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Adelino's Old World Kitchen
Adelino's Old World Kitchen
  • Address:
    112 N 3rd Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901
    Lafayette / West Lafayette
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Adelino's Old World Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.adelinos.com/
  • Phone: (765) 429-6125
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Close
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Tracy Rosa
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Adelino's offers a wide range of catering options for both on site and off site events of any size. Whether a formal sit down, a elegant buffet with tray passed options or a casual Hors D'Oeuvres station cocktail reception you can trust Adelino's experienced staff to make your event wow your guests every time.
  • Private Party Facilities: Adelino's specializes in large parties and offers a private room upstairs which can accommodate up to 50 people. Portioning off private areas in the dining room is also easily accomplished to give your gathering privacy.
    Menu choices range from family style, to combination platters to traditional tapas style or choose from our full line catering menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Chef Rosa (765) 404-4812
  • Entertainment: LIVE JAZZ every Thursday evening beginning at 7pm with the Danny Wiess Group. No cover charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbia Street
  • Public Transit: Only two blocks away from the bus depot with a stop less than 100 feet away from the main entrance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage half a block away to the south on Columbia street which is free after 5 pm weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
    Valet parking is available on Friday and Saturday evenings.
A word from Adelino's Old World Kitchen
Adelino's Old World Kitchen was founded on the simple premise of supplying great food, drink, and service in an environment which fosters friendly conversation and interaction.

The menu features recipes from around the Mediterranean and is served either traditional tapas style or your choice of family style.

When young Adelino entered America through Ellis Island he held true to the belief that family comes first and friends are a part of the family.

In Adelino's eyes nothing was better than sharing a meal with friends and family with good home cooking, plenty of Vino to drink and spending all night laughing and conversing.

We invite you into Adelino's kitchen to enjoy those same experiences old world style.We strive to provide the warm heart felt hospitality which truly makes you feel like one of the family.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Love coming here to order of the tapas menu. All 6 of our tapas was wonderful"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had a great Sunday night supper, with tapas and dinner and drinks. Entertaining staff, good food and enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "A great experience yet again. Wait staff is consistent and have been there for a long while, so they know the menu and the wines. Explored some more of the tapas menu items. Zucchini chips - Favorite appetizer. Perfectly cooked. Sauce is the perfect compliment. Portabello - Good, but a little muddled. The flavor of the mushroom and the tomato slice is overwhelmed by the layer of cheese. If you want a mushroom appetizer, go for the sherry mushrooms. Chorizo potato cakes - Subtle flavors and tasty. Mousakka - Think more along the lines of a slab of lamb meatloaf. Large portion, and it will fill you up. Nice flavors. The restaurant is empty on weeknights, and deserves visits. Four tapas plates and three glasses of wine for $60 including tip."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Went with friends for the first time and had a very nice meal. There's tons to choose from on the menu. I did three tapas items - the best being the portabella caprese. The lamb dinner was unique and very tasty, and the prime rib our friend had was awesome. The only "ok" dish of the evening was the Sea Bass. Be sure to try their sangria, too. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Got to go to Adelino's for the first time with an old buddy. The yard of beer and a platter of handmade sausages (elk,buffalo,duck & rabbit) was the first course. Outstanding! Robert had the Venison Chops and garlic potatoes, he loved it. I had the Porterhouse steak with their homemdae steak sauce, delicious. A second yard of the house lager put a perfect end to an evening of reconnecting with an old friend. The service was great. Thanks Adelino's"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I chose Adelino's to celebrate my birthday dinner as I was looking forward to having their Four Cheese Pasta dish only to find out it is no longer offered. Their food is still very good and would choose to visit Adelino's in the future but maybe just for the appetizers from their Tapas menu."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "As always, Adelino's was wonderful. Shane, our server this time, was outstanding as always. And many thanks for accommodating our diet! We enjoyed our visit with you, as always. We'll be back! Steve had the trout and I had the garlic shrimp - simply delicious!! We're enjoyed coming and trying different things on your amazing new menu!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Not having dined there before, I took a calculated risk selecting Adelino's for our intimate wedding anniversary dinner. I figured it would be something different and it turned out to be a wonderful dining experience. The menu is the most adventurous we've seen in the area, and we decided we have to go back to try the other entrees with friends. We've been talking about the tres leche for three days now!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Came to eat at our favorite place before the firework show. As usual the food was great. I had the 32oz Prime Rib and garlic smashed potatoes. My wife had the Sea Bass and grilled asparagus. We enjoyed the GENEROUS POUR special of 3 glasses of specially selected wines for only $10. Great service, great food, great wine and fireworks after. A perfect 4th of July with Adelino's."