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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, 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.

 

 

 

 

 Il Nido, Inventive Italian Restaurant

Lunch Menu

 

IL NIDO RISTORANTE BAR LUNCH MENU

APPETISERS

$15~ Coppa di Monte Carlo~ Shrimp salad with avocado, cucumber, celery and citrus remoulade

$17~ Carpaccio~ Beef tenderloin, caper berries, lemon, arugula, parmigiano and extra virgin olive oil

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

$14~ Gamberoni~ Grilled spicy prawns, salsa verde, garlic,  fresh herbs and olive oil

 $18~ Cozze~ Mussels in spiced tomato sauce, garlic, ginger, cilantro and focaccia crostino

$13~ Funghi~ Wild field mushrooms sauté with garlic, scallions, thyme finished with truffle olio

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

 $14~ Bocconcino~ Fior di latte rapped with prosciutto, basil and balsamic dressing

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

$10~ Insalata~ Arugula, apples and endive salad with homemade citrus dressing

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

 

PASTAS AND ENTREES

$18~  Lasagna~ Homemade baked lasagne with veal, beef, mozzarella in napolitana sauce

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

$17~ Penne~ Italian sausage, eggplant,  tomato sauce and pecorino cheese

$17~ Gnocchi~ Homemade potato gnocchi, asparagus in light tomato sage sauce

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

 $15~Alfredo~ Fettuccine with cream sauce and parmiggiano cheese

$18~ Putanesca~ Spaghetti, shrimp, mussels, calamari, clams, tomatoes, chili flakes, olives and virgin olive oil

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

$18~ Risotto~ Arborio rice, sweet peas, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, spinach and grated parmesan cheese

$22~ Snapper~ Pan seared wild snapper fillet served with lemon tarragon red pepper butter sauce

$18~ Condiglione~ Insalata di calamari, prawns, mussels, cilantro, red pepper, jalapeno, lime chili oil

$25~ Medaglione~ Veal medallions served with spinach, melted provolone cheese and Dijon sage reduction

 $25~ Costoletta~ Grilled pork chops with apricot, fresh oregano and fruit marmalade

 

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

~We are Ocean Wise, Free Range and Organic~

 

SIDES

 

$9.00~ 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 ~

Parties of 6 or more subject to 18% gratuity

 

 

 

Dinner Menu

 

APPETISERS

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

 $15~ Coppa di Monte Carlo~ Shrimp salad with avocado, cucumber, celery and citrus remoulade

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

$16~ Condiglione~ Insalata di calamari, prawns, mussels, cilantro, red pepper, jalapeno, lime chili oil

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

$14~ Calamari~ Sauté calamari, chili flakes, napolitana tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and lemon

 $18~ Cozze~ Mussels in spiced tomato sauce, garlic, ginger, cilantro and focaccia crostino

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

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

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

$12~ Insalata~ Arugula, apples and endive salad, homemade citrus dressing

$12~ Cesare~ Heart romaine caeser salad, Il Nido dressing

 

PASTAS AND ENTREES

$19~ Lasagna~ Homemade baked lasagne with veal, beef and mozzarella in napolitana sauce

$22~ Ravioli~ Lobster stuffed agnelotti served with red pepper, sprinkle of almonds in tarragon cream sauce

$18~ Penne~ Italian sausage eggplant tomato sauce and pecorino cheese

$17~ Gnocchi~ Homemade potato gnocchi, asparagus in light tomato sage sauce

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

 $17~Alfredo~ Fettuccine with cream sauce parmigiano cheese

$20~ Putanesca~  Spaghetti, shrimp, mussels, calamari, clams, tomatoes, chili flakes, olives and virgin olive oil

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

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

$27~ Salmone~ Pan seared wild sockeye salmon fillet served with lemon tarragon red pepper butter sauce

$28~ OssoBuco~ Slow braised lamb shank in flavourful red wine reduction

$27~ Medaglione~ Veal medallions served with lemon mushrooms, sage, red wine reduction

 $32~ Bistecca~ Grilled California cut strip loin with red wine jus

 $27~ Costoletta~ Grilled pork chops with apricot, fresh oregano and fruit marmalade

 

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

~We are Ocean Wise, Free Range and Organic~

 

SIDES

$9.00 ~ grilled asparagus

$5.00 ~Olives~ Warm marinated olives and herbs

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

 

Parties of 6 or more subject to 18% gratuity

 

 

 

                 

   

     Il Nido Dessert 

 

 

 

                  DOLCEMENU

Wine List

         Sparkling Glass   Bottle
Villa Teresa Biologico Prosecco, 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 Piemonte, 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 Sicilia, 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
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
Devil’s 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 $8.00 Grolsch Premium Lager, Holland $8.00

 

 

 

 

 Il Nido, a great selection of Italian Wine…

COCKTAILS

 

~THE BRAZILIAN~     CACHAÇA, MANGO PURÉE, PROSECCO, DASH OF GRENADINE       ~9~

~ NEGRONI~           MARTINI ROSSO, CAMPARI, GIN                                                                        ~10~

~KIR~             CREME DE CASSIS  , DRY WHITE WINE                                                                     ~12~

~KIR ROYALE~      CREME DE CASSIS, CHAMPAGNE                                                                  ~12~

                                             

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~

 

 

 

    NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

 

                ~BERKS~                    DEALCOHOLISED BEER                                                                            ~8~

~MANGO LEMONADE~               MANGO JUICE, LIMONATA AND A DASH OF GRENADINE       ~4.50~

~ LIMONATA~                          LEMON ITALIAN SODA                                                                              ~3.50~

~ ARANCIATA~                      ORANGE ITALIAN  SODA                                                                          ~3.50~

 

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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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