Nido Bar & Pasta

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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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 108 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service flamboyant and glib.
Food over salted and boring

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food and great service!

J
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing evening at Nido. We did the Tasting menu, and were sitting at the kitchen counter so we enjoyed the lovely company of the chefs. The floor staff was so kind and smiley as well, made us spend a wonderful evening! Not to speak of the food, which was splendid...

N
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. We got the chef's menu X 4.

Felt that the pasta and mains were a bit light on for a $400+ meal.

S
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Buzzing place with great music, attentive service and yummy food. It’s a real treat!

LL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, absolutely delicious meal, friendly, helpful and enthusiastic staff. Highly recommend.

AT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Was looking forward to this after hearing good word of mouth reviews. The food was very good. Amongst all our selections (4 of us) there was really only one disappointment - the tortelli in brodo just not very generous or flavoursome. Standouts were the fish crudo and the sirloin with anchovy butter, although @ $39 it comes with nothing making it almost obligatory to order a side. So on the basis of the food, I would recommend Nido. On the basis of the wine selections & prices, not so sure. We had two bottles @ $70 & $65 (nothing much cheaper). Photo-scanning the $65 bottle showed it available at an average bottle price of $20... I accept markups are usually 100% but that’s too much. It’s also easily possible to source good quality wines and, even with a markup, list them around $50.
The service was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointing after build up through the media. Very close seating embarrassing to hear adjacent Diners talking. Choice of Main courses were limited if you did not want Steak or Osso Bucco.. so pasta had to be our choices. The ravioli was tough because of under cooking. I have not recommended to anyone.

T
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Having dined in a few restaurants in Adelaide on a week’s visit, Nido was one of 2 I would recommend to friends and family. The food and service was impeccable, the wine list not extensive but the staff recommendation was quite positive and the music based on vinyl records was conducive to light conversation.

HW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Experience lived up to John Lethlean's review in Hot 50 W/E Australian magazine. will return...

FR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Got a pasta dish I hadn’t ordered. Waitress offered to have it changed but I didn’t think it was necessary- quite nice in fact!

HG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I went with Nido with friends Saturday night. The place was packed even with all the road disruptions on King William Road. Service was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and accomodating as I had a friend with dietary requirements. Sitting at the bar was great because we could see the chefs at work and got a preview of the delicious food coming out of the kitchen. The chefs were friendly and interacted with us, explaining the dishes and answering our questions. The food was AMAZING! So tasty and delicious. I will definitely be returning!

JA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambience but felt the food portions were too small, more like entree sizes so don't go there hungry!

OS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, charming efficient staff, food was average, heavy too much oil cheese straight out of the refrigerator, menu needs some work, not enough description of the ingredients, cooking style etc

LQ
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food is amazing but the wait staff are very condescending. Patrons really don’t need to be corrected on their Italian pronunciations.
Also we were given our bill without asking for it. We were not asked if we wanted another drink.
We wanted coffee but only full strength milk available.

JC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and wine
Asked for seats with backs and were seated at stools , other than that loved it and

MM
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A beautiful spot for a Saturday lunch. Great food, cocktails and service. If we lived in Adelaide, we’d be there every week. Thank you!

SO
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We can recommend the tasting menu - well worth it for letting us experience dishes we wouldn’t usually have chosen but which we really enjoyed. The service was top notch: personable yet unobtrusive, and timely. It’s busy and very noisy, but the quality of the meal explains why. We will happily return. Good to see a restaurant that describes each dish in sentences rather than simply listing ingredients.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience, highly recomennd being looked after by Tess and also having the whipped ricotta and the gnocchi!!

RB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The waiter greeted us as we entered. He was very cheery and was prompt in his service and our requirements.
The food was very tasty but we found the prices expensive and the the food was"nouveau cuisine meaning not much of it. We had to search the menu to find something to enjoy but when we achieved that, it was good. Entree size at expensive main course prices
The wine lists limiting and the prices outrageous. A bottle of shiraz (one only choice) @68 was a joke.
I know that the "Weekend Australian" had the restaurant as one of Australia's best so I was disappointed.
Thank you for the experience but one of our group remarked that this restaurant may only have a short life!

JS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply Outstanding. A great experience on a cold winter's day. You can see why Nido is in Australia's top 50 restaurants.

F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining - food , service and vibe of the restaurant . Thankyou .

EJ
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great friendly service, delicious fresh food, cool decor but a bit cramped, and a bit over-priced.

N
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent modern Italian, with some quite gorgeous starters .
Solid pasta.
Well chosen wine list.
Was eating alone, so sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen.
Quite fun, and the guys looked after me well

G
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our pasta meals were fabulously rich and decadent. We really enjoyed the wines and the restaurant is very European. Highly recommend people visit this restaurant.

RM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really high level of service, and suggestions of dishes we may not have ordered were spot on

DW
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Fantastic service. The best I’ve had in a long long time. Genuine people which is what I think is important. The Food was outstanding. Italian flavours and ingredients but in such a unique way that I’ve never had before. The music was a little loud for me but it was Friday night and I’m probably just getting old.

WW
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Promised everything that we expected.... a good experience all around.

JM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful attentive staff from the moment we walked in.
Fantastic food - we did the long 'taste me' and every mouthful was superb.

K
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Delicious food! Loves the whipped ricotta and yoghurt gelato.

LR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit and it was again a brilliant experience. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, the food is really delicious and we love the atmosphere. Reasonably priced given the quality and location.

MH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and drinks were excellent and the waiters were very personable and professional. We were impressed that the restaurant was packed on the night we went. Only issue for us as somewhat older diners was the noise level, which was very loud given the close proximity of other guests, hard wall and floor surfaces and the relatively small space to hold 50 people. We will definitely go back again, next time with friends.

DK
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Second time around with similar (significant) noise level which in a small restaurant means that talking is an issue at times. Food once again excellent prompt service, small ( too small for me) by the glass wine list. This take on Italian food made in Adelaide hits the mark I loved the pork ragú. Portion size good, absence of bread in an Italian themed restaurant a strange thing! But I’ll be back for more.

n
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The decor and ambience was great. The leaf salad was delicious, but we all found the pasta dishes very ordinary, for example the lamb ragu dish, the pasta a bit gluggy and the gnocchi were slightly better but not the best for an Italian restaurant. The best dish was the sirloin. Lastly the crab fingers were not good value for money at $13 each. Overall a very ordinary experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Expected a better lamb ragu pasta. Too gluggy pasta and lamb chewy, also not seasoned. Tasted re-heated . Potatoes side dish were burnt. However ambience and wine great and service pleasant. Would like to try again and order something different and put this experience down as a one off.

CD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great atmosphere, loved the vibe and the knowledge of staff was great. They were in really good spirits too.
The only thing I would have said was just a tad too much Parmesan. And I would have loved some cracked pepper.
Wine and dessert was unreal!
Definitely recommended. We will be back

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is definitely my new favourite restaurant. If I could, I would eat here every night!

LK
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the best night at Nido... food amazing, wine good, service exceptional... love, love, love x

F
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service , Tasty food . Perfect lunch or dinner for 2 . Venue is small & noise level high as seating is close together. Hopefully when KW Road works complete & weather is warmer there will be more seating.

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