Nido Bar & Pasta

4.4
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181 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 181 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Two of us got sick from the food. Waiter was arrogant & abrupt.

WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a selection of starters and a bowl of pasta each for a mid-week catch-up with a friend/colleague from interstate. Food was very good; beautifully cooked pasta and interesting sauces with gutsy flavours. Service was attentive and friendly, with good suggestions when prompted. My quibble. The wine list is short, with virtually all obscure brands. So with the reds ranging from $50 (house wine) to $100 it felt like an expensive lottery, especially with no descriptions of what to expect in the wines themselves. Punting on a 2019 thing from the Riverland at over 50 bucks is just something I refuse to do.

BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff , good wine , the food was amazing would recomend Nido Bar without hesitation

SS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

One quibble, they had sold out of the $70 bottle of wine we ordered and substituted another bottle of the same grape. Fine. When we came to pay we discovered that the substitution was $90. I think it's cheeky not to mention that at time of ordering.

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Absolutely superb food, but in the end we had a disappointing experience when the waiter who had been excellent all night, suddenly became rude towards the end of our meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant from the point of view of the food was, just be prepared for service as described above

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentines lunch

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SG
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Love going there every time I’m visiting from Sydney

DA
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, amazing food, great location. One of my friends is coeliac and they were able to make almost everything on the menu gluten free with no fuss.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing food! Great location too. Waitress could have been a little more friendly. Felt like we were an inconvenience to her.

HS
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I ate at Nido last time I visited Adelaide and really enjoyed it. I was keen to return and it did not disappoint. The pasta is fabulous. The staff were great and the ambience is great. I will definitely come back next time I'm in Adelaide.

KA
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team squeezed us in for a late booking and we so welcoming and hospitable. Food is absolutely amazing, wine list is spot on. Would highly recommend.

TL
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food with a great atmosphere. Food choices and wine list complement each other as does the knowledge of staff. Lighting and music keeps the experience on point and allows yourself or group to create the atmosphere your looking for. Pace of food from ordering through courses allows for casual conversation and time and comfortably supports a red rinse.

SS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wine list. Always consistently good.

CO
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great night and food. Energetic vibe. We'll be back to work through more of the menu. Friendly service with smiles too.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Service was not very responsive or quick
Fish was ok
Pasta was good

SO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The concept and quality of the food is excellent. It is head and shoulders over any similarly priced restaurant in the vicinity. The service was pretty good too: informal, informative, and well-timed. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening there.

BR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food good. Prefer less noise, and we would
prefer to be able to bring our own wine.

LC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening great food wine and service. A really terrific set menu for the Gala Street Party providing great value

m
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Great food, wine and service. Go - if you like good cooking and modern Italian food you won’t be disappointed.

TK
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We were not aware there was no BYO. We happily put out bottle away but we were disappointed at the lack lustre wine list, so we stuck to water. Entree was nice as was the pork ragu and the parpadella. However the gnocchi was heavy on the citrus flavour and the size of the serve was very small. I had heard so many good reviews about Nido and ended up being disappointed.
With that said, I will give it another go.

SL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our luncheon at Nido was lovely as usual
Beautiful food and a warm welcome
Will definitely be returning

SW
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service and the food was fantastic. We will Definitely return

KW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, but too noisy for conversation. Wine list could be more extensive but good wines on the list.

JJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it and will definitely be back again. The 'rootello bonnato' was delicious and the pasta dishes we tried we great as well.

P
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a most enjoyable night.
Extremely good staff, friendly, informative makes for a great night.
The food was delish, fabulous. All dishes we chose were amazing. Well done, we will be back.
Thanks

JH
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nido is a lovely restaurant with beautiful and interesting food, but what made it an exceptional experience was Laura, the person who served us.
She was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive throughout.
Brava Laura.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely outside bit noisy inside but overall great.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We are regular NIDO goers and we love the place and look forward to our next visit

JM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Very expensive for rather average food. Two pasta dishes were very salty / over seaoned therefore not enjoyable. One pasta dish was undercooked not al dente and the $35 lamb chop was tasty but a ridiculous price. Average wines were quite expensive per bottle.
The cloud bread and ricotta and honey would make a great dessert not starter.
Great music and attentive wait staff.
We wouldn't bother to go again as there are many other consistently delicious and reasonably priced eateries in this space.

JC
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely little Italian restaurant, bern before and loved it but this time service was slow was and the ambiance was spoilt by loud music so much do it was difficult to hear each other speak .
Maybe we struck a busy time but 30 plus minutes to order a drink is too long .
The pasta was superb as usual but the lamb a little disappointed this time .

MG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

I had high expectations which didn't deliver. The service was the biggest let down of the night. We had to ask for each drink, ask to order, ask to see the dessert menu after finishing our mains 30mins earlier. Then to be told "I'm pretty sure were all done let me just ask". He told us we could order dessert but the coffee machine was cleaned. We decided to leave.
The food was ok but both our pasta dishes had far too much cheese on them.
The salt and vinegar potatoes are to die for though. You have to try them.
Overall an ok experience but can't recommended it.

LD
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, nice ambiance. Delicious kangaroo, highlight of the meal!

JE
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was very good EXCEPT pasta which was undercooked.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our weekly refuge...

SL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely experience. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating and the food and wine very enjoyable. The seating on the street is also nice.

NB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
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 on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
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!