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Cafe il Nido, Vancouver, BC

Cafe il Nido

4.7
4.7
570 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Here's downtown Vancouver's gem as hidden in the Manhattan Apartments has that" La Dolce Vita" atmosphere. Heated and Covered Garden Patio provides a great escape for social distancing. Live Music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 685-6436

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Customised multi-course meals. Customised set menus

  • Private party contact

    Franco Felice: (604) 645-6436

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Robson

  • Parking details

    Street parking, Parkade Robson and Thurlow, The Carlyle Garage

  • Public transit

    Bus stop & skytrain station walking distance in the heart of downtown

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Business Meals

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Live Music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Romantic

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Special Occasion

  • Vancouver

    Business Meals

  • Vancouver

    Great for Lunch

  • Vancouver

    Romantic

  • Vancouver

    Special Occasion

  • Vancouver

    Italian

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  1. NC

    NielsC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Classic italian food. Tasty and a lovely terrace outside on a cosy patio. Very friendly and helpfull staff.
  2. WR

    WRDeb

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Cafe Il Nido. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a glass of Prosecco to start our evening. Everything from the fresh bread to our appetizer, mains and dessert was absolutely delicious! The service was outstanding. This was such a great find. We came into town for a3 night stay and had not made any reservations. As this was close to our hotel, we thought we’d try it. It is tucked away but not difficult to find. How absolutely refreshing to have a beautiful dining experience with superb service and food and extremely reasonable prices. This will now be our go-to restaurant when we’re in Vancouver. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  3. RW

    RicW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Thank you for letting my girlfriend in with no shoes after they fell apart outside while her fabulous boyfriend ran down the street to pick out and buy the best shoes ever.
  4. W

    Wendi2018

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great ambiance. High class venue and reasonable prices
  5. D

    Dden

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service, professional. Quiet dining in the patio that my hubby and I enjoyed greatly. Food was amazing, excellent mushrooms, pastas and dessert. I don't like pasta, but their habanaro sauce was just to die for. It is a gluten free friendly place, loved the menu emphasized it right from the first glance.
  6. C

    Caitlin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best lasagna I've ever had, the waiters/waitresses were very attentive, the ambiance was very cozy and romantic, and overall was a great experience!
  7. JS

    JohnS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Excellent pianist.
  8. AL

    AmyL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian menu, The Carbonara and the wagyu beef are highly recommended. It was a memorable dinner for us.
  9. JT

    JackT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful evening. Good food and vibe. A little more value would be perfect though.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cozy, slightly hidden restaurant tucked away from Robson street in the middle of downtown Vancouver. Food and service were both impeccable, with reasonable pricing and a quiet and private patio. Can't wait to try more dishes.
  11. U

    Utente

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely! Starting from the food and finishing aith the service! 10/10 :)
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. The food was delicious, the service was on-point and the it all came to great conclusion to our evening. Must shout out the wine selections and variety of drinks/ cocktails available. Would definitely come again and would recommend to everyone.
  13. C

    Chrissy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended by The Fairmont Hotel staff. Absolutely stunning, I've had the best pasta in Canada. The staff were very professional and courteous, and the wines we open was great. Worth every Penny.
  14. W

    Wild

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The exterior doesn’t tell the whole story. We dined in a cozy little courtyard and enjoyed excellent service. Negronis and food were very tasty.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Little cute restaurant.
  16. C

    Cliff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that could go right with restaurant dining happened. The food was delicious, and in a day and age when service in general is lacklustre at best, Il Nido’s servers did an outstanding job. It was a great way to celebrate my 69th birthday.
  17. S

    Steakeater

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was hard to notice and very nondescript from the outside. Don't let that deter you, it is definitely worth seeking out and experiencing! Live piano music greeted us, service was outstanding, menu enticing, and food Delicious! Ambiance was perfect. Will return for sure!
  18. TT

    TedT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I get to Vancouver I try to visit il Nido and have been for 30 years. The food, service, ambience and total experience are always outstanding.
  19. JT

    JamesT

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply fantastic! That is the only way to describe the food and service here.
  20. CP

