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We went to Adega to celebrate my partner's birthday. When we lived in Toronto, Adega was one of those "we like it so much why haven't we been for so long" restaurants. Now that visiting Toronto requires planning, Adega is easily a restaurant we choose...to visit.
The restaurant is in many ways timeless. There is always wonderful seafood and fish. The selection of wonderful Portuguese wine is extensive. The service is attentive, professional and wonderful.
We had grilled sardine, Dourada, and grilled squid. All we done to perfection and came with a selection of tasty and not overcooked vegetables. We were able to buy a bottle of wine we knew from Portugal at only a modest multiple from what we paid in Lisbon. And while some may think it is just a filler, the bread was plentiful and fresh.
One thing that was sad and this is true everywhere is the impact of the pandemic on the restaurant. Staff may be wanting to give you the best experience they can but when your livelihood is fading.... Let us hope better days are ahead and you are able to sample the wonderful traditional food of Adega.More
Tonight I had a most wonderful dining experience at Adega. Adega is a Iberian/portuguese restaurant on Toronto's Elm St.
I chose the set dinner because it had 2 of the items I would otherwise have ordered A La carte. It was a 3 course meal...with several options for each course. I also ordered an Italian Pinot Grigio from the more than adequate wine list.
In addition to bread, I was given an octopus salad compliments of the chef before the meal.
My first course was grilled squid dressed in a delicious fruity sauce. The squid was twisted attractively into something like a flower, almost too pretty to eat. The sauce went very well with the squid. Delicious!
For main course, I had chosen linguine and prawns. The linguine was al dente, the prawns were fresh and done just right,csnd the whole melded together in a spicy tomato sauce. another winner.
The sorbet I chose for dessert consisted of 3 scoops of different sorbets garnished with bits of fruit. A very nice end to a very enjoyable meal.
Genuinely friendly service,Venice ambience, and wonderful food all made for a very memorable evening. Absolutely recommended?More
The family was all tied up, so we went for a birthday dinner. We go often, as you will see.
Starts off with a special corn bread, olive oil and specially imported olives.
Grilled squid is a must have, whether as appetizer or as a...main. I have had most of their specials, the Cataplana, rack of lamb, grilled octopus, Piri Piri prawns and grilled snapper over multiple visits.
Ask for a recommendation from Carlos or Manny from the wine list.
Desserts are fabulous too.
No weaknesses here.
Great go-to restaurant.
On busy Elm Street, which is really full of awesome restaurants. parking in area is tough, looks like most people are walking in.
Lovely older building, lots of charm, and that extends to the greeting you get as you walk in.
Very attentive service, nice...art everywhere, and the menu is substantial. There were three main specials, our group tried two of them. The food delivery was very well timed, we had ample time to talk business, and it did not seem to take long for the food to arrive.
Good wine selection too.
Everything was as described, and delicious. Very nice evening of food and wine !!More
From the moment we walked through the door to our departure we were treated by very professional staff. Service was attentive but not in your face. The four of us collectively thought our meals were of outstanding quality.
Had dinner solo, never easy, but this place made me welcome in an unscripted east way that was marvelous. I wasn’t ravenous, so I just had a fish daily special which was a Portuguese snapper which was outstanding. My waiter (whose name I didn’t catch)...was from Lisbon and incredibly proud of the restaurant which is indeed authentically Portuguese. I can’t wait to go back.More
I celebrated my 70th birthday with my 5 adult children their spouses and 4 of our young grandchildren. My wife and I had just visited Portugal in late September and raved about the food among many other things. As a surprise my kids brought us...to Adega. The restaurant did not disappoint! The tastes we had experience in Portugal were authentically recreated here. Exceptional service , great food, wine and super atmosphere. Highly recommended.More
Response from BruceC844 | Reviewed this property |
Some establishments do fly in their seafood daily and since they cannot get shipments in on Sunday, then the seafood may not be the freshest. I would say that preparation also counts. I never have worried about ordering... More
Some establishments do fly in their seafood daily and since they cannot get shipments in on Sunday, then the seafood may not be the freshest. I would say that preparation also counts. I never have worried about ordering seafood at a great restaurant on any day.
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