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Adesso Bistro

420 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
Thank you for your interest in Adesso Bistro.

We are currently closed for Kitchen Renovations. We will re-open soon.

Adesso Bistro in Vancouver, British Columbia serves up modern Italian cuisine in a lovely setting. It also features a cocktail & wine bar.

Due to high demand our garden patio is set to accept on a first come first serve basis after 6pm. All table seatings have a 1.5 hour allotment, unless there's more than 6 people.

If you have a group over 6 please contact us directly.

We look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Monday: closed (group bookings accepted)
Dinner: Tues-Sun, 5 to close

We are currently closed for Kitchen Renovations. We will re-open soon.
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Phone number
(604) 568-9975
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AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking

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Public transit
Take the #05 Robson bus to the Denman and Robson Street stop (approximately 10 minutes). Once you exit the bus, walk south on Denman Street for ½ block until you reach Haro Street. Turn right onto Haro Street and walk for 1 ½ blocks to reach the hotel.
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The perfect venue to host your corporate event, wedding, reception, or large group parties.

The restaurant is licensed for 90 people inside and 40 people on our garden patio.

Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 420 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 6 days ago

I went to Adesso on Valentines Day, 2018. The ambience was reletively good, but the lights dimmed all of the sudden, rather than gradually, which threw me off a bit. The service was good for the most part, but the waiter changed three times, and got confused if we had had our meals yet or not, and almost brought them to a different table. While eating, we noticed the table across from us had the same problem. The food was really good, but the portions were tiny. At first I thought maybe they would slowly get bigger, but it wasn't the case. I left feeling hungry! When we got the bill, the machine didn't prompt for a tip, which was strange so I told the waiter. He didn't know why that happened, so maybe it was just a malfunction. All in all, the experience was pretty good, but not anything over the top awesome. probably wouldn't go back, even though the food was really good.

jemforshort (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved the restaurant, the food, the service. Might have been a one off with two large parties being there, but it was extremely loud.
Food was fantastic

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service and lovely food! We had an amazing time!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

birthday for my sweetie. Adesso was wonderful as always. yumm!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I love Adesso Bistro. I've been often and bring friends. I also take my 99 year old mother who has dietary restrictions and a walker - they accommodate both. They're always so nice. On top of which, I'm a vegetarian. It's so nice for me to be able to go to a restaurant and find not one, but a few vegetarian dishes, that aren't just pasta with tomato sauce. There's a cauliflower risotto that I love and even my meat eating friends have adopted!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We came for cocktails and dessert at 8:45pm. Our server was clearly angry that we weren’t ordering dinner. The restaurant was NOT full and we told the hostess we weren’t having dinner before we sat down. Due to our servers clear disgust at our order of cocktails we decided to only have one cocktail and not order dessert. I would recommend everything except her service. Not friendly. Not welcoming. Not endearing me to return.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

We were brought to the inner end of the restaurant near the kitchen, and when the staffer walked past the kitchen my chair felt shaky. Well we were then re-seated somewhere else, but the initial impression was not good. Everything is a bit salty, nothing has a wow factor. The only good thing is the cozy setting, which is kind a waste together with the less than impressive food.

Gwen (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

We chose this restaurant because we had enjoyed it very much on a visit to Vancouver in March 2017. We were disappointed on this return visit. We understand the restaurant has new owners. The gluten free menu is limited; several of the wine selections were not available; the particular server we had was not helpful or attentive. The bus staff member was pleasant and attentive. There was a tour group of 24 or so -- so the noise level was higher than usual.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
1.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The old owners (management) made this great pizza fungi. It’s really the deciding factor on whether or not I return. The new management still has the pizza on the memu; however, the oven was no working the night I went or the night prior. No one thought about phoning me to inform me; Nor did the staff tell me until it was time to order. At 7:15 on a Saturday night is it easy finding a good restaurant without reservations? No it’s not and unfortunely I had no other option but to stay. While the food is excellent and the staff is friendly....I expect a higher lever of customer service from a boutique bistro. While I left a average 20% tip...I was deeply disappointed Adesso bistro didn’t value my repeated patronage by informing me prior to my arrival that the kitchen was not fully functioning and thereby giving me an option of making other arrangements or ti
Choose to keep my reservation

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

This place has new owners, and it was a big disappointment. We used to love this place, but now the menu is way smaller, tons of wines weren't available, no more valet parking (which is necessary for handicap patrons in the West End), and my food was SO SALTY (and normally I love salty food). Won't be coming back, unfortunately.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

On recommendations of a friend, we decided to have dinner at Adesso Bistro. We were very disappointed with service by staff, food quality and wine selection. Will not be going back!

Dojo (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We booked Adesso for a b-day celebration and our table was very satisfied with the food , the server was very knowledgeable about the wine and menu. The overall experience was excellant and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The salmon and ling cod were fresh and done to perfection. These dishes would be welcomed by the vegetarian crowd, however not sure about the gluten free options. In short it was an intimate dining experience and we would go back again for another special occasion.

The Harrison's

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We got there during happy hour before the main menu opened up. The happy hour menu was great and the Bravado is a great drink! Excellent service!

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

We chose Adesso based on Open Table and TripAdvisor reviews. We were a little skeptical when we turned onto a residential street with no other commercial establishments. Doubts were somewhat erased once we walked through the door and were shown to our table.

Any lingering doubts evaporated once we tasted our dishes. The mussels were incredible as was the Bolognese Pappardelle. Personal, friendly service was the order of the day.

Terrific experience would not hesitate to return or recommend!

Markp (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Great setting, limited menu. Food was flavorful and well presented, steak was very tough. Service very slow at the beginning which is frustrating and sets the tone for the rest of the evening. Get a drink in our hands and we're happy.....but make us wait 15 minutes spoils the fun.

We did warm up to our waitress by the end though. Need to have a better bar seating area....we like to start with a drink at the bar. Reservation system gave the impression the place was packed. It was the opposite. We wanted 7 could only book for 8. We arrived 730 and the place was almost empty