Nido Bar & Pasta

4.4
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146 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Nido Bar & Pasta is a suburban aperitivo bar featuring artisanal cured meats and salumi, and bar snacks, with larger plates represented by hand-made pastas, and grilled meats. Some tables are furnished with comfortable leather-upholstered stools. If you have a particular seating request, please let us know with your booking. We will do our utmost to accommodate requests!
What 146 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience3

Went there for a special occasion but was unable to open my own wine. Nothing on Nino's wine list came close to my 2007 Rockford Basket Press so opted not to order a bottle from them. Would have paid reasonable corkage - Big cross.
At least three menu items that I wanted to order were not available, again Big cross.
Waitress friendly, attentive and did her very best to compensate for lack of choice - particularly the entrees - Big tick.
It's a small room and I found diners noise seemed to be competing with the amplified music as to which would be loudest - uncomfortable for me but others may like that atmosphere.
Overall just OK , no hurry to go back.

JR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience with great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. We will be back.

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the staff were so extremely friendly and made our lunch really enjoyable. The food was incredible! Some of the nicest pasta i've ever eaten. Will be a regular spot for dining now. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just brilliant on all levels

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every minute and every bite! A great place to spend a lazy Sunday lunch with friends!

TR
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy Nido. Beautiful food and staff equipped with the knowledge to explain and recommend.

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tasty food with the best pasta in Adelaide! The Rootella Bonnato is a great interpretation and complemented with great service who remember everything! I would recommend it to anyone!

A
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal on a busy Saturday night! The whipped ricotta with the fried bread is a must!

F
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice venue, great pasta! Joshua was a very knowledgeable and friendly waiter. Will be back!

SA
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

having attentive wait staff is great, but this was intrusive and clearly about getting customers in and out quickly. After the 5th time staff had asked if we’re ready to order (we had already ordered drinks) we told staff we’d let them know when we were ready to order and there was sarcasm when we did “oh you might have to wait now, not sure the kitchen staff are ready for your order” etc. We also asked to move from bar seating to chairs (which I did actually book on line) and told we may be able to move but wouldn’t have the table for long. I did add a comment when booking about extending the time we could have the table. Where is the time to enjoy your meal and socialise? Isn’t this why people go out for dinner? If I wanted fast food I’d have gone to MacDonalds. Given what we spent, we would have appreciated the time to relax and eat without feeling like we were in the way. When we did leave, it was apparent that staff could have accommodated our request to sit at a standard table with chairs instead of uncomfortable bar stools. Is it really that hard to get it right?

JC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the counter looking over the chefs doing their thing. The food was sensational as were the Chefs. Will be returning in a hurry

PC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Early meal but good wine advice and very efficient, quick and friendly service

ET
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food. The hot bread starter with the kangaroo entre a highlight. Pastas always consistently good.

GJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Wine list not the norm- worried at first, but very good recommendation from our waitress. The appetiser were up there with the best we have ever had. The pasta I was a tad disappointed in, but I would go back tomorrow. Keep going with what you are doing. If I have an issue, the music was a little loud, but we are 65 and 70 year olds, so maybe i is us.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic menu. Amazing service. Unfortunately let down by a very average wine list. Given how amazing and in-close-proximity SA wine is, the local wine options were very limited and entry-level.

ED
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our third visit to Nido. We had previously taken a special bottle of wine and paid corkage. Not a problem. Saturday night we also had a beautiful old bottle of wine which we had decanted ready to have with dinner. We were going to purchase one bottle and drink our special wine with the main. On arrival we were told in no uncertain terms that NO we could Not have BYO. The person was quite rude.
Not to spoil the evening we went along with her and thankfully we had a wonderful waitress who was cheerful and knowledgeable
It is a really great restaurant and the food is excellent

I was under the impression that in South Australia with our liquor license laws all restaurants had to accept BYO

A
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had seats at the kitchen bar and it was inspiring to see the chefs at work in such a small space but with skill and efficiency. The dishes all looked fresh and the ones we ate were tasty and filling. The bar staff could know more about the wines they serve. Overall it was a nice dinner and I would recommend this restaurant to others.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I found the pasta main dish with milk feed veal a bit too salted, everything else was great

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding!

