Adesso on the Hill
Nice atmosphere, ample menu choicesLiked the atmosphere and service, top notch.
Wine list looked lengthy, full and moderately expensive.
Very nice choice in offerings in all categories and not run of the mill. Food was a bit bland in several cases, but tasty.
Bread was Italian, but very white and not dense or hearty as expected.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice addition to the Hill's bestThis was our first visit to the "revived" Adesso.
The menu is a little different than elsewhere on the hill, a nice change of pace.
We started with an antipasto that was enough for the three of us.
Cresta de Gallo (house specialty) and was very good. Pappardelle with beef was also good, but I though the noodles were doughy. Portions were generous.
Desserts were good enough to keep you from walking over to Pastiche!
Service was fine - our young server was friendly and efficient. She greeted another couple who were repeat customers - nice touch.
A good addition to the other top choices on the hill. My wife has it on her list of favorites with Siena and Pane & Vino. I am not quite there yet, but maybe with another visit.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit, will ReturnVery much enjoyed our first visit. The server was very accommodating to our food allergies and the food was great. Romantic setting inside also.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining ExperienceThis was our 5th visit to Adesso. Unpretentious and relaxing are two words to describe the overall ambiance. Just a very relaxing atmosphere. The food is first rate and the service is perfect. We brought business associates from California and they still talk about their experience at Adesso.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAdesso still does it right!Just a quick bottle of wine (nice list for any wine fans out there) and a couple of pastas on a quiet night, no muss no fuss. Service and food right on point as always. Nice lobster ravioli special.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful meal withHad a wonderful meal with lovely service. Everyone was attentive and pleasant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant. We arrivedVery nice restaurant. We arrived a bit early and had a drink at the bar. The bartender and wait staff were very attentive. The meals were excellent - my husband loved his veal chop. We will definitely visit again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, freshFood was very good, fresh homemade pasta, seafood, and steak around the table. Not the best italian food I've had, but right up there.
We showed up jeans (nicely dressed, but jeans nonetheless) and felt a bit out of place. Definitely a more formal clientele. Also, was a bit pricier than I expected and compared to others in the area. Not outrageous, but just something to note.
Overall, though, good food and I would definitely go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service outstanding,Food and service outstanding, love the wine list.
Would like to give service an extra star this time around; when we forgot our credit card the Manager dropped it by our house on his way home.
Thanks for another terrific meal!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur expierence at Adesso wasOur expierence at Adesso was very positive. Our server was probably one of the best I have ever had in 50 years of dining in providence. The food was varried and exceptional, we wern't hurried and this made for an fantastic evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe plan to return many times.We plan to return many times. A great menu, with wonderful antipasto (they made a special plate for our party of five). Every diner at our table loved their entrees. Their signature dish, Cresti di gallo, is superb. Overall quality, on a par with Al Forno and Capriccio, but much less expensive, and they take reservations. Also, the charges for drinks and wine are very reasonable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. ItThe food was very good. It got busy after we ordered and it took a little longer to get our food...however,Netherlands waiter was very attentive.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were outstanding. I love broiled Veal Chops, and have eaten them in many New York and Rhode Island Restaurants. The one served here ranks right at the top of the list. My Guest,s appertizer of Sauteed Mushrooms, which I have never seen served by themselves as an appertizer course were fantastic. 3 or 4 different types of mushrooms served with a butter, garlic, and olive oil sauce. Superb. Definitily will return4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I remember theMy wife and I remember the O.G. off of Thayer and were very happy to learn of the new place opening up on our beloved Federal Hill. We arrived at 6:00 and were greeted by a very pleasant hostess who took us to our table which was right where I had hoped to sit. Our waiter arrived to offer us a drink while we looked over the menu, which is a very nice selection of anything you would want or need. We had to have the shrimp wrapped in italian ham,it was awesome to say the least. My wife had the Sea Scallops over Arugula,and I had the steak tips over Parpadelle. The meal was great everything came out hot and the Scallops were tender and presented with a nice sear. My food was great as well with a rich demi-glaze that rocked! Going back soon..3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Times & Great EatsI really enjoyed my time here, especially the seafood pasta dish. Plenty of food on my plate so I could enjoy it all again the next day. Love that!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were fans of Adesso beforeWe were fans of Adesso before and glad to dine there again. Of course we will be back. The only reason it was quiet was because it was Good Friday so it wasn't too busy3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here based on otherFirst time here based on other reviews and a friend recommendation. Awesome find off the busy Main Street on Federal Hill. Great bar and good wine list. Staff was all very friendly and attentive. Complementary valet parking is a huge plus.
