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Adelmo's Ristorante

4537 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX 75205-4128 (Oak Lawn)
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Ranked #396 of 3,049 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $20 - $20
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
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32 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While attending a Dallas trade show, a vendor recommended Adelmo's to us. We enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service and will return on our next trip to Dallas. As a business traveler, work typically dictates the daily schedule with meals following. Breakfast is hotel fare (continental up to a full breakfast). Lunch ranges from coffee to a sandwich. Dinner, however,... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We heard it was wonderful, longtime Dallas establishment then finally made it there only to have to ask for a menu after 30 minutes, then wait 3 hours for our meal, then have our meal be bland and quite frankly awful. I have to assume from all the fabulous reviews and things we have heard it was just an "off"... More

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adelmos1, Owner at Adelmo's Ristorante, responded to this review

Even though we welcome all comments, yours are quite hard to believe . Kindly contact us with details of your evening and the name of your party. More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After a lifetime in Chicago and Boston and growing up in an Italian family the move to Dallas resulted in the loss of the real Italian culture we have always enjoyed. We are on a mission to find acceptable if not great Italian food and Adelmo's was our first stop. There is much to like about this place and I... More

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adelmos1, Owner at Adelmo's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate it all. Indeed, Friday and Saturday nights get very busy, and would love for you to return on a weeknight, if that is your preference. We strive to give the freshest quality, fair prices, and generous portions to our customers, but our records show that you and yours decided to split a veal... More

Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Family owned/operated for more than 3 decades Adelmos offers up northern Italian/Mediterranean dishes both lunch and dinner. Owner Adelmo is usually greeting guests nightly with apron on...son Andrew head chef in tiny kitchen. Usually very enjoyable unless that Italian temper shows it's ugly face.... Which happens from time to time. Closed Sunday

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Dallas doesn't have many places that have lasted so long without constant heavy marketing, turnover of chefs, and food trends. Adelmo's is small, the owner is attentive but not intrusive, and we found the Saturday evening menu interesting and well done. Good soup, salads, beef and seafood dishes.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We hadn't been to Adelmo's in years, but the positive reviews on Trip Advisor convinced us that this quiet, good ristorante would be perfect for our twice-yearly adult children dinner. We have been to fancier places, but this time we were looking for less noisy, less crowded dining. I remembered the delicious Osso Buco from our last visit and that... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I do live in Dallas, but go there often. We chose Adelmo's because it was a small quit restaurant and Trip Advisor's reviews. The review and our dinner were right on target. What a refreshing restaurant where both the food and service leave nothing but very complimentary experiences. We had a lovely dinner in a quit setting.... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Everything was AMAZING!!! I chose the Sautéed Sole. WOW! My sweetheart had the Angel hair and Lobster. Words cannot describe how wonderful the food was... the crème brulé was on of the best I've had in ages. And the wait staff... they were on spot...there just enough to take care of business, but not intrusive. I will be coming back... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Adelmo's is run by a gentlemen by the name of..... Adelmo. He is there all the time, a very much hands on owner. The atmosphere is elegant but not pretentious. There are always excellent specials available. They are also open to mixing and matching items to appeal to each diner. My wife and I ate there on 9-9-13. I had... More

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Irving, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

While for a few minutes early on a Friday evening we wondered if we would be the only ones in the second floor dining room, no worries. The place soon filled with enthusiastic regulars who clearly cherish this special establishment. We thought the salmon tartare appetizer we had was one of the best things we had ever tasted, but even... More

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