Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. I will be back again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
this resturant is centrally
this resturant is centrally located in downtown vancouver . Small and intimate , very quiet ...you can actually enjoy your conversation.
The menu is small so choices are easy . Everything we ordered was very nicely prepared and presented . Ambiance created by the owner and his staff was excellent . I would recommend a visit for anyone who enjoys good italian food ,( prepared the way it used to be) served in a quiet location where you can enjoy your meal with a nice glass of vino and actually hear what your partner is saying
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed dining
We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Il Nido. The pasta was excellent as was the service. The ravioli stuffed wtth lobster and ricotta in a rose cream sauce was done to perfection. We will definitely be visiting here soon.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the meal and
Really enjoyed the meal and service at this hidden gem.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were surprised at how few
We were surprised at how few patrons were in the restaurant for the evening. There was only 3 tables for 2, including ours that had customers, And it was a rather busy night on the downtown scene.
We ordered a bottle of wine with our dinner. After the first pouring of the vintage, the waiter elected to place the bottle on a window sill behind our table. There was more than ample space available to place the bottle on our table.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for lunch and enjoyed
Went there for lunch and enjoyed the food and the peaceful atmosphere It was quiet and made it enjoyable to converse
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a vegetarian, it was nice
As a vegetarian, it was nice to see more than one option for me, including my favorite: vegetable lasagne.
They took care of my wife and I very well on her birthday. Entree, wine, and dessert were amazing!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a business lunch here
Had a business lunch here as I work in the neighborhood. Great food and service. Restaurant itself is a little dark which would make it great for a romantic dinner. I will return.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic dining experience!
Will definitely visit again...from the attentive service, to the delicious food (courses timed perfectly) and the great atmosphere...truly enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to my next trip to Vancouver just so I can eat here again!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We like this restaurant because you can have a nice dinner for two at a quiet table - all you have to do is ask! Good food, good wine, good atmosphere. In the summer, the patio is lovely.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fell in love with this...awesome
Fell in love with this...awesome food and the staff is very friendly.....
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Serene and Delicious
We were there on a weekday for a dinner for two birthday celebration. We've been to Il Nido before but it's a bit far from where we live so haven't been back for awhile. The food is exceptional, cooked to perfection. There isn't as much fanciness in presentation but we're just here for good food. The restaurant was very quiet when we were there, probably because it was a weekday and we had an earlier dinner than usual crowds. The decor is welcoming and classy in the dining room and feels private enough for a special gathering without having to shout to be heard. The prices for food are entirely reasonable, the wine seems a bit pricier than other places. It is a bit difficult to find from the main streets if you're not aware that it's there.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Il Nido is dependable for
Il Nido is dependable for absolutely delicious food every time.... Delicious!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good and the
Food was very good and the service also friendly and professional. Tucked away location and was quiet. If you want to enjoy a good meal and enjoy conversation with your fellow diners, then this place is a consideration.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the food and the location. Dishes are consistently fresh, flavourful and well presented, and during the summer the patio's amazing. This time we were in the main room and it was delightful.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend & I loved Cafe Il Nido! Cozy, quiet atmosphere; professional & personable service, and great food.
We both enjoyed the Butternut Squash Tortellini with Pea Pods very much. It was fresh & flavorful, with a delicious, creamy rose' sauce. We will definitely return!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Intimate Italian Dining
This restaurant is a real little gem. It offers excellent Italian cuisine in an intimate, quiet setting. We found the servers friendly and personable. The food was uniformly well executed and nicely presented. If we lived in Vancouver this would definitely be one of our "go to" places for quiet enjoyable lunches and dinners. My guess is that it is also an excellent place to entertain business clients as it is quiet and private enough that you can actually have conversation/discussions. Unobtrusive and attentive service.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best kept secret in Vancouver
This has been one of my favourite restaurants for years! The food is always superb, the service impeccable, and the owner charming!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food. Not the greatest service, but not terrible. The food makes up for lesser service.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and ambience
After several dinners out at the finest restaurants that Vancouver offers (according to the advertising and online reviews) my wife and I selected il Nido - hoping for fine food and a relaxing atmosphere. It was a wonderful experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful and service was attentive but not rushed. This was in stark contrast to our dinner the night before across the street at Joe Fortes (tables packed 6" to each other, too loud to hear your partner, and a frantic pace to get you in, fed, and out as quickly as possible and with the highest possible bill). il Nido served very delicious food, well prepared and presented, hot and fresh. The wine list was fine (good choice under $75) and even the desserts were nice.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend recommended Cafe
A friend recommended Cafe Il Nido, stating it was one of the best places for Italian food. We were not disappointed. Franco had the chef make a special pasta with ingredients discussed at the table and it was fantastic. Great outdoors patio and very good service. Franco, the owners is everywhere taking care of customers. I highly recommend for a great dinner.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have taken several clients to this hidden gem, the food was fantastic, the service was quick and friendly. I am very happy to my clients here to eat on a quiet downtown patio on a sunny day.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent and food great. I would definitely go back.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go Wrong!
Great spot for lunch, nice menu with some good choices.
Wine list was nice and good prices.
Outdoor garden patio was fantastic
Most important, the food was amazing!
Can't go wrong!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not sure I'd want to sit outside
Not sure I'd want to sit outside again, given how cramped it is out there. Makes having a business lunch a bit hard as you don't want your conversation overheard. But food and service were good.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tucked away in an old building
Tucked away in an old building courtyard right off Robson Street. Cozy courtyard with trees and a very nice staff. Very quiet. Owner operated. Delicious. A hidden gem.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, excellent ambience
I went to Il Nido to celebrate my girlfriends upcoming nuptials along with a few other friends. The food was amazing, with a flourless chocolate torte that should have been a sin, and service that went perfectly with the classically elegant ambience, we never wanted for anything, yet did not feel crowded by the service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for excellent food in a lovely environment.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best business lunch in downtown
Always great food, quiet and refined ambience, attentive service. Love this place.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
our nite out
Every thing was excellent except that we felt a bit rushed so in that respect the service was too quick
also the main server who seemed to be the owner was unaware or unconcerned that when he tipped the last of the wine he poured out the sediment in our glass
never the less the food was excellent as was the wine
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food...
I requested a quiet table and they did their best. They had a couple of parties happening but it was still quite romantic. The food was extraordinary and we were very pleased (as I always knew it would be). We started with ensalata and it was so very refreshing. I had the Sablefish and it was superbly done and he had the Bolognese pasta and it was excellent. We even had their ice cream and lemon tarts for dessert - excellent evening! Will always come back.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great food and service, I will be back for sure!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM