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“A Hidden, Tasty Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Adesso Bistro

Adesso Bistro
1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1H7, Canada (Downtown)
604 568 9975
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Ranked #44 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $19 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Gilford
Transit: Robson and Denman Denman and on Georgia St. 2 blocks from the restaurant.
Vancouver, BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Hidden, Tasty Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Adesso should be a must visit for any visitor to Vancouver who is staying in the West End (and for all Vancouverites). The location is off the beaten path, its unusual to find restaurants on residential streets in Vancouver. That gives it part of its charm, as does the nicely decorated room and park-side patio. I had the caesar salad and pork loin. Just the right size. Service was knowledgable and attentive, depsite it being a busy night. Parking can be a challenge, park on Denman or the West End Community Centre a couple blocks away.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stubmled upon Adesso Bistro with my family and was completely blown away by the service, the wine, and the food. Seriously the food is to die for! My entire family was more than pleased with their food and service. I fell so madly in love with this restaurant that i needed to go back, so i went the next day with my boyfriend and it was even better then the first night i was there! Everything is made fresh in house, with the best flavours i have had in an italian restaurant. Hands down my favorite restaurant in Vancouver.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We are not planning to go to the Adesso bistro in the future.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

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We tried to call for a reservation a few times, but the voice message inbox was full and therefor we could not leave a message . Once I was lucky enough to speak with a person, the employee on the phone told me that they are overbooked and there are no availabilities during any of the days I requested. We went to the restaurant without a reservation and was very surprised that the restaurant was empty and only few people were sitting on the patio.
The setting on the patio was nice, but the tables were very close to each other, and we could easily hear other people's conversations. It would be nice to have a quiet background music for the patio.
The greeting was very cold, the staff should have been more friendly and welcoming.
The waiter pointed the finger to the table on the patio and did not escort us. On the way to the table I injured my toe, because there is a step on the patio that is almost impossible to see. It is absolutely not safe, and I bet many people had the same accident In the same spot. My toe was bleeding and I covered it with a napkin. The staff ignored that and only when I went to the washroom to clean my toe and asked for help, they gave me the band aids.
The service was very slow. We spent almost two hours for lunch.
For appetizer we had salads: the portion was small, the salad looked very dry, olive oil or another dressing would be a nice addition. We moved the plates with forks and knives on a side for waiter to pick it up. He came and took the plates, but put back our used forks and knives on an unclean table. We also had to use dirty forks and knives for our next main dishes.
For main dishes we had pasta with little bit of shredded meat, and a seafood plate - the portion looked like an appetizer size , very small with three tiny shrimps and three little pieces of other seafood. The arugula was not very fresh and had many yellow old leaves. We asked for salt and napkins, but they only brought a salt/pepper shaker.
We waited very long for the dessert; even if it was an ice-cream platter that did not require a lot of preparation time. Also, he brought dessert spoons and put it right on the table, I moved the spoons on my own napkin. He still did not bring fresh napkins. Anyways, we liked the ice cream.
We are glad that we did not have to pay full price thanks to our groupon, the dishes in the restaurant are overpriced.
We are not planning to go to the Adesso bistro in the future.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lunch with Friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Used our Groupon to try this restaurant that was new to us & our friends. We had a delightful 3-course Italian lunch accompanied by one of our fine British Columbia wines, Red Rooster Pinot Blanc.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“amazing pasta! beautiful patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

hidden gem in the DT Vancouver !
we went there to use the groupon we purchased
everything was beyond our expectation.
Friendly service . excellent food.


we ordered a chicken pate great portion and great taste
the mushroom pizza was just perfect
the seafood tomato pasta was really amazing. it was the best part of the dinner
and the lobster risotto was tasty

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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