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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.

With its elegant yet, casual 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 50 are welcome and custom menus are easily designed with organic, gluten free, and vegeterian options available.  As Il Nido continues as one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants, evolving with imagination and inventiveness, its motto remains: Everyone Leaves Happy.

 

 

 

 

 Il Nido, Inventive Italian Restaurant

Lunch Menu

 

 

 

 

IL NIDO RISTORANTE BAR LUNCH MENU

 APPETISERS

 

$12~ Piedina~ Tuscany flat bread with pear, walnuts and camembert cheese

 

$13~ Polpettine~ Meat balls, tomato sauce and grated pecorino cheese


$14~ Prosciutto~ 24 month aged cured Italian ham, artichokes, olive oil and fresh fruit

 

$14~Shellfish Steamer~ Prawns, calamari, mussels and fennel nage

$15~ Gamberoni~ Barbecued prawns with sweet peas and mint


$15~ Funghi~ Wild field mushrooms sauté with garlic, scallions, thyme and truffle olio


$13~ Salsicce~ Homemade spiced lamb sausage served with eggplant pâté

 

$12~Seafood cake~ Mesclun greens with spicy capers remoulade

 

$10~ Zuppa del giorno~ Chef’s daily creation


$14~Caprese ~ Vine tomatoes, fior di latte cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and basil


$10~ Insalata~ Arugula, apple and baby kale salad, with citrus dressing

 $12~ Cesare ~ Heart romaine caesar salad with our house made dressing

 

PASTAS AND MAINS

 

$12~Frittata~ Italian omelet  with potato, prosciutto, green onions, cherry tomatoes and trio cheese

 

$19~ Lasagne~ Homemade baked lasagna with veal, beef and mozzarella in napoletana sauce


$17~ Penne~ Italian sausage, pappa di pomodori and pecorino cheese

 

$18~ Insalata d’orzo~ Barley salad with mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, dried cherries and daily protein

 

$17~ Gnocchi~ Homemade potato gnocchi, cherry tomato sauce and caprese

 

$18~ Risotto~ Arborio rice with winter vegetables, sweet peas, grape tomatoes and grated parmesan


$20~ Ragu~ Meat balls, Italian and lamb sausages, mushrooms, red wine and vegetables

 

$18~Amalfitana~ Fettuccine egg noodles with prawns, mushrooms and peas in tomato cream sauce.

 

$17~Carbonara~ Fettuccine with pancetta, egg yolk, cream and romano cheese


$18~ Bolognese~ Tagliatelle served with slow cooked beef and veal herb tomato sauce


$25~ Anitra~ Duck confit, white wine, orange and dried figs served with mushroom risotto


$24~ Salmone~ Dijon -glazed wild sockeye salmon pan seared and baked, served with tarragon butter

 

$23~ Vitello~  Veal parmigiana, breaded scaloppine served with tomato and trio cheese 


$25~ Brasato ~ Braised short ribs in red wine, herbs and spice, served with barley and quinoa polenta

 

ALL MEAT AND FISH DISHES ARE SERVED WITH DAILY VEGETABLES
Gluten free pasta available upon request / We are Ocean Wise and Free range.

SIDES

$9 Winter vegetables

$5 Olives~ Warm marinated olives and herbs
$5House made focaccia served with green olive tapenade and extra virgin olive oil

All parties of 6 and up subject to 18% gratuity

 

 

 

Dinner Menu

 

 

 IL NIDO RISTORANTE BAR DINNER MENU

 APPETISERS

 

$18~ Formaggio~ Baked camembert served with dried fruit compote and crostini

 

$14~ Polpettine~ Meat balls, tomato sauce and grated pecorino cheese


$18~ Carpaccio~ Beef tenderloin, caper berries, lemon, arugula, parmigiano, extra virgin olive oil

 

$12~ Piedina~ Tuscany flat bread with pear, walnuts and camembert cheese


$15~ Prosciutto~ 24 month aged cured Italian ham, artichokes, olive oil and fresh fruit

$15~ Gamberoni~ Barbecued prawns with sweet peas and mint


$15~ Funghi~ Wild field sauté mushrooms with garlic, scallions, thyme and finished with truffle olio

 

$12~Calamari~ Sauté calamari, chili flakes, napoletana tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and lemon


$15~ Salsicce~ Homemade spiced lamb sausage served with eggplant pâté

 

$10~ Zuppa del giorno~ Chef’s daily creation


$15~Caprese ~ Vine tomatoes, fior di latte cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and basil


$12~ Insalata~ Arugula, apple and baby kale salad with citrus dressing

 

$12~ Cesare ~ Heart romaine caesar salad with our home made dressing

 

PASTAS AND MAINS

 

$20~ Lasagne~ Homemade baked lasagna with veal, beef and mozzarella in napoletana sauce


$22~ Agnelotti ~ Lobster stuffed ravioli served with pappa di pomodori and tarragon cream sauce

 

$25~Tagliatelle~ Fettuccine with braised wild boar in red wine juniper berries, tomato sauce and smoked ricotta


$18~ Gnocchi~ Homemade potato gnocchi, grape tomatoes sauce and caprese

 

$24~ Risotto~ Arborio rice, sweet peas, prawns, cherry tomatoes and grated parmesan cheese


$20~ Puttanesca~ Spaghetti, mussels, calamari, tomatoes, chili flakes, olives, capers and napoletana sauce

 

$17~Carbonara~ Spaghetti with pancetta, egg yolk, cream and romano cheese


$19~ Bolognese~ Penne served with slow cooked beef and veal herb tomato sauce


$18~ Funghetto~ Penne with sauté wild mushroom, thyme cream sauce


$27~ Salmone~ Balsamic-glazed wild sockeye salmon fillet pan seared and baked, served with tarragon butter

$30~ Ossobuco~ Red wine-braised lamb shank served with barley polenta and mediterranean vegetables

 

$32~ Bistecca ~ Grilled California cut strip loin served with mushrooms, lemon, thyme and red wine reduction

 

$27~ Brasato ~ Braised short ribs in red wine, herbs and spice, served with barley and quinoa polenta

 

ALL MEAT AND FISH DISHES ARE SERVED WITH DAILY VEGETABLES
Gluten free pasta available upon request / We are Ocean Wise and Free range.

