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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

 

 

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CAFE IL NIDO RISTORANTE PRANZO

 

 APPETISERS

 

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

 

$15~ Gamberoni~ Barbecued prawns with sweet peas and onion marmalade


$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, cilantro and focaccia crostino


$15~ Funghi~ Wild field sauté mushrooms with garlic, scallions, thyme, jalapeno and lemon

 

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


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

 

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


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

PASTAS AND MAINS

 

$15~ Frittata~ Italian omelet with mixed greens, fresh mozzarella and sausage

 

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

 

$18~ 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, zucchini, Italian sausage and grated parmesan cheese

 

$17~ Gnocchi~ Homemade gluten free potato gnocchi, tomato sauce and ricotta salata

 

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

 

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


$17~ Monte Carlo~ Penne with arugula, mozzarella, fresh basil and pappa di pomodori

 

$ 25~ Ragu~ Sausage, meat balls, mushrooms, vegetables braised in a wild boar red wine jus

 

$25~ Pollo~ Pan seared organic chicken breast served with mushrooms, greens and zesty cream

 

$24~ Capone~ Marinated red snapper, served with mussels, ginger and saffron orange broth

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

We are Ocean Wise and Free range.

 

 

 

 

Dinner Menu

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CAFE IL NIDO RISTORANTE CENA

 

APPETISERS

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

 

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

 

$15~ Gamberoni~ Barbecued prawns with kale and red onion marmalade


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

 

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

 

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


$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 tomatoes, fior di latte, cucumber extra virgin olive oil, basil and arugula

 

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


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

 

PASTAS AND MAINS

 

$20 ~ 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

 

$25 ~Cannelloni~ Gluten free crepes stuffed with ricotta, prawns and shrimps served with rose sauce

 

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

 

$25 ~Risotto~ Arborio rice, prawns, mussels, calamari and fish in a puttanesca spicy tomato sauce

 

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

 

$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 balsamic butter sauce

 

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

 

$34 ~Bistecca~ California cut AAA strip loin served with cambozola, thyme and red wine reduction

 

$28 ~Gamberoni~ Tiger prawns marinated and baked served with a spicy  Provençale sauce

 

$27 ~Vitello~ Veal scaloppine breaded served with lemon mushroom cream sauce

 

$29 ~Brodino~ Il Nido fish soup a melange of fish and shell fish, vegetables in saffron tomato broth

 

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

 

 

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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