Adelmo's Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Hailing from Florence, Italy, Adelmo Banchetti started his career in the food and beverage world at the tender age of 16. His work took him all over the world from ships to hotels, and finally, Dallas, Texas , where he worked at the legendary Fairmont Hotel's Pyramid Room, the Mansion On Turtle Creek, and the Crescent Court Hotel. In 1989, he and his wife Eliza, who hails from the Mediterranean region, opened Adelmo's Ristorante to rave reviews. Their love of family, friends, good food and wines is reflected, to this day, at Adelmo’s. We feature cuisine inspired by the Italian/ Mediterranean region as well as the herbs, spices and grains indigenous to its shores. Made with the freshest ingredients. Now, the tradition continues with their children Andrew and Lauren on board . We continue to be family owned and operated and offer award winning wine selections and personalized service, all in a rare old world setting.
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1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The service was terrible. None of main dishes We’re above average. The ambience was nice however. The best thing we had at the table was the crème brûlée. It took a considerable amount of time for us to get our food, over an hour and a half. The server was easily agitated, and unwilling to be accommodating.

Adelmo's Ristorante
Responded on November 6, 2019

We are sorry to know that you did not enjoy your dinner. In your case, you requested a special pasta with a special sauce, and it was not what you had in mind. All our dishes are made to order, and your dish had to be remade and thus the delay. We are sorry again.

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S
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had incredible, attentive service. Server also made several recommendations that were spot on.

OT
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & awesome fancy interior setting

TS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Dallas Italian restaurant that offers superb service, tried and true recipes with great daily specials.

GH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer service was impressive the minute we walked in the door. Great wine choices and good food.

GR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just be aware that noisy groups can make it hard to hear your guests. Ask to be seated in another room if you notice a large noisy group seated next to you.

l
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is always professional and pleasant. The food is wonderful

p
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow
Fish was over cooked and mushy

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

LB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Though there were many empty tables in the main dining room, we were seated in a crummy table in the back room with a view into the kitchen.

P
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date or celebration destination. We have been enjoying Adelmo’s for over 30 years and continue to be amazed at the way they stay relevant with today’s newer restaurants . Some things never go out of style. Service, food done well and good value. Well done Adelmo’s!

RW
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful menu. Loved the Gavi wine and eggplant parmigiana. Grazie Mille.

MB
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Have eaten there 25-30.yrs. Lovely atmosphere. Top shelf food .

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose Adelmo’s because the ambience and quietude allows for conversation and a true European dining experience where people can actually speak with one another and dine, enjoying the quality food. It is one of the few restaurants in Dallas where one can savor the meal and enjoy conversation in the company of other diners who demonstrate decorum

J
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food! Fabulous service! Can’t wait to go back !

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. I’d highly recommend

CG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to excellently prepared food and exceptionally attentive service...there is always a warm, warm welcome by the owner.

This is what make a great restaurant and why I keep coming back!

MC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly. Adelmo’s went out of their way to make our first visit a splendid evening. Definitely will return.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pate, lobster ravioli, rabbit, Pacific sole, tiramisu and cannoli. Next time I would prefer not to have chocolate syrup drizzled on that fantastic cannoli.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had spectacular service. Came with a big group for restaurant week. Our waiter even worked with the chef to prepare something vegan for someone in our group. Everyone had a great time. The only issue we had was at the bar, but maybe because the bartender was new. They have happy hour until 9 and nice pours on wine.

R
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

90 percent of tables empty when we arrived and 75% empty when we left but we were seated at the worst table for four...smack in front of the kitchen door. And we reserved the week before. Had to ask to be moved and were disappointed at the lack of care by the owner. Very disappointed...have been going there for years.

J
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic Italian food. Great service!

PS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service amazing atmosphere. favourite place in dallas

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service but the food did take a bit of time getting to our table. But they gave us complimentary coffee and a dessert.

I
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a family-run restaurant with an excellent choice of dishes, wines and desserts. We had the brisket ravioli for appetizer and the Osso Bucco for the entre'. Both were outstanding.