F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite local restaurant . Great vibe , delicious food and really lovely staff .

G
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mid week luncheon full of diners great waiters thoroughly recommend

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly and attentive service and great atmosphere. The food is classic and original. A hard balance to reach! Amazing flavours and every dish hit the mark. Great suggestions from wait staff too. Can’t recommend highly enough.

CA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Read a review in the Weekend Australian a short while ago. We were very fortunate to get in on a short booking , which we did easily on-line. The staff who greeted us was very friendly and helpful, indeed he was for our entire experience. We had a little trouble deciphering the menu, but with the waiters help and viewing the meals coming out it was easy. The food was superb, well presented and flavoursome. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very lively, the food was presented in good time, not rushed or slow, and we were made to feel very welcome and there was no pressure to leave , but to relax and enjoy ourselves.
We will certainly return in the near future and have already recommended it as a must go to restaurant.

h
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good but a little too much oil in my pasta dish although my partners food was really good. The music was so loud it was difficult to converse. Service was very good and very prompt. They were flexible with our seating as we did not want to sit at the table originally allocated.

P
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal in a long time, we had whipped ricotta and honey with gnocchi frito. Cacio and Pepe pasta. Steak of the day with potatoes. We will come back soon

AW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really impressed by Nido's. Food was fantastic. Took a recommendation from the waiter for Entrees and he was spot on. He also recommended a great wine. Went with two friends from interstate and they loved it.

A
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I certainly enjoyed the meal....others in the party not so sure....whipped ricotta and honey delicious as was the gnoccho fritto....that was amazing....lamb with macaroni scrummy.....however too much salt in the food....both my husband and I were out of bed during the night drinking water. Very noisy atmosphere

AM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great night, fantastic service, delicious menu. Will be back!

G
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This was a much anticipated meal out. Maybe our menu choices weren’t great, but we found the dishes we chose to be overly salty (in particular the vongole spaghetti and fish special)
The swimmer crab starter was amazing though - the highlight of the meal.
Wine list was also great.

F
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic local restaurant with lots of charisma. Beautiful food. And the loveliest staff .

SK
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and charismatic service. Will most definitely return

RD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding dinner with the most delicious Italian food EVER.
Fabulous staff too who were so happy, helpful, and entertaining.
The whole evening was a wonderful experience

G
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Loud and cramped, unable to get out of seat without moving table. Stuck between a tradies backside and a nurse talking about the death of her patient. Food overpriced and serve small. Could not hold a conversation for the noise levels. Never again

A
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome night Food 💯 staff we’re polite knowledgeable and efficient Great menu and good wine list Definitely coming back

KF
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We have brought a number of people to dine with us in the last few months. While for them it has been lovely, the "feed me" option has had no changes and we were rather bored eating the same meal options again

S
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The wine list was pretentious and obscure. We live in the best wine state in Australia and no South Australian wines were available. Instead only over priced imports were on offer. We did not stay once we saw the wine list and the less than impressive menu.

D
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Packed in like sardines
Too noisy - 2 or 3 fold
Too much chilli
Pasta texture was good but over flavoured
Anything but a pleasant experience

CV
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. You cannot miss the whipped ricotta with gnocco fritto - authentic and delicious.
The service was attentive and the vibe was awesome - cozy and comfortable.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

This is the third time that I have been to Nido and have enjoyed the food on every occasion. My only issue is with the service, which has been disappointing. Having to wait for menus and water, having to ask to have orders taken, extra drinks, bill etc. and receiving attitude for doing so. A little frustrating for such a great food experience.

CR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service flamboyant and glib.
Food over salted and boring