    CaymanPirate

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food by an outstanding server! A must if you love great food & GF options.
  21. JM

    JackM

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Attentive service, good food and great location
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is outstanding!
  23. J

    Jeremy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After eating so many Italian pasta place in Canada, I finally found an authentic pasta. Will definitely come back during the summer months on the Patio. The only downside is they have a smaller menu selection.
  24. WY

    WendiY

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with beautiful wine selection. The Chianti recommended was classy. Highly recommended.
  25. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with friends. Excellent service and location.
  26. H

    Halifud1

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything we ordered was delicious with one exception. The scallops in green olive oil just did not work. I tried it several times thinking there would be more to it but to no avail. It had no flavour, was thinly sliced scallops and I think raw. Much better ways to do this dish. The salmon, ravioli, bruschetta, fungi were all excellent!
  27. MF

    MayFontenele

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a date. Excited to see it in the summer and get a table out at the garden patio. The food was outstanding.
  28. WE

    WestEnder

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was quite good although the portions were small, particularly for the mains. Service was not the best. Several other tables arrived after us and received their orders before us. We had to ask after quite a delay to receive our appetizer. No one came by to check in after we received our food and we were not asked about additional drink orders. They said they were swamped but it looked like a moderate Saturday night to us.
  29. m

    mahasamatman

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a truly exceptional experience. Tucked away in a courtyard, Cafe il Nido's patio is just the place for a fine Italian dinner in Vancouver.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both had a birthday tonight and we had a great meal! It was a Thursday so not super busy which was nice. Food was great - service was great - wine was great. Would def go again!!
  31. O

    Ozram

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service delicious food romantic surroundings will definitely be back Thank you
  32. GM

    GregM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, great food and service, great menu and wine list. Loved the live piano.
  33. LW

    LoisW

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our servers were fabulous. Didn't rush us. The pianist was delightful. Very enjoyable. I had the spinach ravioli which was beautifully balanced
  34. AW

    AislinnW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being greeted by a man on a piano was such a lovely surprise! The food was super tasty & really enjoyable cocktails.
  35. P

    Pastalover

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was incredible. We were a party of 6, and all ordered different things and everything tasted fantastic
  36. BL

    BrittanyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Quiet restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was mediocre. I won't rush back.
  37. JA

    JA2021

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I am not big on writing a review but this restaurant definitely deserves one! I had never been here and I went to celebrate a birthday, didn't know what to expect. From the very beginning this restaurant had great communication with me, they were able to make the birthday celebration very special. They went above and beyond what I expected and have experienced from other restaurants. They provided some special touches to make the birthday celebration that more special, such as help me get some amazing birthday balloons with the number and all, they had a little card with a special birthday wish message, they provided the dessert with a sparkler and wrote on the dessert plate and didn't charge us for the dessert, when they presented the dessert they played "Happy Birthday" on the piano. I am absolutely in awe with this restaurant and would HIGHLY recommend it for a celebration, if you let them know ahead of time they really do go all out to make your celebration very special unlike what I have ever experienced anywhere! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I would LOVE to come here again in the future! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the birthday celebration EXTRA special!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Came here as we needed a last min reservation. Food wasn’t great and the restaurant looked like I was in someone’s basement. Staff was nice but wasn’t at the level of service you would receive at a high end restaurant. You can find better value elsewhere.
  39. AK

    AndyK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! This is a hidden gem! Christian, our server, was fantastic!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was great.. I just would recommend a single big ice cube for a Manhattan/Negroni and the waiter was very attentive until the very end.. we had to wait a tiny bit otherwise we had a lovely time! Beef shank was outstanding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cafe il Nido does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Cafe il Nido also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 685-6436.

Cafe il Nido is rated 4.7 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Cafe il Nido

780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V8

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Robson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking, Parkade Robson and Thurlow, The Carlyle Garage

  • Public transit

    Bus stop & skytrain station walking distance in the heart of downtown

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 685-6436

  • Private party facilities

    Customised multi-course meals. Customised set menus

  • Private party contact

    Franco Felice: (604) 645-6436

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