29 November 2015
Tony and I had brunch today at Nido's Italian Ristorante in downtown Frederick. We've eaten here many times for lunch and dinner and have always enjoyed the food and service (love the eggplant Parmesan, linguini with clams, and white pizza, just to name a few).
There's a new chef in the kitchen (James) and we were happy to know this because we know his reputation – he’s an excellent chef. I’m glad Nido’s has him under their belt.
The brunch cocktails list includes a few different mimosas, two types of bloody Mary’s, and other drinks. I had the Limosa, sparkling wine with lemoncello. I loved the lemon flavor (I love limoncello!). Tony stuck with his usual morning brew of coffee.
I had a hard time choosing from the menu (see the photos I attached with this review). I ended up ordering the Florence Benedict with crab meat, asparagus, and a hollandaise sauce. The eggs were poached to my liking, runny on the inside – not overcooked. The hollandaise sauce was just right – not too thick, and just the right amount covering the eggs. Also included were fresh fruit and roasted potatoes.
Tony had the Brunch Pizza Flatbread, which was topped with scrambled eggs, tomato, mozzarella, and mortadella; also the fruit and roasted potatoes.
While enjoying our brunch, we listed to Don, who was playing the accordion. Nice touch.
The brunch menu ranged from $9 to $15, which I thought was very reasonable for the quality (fresh ingredients) and quantity/portion of food served.
There aren’t too many places in Frederick that serves brunch (I’m talking restaurants versus diners) and the ones that do are expensive (at least in my book). Nido’s gives brunch a twist with Italian ingredients – a nice change from a regular brunch menu.
As an FYI, they have a bar upstairs, in which we've gone for happy hour drinks. You can sit upstairs for dinner or sit and relax on one of the couches/chairs. The place really has a nice casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Overall an excellent meal at Nido’s, along with great service. I’m looking forward to going back to try other dishes on the menu.