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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

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (29)
Romantic (26)
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Authentic (22)
Cozy (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tapas (9)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Casual (4)
Spicy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (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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·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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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Disappointed with the fish soup

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 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 23, 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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·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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·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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