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Cafe il Nido, Vancouver, BC
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Cafe il Nido

4.5
4.5
599 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

19:00


Booked 2 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 599 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Great for fine wines

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  1. L

    Liya

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Its an okay italian restaurant, expected more flavours.
  2. D

    Daisuke

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from an amazing restaurant, had a wonderful evening with a bottle of Chianti classico to go with the live music. Will return, Highly Recommended !
  3. JS

    JasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly memorable meal. It was our last evening in Vancouver and il Nido did not disappoint. Superb dining experience with first rate service from knowledgeable staff. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the number of guests taking photos of food, selfies and the high use of mobile phones at table. In our opinion this is discourteous to the restaurant, the chef and to the beautiful environment.
  4. L

    Lelouch

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal here. Would highly recommend the wagyu and risotto. Amazing and also very attentive service.
  5. C

    Chrissy

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely italian fine dining experience, everything surpassed my expectation. The server is extremely knowledgeable and helpful recommending wine pairing with our carbonara and main courses. The Tiramisu is one of the best Ive had.
  6. BS

    BlaineS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    It’s sad. This place used to be so good. Had the greatest atmosphere. But the new ownership has changed everything. This place no longer feels like a fine Italian restaurant. Doesn’t feel Italian at all other than the menu. Even then. The presentation is very plain now. No garnish or appropriate sides. Very much lost its class. Way to much money for what your getting.
  7. JA

    JaneA

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a good meal at ail Nido and will go back! All 4 of had different entrees and all of us agreed they were excellent. Gnocchi, risotto, penne and black ink pasta, followed by the delicious salted caramel chocolate cake.
  8. DS

    DaleS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet smaller Italian restaurant. Excellent menu, our entrees were delicious. Tiramisu birthday surprise was frosting on the cake. Highly recommend. If you like crowds, this is not the place for you.
  9. h

    haribo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The food wasn't as good as other restaurants in the area for that price - better to go to Italian Kitchen or Zeffereli's at this point
  10. Z

    Zack

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Excellent personalized service from our waiter. I appreciated how he took excellent care of us, and saw my OpenTable request to provide my wife with a surprise dessert for her birthday. Food was good but not great, and overpriced IMO. Biggest knock is that the pasta we ordered was a bit overcooked. Not horribly flaccid, but far from al dente, which it really should be for a $30 price tag. The mushroom side was *quite* salty - had to eat it with other items to handle the salt. $17? $10-12 max. The meatballs appetizer - $17 for 4 small balls. I get that there's been COVID and inflation, but it wasn't $4.25/ball? Excessive. $10-14 max, with larger balls pls. Good complimentary bread (but not great). The final item - tiramisu was very good. Personally I prefer mine sweeter, but my wife loved it.
  11. GD

    GraceD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cutest little authentic Italian place. Nice and quiet if you want an intimate evening. Amazing food, amazing service, would 10/10 go back to try everything else, but would also DEFINITELY get the lamb shank again - to die for. This place is totally underrated and flying under the radar for the quality that it is dishing out. Best Italian I’ve had in Vancouver thus far.
  12. SH

    SarahH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Service is good and the gnochi is best in Vancouver.
  13. AL

    AmyL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food is authentic, tasty cocktails. Bravo !
  14. SK

    SoyeonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this place pasta to everyone. I was shopping on Robson but ran into this hidden romantic Italian restaurant by chance and follow the smell of cooking. There Carbonara was soooo Good. My friend had the Truffle Spaghetti and said it was good, but I didn't tasted it.
  15. RG

    RobertoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing meal, the cheese just melts in your mouth with the pasta. The pasta is done slightly Al Dente, and just the way it should be. Nido restaurant is unpretentious and just the right vibe, in an italian rustic way. The manager was amazing, and gave us great wine recommendations.
  16. GP

    GregP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The restaurant was empty except for us on a Friday night. The food was quite average in quality. Service was good.
  17. w

    williamr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service, cute little restaurant which is a hidden gem
  18. P

    Penny

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal. Food and service were very good.
  19. GM

    GMSfoodie

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful find! Probably the best Italian food we've had since Italy. Everything was superb. The service and ambiance was perfect for our anniversary. Definitely coming back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌞
  20. AL

    AmyL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great portion on the Gnnochi, the service makes as feel special, will definitely return.
  21. L

    Lelouch

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calamari and Lamb Shank highly recommended. Great wines and decent prices.
  22. DH

    DaleH

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Over priced, tiny portions, slow service. Would not go back

    Cafe il NidoResponded on 4 October 2022Dear Guest. Thank you for your feedback. As we recall, you shared a lasagna between two adults. If you complain about the portion size, you are welcome to order two instead of sharing. $25 for a pasta main course is very reasonable price in downtown Vancouver. Thank you SO much for understanding.

  23. s

    stacey

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    a bit overpriced, very quiet restaurant with few patrons. the patio looked nice but we couldnt be seated there. the food was just ok
  24. AJ

    AndreaJ

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, made us feel so well taken care of and special. Delicious food. Great with allergies!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The server was curt, I asked about the wine and all he did was read the menu back to me.. the wine was watered down but din’t know how to raise it up to the server after the curt behavior.. the food nod bad.. meatballs was mediocre tho ..
  26. AH

    AnnH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were both very good, just a shame that we were the only 2 people in the restaurant, where was everyone...the place is great??
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was decent
  28. B

    Billythechef

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional. Food was good with a surprise of the prawns oreganata served over a salad instead of over pasta with a side salad. Wines were very reasonably priced and the lemonchello was great after a hot sweaty day. Christian did great job
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and our experience was amazing! Sit outside if you can. It’s beautiful. Service was outstanding and the food was beyond expectation. Would definitely go back again.
  30. RB

    RickB

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, and great experience! Lovely gem for authentic Italian food.
  31. CH

    CHANISSE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing pastas truely so good and great service, I will be back!
  32. AP

    AlexiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and exceptional food. Everything was served quickly and fresh.
  33. LM

    LaurelM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner at the cafe. Very nice location. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
  34. NC

    NielsC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

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

    WRDeb

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 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.
  36. RW

    RicW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 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.
  37. W

    Wendi2018

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

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

    Dden

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 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.
  39. C

    Caitlin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 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!
  40. JS

    JohnS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Excellent pianist.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Waiting staff 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 4.5 stars by 599 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Cafe il Nido

780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Robson

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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