan Spring Pale Ale $8.00 Stanley Park Pilsner $8.00
1516 Lager Okanagan Spring BC $8.00 Grolsch Premium Lager Holland $8.00

 

 

 

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Franco Felice opens 2nd location ‘Il Nido Ristorante’ in Richmond

Exciting news to share!  Franco Felice, longtime owner-operator and Chef at Cafe Il Nido in Vancouver has recently opened another location at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Here is what Richard Wolak of VancouverFoodster.com had to say about his recent visit to our ribbon-cutting ceremony:   For all the details visit: http://vancouverfoodster.com/2014/02/14/il-nido-ristorante-opening/ and visit us soon.   […]

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