Adolfo's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

We will be closed from January 9th through January 31st. Our menu will be available at Art E Pizza, next door to Adolfo's at 272 Worthington St.

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.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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KarlG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Springfield! Food is always fantastic, service is great. Warm weather check out the outdoor patio. This is our go to place when we have a special event.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice quiet dinner. Attentive wait staff.

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vipChrisB
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I use Open Table often to select restaurants when I travel on business.

Selected Adolfo’s on the App. I was not disappointed as the place is nice, the staff was attentive and the food was very good.

I would go back if I am in Springfield!

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vipgolfer7
New England
552 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Surprisingly good. A bit dated and tired looking, but the food was terrific & the bartender was nice. Thumbs up!

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AliciaK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately at a very comfortable booth. They offered both full and half servings for many items on their menu. We ordered one half and one full and shared! Both meals were excellent. Mine had one huge meatball, one sweet Italian sausage and one braciola. The pasta was perfect. The timing of the staff as well as their attention to details was excellent. We split a dessert and just loved it all as this chocolate cake with fresh shipped cream was my favorite. This place is as good as any that we frequent on Federal Hill in Providence or the North End in Boston. It was quite a surprise as this was our first trip to the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield and the restaurant was close by. No arena junk for us!

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FRAN
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff was really friendly; was a fun night

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DonnaK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Our server tried but could not make up for the noise that destroyed the ambiance. chicken was tough, no flavor to risotto. over priced. so many options in down town they need to step it up. we won't be back

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Robert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ate at Aldolpho's during a one night stay in the area. They initially served bread with oil mixed with balsamic vinegar. It was very good. My wife and I shared a Cesar salad which was a bit different from what we are used to but it was excellent. It had tomato's and the dressing was not creamy. We also shared the veal parm with bone in. I thought it was very good and my wife thought it was just ok. We also had desert. My wife had spumoni which she said was excellent and I had chocolate mousse pie which was just ok. Overall, it was a good dining experience.

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pumpkin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic German food in what would be a typical atmosphere for a Beer Haus. The food was great, portions were large, and the wait staff couldn't have been nicer. They had a great selection of alcoholic beverages (beer and wine). The atmosphere is casual, but clean and authentic. Parking was a bit of a challenge and the restaurant was getting a little noisy by the time we finished our meal.

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Osteodoc02
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family was driving through western Massachusetts and stopped here. They were extremely accommodating, and went above and beyond to take care of us. The food was excellent! I had Chicken Marsala and my daughter had fettuccini alfredo. I am a bit of an Italian food snob and really thought everything was great, and delicious!

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GailG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good but our server Johan made it better, he has been there awhile and he is an excellent server, very attentive and polite. All four of us left full and happy with our experience.

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vipMarkN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the portions generous! Look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made a reservation for wife and I after leaving MGM casino. We were seated right away, wait staff was attentive and quick. Ordered antipasto for two, bottle of wine and veal capicola to split. Antipasto was actually quite typical, but good, peppers stood out on that dish. Veal was overcooked but not by much; we easily finished it and the flavor was great, however, for the price, should have been spot on (cooking veal is an art though). Not the biggest fan of the sauce that came with the pasta side, but this is just preference. Again, not bad, just no “wow” factor.

Wine prices were actually excellent considering you are dining in a city.

Overall, very good dining experience because of reasonable cost and service which left little to be desired. We will most certainly return when in the area.

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jodiecat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. As usual. Sat outside and it was beautiful.

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VincenzoR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As close to authentic old world Italian food as you will find. I don't mean Olive Garden or Carrabas, Italian, but true Italian dishes prepared as they were originally created.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared. The Italian Trio (meatball, sausage, braciole plus pasta with meat sauce and ricotta) is spectacular. Their carbonara is as good as it gets. Pasta is cooked perfectly al dente. Also: sides of broccoli rabe and escarole, both sautéed in garlic and olive oil, are a treat. We got them as apps. Drinks (espresso martinis, Negroni and wine) were perfect. Very nice atmosphere and ambiance.

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vipMariaD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us had dinner here to celebrate a birthday. Bethany was our waitress, and she was excellent. She was really friendly and very helpful. For dinner two of us had the veal Parm on the bone which is a huge meal and very delicious. Also we had Italian trio which is excellent with a meatball a sausage and braciole, sausage and broccoli rabe with pasta and the wild mushrooms app which is fantastic. Charlie is a very welcoming manager, and Eamen is an excellent bartender.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I contacted the establishment to give them a heads up that my wife and I would be dining with them for her birthday. A fantastic table, in the perfect ambiance with a great server (PJ) was waiting for us. The most superb dishes were enjoyed by us both! Can not say enough what a great experience the both of us enjoyed!!

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viplaura
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our second time. The pasta is very good and the servers are very friendly. A little pricey for what it is.