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waitress was engaging and funny; however, the food was not good. My daughters chicken breast was so over cooked it was impossible to cut through. The roasted potatoes were completely charred. Our pleasant waitress attempted to make it right by getting us another chicken breast which came out dark on the outside but at least edible. The potatoes, however, came back just as crisp as the first time. Disappointing because the location and atmosphere was good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience with my daughter, sampling a variety of tapas. Here is what we had, with my daughter's 1-10 ranking in parenthesis ... zucchini chips (10), calamari (4), meatballs (9), sausage croquettes (7) and baked goat cheese (10). I agreed with her rankings, but while very tasty, the baked goat cheese was a crock of marinara with very little goat cheese on top. More aptly should have been called baked marinara with a garnish of sprinkled goat cheese. A great place none-the-less, and they have recently expanded their menu to include full entrees including steak."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Adelino's did not disappoint! The wait staff was nice and helpful and the food was great! I highly recommend the smoked salmon."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have dined here a few times and have always had very good service, great food, and called it one of our favorite restaurants. Our last visit celebrating graduation was far from what we have encountered in the past. Our waiter was not like the other waiters from Adelino's of past. The tapas that we ordered was good tasting but didn't come with the cucumber relish that was stated on the menu, the rice dishes were so bland and dry that most was not eaten, the flatbread is not brought to the table but the oils and spices are still on the table, the house wine is not longer available even though there is a bottle on the table, dishes not cleared after we ate the meal and dessert. Will not return to what once was our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Adelino's is our FAVORITE downtown Lafayette restaurant. The chef, the staff, the kitchen - all fabulous! Try their tapas menu - what a great way to try new things! :)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've visited with my husband several times in the past 5 years. First few times, no issues. Good food and good wine. Last couple of visits have been a disaster. They lost our reservation for our group 2 visits ago. We ended up dining at another location. They lost some pretty big business from us that evening. This past visit, the waiter was nice, but annoyingly attentive if that makes sense. We also had to send a pizza back several times. The third time it came out, it was ice cold in the center, as if they had thrown a frozen pizza in for a few minutes just to appease us. As much as I love their tapas and wine selection, the service has been lackluster on our most recent visits - I'm not sure that I'll be back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We've been to Adelino's several times, it's our favorite downtown Lafayette restaurant. They have great food, but they also have a wonderful staff who makes you feel like you're "home" the minute you enter the place! The second time we went there, several of the staff remembered us, greeted us and made us feel like we had walked into "Cheers" - remember? Where everybody knows your name? :) This time we decided to try the tapas menu - WOW do try it!! We loved it. It gives you the opportunity to try several items, some to share, some not. And our fantastic server, Matt, was very helpful in letting us know how large each item was (i.e. how sharable). My fav : goat cheese crostini - but all were great. Many thanks to the staff and Chef Rosa!! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Service was incredible, but food did not live up to expectations. Rare tuna was well done, off taste to prime rib, etc. Also our dinners were brought out 5-10 minutes apart in three shifts. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've enjoyed small group dinners at Adelino's in the past and most recently we hosted 15 family members at the restaurant to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Purdue's School of Engineering. The restaurant was packed and the staff was stretched to say the least. Our server was David and he was excellent - very knowledgeable and funny as well. We started off with pitchers of Sangria and ordered 8 items from the Tapas menu to share around the table, which was a big hit. This was followed by main dish entrees ( Rabbit with Figs & Cherries, Pepper Steak Chimichurii, BBQ Ribs to name a few) and there were many positive comments about the quality of the food as well as the atmosphere of the restaurant. I highly recommend Adelino's!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "They did not honor their advetisement for all you can eat pasta on Sundays between the specified times. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I'm took my mom and dad and sister with her boyfriend for their first time to Adelino ' s and we all enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! Definitely going back again and would recommend this to others...Thank you for a good Mother's Day lunch!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "too many excuses of why food did not come out in order or on time - the garlic bread (which was the FIRST thing we ordered) came out after the last entree. what were we supposed to eat our selection of cheeses with? my son's date ordered the lasagna - served 20 min after our entrees arrived with top burnt and covered up with marinara sauce - i know this because we waited to eat with her and i timed it. they were not busy - one 12 top and a two top in dining room - both prom so no bar drinks staff needs to be trained properly - he introduced himself and shook hands with everyone - gross!! i had to rewash my hands. a kitchen manager would be helpful to help watch the tickets and fire things on time - i am not interested in excuses. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "i wouldnt go back. server just too talkative (about nothing) and interrupted our coversation."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Food was awful. Ordered tuna seared rare and I received a tuna steak cooked all the way through. Service was also some of the worst I have ever had - our server stopped at our table approximately every 30 minutes... Unreal. