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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~ Coppa di Monte Carlo~ Shrimp salad with avocado, cucumber, celery and citrus remulade

$17~ Carpaccio~ Beef tenderloin, caper berries, lemon, arugula, parmiggiano 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~ Puttanesca~ 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 ~

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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 dried fruit compote and crostini

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

$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 parmiggiano cheese

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

$19~ Bolognese~ Tagliattelle 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 flavorful 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

 

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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