Guernsey Bite of the Week: Da Nello Restaurant

All information in this blog post is correct as of the publishing date,  09.12.11.

Now 33 years old and standing proud in one of St. Peter Port’s oldest buildings, Da Nello Restaurant is a haven of Italian fine dining.


The restaurant building dates back to 1450 and was originally the northern most defensive gateway to St. Peter Port. The building has served Guernsey as a small hotel, a bakery, a coffee house and a restaurant since the late 1800’s, with Da Nello laying its roots in 1978. Today the restaurant remains a popular family-run business in the heart of Guernsey’s foodie scene.

The Menu

The menu offers a mouth-watering selection of Italian classics and Guernsey produce. Starters include a collection of warming soups, local seafood and fresh salads, as well as old-school Italian staples such as carpaccio of beef and antipasto plates. The Insalata di Mare (Chef’s own selection of local seafood) is a particular favourite.

In true Italian feastly fashion, the starters and main courses appear each side of a small but varied choice of pastas and risottos, including a very special two-person dish made up of linguini lobster, penne arrabiata and fettucine crab!

Da Nello Restaurant. Guernsey


Moving onto main courses, and diners are really spoilt for choice. Char-grills, escalopes, fish dishes, shellfish and even a separate lobster section. Highlights include the sumptuous dover sole cooked meuniere, local sea scallops, medallions of beef in a rich Barollo sauce and veal escalopes in Marsala sauce.

And for those who love fish and want to splash out, you cannot miss the Grigliata di Pesce, Chef Tim Vidamour’s special of Guernsey lobster, brill, bass, prawn tail & scallops, all char grilled with olive oil. Incredible.

“If it were in London it would be mobbed daily…It has a great reputation locally – and it’s well deserved”

– Harden’s Restaurant Guide

Da Nello Restaurant is open seven days a week, serving lunch between 12pm – 2.30pm and dinner between 6.30pm – 10pm

View the Da Nello website and book a table here