Adelina's Bistro

4.4
598 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
The contemporary yet relaxed Adelina’s Bistro is where you’ll enjoy regional cuisine made fresh daily using the best local, organic produce. Given our location, you can also expect a hand-picked selection of superb Central Coast wines. The sophisticated and fun atmosphere encourages new friendships and lively conversation, and the food will delight all palates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm (à la carte)
Sunday Suppers: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (limited menu)
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Phone number
(805) 343-7510
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Charles Weber
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Private party facilities
The Wine Library will make your guests feel as though they have stepped into a winery’s private vintage reserve room. In a unique blend of culture and style, the Wine Library features serene front and back patio areas, private wine lockers, an indoor fireplace, and seating for up to eighteen. The Wine Library is the ideal room for private events, corporate meetings, wine tasting, or dinner parties.
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Cross street
Via Concha
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 598 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always wonderful...bartender, wait staff, and chef

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MM
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Both the food and service were excellent.

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p
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

We enjoy going to Adelinas however some of the same problems seem to continue; food takes a long time to be served and it is often just barely warm. Service is good; friendly and caring, however, it cannot make up for the mediocre kitchen. Dinner on Sunday was barely acceptable. Beef was tough and had lots of fat. Sauce was tasty.

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SM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very serene and relaxing restaurant right on the golf course. Very young staff but really trying to do an outstanding job. Great martini. Food was very good but my shrimp scampi pasta wasn’t as flavorful as I would have liked. Will definitely be back again and will probably try their steak.

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HW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale dinning at an inexpensive price. Good wine list. Very friendly atmosphere. Check out their happy hour and meal specials.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the quiet ambience at Adelina’s. We’ve been there for lunch and dinner. The ‘Millionaire’ Burger for lunch was scrumptious! The service was excellent. They offer a full bar as well. It’s in the Trilogy development on the Nesa. Highly recommended.

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J
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here for dinner the other night with friends. We were seated near the window which is one of our favorite spots in the restaurant. My husband had the steak with bearnaise sauce and it was good. I went back to my usual hamburger and it was good as always but needed more of the fried onions.

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D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food is exceptional.
Service is always on point. The pizza is very special.

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EJ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

No where on the website or open table review was it clear this was a restaurant inside a country club! That being said, the food and service were quite nice. Once we overcame our shock at the location, we enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent - heartfelt and friendly. If you happen to be in this area, it is worth a try. The outstanding feature was the pizza -- made by hand and it tasted that way.

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OT
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the live music tonight, Natalie Haskins. She was very good. I got the new pork chop with the huckleberry compote, it was phenomenal. My friend got fish and chips. He said the large pieces of cod were fried to perfection as were the fries. The Asian style cole slaw that came with it was also very good. We finished with the grilled brie with fig chutney and crostini. It was amazing. We will definitely be back for that. Our server, Lukas,was also excellent, very attentive.

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L
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is always nice at Adelina's, and the food is typically very good. Very briefly, we had: Fish-extremely fishy tasting; Prime Flat Iron Steak-cooked rare (by request) still a little tough, but good flavor; Rib Eye Steak-Very flavorful, but half of it was gristle and not consumable. The appetizer was the best: Baked Brie with Fig Jam, Roasted Garlic and Crustini.

The service was excellent, as usual. We will be back, but not in a hurry...

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G
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Cris, was personable and accommodating! Our meals were very good.

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, we split the fish entree & split a salad, both were delicious. We topped it off with the berry crumble cake on the recommendation of our waiter. He was very attentive & professional.

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

our dinners are always very good; however, one week I had the Ahi Tuna Salad and the following week it was totally rare. I should have asked to take it back but didn't want to create a scene with our friends. Although, they all agreed that it was definitely too rare.

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MB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great dinner. The Chile verde pizza is amazing. The sliders are good but next time will request they be cooked well done. Such a great place great atmosphere and food. Service is always amazing.

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KM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!. Ordered the cioppino special. Best cioppino I've ever eaten. Chef is very personable and comes out to check on patrons. Great, attentive servers. We will return!

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service has improved significantly in the last 6 months, the food is excellent, and the setting is great.

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MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usually. Michael was our server and did a great job. Very detailed about our order and attentive when we needed refills or plates taken away. Highly recommend the Salmon Sandwich and the Chile Verde Pizza.

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G
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to eat at Adelina's. Our servers are always friendly and efficient.

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S
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

What's wrong with this place? Actually, the question should be - What's RIGHT about Adelina's? Because the answer is: NOTHING! We arrived a bit early last Tuesday for the "Date Night" special (2 entrees and 2 glasses of wine for $50) for a 6:30 reservation, and were told - after being seated - that they were already OUT of the special! How can that happen? Well part of the reason is that the "famous" chef is not there after about 4:30pm every day. The sous chef is a great guy, but I believe the head chef is in charge of ordering supplies, etc. They were also out of other standard ingredients, e.g. anchovies for a salad.
On a previous occasion we ordered a couple of things "to go" including the vegetarian burger and one of the "new" salads. When we opened the burger box it was completely devoid of condiments: no lettuce, onions, pickle, tomato, mayo, mustard, ketchup, etc. - nothing! I guess we were lucky that it even came on a bun! The salad was just barely acceptable with about 8 leaves of romaine. When we asked about the lack of condiments on the burger, we were told that as they are served on a plate inside the restaurant, they put the condiments on the side of the plate; but that with a "to go" order there is no room in the box for the extras! Come on! That is SO dumb!

