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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romantic (30)
Authentic (28)
Cozy (27)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Tapas (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was excellent
The decor a little outdated like I was stuck in the 90s
Definitely would recommend this restaurant especially if you like fish it’s what the Portuguese are known for
Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Waterfront, Vegan, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching, Authentic, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was good, food was tasty. Only complaint is my pasta had sliced scallops so the restaurant could save money. I paid $24 for a small bowl of pasta that should have full size scallops and more bacon.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food itself was well cooked. My squid was amazing and all the desserts were great. The restaurant is louder than I prefer but you could still hear your group so it was okay. The decor was warm and inviting. We had to move tables unfortunately as they had some lights that wouldn’t stop flickering above us. There were bones in the fish we got and they did not do anything to make up for that so I wasn’t impressed there. It was nice however that all the staff were Portuguese and knew the wine list very well. Service was friendly but lacked steady pacing throughout the meal. All it all it was nice enough but not top of my list to return to.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had the winterlicious menu. Everything was delicious! Even our kids (18months and 4 years old) loved it, and cleaned their plates.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is a great place with a charming ambiance, fantastic service and a very distinct menu. The bisque and capon were absolutely delicious. I will recommend it and will definitely come again myself.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We tried this restaurant during Winterlicious. The food was very tasty but the portions skimpy. Overall the experience was pricey for what we received.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were very impressed with the food and service. We certainly will go back and taste other items on the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was my first time at Adega, but will definitely be back. The service was great, the food delicious and the restaurant was not overly loud, so you could still enjoy a conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

There were quiet booths and we sat in one of them. The waitering staff were very attentive and friendly. Lobster and crab bisque were rich in flavor. Our pasta and mushroom risotto tasted pretty authentic. Mixed sorbet and creme caramel were very delicious as well.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My friend & I always enjoying dining at Adega. We enjoy the excellent service & food. Waiters are informative and friendly.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is a wonderful experience I had. The food was great that did not let me down. I would like to suggest my friends to come.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent in every way. The food was delicious and just the right portions. The server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The ambiance was delightful and we were able to visit with our friends with out being rushed. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great experience.
Tasty food.
Wonderful service.
I will come again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food for a Winterlicious menu.

No compromise for quality.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had an exceptional experience. We were fortunate to have been given a very private little dining nook, that only improved on the experience. The seafood dinner was delightful, and the servers were highly professional, appropriately attentive without being intrusive, and had excellent knowledge of the menu options. This was a top notch experience, worthy of the price paid.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great evening! Loved the Grilled Squid appetizer and the Linguine with Tiger Shrimp! Creme Brulee was also fabulous. My husband loved his Sea Bream special but thought his chef's soup lacked some flavour; he wished he had had the Grilled Squid when he tasted mine. This was our 3rd-4thtime dining at Adega and we will definitely be back again. Our server, who was Portuguese, was outstanding! Very attentive to every detail! A very enjoyable evening! Highly recommend!

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cataplana was good, but not served very hot
Portion was more adequate for 1 versus sharing
Tasty but not as good as what we had while vacationing in Portugal
Overall the taster platter was very tasty and great selection

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant. Wonderful Portuguese wine list and knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Whenever in Toronto, Adega is a place we love to go. Sardines appetizer and Octopus special main course is my way to go. The seafood soup special is also always out of this world. Warm, charming staff and a great ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Grilled squid and octopus was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Service was fantastic as well.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointed with the fish soup

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Adega is the only restaurant in Toronto I would describe as "consistently amazing." I have been eating at Adega for years and it is my go-to special occasion dinner spot. I have treated friends and family (from around the globe) to dinner there and everyone comments on the hospitality, great food and great vibe.

They have honed the menu and still offer many (many!) specials. I appreciate a well edited wine list which offers reasonable prices for wines by the glass to bottles.

The Portuguese hospitality, seafood and wines are not to be missed whether you are visiting Toronto or are a native.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This restaurant is hidden gem. Great food very attentive service. If you like grilled calamari this is the place. Waiter was very knowledgeable about wine and cuisine. Manger/owner stopped by every table to ensure everyone was happy. We will be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing find while looking for a restaurant that wasn’t full of only red meat. The seafood was tasty and well presented. Service by Fernando was impeccable. Great wine too. Worth checking out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Warm, cozy and friendly with great Portuguese food!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Adega never lets me down. We had one seafood lover, one meat lover and one vegetarian and we all left very satisfied!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful food and exquisite service in a warmly romantic décor. A gem on Elm Street

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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 (Calgary)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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