Adega Restaurante

4.6
791 reviews
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Portuguese-bent cuisine in the true center of downtown Toronto. Featuring fresh fish and seafood such as lobster, tiger shrimp, and octopus. The rustic Mediterranean atmosphere charms everyone. Private dining facilities are also available.
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JA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good; efficient and friendly. The veal scallopini was tough and my friends pork chop was dry.

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HF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Summerlicious lunch: had the sardines and squid - both did not have good flavours. Also tried my friend's veal, and it was a bit overcooked.

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RL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service - waiters very observant, friendly and excellent service

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M
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was summerlicious In Toronto. We were treated to a wonderful prefix meal.

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MP
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We did not realize we would be restricted to the Summerlicious Menu when we reserved. First courses and desserts were very good, can't say the same for mains. The veal was tough and rubbery, the Dorado was fishy. Disappointed for a restaurant where we've experienced exceptional meals in the past.

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BA
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time dining with a friend to celebrate both of our birthdays. Great service from Ricardo and team, nice food selection on their Summerlicious menu. Enjoyed our wine selection. Very pleasant atmosphere after the larger groups left. Would try Adega again.

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CA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Made the reservation on the recommendation of friends and based on Google reviews. Was not expecting Summerlicous menu. The grilled sardines was delicious, but my friend,s soup was barely warm. For mains,Two of us had the Veal Scallopini which was very tough and the third diner said the Tiger Shrimp had no flavour. The service was excellent, however the food was very disappointing.

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HM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants in Toronto. Food is always superb, as is the service.

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l
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the grilled sardines appetizers! Had the grilled squid & it was a generous portion as Summerlicious lunch goes - it was cooked just right. Will definitely come back

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GM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Snippy, harassed staff. Far too noisy. Food oversalted and oily.

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just caught by surprise with a fix menu - no mention of that on their website.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine recommendation and warm service.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was wonderful, but the food was a little on the "Meh" side. For the Summerlicious dinner, the Seafood Bisque seems a little too runny. The Veal Scallopini was very salty. Chocolate tart dessert seemed underwhelming, though the Creme Caramel was pretty decent. The Old Fashioned drinks had too many bitters.

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K
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good and tasty food. Highly recommend the grilled sardines and the grilled squid. So yummy!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, great experience!

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JT
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during Summerlicious. Had the Seafood Bisque, grilled squid, and chocolate tarte. Great ambience, service, and delicious food. I would definitely be back.

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GS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Servers were very kind and provided great recommendations for meals.

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k
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been there many times over the years and they've never disappointed me. The service is excellent and ambience is quiet and relaxed. There could be just a little bit more variety in the menu, but the food is tasty.

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F
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the wine!

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IS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent healthy food , nice decor and good service. We will be back.

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TB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here for our 30th wedding anniversary, and everything was perfect. It's a cozy restaurant, quiet, with plush booths. The food was quite good; my wife had a large piece of salmon, which she said was delicious, and I had fettuccini with scallops, and it was outstanding. The service was wonderful, very unhurried and very attentive. The reviews on Yelp were good, but when we arrived at our hotel and asked the concierge if she knew of the restaurant, she didn't. We corrected that and told her what a wonderful time he had.

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M
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for a special occasion in mid-June. The service was excellent. The food was good. We had soups, calamari, chicken, mussels, and pasta with shrimp. Everyone loved their meals. We had two bottles of a delicious white Portuguese wine that we loved. Only reason I gave it a lower rating was because it is really a wintertime place. Few windows and no outside space. But I imagine if you were there in the winter it would feel cozy and warm. We would definitely go back.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

1 major complaint, they forgot our food. It arrived over an after we ordered, many people who arrived after us, rec't their meals well-before. It was clear there was a major error made and no attempt to rectify.

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious - the staff are friendly and the restaurant is clean and wonderful ambiance!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, excellent food quality, excellent service

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AW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner, excellent location. Sardines and risotto just right

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I did much research before deciding on Adega for my birthday dinner with my wife. The good reviews and location helped in the decision.
We were very disappointed. The shrimp bisque was salty and had no taste of shrimp. My wife couldn’t eat it due to the saltiness. The Octopus and pork belly app was small in size. Just one tentacle! Taste okay. My wife had the mussels which were not fresh. We had the Cataplana fish stew which had the same broth as the Mussels. The rack of lamb was slightly over cooked for medium rare which is always what we order. Our server was very good and the house wine that he recommended was fairly good. The decor is dated but it may be the”Old world” look that they are trying to put forward.

Overall, we were disappointed bc we could have gone to some other Mediterranean restaurants that I did research on. Sorry that I picked this one.

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PB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service. The mushroom risotto was delicious.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We returned to Adela for our anniversary. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service was excellent with lots of attention at the right times. We had the sardines to start and both could not resist the cataplana!

We will return!!!

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

3 course dinner is excellent value. Would recommend signature squid as appetizer rather than main course.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent food. Highly recommend checking this one out - especially if you like seafood.

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a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The prix fix lunch was excellent, as was the service. We also enjoyed a lovely glass of Portuguese wine. I would go again and will recommend to friends.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great diner

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! The food, the servers make the overall experience some. I love going back.

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to this restaurant for many years and have never had a disappointing meal. This time I took a guest that had never been to Adega and is a vegetarian. She was extremely satisfied. Keep up the great work and dedication Adega team!

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not up to the reviews. Ok but nothing extraordinary. Waiter overly a Portugal salesman, food just ok, decor tired. Had hoped for much more given other reviews.

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NT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favourite seafood restaurant. The staff was attentive and the reception was warm. And the food was outstanding. A little gem on Elm Street.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service levels never disappoint. Always a great place to go for great food and wine.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a really nice meal with very good service and atmosphere.

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SR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world charm, attentive service and delicious food. What a perfect way to eat a meal.

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