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US$31 - US$50
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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All reviews grilled squid seafood bread stew sorbet steak service was excellent cataplana downtown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will be visiting this restaurant next time we are in Toronto. The food was excellent; we shared appetizers, including the grilled squid, which was wonderful. We had two gluten-free diners and they have a corn flour bread, which was such a treat. We had...the mushroom and seafood risottos, and shared samplers with each other - they were all wonderful! The service was outstanding as well. It was not particularly inexpensive, but this is easily explained by the quality of the food. Very highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good environment, awesome food, excellent waiter (a Portuguese guy I unfortunately can’t recall the name). I do recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 10, 2022

Service was excellent and my meal was tasty. The beer was pricey. The seating was close but comfy. Many people were there when we arrived at 9 but were the last to leave the common area. Only a private party was happening when we left

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 3, 2022 via mobile

We had two meals here and both were exceptional. Great service and lovely atmosphere. We would recommend the steak,chicken, baked cod and salmon. The accompanying vegetables were delicious

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed November 13, 2021 via mobile

Great service by Ryan. Food was superb Really enjoyed the Cataplana stew and the chicken with peri-peri. Ambience was right on.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021

We visited here for one of my son's birthdays - he chose the restaurant based on the menu. We were greeted very nicely and seated immediately. Overall, the staff were pleasant, but the service a bit slower than desired. For appetizers, we ordered the warm...goat cheese salad (very good), tiger shrimp (great flavour, but defintely not tiger shrimp as they were about 1 to 1 1/2" in length), and PEI mussels (excellent). I noticed on the menu that parties of 6 were charged an 18% gratuity (more on that later). For mains, the salmon ordered by one was very good, and the chicken breast was very tasty (a bit of a small serving). I chose the beef short rib ravioli, which arrived in a type of broth - not what I expected, but was tasty - unfortunately, with only 5 ravioli, it wasn't enough. Two of my kids ordered the risotto, which arrived undercooked - to his credit, the server quickly had the kitchen remake them, but even still, it lacked seasoning and good flavour profile - fairly monotone. One of my sons ordered the linguine with tiger shrimp, and said it was tasty, but not a big enough serving. For dessert, they brought my birthday son a tasty sorbet with a candle. My daughter and I shared the creme brulee, which was very good. Overall, the food was decent and service decent, but to be honest, I expected more based on previous reviews and the size of the bill. And, this brings me to my pet peeve - whilst I grudgingly understand the purpse of a minimum gratuity for larger parties, I believe a tip is earned and not automatic. And, the biggest issue I have is that the 18% was charged on top of the 13% HST, which basically meant the tip equated to 20% (rounding down), which is not what I would have tipped for the service received.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021

We have been frequenting Adega Restaurant over several years and we always enjoyed the the food and service. this has ended yesterday July 23 as we were looking forward to dining @ Adega after the COVID Lock down. We ordered bottled water, a glass of...red wine, appetizers & main course. The octopus appetizer @ $21 consisted of one very small tentacle that was longitudinally split into three threads to make it look bigger and a 1 1/2 cm x 1 1/2 cm pork pot belly that I did not care for. The main course which was the special of the day @ $39. The plate consisted of one grilled shrimp, and a wafer thin slice of grilled sea bream butterflied served on a bed of very small pieces of vegetables and 3 tiny wafer thin potato slices the size of a medium sized postage stamp. We had to ask for bread after the appetizers have arrived which were three thin and small slices of baguette bread. All this was an attempt to make the plates look bigger. Apparently, there was a change in the restaurant owner partnership which should not have a bearing on our recent experience. We do not believe that we will be there again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed December 28, 2020

I went there on Valentine's day lunch with my husband. Grilling squid is so delicious! I would like to come back again once Covid is over.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020

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

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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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
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5