Adolfo's Restaurant

4.4
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Adolfo's is a fine Italian-American restaurant with a modern and elegant atmosphere located in the heart of downtown Springfield, MA. Our menu features a selection of traditional Italian dishes along with creative house specialties and a wide choice of wines to match. Our Restaurant focuses on fresh, local ingredients together with fine imported Italian products. We have an luxurious bar and lounge area, an elegant dining room and an outdoor patio. We have live entertainment on the weekends as well as a bar area to relax and meet up. Valet parking is always available, curbside.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 4.00pm - 11.00pm
Lunch: Friday: 11.30am - 3.00pm
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Phone number
(413) 746-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
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LB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service. Servers are always "on"....very tentative as well. Will return for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Waited an hour for a meal that was the worst I have ever had. The shrimp was so tough you couldn’t chew it. The bolognaise tasted like Ragu!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Just missing King Louis XIII.
Food was awesome.
Service was great.
Cozy atmosphere.
Friendly patrons.

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i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We didn't get to order food or eat here. We had reservations and arrived 10 minutes early. Waited for a hostess to show up for almost 10 minutes and then waited to be seated another 30 minutes. This was after us questioning her what was taking so long a couple times. The hostess appeared to be very lost and unorganized. Once we were finally seated, we waited another 15 minutes for a waiter or waitress to come. We gave up waiting and left to another restaurant at this point. This was the worst service we had ever seen and would not recommend the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had reservations for 5:45 last night. We sat on the patio and it took us an hour and a half to see any food. There were only two servers working on the patio. We had to hunt our server down to get bread. We had to wolf our food down. Food was good but they definitely need to staff more servers on a Saturday night when there is a lot of activity downtown.

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LC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was delicious & the cocktails were amazingly generous! Our server Melissa was very personable & was right on top of our every need. I would definitely go again!

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AT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I went with an authentic Italian couple and they said their grandfather would be highly complimentary of the great Italian cuisine. Try the bone-in veal parmigiana... absolutely delicious.

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F
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Springfield, the best Italian food, the best gluten free options. Wonderful staff, wine menu and so many food choices! No where else can you get gluten free fried calamari - you cannot tell the difference. They also make gluten free parmesan dishes and more! The Chicken Franchese is amazing!

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PM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always I am very satisfied with everything in the restaurant! It has become one of my favorites!

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WL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Shabby decor with mediocre food. It’s hard to get beyond the poor ambience.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Adolfo's to celebrate two birthdays. Great food. Great service. They have gluten free pasta which made me very happy! The outdoor patio is really nice - big bar and lots of tables.

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food. Wild mushroom appetizer fantastic. Bone in veal parmesan superb.

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food delicious
Our waiter Tyler was wonderful
The music is this restaurant is much too loud coupled with 2 large noisy parties it was not a relaxing experience
It’s too bad a room is not available for large parties (small restaurant that places large group on long table in center isle)
Not a good choice for my family member who is hearing impaired

Why do restaurants have music that is So Loud that normal conversation is impossible ???

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CD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with daughter

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L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good, attentive without being overbearing. The food was excellent, both dishes had just the right number of good-sized shrimp. We would definitely go there again.

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate our large party.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Wife had chicken Marsala and risotto. Risotto was very dry like it had been sitting for a while. The Marsala was a beef broth not Marsala wine.

I had chicken parm with pasta, chicken parm like any other chicken parm which was ok, the pasta was over cooked and they used pizza sauce for the topping not the same as regular tomato sauce.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Look forward to going back! Service is excellent, love the atmosphere, food is delicious!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the Best restaurant experience I have ever had!. Great atmosphere, Excelent Food, Fabulous Selection and the Best Service you could ask for. Afolfo's is our families first choice for dinning out, and I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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KN
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had been to Adolfo's once previously, sat at the bar and liked it. Bartender very friendly. This time was a little different. Service not quite as good. Three of us got dirty martinis and we couldn't drink them. Tasted like the olives and juice were bad. They took them back and comped them though. Overall it was all okay - nothing special - might go back. Always give places 3 chances.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We have dinner here often before attending the Symphony. Food is always delicious and service is excellent. Dining room is very dimly lit, however, and can be difficult to read the menu. They used to have lighted menus, but not any longer. A small lamp or candle lantern on the table would brighten it up a bit.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find!

We came down for a graduation and booked dinner here — how lucky we picked this place. Outstanding food and service. Probably the best chicken parm I have ever had. Desserts are great and service is A+.

Great place and we’ll be back next time we are in the area.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious all around beautiful atmosphere

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J
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good Italian food. Love the atmosphere. Special patio with large bar. Cesar salad was wonderful. My daughter's loved the scallop's appetizer. The fried motz was okay. Not enough marinara sauce and seemed like frozen triangles. Husband loved the seafood and linguini.

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CD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and ambiance.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food was out of this world! A must dining experience for everyone!!

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RG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our 5th or 6th visit & remains a top choice for special event dining, despite the 150 mile round trip commute.
Only negatives from this last visit was the two-man live music was a bit loud in the dining room still, and the price of my favorite Adolfo entree (bone in veal parmigiana) had jumped up quite a lot ($38.00)
The chicken parmigiana was a very good substitute, but my heart was truly set on the veal

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NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, laid-back but attentive waitstaff added to the fun of our evening. GREAT food!

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food is excellent and the service is very good
accommodated our special seating request

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening with our family to celebrate a birthday

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

7 of us stopped here on our way down I91South from Massachusetts to CT. LOVED it! Can't wait to stop here again... And would highly recommend to anyone in the Springfield area.

Waiter was awesome...an older gentleman...we never wanted for anything! Food was homemade delicious - very authentic. Owner greeted us at the end and invited us to his restaurant next door for dessert!!! Excellent!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was better than we expected, food was fresh and delicious. It's a good touch to have valet parking since it can be difficult, however I think that should be complimentary for customers. Our waiter had a great personality. One of the best Italian dinners I've had

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R
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was my first visit. The other party with us had been there many times. I was surprised to see the atmosphere so casual after hearing about it for so many years. I expected white linen table linens... why I'm not sure. The noise level rises quickly as more people enter and the musician plays his tunes, making it difficult to converse with guests. Lighting was dark and difficult to read the small print menu. Our waiter was great though - experienced and thoughtful. My shrimp cocktail was the best I've had in the area. the pasta fagoli was good as was the "gluten free" capalenni with broccoli and garlic. the Scrod Franchaise was a good portion of fish and tasty enough but for $30 with a side a asparagus instead of pasta was not creative or memorable except for the price paid. The finish of offering an after dinner lemincello was delightful. Would I return, I think I would consider on a night that there wasn't music to make the evening a struggle to converse with guests. Please understand the music was not bad - he did a nice job, it was just adding to the acoustical challenge to dining guests.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress Marissa was great at explaining specials and dishes she has enjoyed. Great experience and definitely will go back.

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J
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found this restaurant while driving through Springfield area. Open Table was a great reference - absolutely outstanding meal . . . . . Jody

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner was a return trip to Adolfo's, and it never disappoints. We tried both soups, and they were excellent. The pasta fagioli was the best I've ever had. The entrees were cooked to order and were inventive, fresh, and delicious. We didn't have dessert this time, but on previous occasions, they were clearly house- or locally-made.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a birthday dinner. Staff was excellent as was the food. Bravo!

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants
Excellent food and our waitress Jessie was wonderful
The only suggestion is to lower music and Not have a live band ( restaurant too small for live music)

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Slow service but food was good.

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