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Since 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-traditional herbs and spices, such as saffron and ginger. Sauces are lean and light. Fresh fish and vegetables are staples. Desserts are home-made.

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 vegetarian 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

 

 

 

 

CAFE IL NIDO RISTORANTE PRANZO

 

 APPETISERS

 

$14~ Polpettine~ Meatballs, tomato sauce and grated Pecorino cheese

$16~ Prosciutto~ 24 month aged cured ham, fresh greens and shave Parmigiano

$18~Ceviche~ Loin of spring salmon and seafood, red onions, mango, mint, cilantro,

jalapeno and tequila salsa

$15~ Calamari~ Sauté with chili, napoletana tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil and lemon

$17~ Funghi~ Wild field sauté mushrooms with garlic, scallions, thyme, jalapeno lemon

$10~ Zuppa ~ Chef’s creation soup of the day

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

$18~ Coppa di Monte Carlo~ Shrimps, jalapeno peppers, mango, celery, cilantro, green onions tossed in homemade rémoulade

$15~ Caprese~ Vine red and yellow tomatoes, fior di latte, extra virgin olive oil, basil and arugula

PASTAS AND MAINS

 

 $18~ Risotto~ Arborio rice, asparagus, zucchini,, green peas and grated parmesan


$17~ Pesto~ Penne with green beans, potatoes and pesto sauce


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


$18~ Vongole~ Spaghetti with clams, white wine, green onions and fresh herbs


$20~ Gnocchi~ Homemade gluten free potato gnocchi with Bolognese and ricotta salata


$17~Funghetto~ Penne with sauté wild mushrooms, thyme cream sauce


$24~ Pollo~ Pan seared organic chicken breast served with Okanagan peaches, lemon pan jus


$24~ Vitello~ Veal Parmigiano breaded scaloppine served with tomato and trio cheese


$22~Nizzarda~ Red snapper, tomatoes, green beans, potato and 7min. boiled egg,

mixed greens and tossed in a lemon dressing


$25~ Anitra~ Duck confit with red wine jus and fruit salsa


All meat and fish dishes are served with daily vegetables

Gluten free pasta available upon request


SIDES


$7.00~ Warm marinated olives
$5.00~ House made focaccia served with green olive tapenade

 

All parties of 6 and up subject to 18% gratuity

 

 

 

Dinner Menu

 

 

 

CAFE IL NIDO RISTORANTE CENA

 

APPETISERS

 

$20~ Formaggio~ Baked camembert served with dried fruit compote and crostini

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

$18~Ceviche~ Loin of spring salmon and seafood, red onions, mango, mint, cilantro, jalapeno and tequila salsa

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

$18~ Prosciutto~ 24 month aged cured Italian ham, fresh fruit

$18~ Coppa di Monte Carlo~ Shrimps, jalapeno peppers, mango, celery, cilantro, green onions tossed in homemade rémoulade

$15~ Calamari~ Sauté with jalapeno, napoletana tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil

$17~ Funghi~ Wild field sauté mushrooms with garlic, scallions, thyme, jalapeno and lemon

$10~ Zuppa ~ Chef’s creation soup of the day

$15~ Caprese~ Vine red and yellow tomatoes, fior di latte, extra virgin olive oil, basil and arugula

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

PASTAS AND MAINS

 

 $25~ Cannelloni~ gluten free Crepes stuffed with ricotta, prawns and shrimps served with rosé sauce


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


$24~ Risotto~ Arborio rice, asparagus, zucchini, Italian sausage and grated parmesan cheese


$18~ Carbonara~ Spaghetti with pancetta, egg yolk, cream and Romano cheese


$18~ Pesto~ Penne with green beans, potatoes and pesto sauce


$25~ Amalfitana~ Spaghetti with prawns, mushrooms, artichokes, peas in a tomato cream sauce


$18~ Gnocchi~ Homemade gluten free potato gnocchi, tomato sauce and ricotta salata


$28~ Salmone~ Wild salmon fillet pan seared and baked, served with salsa fresca


$32~ Ossobuco~ Red wine-braised lamb shank served with mediterranean vegetables


$27~ Pollo~ Pan seared organic chicken breast served with Okanagan peaches, lemon pan jus


$27~ Vitello~ Veal breaded scaloppine served with Marsala mushroom sauce


$25~ Capone di Mare~ Red snapper pan seared and baked, served with salsa verde


All meat and fish dishes are served with daily vegetables


SIDES

$7.00~ Warm marinated olives


$10.00~ Asparagus with shaved Parmigiano and olive oil


$5.00~ House made focaccia served with green olive tapenade

 

All parties of 6 and up subject to 18% gratuity

 We are Ocean Wise and Free range

 

 

 

                 

   

     Il Nido Dessert 

 

 

 

Il Nido dolce

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
 

 

 

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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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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