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About Adega Restaurante

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.

33 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Portuguese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Open at 5:00

Cross Street:
Yonge and Dundas

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 977-4338

Website:
http://www.adegarestaurante.ca/

Parking Details:
A public lot is located directly across the street.

Executive Chef:
Michael Da Silva

Private Party Facilities:
The private room accommodates up to 70 people. The private wine cellar can seat up to 20 people.

Private Party Contact:
Manny Botelho: (416) 977-4338

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Adega Restaurante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (25)
Romantic (22)
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Authentic (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tapas (7)
Casual (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Adega continues to impress me after many many years of exceptional culinary experiences there. I highly recommend this restaurant for an exceptional dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent dinner and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A first rate dining experience. Nestled in a cozy spot downtown. Food was superb. Service excellent. Great for romantic evenings.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had their Cataplana at Adega and it tasted even better than the ones I had in Portugal and the rosotto was creamy and flavuorful. Generous portions and friendly staff too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was impeccable, very attentive and cheerful. We love the familiarity even though it was our first time. Love the warm interior and well spaced between tables. We were at Sorel recently and despite the rave, we did not like the noise level there and the cramped tables. We absolutely loved the food at Adega and was very pleasantly surprised it was better than Chiado. The shrimp bisque was very delicious per hubby. I had the grilled sardines and it was perfection. Mom had the salted cod quenelles and it was perfect. We shared everything. For main, hubby had the specials Lamb chops ($42) and I had the absolutely delicious Saffron Seafood Risotto. Mom couldn't handle an entre herself and ate ours. She ate more than we expected for a 92 year old and she kept on digging into my risotto and raved about the Lamb 2 dozen times. She told my siblings about that world's best Lamb chop. Mom is a world traveler and has eaten in the best (River cruise, QE2, etc..). Wine was delish as well. Thanks to mom helping herself to our entres, we had room for dessert and coffee (yum). Hubby had the creme brulee and raved about it. I had the Medeira poached pears and loved it. It was cold and very refreshing. Mom also loved it all. I banned dairy and the restaurant was very accommodating towards my dishes. Please come to this lovely little gem. Sad I didn't bring my camera.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My Husband and I had dinner before a show and lived everything about our experience. The service was good and the food and drinks were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any foodies out there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The wine selection while not extensive had some great selections. We started with the mussels which were some of the best I've ever had. Was a bit concerned that the rest of the meal would be a let down after the mussels but the mains were just as good. I had the fish stew which was packed with different types of seafood in a broth that had just enough of a bite to make if interesting. My better half ordered the salmon with pineapple compote and she loved it as well. The creamy desserts and cappuccino were a great finisher. Highly recommend that you reserve a booth for a romantic dinner for 2 to 4 people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for my wife's birthday and enjoyed our time there. Great food and service. I highly recommend Adega and I'm looking forward to our next dining experience there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent and attentive service. Cuisine is superb and authentic with beautiful presentation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Dinner was nice. I had the fix prix chicken and my husband had the salmon. Thry were both excellent and great value. We will return.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service was excellent. All the wait staff were friendly and professional. We went for dinner before the theater and they made sure that we were served promptly without rushing us. We sat at a booth that felt very private and quiet. The food was very good but I was expecting more choices of traditional Portuguese dishes. All in all a great place for dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

great. excellent if you like seafood. went with a group, and it was possible to talk, and hear each other. reasonable priced.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent choice for eating out on a special ocassion. Pricing could be a bit more affordable

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We went here for our anniversary...great hospitality...greeted at the door, took our coats. Lovely little alcove to ourselves. Great food, good wine, quiet but attentive waiter. Decent prices. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We enjoyed Adega. It was our first visit. We both had the fish special. Service was attentive and helpful with the wine list, which was mostly Portuguese.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

One of my favourite restaurant experiences. The food was fabulous, the recommended wine delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. I will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Authentic Portuguese seafood dishes, cooked to perfection. Having traveled extensively on the mainland, in our opinion,
Adega's food, matched what we ate in Portugal. Our server, Christian from Lisbon himself, was efficient and friendly and recommended a wonderful Vino Verde for us. Our signature dishes, the seafood stew came with a wonderful tomato based broth, two kinds of fish salmon and a white fish, clams, squid and mussels, very tasty with the lovely local bread. Our other dish was grilled octopus, capers, bed of greens, potato and salsa was also cooked to perfection. Finished off with a wonderful port from the Douro region....will be back again next time we are in that area of Toronto.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. When we first walked in, it was not at all busy, so I was afraid we had made a mistake by going there. We were promptly greeted by Mario and shown to our table. Mario was attentive and explained menu and answered any questions. I chose the daily special which was Arctic Char. It was excellent! Nicely grilled and served with scalloped potatoes, and fresh veg which were served piping hot and cooked to perfection. The fish stew was also excellent. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Only down side for us was my husband asked the waiter for 2 checks, but he gave us one with the costs split. It was a really big deal, but our friends had wine and we didn't. It really wasn't a big deal, but More attention needs to be given to these kinds of request in future!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As a seafood eater there were tons of choices! I loved the Mediterranean octopus! Service was outstanding!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very cozy restaurant, our server Fernando was excellent and of course Food was amazing. The eggplant and mushroom soup was delish!!! The seafood stew and grilled octopus were great. Highly recommended!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto. Adega's always has the best fish dishes (flown in a few times a week from Portugal, think). All the food is prepared and presented perfectly.
The staff are friendly, professional and attentive. A great place.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very nice place, food was excellent we had the specials. Yellow fin and beef tenderloin. Both extremely good. It's not cheap but real nice for a special occasion. Service was top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very nice experience. They seated us in an alcove off the main dining area. The service was quick and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food , excellant service , wonderful ambiance

