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Just Like Nonna’s House

Experience the Giuliani Family’s famous traditional Italian hospitality that has been offered to the Illawarra for over 45 years. Located in Wollongong’s northern suburbs, in the heart of Balgownie Village, we specialise in rustic, home-style cooking from our Nonna’s Northern Italian heritage.

Special Event

Our 25th Birthday

Truffle & Woodfired Dinner

Live Music Tarantella. Together with Tantalising Truffles, join us for a 4 course dinner on

Tuesday 20th August. A winter dinner feast cooked in our Woodfired pizza oven. Wine included (conditions apply).


1st Course

Truffle Arancini

Truffle & porcini arancini with homemade parmigiano truffle cream dipping sauce.

Glass of Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé

2nd Course

Home Made Raviolini

Filled with Australian tiger prawn, Balmain bug & ricotta in a nutty, butter, semidried tomato sugo.

Glass of Riporta Pinot Grigio

3rd Course

Woodfired Veal Cutlet

Woodfired veal cutlets with a butter truffle melt. Side of mash potato, woodfired broccolini.

Glass of Gianni Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, DOC (Red)

4th Course

Tartufo Gelato Classic

Locally made white tartufo, a core of vanilla and cherry covered in white chocolate gelato with white chocolate coating.

Finish with Limoncello

Menu could change on item availability.

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Simple ingredients, perfectly balanced with each other – that’s what rustic Italian cooking is all about.

Il Nido is a licensed venue offering a range of imported Italian beer, wine & cocktails. We also offer Australian beers and specially selected Australian wines.


Our venue boasts a charming Italian decor, and images of our family history.

Il Nido is the perfect space to hold your special events & functions such as birthdays, engagements, Weddings and corporate functions.

Old School Italian

We’re proud of our Italian heritage, and our kitchen reflects that. From our freshly made pizzas, our must-try pastas and delicious Venetian cuisine, our Family Friendly space has something for everyone.

What we want is to deliver quality and authentic Italian food, a family friendly atmosphere, and the best service possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant, sharing our table with you of Italian Cuisine and friendly hospitality.

Italian Restaurant In Balgownie

Join The Team

Are you a an experienced hospitality enthusiast looking to join a positive team environment. We’re on the lookout for driven individuals to join us.

Event Catering

Il Nido cater for private events, functions or big celebrations with our Wood-Fired Pizza Truck.

Our catering includes various packages options suitable for any event.