The food was excellent. My party was 4 and none of us had one single compliant, everybody loved it!
We'll definitely go back for more!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great night at Adesso.We had a great night at Adesso. The food was wonderful, the service was friendly and accommodating, and the prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are hooked. Service, food,We are hooked. Service, food, wine list all get the highest of marks, especially in their price point. Thanks for another great dining experience, and we'll see you on Easter Sunday!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Fresh and delicious!Excellent! Fresh and delicious! Love the wines by the glass selection.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant! TheLove this restaurant! The decor, the service, the food is great! This was our second visit. We can't wait to go again when warmer weather arrives.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodFood is great and so is the service. Just wished it was busier.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I arrived onMy husband and I arrived on a "pouring rain" night and our car was quickly whisked away by a smiling valet. We stepped into the dining area and were warmly greeted by the hostess. Then off to our table which faced the open kitchen and also a window. We shared a delicious hot artichoke appetizer and both had the black pepper linguine entree' and liked them both enough just to go back and order them again. A very relaxing dining experience that we will return again.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Adesso and itFirst time at Adesso and it was terrific. Went with friends and we all enjoyed our entire experience.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great find. FoodThis was a great find. Food was absolutely fantastic, to the point where my wife stated "this is the best meal of my life". The service was top notch as well. A tip of the hat to you folks.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time here. FoodOur first time here. Food was very good and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMloved it. party of 4 andloved it. party of 4 and ordered 4 different entrees. all were fabulous. loved the mushroom crostini. lobster ravioli special was superb.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, serviceThe food was excellent, service was very good, the way it was timed was appropirate as well.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and ambiance.Great service and ambiance. We were there on a Monday night for a business dinner and it was not too crowded or loud. Nice selection of wines on the list in a good range of prices. My colleagues ordered from the special Italian menu and enjoyed their choices, including dessert and cappuccinos. Have been there before and would go back in a heartbeat!2/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThey were so accommodating my husband is a big bruins fan and they set up a special table for us so he was able to see them play on TV
The menu is excellent with traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE AdessoAbsolutely Love Adesso, glad you're back! Since you've reopened we cannot get enough of the great food & service! As big of fans of Adesso as we are I have to say we love the new location & the atmoshere its so warm & inviting. We are loyal customers & what we love best about the "new" Adesso is everyone is friendly & its more of a family run restaurant this time around & that is a big plus. The personal attention they give their customers is fantastic! Blaze's daughter runs the front desk & she has so much pride in her family's restaurant. You need anything ask Wendy she will help you any way she can & not just her the rest of the staff is very accomodating to your every need! Way to go, keep up the great work!2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as always! GreatAs good as always! Great crab cakes! The right amount of spice and lots of lump crab. Paired with a delicious glass of Ripasso. Love the new wine selections.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food beautifullyDelicious food beautifully presented. White tablecloths, candlelight, excellent service. We were there on a Tuesday night so there was no issue with noise.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience withGreat dining experience with quality food, good service, and great atmosphere. Came highly recommended and would also highly recommend it ourselves to others.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad you are back. LoveSo glad you are back. Love the food especially Cresto d'Gallo. But everything else is delicious too.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIm usually not one to writeIm usually not one to write reviews but this place was great! The food was amazing! Some items on the menu I have never seen before and it was delicious! Great service and great wine selection. I will definitely be going back.