BIZNOTE: Five years for il Nido at Alki Homestead

Five years have passed since the restaurant il Nido opened in the historic Alki Homestead/Fir Lodge (2717 61st SW). We received this anniversary announcement today:

Our staff at il Nido wanted to reach out and let you know we are celebrating the restaurant’s 5th anniversary this week.

It’s an honor to be a part of the Alki community & the current caretakers of the historic Homestead — we’ve welcomed many neighbors through our doors over the past five years, and we are grateful for each guest who has made these years so special. It has been an eventful time in the world and within our industry specifically, and we are thrilled to be thriving in West Seattle!

With care —
Candice & the il Nido staff

The restaurant was founded by Mike Easton in 2019 and taken over three years later by its executive chef and general manager, Katie Gallego and Cameron Williams. If you’re new to the area, the building itself has a long backstory as the city-landmark Fir Lodge, built in the early 1900s, its future long in question after a 2009 fire until area investor Dennis Schilling bought it in 2015 and restored it.

7 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Five years for il Nido at Alki Homestead"

  • Eric Pegasus May 16, 2024 (3:19 pm)

    Lovely staff, wonderful food (& drinks!), killer atmosphere, will def keep going back, congrats on 5, here’s to many more    

  • WSCurmudgeon May 16, 2024 (4:34 pm)

    There have been so many resto closing stories of late,  the ambiguous headline gave me “the vapors;”😵 I collapsed into an armchair. 

    Looking forward to many more delicious meals at “The Nest.”

  • burglerbustindad May 16, 2024 (5:30 pm)

    So much history…Such great Cuisine…Such great staff!!!!  Yes to Il Nido!!!

  • Karen May 16, 2024 (7:30 pm)

    A gem on all counts for our  community. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 🥳

  • Sillygoose May 16, 2024 (8:01 pm)

    Five years!  and still can’t get a reservation.We used to eat here on Sundays once a month. I miss old West Seattle.

  • WSSpartan May 17, 2024 (9:26 am)

    Tiffany is the best bartender in Seattle hands down. Absolutely love this place.

  • Alki Neighbor May 17, 2024 (12:18 pm)

    The best of the best! The chef is so talented, the staff is stellar, and the Homestead is incredible. Happy 5 years, il Nido! Cheers to many, many more. 

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