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food while in Toronto on business!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Appetizer: Petisco Platter, $35: 5/5, so delicious and really interesting mix of authentic food.

My Main: Cataplana Fresh Fish Stew, $32: also 5/5, delicious broth, and a lot of good seafood.

Her Main: Saffron Seafood Risotto, $28: 0/5... honestly some of the worst risotto either of us have ever had. No flavour, at all. It seemed like the chef just forgot to add any spices, including salt or pepper... We should have sent it back (20/20 hindsight).

Dessert: Dark Lindt Chocolate Mousse Cake, $8.95: 5/5, so rich with flavour, and amazing texture. I wish we got 2.

Wine: 5/5, great wine list, we really enjoyed our bottle.

Service: 5/5, great staff, very attentive and fantastic personality.

Everything was so fantastic, except the risotto, which was extremely disappointing and kind of soured the whole experience since my entree was just so much better than my girlfriends. I don't think we would go back, since we ordered the things on the menu that we really wanted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I didn't care for it my pasta was not cooked well and the seafood in it was over cooked.
Service was good and nice people but from my experience and that of my wife I would not recommend this restaurant

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our server was fantastic. We were seated in an alcove table which was a bit too datey for our friends get-together but it was fine. My pasta was just a bit too spicy for my liking but as for authenticity and freshness - it was spot-on. The vegetarian soup was just amazing as was the bread and olives offering.
Delicious wine and lovely atmosphere.
I recommend to anyone and everyone. Just check on the spiciness of the pasta as I was quite surprised by the heat but again the tastes were fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good place for a nice romantic dinner

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great attentive staff. Fantastic place for a date as you can actually talk at a normal level.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The black scabbardfish special is amazing.
Very attentive staff and an amazing overall service. Always looking forward to going back.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food, outstanding service. The food reflected Portuguese authentic cuisine.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Engaging atmosphere, special service and beautifully prepared food. And not overly expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 18, 2017

From the moment I walked in, until I left, the service was spectacular! I felt well taken care of. Every movement was coordinated by the staff and I was never wanting for anything. Of note, the muse Bouche and the Mediterranean olives and fresh bread were an amazing opener. But on a warm day, the sorbet offering was very flavourful!

I had the green salad appetizer and gruper main dish, and both exceeded expectations.

In short, a class act!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

A great lunch with some traditional Portuguese flavour.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It always amazes me how attentive and great the staff is. It was raining a lot and I had my parents with me, I called in advance to ask if they wouldn't mind running outside with an umbrella to pick them up from the car and I received an response "it will be our pleasure".
I always love the food and their fantastic service.
I am looking forward to my next visit.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try since we are planning our first visit to Portugal in 2018. The staff was mostly Portuguese (or perhaps Brazilian) and seemed to converse amongst themselves in Portuguese. It is on a quiet little street with several restaurants and is just east of Yonge Street. I started with the Bisque and then had the Octopus dinner. I enjoyed both, and the octopus had a similarity in texture to a lobster tail, but maybe a bit tougher. My other half had the daily soup special and the fish special dinner, which was Espada. He enjoyed everything as well. They also presented us with a complimentary tasting of something on a spoon-it was good, but I forget what it was? I had a large Steamwhistle draught beer, and he had a 9 oz glass of Portuguese white wine, which was a bit overpriced at $15.25, in my opinion. Our server and his young assistant were very attentive and made sure we had a great meal. When I told the waiter that we were going to Lisbon, he told me about a friend of his who has a tour/transfer service there and gave me a brochure. I may look into that as time gets nearer for a trip there. In conclusion, this place is definitely a 5. I may or may not return there on a future visit to Toronto since Toronto has so many good restaurants, but if you like Portuguese food and attentive service, this is a place to experience!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food at Adela was excellent. They had a great white port that they suggested for me. Both the appetizer and the main course were delicious. A great place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was ok

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