ER
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and the overall experience was wonderful. Food was great , service was great and we really enjoyed the quiet ambiance! Looking forward to our next visit!

G
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Great wine list. Need I say more?

T
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came out for restaurant week and wasn’t disappointed. The waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. The hostess which I also thinks is family to the ownership of the restaurant was very kind and approachable. Portion size was perfect, not Texas size portions. The mango moscato was GREAT!

OT
New Mexico
75 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! Excellent service and good food. I had the new red wine from Due Santi, the University of Dallas own wine, produced on their Rome campus. Adelmo, one of our favorite Dallas’ restaurants.

C
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant Week afforded us the chance to test our palate. Adelmo's sounded god and was! Busy at 7pm on Saturday, but with reservation we were seated quickly. Get a reservation! Service excellent. Water, wine, condiments and meal served in timely manner with sufficient time between courses (not true in many places). The pate was outstanding and served as an ample amount with great fig perserves and dijon mustard. If you like pate, this is super. Mains served hot and together. Veal parmigiana very good with excellent tortellini. Wife had wonderful salmon with mushrooms, artichoke and tagliatelle in cream sauce. Portions all large. Cannoli for desert was very good; hard to find in Dallas. Someone heard us talking about our anniversery next week. A surprise desert appeared! Will return.

d
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining with Adelmo and family for years, they never disappoint, the food, service and atmosphere are always FANTASTIC! I would highly recommend Adelmos for friends get together to a date night slam dunk!

JB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we thought after seeing the owners, elderly and delightful personalities, that this was going to be a special evening. Alas, the couple in front of us, did not like their table (they had no reservations), so we got stuck with their crowded small table. We had reservations.
I inquired hoping the waitress would be able and suggest an entree. Maybe it was a bad night, but everything went down from there. It was the worst Italian Food in the city of Dallas. My wife, who wanted Octopus, ordered that dish on pasta. She specifically requested no clams. When her plate arrived, clams were mixed in the dish, and the presentation was horrid. There was a non breaded octopus piece on top and other stray octopus pieces around the plate. The waitress when she realized the error offered to send it back and fix it. My wife, not wanting to cause a scene just said she would make do, until the first bite was spit from her mouth. It tasted like the plastic part of an octopus leg and certainly lived up to it's appearance. Ten minutes later, we asked for the bill, kindly taking most of the food home. Before we arrived where we parked, we left the balance of the food in the trash for a homeless person to have a royal feast. Awful Experience. Not even 1/2 of a star. JB

SH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine by the glass. Beautiful setting. Very friendly and helpful staff. Creme brulee was especially delicious!

OL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was slow. We sat down at 7:30 P.M. They did not bring the dessert out until 9:30 P.M. We have to ask several time to have our water refill. There were six of us. We all agreed that the food was not very good: the appetizers were missed and hit - the bisque was good, the calamari was not so good, the terrine de pate was decent , the crab cake was good. The entrees (fish, veal parmigiana , Veal chop) were bland and cold.

OT
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interesting diverse food selections (ex. black spaghetti, rabbit, octopus, veal) in a very noisy but attractive setting, with hustling waitstaff

RR
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome! Service by our waiter Jonathan was outstanding. Best Italian food I’ve had in Dallas and as a former NYer, I am very fussy about Italian! I’ll be back!!

KR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We really wanted to love this place. For this price range, there are too many options to select from that are well worth the $$

MB
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waited after seated 90mins before entree came out. Device was poor. Don’t know why so slow ie kitchen, waitress etc but diminished the entire experience. Good was really great especially veal chop.

t
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Lobster Ravioli was cold. Food was not that great for the price.

R
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adelmo's Ristorante is a neighborhood gem!! It has to rate as one of the ten best Italian restaurants in Dallas. Try the Veal Parmigiana with Tortellini Marinara and Tim's Chicken Milanese, both delicious! The Cappuccino Pie is an excellent dessert. Adelmo stopped by our table and we had a nice chat!!