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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

 

 Il Nido Italian Restaurant

 

CAFE IL NIDO RISTORANTE PRANZO

 

 APPETISERS

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

$15~ Gamberoni~ Barbecued prawns with sweet peas and salsa verde

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

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

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

$16~ Funghi~ Wild and field sauté mushrooms with garlic, scallions, thyme, jalapeno and lemon

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

$15~ Caprese~ Sundried tomato pesto , fior di latte cheese, eggplant caviar, extra virgin olive oil and basil

$10~ Cesare ~ Heart romaine caesar salad with Il Nido dressing

$12~ Insalata~ Arugula, apple, jicama and cambozola with citrus dressing

PASTAS AND MAINS

$18~Panino~ Italian chicken sandwich with sundried tomato pesto, tomatoes and caesar salad

$19~ Funghetto~ Penne with sauté wild mushrooms,  sausage and  thyme cream sauce

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

$18~ Vongole~ Squid ink spaghetti with clams, white wine, green onions and fresh herbs

$22~ Risotto~ Arborio rice, green peas, prawns, shaved fennel and grated parmesan cheese

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

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

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

$18~ Monte Carlo~ Penne with arugula, mozzarella, fresh basil and pappa di pomodori 

$23~Tonno~Lightly smoked BC albacore tuna salad with shaved fennel,celeriac, jicama, beluga lentils lemon dressing and caramelised walnuts

$25~ Pollo~ Pan seared organic chicken breast with lemon butter cream and served with sweet potato puree

$24~ Merluzzo~ Marinated cod, served with broccolini, ginger and saffron orange broth

$25~ Agnello~Seared  marinated lamb fillet with caramelised shallots, pan jus and crispy polenta

All meat and fish dishes are served with daily vegetables

SIDES

$9.00~ Warm marinated olives
$6.00~ House made focaccia served with roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil

All parties of 6 and up subject to 18% gratuity

We are Ocean Wise and Free range.

 

 

 

 

Dinner Menu

 

 

 Il Nido Italian Restaurant

 

CAFE IL NIDO RISTORANTE CENA

 

APPETISERS

$22~ Formaggio~ Baked camembert served with fruit and crostini 

$16~ Polpettine~ Meat balls, tomato sauce and grated pecorino cheese

$16~ Gamberoni~ Barbecued prawns with sweet peas and salsa verde

$20~ Prosciutto~ 24 month aged cured Italian ham, fresh fruit

$17~ Calamari~ Sauté with serrano pepper, napoletana tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil

$20~ Cozze~ Mussels in spiced tomato sauce, garlic, ginger and cilantro

$18~ Funghi~ Wild field sauté mushrooms with garlic, scallions, thyme, jalapeno and lemon

$12~ Zuppa ~ Chef’s creation soup of the day

$15~ Caprese~ Sundried tomato pesto , fior di latte cheese, eggplant caviar, extra virgin olive oil and basil

$14~ Insalata~ Arugula, apple, jicama and cambozola with citrus dressing and caramelised walnuts 

PASTAS AND MAINS

$28~ Ravioli~ Lobster and crab stuffed ravioli with shaved fennel, leek and tarragon cream sauce

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

$20~Vongole~ Squid ink spaghetti with clams, white wine, green onions and fresh herbs

$26~Tagliatelle~ Fettucine, braised wild boar in red wine juniper berries tomato and aged ricotta

$26~Risotto~ Arborio rice with sauté mushrooms, green peas and truffle paste

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

$22~Gnocchi~ Homemade gluten free potato gnocchi, with sausage in marinara sauce

$32~Arctic Char~ Wild sea trout fillet pan seared and served with broccolini, ginger and saffron broth

$39~Agnello~  Lamb loin served with caramelised shallot rosemary pan jus and crispy polenta

$35~Stiletto~ California cut AAA strip loin served with thyme, red wine reduction and truffle butter

$34~ Tonno~ Lightly smoked albacore tuna with cherry tomato and lemon butter sauce

All meat and fish dishes are served with daily vegetables

SIDES

$9.00~ Warm marinated olives
$6.00~ House made focaccia served with roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Parties 6 and over subject to 18% gratuity

We are Ocean Wise and Free range.

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
         
        Vino Bianco Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle  
Fort Berens Pinot Gris BC. $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Lange Twins, Chardonnay, California $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
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
Sonoma-Cutrer, Russian River Ranches, Chardonnay $59.00
Saint Bris, Sauvignon Blanc, France $54.00
Chateau Sancerre Loire Valley, France $59.00
Greco Di Tufo, L’ Ariella Vinosia, Italy $50.00
  Inama Vin Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy $57.00  
        Vino Rosato Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle  
Rosato di Aglianico Vinosia, Italy $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
         
        Vino Rosso Glass 1/2 Litre Bottle  
Howling Bluff, Merlot, B.C $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Il Nespoli Riserva Romagna Sangiovese, Italy $14.00 $40.00 $55.00
Las Acequias Mandoza , Malbec, Argentina $12.00 $36.00 $48.00
Wente Southern Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA $13.00 $38.00 $50.00
Trentangeli Castel Del Monte Tormaresca $55.00
Les Halos de Jupiter, Côtes du Rhone, France $48.00
Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Cantina Zaccagnini $48.00
Greppicante Bolgheri, Toscany, Italy $70.00
Nebbiolo, Monferrato Rosso ‘Rispetto’ DOC $58.00
                     San Fabiano Calcinaia, Chianti Classico $65.00
Barbera D’ Alba Andrea Oberto, Piedmont, Italy $55.00
Ora San Patrignano, Emilia-Romagna, Italy $80.00
Neromora Aglianico Vinosia Campagna, Italy $60.00
Painted Rock Merlot, Estate Grown, BC $85.00
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre, Veronese IGT, Italy $65.00
Crociani Rosso di Montepulciano, Italy $56.00
Castiglion Del Bosco, Rosso di Montalcino, Italy $58.00
Langmiel Valley Floor Shiraz, Australia, $65.00
                     Ciacco Da Colmone, Montepulciano/Sangiovese, Marche, Italy $90.00
Villa Antinori, Toscana $58.00
Negroamaro Salentino Tenute Rubino, Italy $45.00
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 Birra Bionda Livorno $9.00
Okanagan Spring Pale Ale $8.00 Stanley Park Pilsner $8.00
1516 Lager Okanagan Spring  BC $8.00 Corona $8.00
 Bards, Gluten free  $8.00  

 

 

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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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