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Adesso Bistro

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$$ - $$$
West End
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1906 Haro St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1H7, Canada (Gilford)
+1 604-568-9975
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food. Gnocchi light and fluffy. Great Italian flavours in the chicken Saltimbocco. Even the olive oil for the focaccia is fresh and fruity, a cut above. Good service. A small bistro in an older building on a leafy streets of older apartments a block off Denman. Character and a sense of being tucked away. The building might have been... More 

Thank Glen B
Interior, British Columbia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews, I was looking forward to our dinner at Adesso Bistro but, sadly, was disappointed. We ordered one of the specials, ling cod, and ossobuco, a regular feature on the menu. Both of these choices were very ordinary and nothing special. The fish was topped with a sauce that seemed overcooked and mushy. The ossobuco was somewhat... More 

Thank Maureen M
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely, patron focused restaurant that is well worth the walk. Great service, atmosphere and attention. Food was better than anticipated and waiter well versed in wine pairing, menu and how to make the guest feel special. Many restaurants in Vancouver and I can definitely recommend Adesso for a quiet special couples night or as I did, a... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'm as comfortable sitting alone at the bar as I am with friends enjoying the outdoor patio. I've celebrated anniversaries,birthdays and a good game of tennis at this super friendly Italian restaurant. The pre fix is superb as is the pricing. Wine a little on the high side but that's Vancouver in general. I love the mushroom pizza appie plus... More 

1 Thank sharync469
Fredericton, Canada
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516 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to the Adesso Bistro for dinner with friends as it was one of their favourites. It was easy to see why. We ate in the courtyard on a lovely warm evening and the service and food were excellent. They have a very nice selection of the usual Italian fare and a good wine list. I felt the prices... More 

1 Thank CFofLL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I liked our experience at Adesso for dinner, so much, that we went back again the following night! Adesso is very conveniently located near West End hotels and lodging, and is a pleasant ten-minute walk from English Bay. It is nestled among apartments and lodging on a quiet street with a footpath. One has the choice of... More 

2 Thank John B
Ancaster, Canada
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235 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Group of 6 and we were treated very well. Waiter had a great sense of humor. Food was delicious from appetizer of the day (elk pasta) to main special (koho salmon). Great seafood

1 Thank JMark2014
Osprey, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous meal the one night We had in Vancouver. We read the TA reviews and were expecting a good experience but were blown away. My husband had the clams in white sauce and I enjoyed the salmon special. Both were amazing. I was vascilating between the carrots that it came with and the cauliflower.... More 

1 Thank dianem3
Medicine Hat
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a MUST when in Vancouver ! Great setting, unreal food, and desserts to die for !! Very knowledgable staff when it comes to allergies, and willing to alter for allergies.

1 Thank John D
Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting to try this & brought memories of countless nights at Delilahs in the 80's :) The caprese salad didn't look like the one in the pics .. It was ok but wouldn't order it again . The crispy fruitti di mare was pretty much calamari which was also ok .. The pasta was good .. The... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Haro St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1H7, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Robson and Denman Denman and on Georgia St. 2 blocks from the restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-9975

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