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We visited from out of town. I was looking forward to the restaurant; the menu looked interesting and the atmosphere was nice. Unfortunately, the food was a bit of a disappointment. My wife and I both ordered fish. My trout was okay, but did not taste fresh. My wife had to send her halibut back. It also did not taste fresh. She sent it back and got salmon instead which was pretty good. We had a new waitress who was nice enough, but brought our feed in shifts. I was done eating by the time my wife got her food. I was expecting more considering the price of the entrees. The restaurant has promise but needs more work on service and food freshness."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Adelino's Old World Kitchen is a favorite restaurant of ours. They recently changed their menu so of course we had to go and see what was new! Steve had the boar chops with garlic smashed potatoes and Susan had the Jumbo Shrimp wrapped with bacon also with garlic smash. Both entrees were spectacular. The boar, which we'd never had before, was perfectly cooked, and very flavorful. We got it with the Hunter's sauce. mmmm We'd get it again anytime! The shrimp were grilled on a skewer and cooked perfectly. We also had, as a starter, the GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI tapas plate - so good. Steve had his favorite Warsteiner Dunkle and Susan had the Portuguese Cream. Everything was wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Love the tapas style or entree choice. Food is excellent. The service is always very good. Adeline's does offer parties and weddings upstairs so sometimes it can get a little loud but not bothersome. Tons of wine to choose from. The bartender was out of blue cheese stuffed olives so he stuffed olives for my husbands martini with goat cheese and it tasted excellent! Thanks bartender! Our server was great, we never had to ask for anything. Thanks server! (I think his name was Matt)."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food coming out was well-paced and well-grouped. Foods that went well together were grouped together. The waiter was knowledgeable and made good suggestions"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This is our third time experiencing Adelino's and I couldn't think it was possible to be even better than the last two times but I was wrong. The Prime Rib special was out of this world! Looking forward to the new grill menu coming in April. Our server said The chef is adding almost 40 new items to the menu. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We moved to Lafayette Indiana 2 years ago & have been trying different restaurants. Wish we had gotten to Adelino's sooner! Our server, Matt, was amazing. Even though relatively new to Adelino's, he answered all of our questions & anything he didn't know, he found the answer for quickly. He told us the history of the family as well (very interesting story!!) The menu is extensive covering both tapas and regular entrees. I had the lobster and shrimp fideo - large shrimp cooked perfectly and piping hot. Hubby had the Breast of Duckling cooked in an amazing sauce. Their garlic bread is delicious with hunks of baked garlic throughout. A wonderful experience and a delightful find. We plan to attend the cooking class offered as well :)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at Adelino's, and we really enjoyed it. Great food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended for a night out in Lafayette."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I drove through pouring snow to arrive a bit late for our reservations. We were shown to a lovely marble table set for numerous couples but we were the only ones there! Our waitress was excellent! Attentive, caring, capable, and on the spot with drink refills, asking if we were ok or if we needed anything, etc. The food was simply outstanding. Chef Rosa! Our highest compliments and thank you so much for the personal delivery of our dishes...steak and "bunny!" Other waiters, etc., made us feel at home and welcome. We even had a dessert, which at first looked too "skimpy" to share, but was in fact so sweet and rich, that the amount was JUST RIGHT! SWEET!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was spectacular and the food was delicious! We had a wonderful time, thanks!! =]"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there for Valentine's Day (a day early). Very quiet and good service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Our first experience at Adelino's was a wonderful one. The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. Our waiter and bartender were both extremely helpful. They seemed genuinely excited when discussing the menu and treated us in the friendliest way possible. It felt like we were among friends. The prime rib was excellent with a portion far larger than expected. We had a meat and a veggie rigatoni. Both were hearty portions and delicious. A house sangria was wonderful and potent. A classy restaurant we are sure to return to."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My family was in town so I took them to Adelino's. I go here whenever someone comes in town and gives me an excuse to, and it never disappoints. Everyone loves tapas, but there's also the option to have your own entrees. The waitstaff is always really personable, this is a major bonus this restaurant has over many others in town."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Male wait staff were all wearing hats. Mostly, perhaps all Fedoras. Interesting schtick. We ate before a symphony concert. Our server made certain all or our order could be prepared and served within our time parameters."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The great selection of tasty tapa's already made me come back a second time."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We celebrated two thesis defenses on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was hardly packed, so we had the whole place to ourselves and got great service. Our waiter was very good at keeping track of all the tapas and entree orders. Only (minor) complaint was that they ran out 2-3 items on the menu, which was surprising since they were light on customers that evening."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "This was our second visit and it was even better than last time which was fantastic! We had several tapas items that were outstanding. Our server was great and very helpful in timing the tapas dishes. Our wine was fantastic, from Spain and 1/2 price on Tuesday's which was even better. We will be back again soon with friends for a party on their "Chef's Table" can't wait."
    Dined on 11/11/2013