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K
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Are waitress name was Brittany and she was very attentive. All the wait staff and managers and maybe even the chef were very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised. We had the prime rib special and it was good and very reasonable. I had two of the trader Vic Mai Tais and wish I could I had more ha ha. They have a lot of specials going on during the week and if you live nearby I highly recommend.

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SG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a friends birthday tonight. Everything was perfect as usual!

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this amazing restaurant. If I were going to recommend anything onnthe current menu it would be the Ahi Salad and the Chile Verde Pizza. Amazing. They have a great atmosphere. Live music on some nights and a beautiful view of the golf course. Have a seat by the fire place while you wait or even to eat. Highly recommended.

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DH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Adelina's many times. Their food is consistently good and a good value. On Tuesdays they have a date night special which is pre-fix, including 2 glasses of wine, for $50 (that is for 2 people). Really great deal and good food.

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w
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wine list could better represent our Central Coast wines. Wines by the glass far too expensive compared to other comparable local restaurants. Food was good, but should have arrived hotter.

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JV
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was very awesome and the millionaire burger was the best. Cocktails were very nice. Service was top notch. I would love to return here it was worth every minute.

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VH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, our go to neighborhood Bistro. But very nice and a good place for an anniversary celebration. Friendly people, good food (some new additions to the menu) and good service. We will be back.

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I
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The location is beautiful and the restaurant is gorgeous. The service was fair. Waitress did not pour wine, just set bottles(2) on the table and left. We had to ask for bread and butter. I had the pork “porterhouse” and it lacked flavor. The food did not warrant the prices.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Really slow service. Not attentive. Never asked if we wanted refills or second glass of wine etc. Had to get up and ask them to clear our table and for a dessert menu. My son’s prime rib was probably 1/2 fat. Pizzas were good. Salads so-so, not very flavorful.

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VK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have come to your establishment often and brought many different people that were not aware you existed. They had a wonderful meal and in turn have come back or ask us to go back with them.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining, incredible atmosphere and Chef John was very personable. We also had dinner the next night, fish Friday 😍

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F
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have dined at Adelina's many times. In the beginning they had a wonderful chef and we were delighted with the menu. Over the years, they have gone downhill until this visit which convinced me they only have cooks-the chef is long gone. I ordered the Rib Eye Steak with Garlic Fries which was $35 and it truly was the worst steak I have ever had. It was grisly and overcooked. The fries were dry and tasteless. There was no "presentation" on the meal-it looked like someone had just slapped it on the plate. My husband liked his dinner, but it clearly was not presented as a "chef" would have done. I complained about my meal to the waiter and he sent over the manager who apologized and removed the charge from our ticket. He also gave us two free desserts which were quite good. I appreciate they didn't charge us but it will be a long time before we are brave enough to try them again. Unfortunately restaurants think they can get away without a good chef and they end up losing good customers.

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n
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A nice find closer to Santa Maria than Pismo. The ambiance is excellent and service very attentive. The food is good but not outstanding. All in all a nice meal but next time we might go further to Pismo.

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OT
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Grilled Brie and Crostini appetizer was out of this world. Topped with golden raisins, almonds and garlic. Definitely will be back for this.

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N
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location. Resort style ambience. Free freshly baked bread. Quality food. Their fired pizzas are like tou get in Italy. The decor is very relaxing with very tall ceilings.

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D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon added to the Artichoke pasta was really good. The Berry Crumble dessert was amazing!! Vanilla Bean ice cream....yummm!!

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I always go here for the prix fixe date night dinners on Tuesday ($50 for 2). It is a great deal and is very good for people who like quality meals without being overwhelmed by too many choices. Corkage fees are quite high ($20) and their own wine selection is still improving. However, they have great selection of barrel aged cocktails and more than most of the local area. I enjoy taking a walk down the golf course afterwards and is one of the few that have that opportunity near Nipomo.

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b
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu has some different things to choose from . Server was very good and attentive.

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S
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Oh my - Adelina's was worse than ever! I realize that the Bistro has a new group of wait-staff, but they need a training manual ASAP! It appeared that a training session/meeting was going on as we were served; but it still did NOT help.
I arrived for "Taco Night" last Thursday, and started off with a very WEAK, way too SWEET Margarita, and moved on to the tacos. The "Ahi" tuna tacos were very dry and over-cooked with a teeny-tiny dab of a sauce. When I asked for more salsa, a small amount was offered, and then I was told that the kitchen was short of sauce, and couldn't offer more! There were MAYBE 5-tables of diners total at 6:30! Why wasn't the kitchen prepared for the Taco Night "onslaught"? The whole set-up seemed strange - where was "Chef" Charles?

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SC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

OMG, this was the worst meal we had via recommendation from OpenTable. We went to the Mars Insight Launch and stayed in Santa Maria and decided to go to dinner with friends not too far from our hotel.
My husband ordered the swordfish, it is not fresh served with linguine in a sea of can tomatoes sauce. I ordered the artichoke pasta with roasted tomatoes and parsley pestos. It came out with no flakes of green. The artichoke tasted like it came out from a cane (that sour taste and mushy), the pasta was stocked together. I guess the cook did not even bother to toss the pasta in the sauce.
The only one thing went right in this meal was the Twoney Pinot noir bottle from wine list which was not offered to us at the beginning, that we order after tasting three undrinkable wines from the dinner menu.
This restaurants in a Trilogy fancy/golf club. I should have known. But I was relied on open table rating. Our bill was $300 for a mediocre meal. The service was good.
Just don’t go here people.

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