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SaundraB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My Cosmo martini was fantastic. Our waiter was excellent! The food was good, but I did expect better. The calamari was average, and the italian chicken wings were okay. The chicken parm - very good, the carbonnara- excellent, the bolognese was very good, the seafood linguine - excellent. I thought a bit pricey for what we got and the atmosphere was more pub like. My daughter graduated from college and I wanted something special.

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Gradinner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every person in our party found their food exceptional

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vipMomster
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We always enjoy our meal at Adolfo's. I order the sausage, escarole, and white beans. It's large enough for me to eat half and take the other half home. My husband orders the Bolognese with Capellini and says it's always scrumptious. Once the outside eating area is completed, it will be lovely to eat outside when the weather is nice.

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jodiecat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was great.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a group, service is quick but not rushed. Warm & friendly, good food.

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RickL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have going there for a few years now. I personally did not like the new pictures on the wall. I also found the food rather expensive for the quality.

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vipTessrap
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been to Adolfo’s many times. The last 2 visits have been less than satisfactory.
Sat eve was very quiet and we had the bad luck of getting a pleasant , but inexperienced waitress. I ordered a small plate sized entree and she delivered the large. When I said there was a mistake , she sort of stared at us, not knowing what to do. She should have taken it back into the kitchen and re delivered the correct portion. . So the dinner cost an additional $10.00. The soup that evening was subpar as well. We were eating light but it ended up being expensive. Not a good night at Adolfo’s .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Everything was great, basically, except for ONE big thing. I will simply say, if you’re looking for a relatively quiet dinner, this place might not be for you. A door which opens directly out to a patio which is shared between the restaurant and two adjacent clubs was mostly wide open during our meal. This allowed painfully loud music to enter the restaurant without any filter at all. The staff halfway tried to keep closing the door, but it just kept being opened up again. Without shouting, it was far too loud to converse over our meal. We could barely hear whatever music was being played inside the dining room. Well, I thought that surely this scenario is not commonplace, but then learned from somebody who lives and works in Springfield that it actually IS. That said, were it not for the noise and “club vibe,” I would happily return. The food was fantastic, the ambience and decor were lovely, and the service was adequate. But because of the booming club scene just outside the building with the accompanying noise, I won’t personally be back. For me, if the atmosphere is “spoiled,” which the noise accomplished, the rest of the experience was automatically downgraded spectacularly. If the restaurant could somehow repair that situation, I would probably go back. But the chef is great, THAT I must say. The noises isn’t his or her fault, but the dining room is way to loud and chaotic if for the fine cuisine to be properly appreciated. I just happen to be of the opinion that it would be far more honest for this restaurant to advertise itself as a club which serves good Italian food rather than a conventional restaurant. I could never bring my parents or an older person to this establishment with the noise level.

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FILIPAD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Love the food but waitresses don’t know much about menu.

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vipStevenH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, that one word says it all from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with 8 people for my husband’s birthday. Had a great meal - lobster risotto is to die for and can’t go wrong with chicken parm!

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leannf
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Husband ordered a salad special with shrimp to top, salad was only cutup vegies(radish, cucumber, onion and croutons, no lettuce $14 and on the menu it said that shrimp on the salad was $13 dollars extra. We were charged $17 for the shrimp when the bill came. we asked the server why the price difference and she said that the chef decided to give an extra shrimp(4total) and charge $17 instead. That made his salad $31 and with only 4 shrimp on it. This didn't satisfy his appetite. He came home after and had a tuna sandwich. I had a Bolognese that was extremely salty. We will not be returning.

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vipTessrap
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated promptly in a requested booth. Johann was very busy but delivered our drinks . Pasta Fagiole was very good . Meatloaf special was delicious and Italian Trio very good as well. Still wish they’d do better Italian bread.
My only concern is the redecoration lost its appeal as unique. We liked the old movie screens running classics . The walls are now decorated, rather garishly , with huge Italian murals that overwhelm the room .
We are regular customers and enjoy the restaurant very much for good quality and service.

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PaulW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is beautiful. Some of my favorites are Victor's calamari, wild mushrooms and for main course lobster risotto, bone-in veal parmesan. Downtown Springfield so expect to pay at least $10 for parking....nice lot right across the street. They also have valet parking. One of my favorite Italian restaurants.

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KristinH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our group of 9 made a last minute reservation for an early dinner while in Springfield. The staff was very friendly and prompt. The food was great and the martinis were more like scorpion bowls for one. Overall we had a fantastic dining experience.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner. Will return. Friendly staff, great food.

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Christined
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was staying at MGM and decided to venture out for dinner. Excellent food!

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jodiecat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Ahman was great. Thanks

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Romeo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was very good, yet quite pricey. It was so dark in there, I couldn't read the menu. Not a lot of people in the restaurant so noise wasn't an issue.

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Jose
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere is great the People Are Awesome service was great

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CharlieP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was great. It did take about an hour to get our dinner, but they apologized because they were down a cook, and the food and atmosphere make it worth the wait.

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Adolfo's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 746-5000.

Adolfo's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.