SIDES

$9~Legumi mediterranea
$5.00 Olives~ Warm marinated olives and herbs
$5.00 House made focaccia served with green olive tapenade

All parties of 6 and up subject to 18% gratuity

 

 

 

 

                 

   

     Il Nido Dessert 

 

 

 

                  DOLCEMENU

Wine List

 

 Il Nido Italian Restaurant

 

       Frizzante  Sparkling Glass   Bottle  
Bento Breganze Prosecco, Bartolomeo, Italy $12.00 $48.00
Breganza Rosa di Sera, Italy $50.00
Pol Roger Champagne, France $120.00
Il Ciarliero –Vernaccia, Semi Sparkling red Marche $55.00
         
        Vino Bianco Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle  
Fort Berens Pinot Gris BC. $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay, Columbia  Valley Wa. $13.00 $38.00 $50.00
Villa Chopris, Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy $12.00 $36.00 $50.00
Yalumba, Viognier.Australia $43.00
Pfaffenheim Gewurtz, France $45.00
Chablis William Fevre Champs Royaux Burgundy $57.00
Freschetto della selua Orvieto, Italy $49.00
Michele Chiarlo Gavi ,le Mame Piedmont, 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
  Temellini Soave Classico, $57.00  
        Vino Rosato Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle  
Marques de Caceres, Rioja $11.00 $32.00 $49.00
         
        Vino Rosso Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle  
Mistaken Identity Merlot BC. $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Biferno Riserva Casa Contini , Montepulciano Italy $14.00 $40.00 $55.00
Las Acequias Mandoza , Malbec, Argentina $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Columbia Crest, Cabernet Sauvignon $13.00 $38.00 $50.00
Trentangeli Castel Del Monte Tormaresca $55.00
Les Halos de Jupiter, Côtes du Rhone, France $48.00
Fontodi Chianti Classico, Toscany, Italy $70.00
San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico $65.00
Barbera D’Alba Andrea Oberto,  Piemonte $55.00
                     Re Piero, Fattoria Colmone, 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
Crociani Rosso di Montepulciano, Italy $56.00
Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia, $65.00
Viticcio Reserva, Chianti Classico $85.00
Ciacco Da Colmone, Marche, Montepulciano/Sangiovese Italy $90.00
Langmiel Valley Floor Shiraz, Australia, $65.00
Sangiovese Montecucco Vigna A Porrona $56.00
                     Villa Antinori, Toscana $58.00
Le Volte Ornellaia, Toscana, Italy $75.00
Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon WA USA $68.00
Barolo Serralunga D’Alba Fontanafredda, Italy $115.00
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California $115.00
Brunello Castiglion Del Bosco Di Montalcino DOCG, Italy $150.00
Amarone Morar , Veneto, Italy $150.00
Sagrantino Di Montefalco Collepiano, Italy $150.00
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 Sleeman Honey Brown Ale $8.00
 

 

 

 Il Nido, a great selection of Italian Wine…

MARTINI

 

~ AMBER’S COSMO~                  VODKA, MANGO PURÉE, CRANBERRY AND LIME JUICE, DASH OF GRENADINE

~ MONTE ROSA~                      VODKA, TRIPLE SEC, CAMPARI, ORANGE JUICE

~CLASSIC MARTINI~             GIN OR VODKA, DRY VERMOUTH, OLIVES OR LEMON TWIST

~ IL NIDO~                                  VODKA, LIMONCELLO, TRIPLE SEC, LEMON JUICE

~MANGO MARTINI~              MALIBU, TRIPLE SEC, CRANBERRY AND LIME JUICE, DASH OF MANGO PURÉE

~PURPLE HAZE~                   VODKA, BLUE CURAÇAO, RASPBERRY LIQUOR

~WOO WOO~                        VODKA, PEACH SCHNAPPS, CRANBERRY JUICE , DASH OF LIME JUICE

~HONEYDEW~                      VODKA, SOUR APPLE, MELON LIQUOR, ORANGE JUICE

~SUNSET~                            VODKA, WATERMELON LIQUOR, TRIPLE SEC

   ~MANHATTAN~            RAY, MARTINI ROSSO AND ANGOSTURA BITTERS

                 ~10~

 

 

 

 

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All parties of 12 people or more require a customised menu.

 

To request a reservation  and customised  set menu for 12 people or more please contact Franco Felice at 6046856436 or

 e-mail  il nido@telus.net

 

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Whether you are looking to host a business lunch or dinner, a family reunion or any other occasion in a cozy and intimate atmosphere up to 50 people,  Il Nido Restaurant will be happy to assist you in planning your event with  customised multi-course meals.

For more information please contact Franco Felice at 6046856436 or e-mail ilnido@telus.net

 

 

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Let us help you plan your holiday party this season.

We can arrange customised multi-course meals for groups of up to 50 people.

Call today and book yours at 604 6856436

 

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