Adelina's Bistro

4.2
582 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via Concha
Additional
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 582 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

My husband said his pork chop was the BEST he has ever had. Cooked to perfection with a delicious glaze. I had the steak salad, which was very good, but too much dressing for my taste. Just ask for dressing on the side or ask for it to be lightly dressed. Great margaritas!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good neighborhood restaurant for lunch or dinner, very consistent on food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Every time we go we are never disappointed, the chef even came to our table

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We eat at Adelina's Bistro often and we always enjoy the food. I'm not sure when they added "entertainment" to the Sunday Brunch but in the opinion of our party( which included out of town guests) we would have preferred to have no music with our pleasant meal. Yesterday, 4/29/2018, the guitar soloist was way too loud. We were seated at our favorite table with a lovely view of the neighborhood and the golf course which is almost as far as we could be seated from him and still we could not hold a conservation with each other because of the loud music. We ate as quickly as we could so we could finish and get out of there. Not the way we like to entertain friends who visit us at Trilogy/Monarch Dunes.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. The hostess greeted us by name, based on the reservation. Very attentive service by all of the staff. The live music was a nice touch for dinner. We had pizzas for our party, they’re delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The service was extremely slow. There was a prom event so I’m sure that had something to do with it. However I would expect that they would bring in more help on an expected heavy evening!!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Dinner was good, but portions smaller than before and service was just ok

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good food, good service, great view of golf course from window seating.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Adelina's Bistro is located in the Trilogy development in Nipomo, CA. The facility is new within the last year or so. Very nice clean look and feel. Not a Huge menu but the choices run from salads to sliders and other starters on up to sandwiches, and even pizzas, light dinners and more. They usually have a special. Their wine menu list is certainly or you can pay a "corkage" fee and take in your own. They also have a full bar. Service is very good and you are not rushed. It is also a good idea to make a reservation before you go there--there are times when they get busy. The atmosphere is very "lay-back." You don't have to spend a lot of money for an enjoyable lunch or dinner. I have been there several times and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great golf course view, indoor/outdoor fireplace with comfy seating. Everyone had something different to eat, but it was all really good. They are know for the Monarch Burger, but I love the turkey burger with ailoi dressing.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Came in tonight and had an amazing pork chop. The guy at the table next to me had ordered one of their signature Barrel Aged Cadillac Margaritas. He yelled at his server and said " it was unacceptable, and the worst drink he had ever had" well naturally that piqued my interest, so I ordered one. That man was so wrong. It was one if the best margaritas I've ever had. My table ended up ordering 5 amongst all of us and we all agreed it was fantastic. Definitely will be ordering this again!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent as usual. The view is mainly why we go there, but the food is always very good. We really enjoy the live music with Sunday brunch.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was excellent, service very attentive but slow to get meals . They were not busy at all, only six tables were full and we were there for nearly two hours. there was only three people in our party.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Took a while to get a drink at our table. Prime rib was large, but cold. Been there before and it was fine. Order the pizza, it was great.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Came for the live music during Sunday Brunch. The entertainment was very good, and the Chicken Fried Steak and the Warm Pear Tart were definitely worth coming back for

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