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Adriatic Grill - Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar
Adriatic Grill - Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar

Adriatic Grill - Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.adriaticgrill.com
  • Email: adriaticgrill@comcast.net
  • Phone: (253) 475-6000
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH: Mon - Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm DINNER: Sun - Thurs: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Dining Room, 11:00 pm Bar Fri - Sat: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Dining Room, 12:00 am Bar HAPPY HOUR: Everyday 3:00pm - 6:00pm & 9:00pm - close Sunday All Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Owner Bill Trudnowski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: 1/2 Price Bottled wine every Sunday! Happy Hour all day Sunday in our Wine Bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 38th St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Abundance of parking in front, on side and in back of restaurant. Handicapped parking located on North side of restaurant.
A word from Adriatic Grill - Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar
Adriatic Grill Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar is brought to you by a team of owner/operators with passion for food, wine and hospitality that exceed every Guest's expectations. Chef Bill Trudnowski has been a chef in the Seattle-Tacoma area for over 20 years. With his wife, Monique, they have partnered with longtime friend and restaurant owner, John Howie, and award winning Sommelier Erik Liedholm to bring you a restaurant that has a rich environment with European style and family run restaurant hospitality. Adriatic Grill features a lunch and dinner menu influenced by the many countries surrounding the Adriatic Sea. Th menu uses local products when in season and menu items are made fresh daily using the highest quality ingredients from hand made pizza dough to desserts. Award winning Master Sommelier Erik Liedholm brings a balance to all food selections with his hand picked wine list, featuring a variety of wines from both Washington state and Italy being offered.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was magnificent and the wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. The Italian Banana Split is not to be missed for dessert."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our server was great. Very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is excellent, though the restaurant is very loud (we had to shout across the table to each other because of the noise level) and a table by the window looks out onto the parking lot."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have to give it to the cooks, they really do know their stuff. I ordered the veal chop and let me tell you that it was the juiciest piece of veal that I have ever had in my life we'll seasoned and tender. I also recommend the Italian sodas. I was able to combine the offered favors for Jo extra charge. I do recommend having reservations though as the place seems like it can get very crowded."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is the second time I have been to the Adriatic Grill and I was thoroughly pleased with the experience! From the moment we walked through the door we were met with a kind hostess, and taken care of by a superb waitress who was attentive and yet not overbearing. The food choices were plenty without being cumbersome. All of the food came in a timely manner. and most importantly, tasted great! We were even visited by Chef Bill at our table who asked how our food and experience was. I love this place! The only reason we don't go more often is that we don't live in Tacoma. If we did, we would be back more consistently."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my husband's last day in the Army and because we had made reservations, they had set a table for us with rose petals and little glass beads. I was SO pretty. The food was amazing (love the chicken canneloni) and the service was great. I forgot my reading glasses and the server loaned me his! Above and beyond!! Highly recommend A.G. for anyone wanting good food and great atmosphere... and unlike the next door restaurant, you can actually talk to your company because the music isn't too loud!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. We had a party of 8... our food was wonderful & service impeccable. Maybe we are just getting old but the dim lighting and small print made the menus difficult to read. Other than we will be back soon. Thanks Chef Bill!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Their signature dishes are consistently world class from lunch to dinner. The table bread sets the standard of excellence, and don't forget the lentil soup to go with it, and from their it gets better. Yes, its a favorite and priced correctly for the average person. Thanks Chef Bill."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant a few times. I love the atmosphere and the people in this establishment. I have had pizza, chicken blt, and a few various other dishes. Definitely will go again soon!!!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was amazing! A little on the spendy side, but the food and evening with my husband on date night was worth it. The service was good, but I wish the waitress would have stopped by our table a little more often. I think she was pretty busy though, as it was a Saturday night. All in all it was a lovely experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First timer @ AG. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The service was excellent, food was served hot and was also excellent. Chef Bill was up front greeting folks or wandering around talking to people at their tables. I had the cioppino it was hot and full of seafood including at least a dozen clams. My wife had the chicken fettuccine alfredo. The portions are very generous. I struggled to finish mine and my wife took home about half of her order. I would most definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went for Vday, had a reservation for 9Pm, still waited 20 min to seat, almost an hour and a half for dinner, and when it came out it was wrong! no lobster so the decided shrimp would be fine (without saying anything or comping any on the tab). I get that it was Vday and they were busy but the service was pretty substandard comparatively, and esp for a $145 tab (app, two dinner, three mixed drinks)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We felt very welcome and our waitress was wonderful (Becky). The food was delicious and a great spot for higher end food in Tacoma."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food and service were good a bit pricey, but the service relaxed atmosphere and taste of the food made it worth the extra money."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Meals were very good. Was disappointed that there were not more dinner type choices on the menu. Server and all of the staff were very friendly."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I am not an Italian lover but as it turns out I don't have to be. Good menu choices. Great food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My girlfriend & I dined here on Valentines night. We had booked a table through opentable & scheduled it for 08:30PM. We arrived at 08:25PM and were told that there would be a slight delay. We didn't mind and the wait gave us an opportunity to look through the menu and decide what we would order. About ten minutes later we were seated at a table designed for four, so that gave us extra chairs to place our coats on, which was nice. We were seated next to a door, but that was never used, so it was not an issue. Every table was full and the wait staff were very busy, but very friendly. Food arrived quickly, it was hot and tasted very good. We wanted an almond Italian soda to share, but were informed that there was no almond syrup left."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my wife here for Valentine's Day. I gave everything 5 stars but overall a 3. Why would I do that you ask, because there isn't a section that covers the kitchen time. We were seated promptly at our reservation time but it took almost an hour and a half to get our food. This was a bit bothersome considering we kept seeing people who ordered after us get their meals. We didn't let that spoil our occasion or spirit. Our waiter, Sean, was excellent. He was very apologetic for they very long delay and I could see genuine frustration on his face everytime he came back to apologize. He was a definite bright spot in our experience and had he not handled the situation the way he did this would be a far more scathing review."