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian menu....GreatHad to write this to tell about the Italian menu. We've been on a saturday night before but after the hostess told us about the Italian menu they have just for 3 days we had to try it, we figured if their regular menu is so great the Italian has to be too, we were not disappionted at all. We've eaten at many Italian restaurants but this has topped them all, both menus of course. Meatballs fantastic, the italian gravy to die for just the right ingredients in both. The bolognese sauce was delicious, probably the best I've ever had and the wedding soup tastes just like my grandmother use to make. This is a must try new menu for Adesso. Of course service was top notch like always, 2 times we had Michelle shes fantastic! We will be back!1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great! We wereEverything was great! We were 5 people and dined on New Years Eve. The food, service & atmosphere just everything was fabulous! From the moment we pulled up with the valet service, great, when we greetd by the hostess which she was lovely, personable & extremely attentive to us. Our waitress Michelle was fantastic and the food well that speaks for itself absolutely amazing! We had one of the best new years eve ever and cannot wait to go back! (wrote this late because we just came back from our vacation) Just could not wait to tell everyone about Adesso and if you havent been yet you better go it was absolutely fantstic!!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Italian restarauntI love this place! My wife and I have been to a lot of places on Federal Hill here in Providence, but we always leave Adesso happy. The food is incredible from their appetizers to desert, and the prices are very reasonable. They don't skimp on the ingredients, and you will likely need to brown bag some of whatever you ordered for another day. The appetizers are appropriately portioned, the main courses are huge and savory, the wine list complete, and deserts appropriately sinful. The serving staff has been wonderful every time we've been there, and the valet service is quick, easy, and so much better/easier/cheaper than driving around looking for an available spot. We love it and they will get our business for years to come.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot! Food and serviceGreat Spot! Food and service was friendly, timely and served HOT! From the first call to make the reservation with George who was great and very accommodating to the whole staff. Our visit was great and we will return. I would highly recommend.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMOur waitress, Tristan, wasOur waitress, Tristan, was quietly competent and very nice.....it was a snowy night when we went and the dining room was very quiet. Nice menu and wine selection...we will be back and may book a monthly dinner group that we organize, as well.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMBusy night during the HolidaysBusy night during the Holidays and food and service were spot-on as usual. Love the wine list, George at the door has given us several great recommendations. Office holiday party went off without a hitch, fat clams casino were a big hit. We will be back soon!12/28/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat Food - Great ServiceWaiter Robert O'Dell always take great care of us.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AMWill definitely go back...We had a business meeting here with some of our colleagues from Taiwan and Switzerland and the food and service were both fantastic. The owner seated us and told us the history of the restaurant (because we asked) and showed so much pride in her family's business. The server was attentive and accommodating. But, most importantly, the food was delicious, well timed and appropriately priced. Thanks for a wonderful evening!12/11/2012 12:00:00 AMSo glad to have Adesso onSo glad to have Adesso on Federal Hill. Love the Cal-ital menu, a nice change from the same-old same-old veal parm the rest of the neighborhood does. Great wine list, office holiday party was a huge hit, Thanks Adesso!12/9/2012 12:00:00 AMlooking for authentic Italianlooking for authentic Italian food this is the place home made pasta12/7/2012 12:00:00 AMNew menu is GreatWent back for the new Italian Menu,1 word FANTASTIC! There was 4 of us, we all tried something different(this way we can all taste each others) The hostess, which is the owners daughter told us this is her dads cooking & recipies, she remembered us from saturday night, she by the way, is also fantastic! I will not eat meatballs anywhere, well I was wrong because these were the BEST meatballs I ever had, the Bolognese sauce fabulous, the veal saltimboca scrumptious & chicken francese`delicious & we started with Italian wedding soup great! You have to try this menu but I believe its only available Mondays & Tuesdays. Well done Adesso, AGAIN!!12/4/2012 12:00:00 AMAnother delicious mealThis is our favorite restaurant...a definite must try if you've never been!! Another delicious meal!! THANK YOU!!!12/3/2012 12:00:00 AMDeliciousI usually do not fill out these surveys but I want to let everyone know how great our dinner was at Adesso on the hill. A definite on your "to do" list! Everything was Delicious! We cannot wait to go back. Thank you Adesso for another great meal!!!12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat Job!!This was our 1st visit to Adesso. We use to frequent the old location on the Eastside and had just found out they had reopened. I wish we knew sooner (heard about this on Facebook and booked on Opentable) it was excellent! The food, our waitress and even the hostess all were excellent! We cannot wait to tell all our friends that they have reopened! The personal attention you get is great, they treat you like family not just like a patron. We loved it and would highly recommend Adesso on the hill. Do not miss out on this neghborhood gem because if you do, your missing out on alot! Great job and we cannot wait to go back and next time will be a monday or tuesday to try their new Italian menu that is all made by the owner himself. EXCELLENT!11/24/2012 12:00:00 AM