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Chef Bill and his high-energy wife, Monique own and run this beautiful restaurant. The food and service are excellent. We would recommend Adriatic Grill and anyone who loves excellent food made with the best, fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is by far the best Italian food around Tacoma. We've been here many times with and without our children. Every visit has been fantastic! The staff is quite helpful when food allergies are involved."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was great and the champagne toast along with truffles made it more special. Thanks for everything!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • ""Jessica", our server, was absolutely wonderful. She was knowledgeable, helpful, & exceeded our expectations of service. The food was delicious, & the choices were plentiful. We made reservations for three to celebrate my son's 18th birthday, & I requested a booth (online) for our seating. We were immediately ushered to our booth upon arrival, & Jessica asked about my son's birthday first thing. We also received a complimentary chocolate sundae dessert with well wishes. Additionally, the Adriatic Grill honored my retired military status with 10% off of the total bill! I can't say enough about the food, service, location, and amenities we've been lucky enough to enjoy with this restaurant. We all will be returning to enjoy it again. :^)"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was on point. I will be returning."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Our food was very bland. The seafood was overcooked and tough. The prices were quiet high, especially for the quality and quantity of food we were served. We have teenagers. They eat just about anything. No one wanted the leftovers. The only reason there were any leftovers is because the food was so unseasoned and overcooked that we really just lost our appetite. The service was really close to the food. We were out of water and or pop for most of dinner and every time we looked for our server she seemed to be no where in sight. I don't recall that she ever did come and check to see how we felt about our meal or if we needed anything else. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Me and my wife ate dinner here on Saturday Night. I was very impressed by their menu which led to our decision to try it out. Initially I was expecting a little more of a "fine dining" atmosphere when we arrived based off what I read from their menus options, and the actual restaurant was larger than I expected. But I got over that pretty quick cause the food and service was fantastic! Drinks were great, our app arrived quickly and was delicious... My wife has a gluten free diet which they were happy to accommodate (they have several gluten free pasta options they can put into any dish). I had the veal chop, it was superb. I highly recommend this place, we will be returning!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I met two friends for lunch here the other day. No one in our party had been here before. We were greeted warmly and once seated, started talking and our waiter did not push us to order. He instead took our drink order and checked with us from time-to-time until we were ready. We were "catching up" after a long time so it was much appreciated. The menu choices were varied and we thought the price points were very reasonable. The food was really, really good (the wine too!) and exactly what you'd expect from an Italian grill. We will come back."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I have been here before so when I wanted a great spot with excellent food, service and ambiance Adriatic Grill is the place I chose. The food is always great with a good selection of favorites as well as different things you won't find elsewhere. The service is always great and you will always see the owners greeting the guests."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This is the closest thing you'll find in Tacoma that is anywhere near real Italy. Great food all around."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "one of the few places I could get a table for 10 on New Years Day for lunch. Our crowd had mixed reviews but mostly on the good to very good range. The mozza balls sauce was nicely spiced. Things that were fried had a nice crunch and not overly greasy. Apps were large enough to share and so were some of the lunch dishes. All in all, a good spot for family when the get together is more important than the food."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "As always the food was excellent. We love to go here for dinner with friends. Nice atmosphere and great food. Our waiter was having an off day as we had to request an additional drink instead of her offering, and then we had to ask again when she forgot to bring it, but other than that, we had a fabulous time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great dinner and service at Adriatic on NYE after requesting a table change. We were initially led to a table next to the main thoroughfare in the restaurant when there were plenty of tables available in the restaurant. Our experience would not have been good had we remained in that location. My girlfriend had to request several table changes before we finally got to a table that was suitable for the evening between us."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I have food allergies and I always go to Adriatic Grill to satisfy my craving for good food While keeping me safe from harmful allergic reactions. The food is fresh, expertly prepaired and delicious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The meal and ambience were equally excellent and satisfying"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Dinner was wonderful, service was excellent. I know why we keep going back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "You can always count on great food and service at the Adriatic Grill. We have always had great experiences and look forward to returning time after time."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Relatives were here from out of town and they were subjected to a terrible dining experience. The table adjacent to us had two kids about 6 and 7 yrs. old. They literally played chase with each other around the restaurant for a good 20 minutes. Our waitress was unhappy about it, but did nothing to stop it. Nobody, not even the manager, said anything to the family with the kids. The waitress knew absolutely nothing about which wines to recommend even though the restaurant has signs plastered all over saying they've won awards for their wine. To top it all off, the food was average to below average. Miserable evening altogether."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "I've enjoyed going to Adriatic Grill since it opened. I've never been disappointed with the food. They do a great job with the typical Italian entrees, but they also have some wonderful unusual ones like the spagetti squash dish. A great dining out experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We love this place and chose to share it with our friends over the holidays. We have become friends with the owners and many of the staff. We got a new server (2 weeks) that made our experience challenging. The good thing is we returned the following day, with a different group of friends and had the same waiter. A 200% improvement in service."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "This was are first time and I have to say, surpassed my expectations both in quality and portion size. Staff was good. Very busy for the Holiday Season, so we would definitely go back when not so busy. Great experience!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "A bottle of Maryhill wine and a half dozen escargo began what was a nice celebration. The cioppino was excellent, the service was perfect, and the sorbetto topped off an enjoyable dining experience. This was our 2nd time here and definitely will not be our last."
    Dined on 12/19/2013