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“The best meal we had while in Salem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adriatic

Adriatic
155 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-594-1832
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Ranked #8 of 217 restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Carmel, Maine, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best meal we had while in Salem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a lovely lunch at Adriatic. The outdoor seating was well shaded for a warm summer day, and it was a nice place to people watch.

The wait staff was excellent and knowledgeable. We had Maine oysters on the half shell with traditional cocktail sauce and a mignonette sauce - very fresh. My husband had a special - a lobster cobb salad that had a copious serving of lobster along with greens and chick peas. I had the house specialty - the wood fired pizza. I chose the mushroom pizza, which had a variety of mushrooms along with gorgonzola cheese in addition to fresh mozzarella. Very tasty! The menu also had a number of Greek items that looked very good, although we didn't try them this time.

I would definitely recommend for a nice lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Oshawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were looking for a place that made wood fired pizza during our stay in Salem. We came across this gem! Our waiter was great...very friendly and engaging! We had a antipasto starter with prosciutto, fresh cheese, olives and peppers. It was very good! The spicy meat pizza that came after was excellent!! Will definitely go again to get our pizza fix when we go back to Salem!!

  • Visited July 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overall excellent meal/s with one exception”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

First time at Adriatic and was extremely pleased. We shared a meatball appetizer (on a bed of yoghurt!) which was as intriguing as it was delicious! We then shared a pasta dish (special of the day) that is one of my favorite meals out in the last year or two. It was a handmade pasta (gemelli perhaps?) with a lot of bite! Then it was covered with this delicious creamy tomato sauce and lots of large, beautiful pieces of lobster meat. It also had a few jumbo shrimp. I'm very particular about how food is cooked (over or under) and this was beautifully cooked seafood. Just outstanding. The second meal we shared was a veal saltimbucca (sp)--a veal pounded with proscuitto and mozarella. Beautiful but unfortunately this a disappointment. The veal was just too tough/not delicate. The sides (potato pureed and asparagus) were first rate. Great meal/very nice service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Fine Italian Restaurant in Salem, MA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I were invited to Adriatic by a friend for lunch. The restaurant was unknown to us; what a pleasant surprise. Everything was first class and professional. Our waitress, Linsey, was
knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The wine list was extensive without being overwhelming. I was impressed that it contained three Amarones and three Brunellos, all very fairly priced. Had a Tempranillo named "Ergo". Fabulous" .The food was excellent as well. I am a student of Pasta Bolognese and I would rate their's as one of the best. We started with a salad that was fresh, lightly dressed and delicious.

A serious restaurant!

  • Visited May 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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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Met up with friends for dinner Friday night. Recommend to park at the parking lot off Church Street (couple of blocks down on Washington street, take a right). Parking is tight otherwise around the area. Anyway, with parking out if the way, ask for Table by the window.
Service is very good. Food is surprisingly good and is excellent in value. I had lamb shank-very tasty. Wife had mixed seafood grill-just a touch overdone. Lighting and ambiance are quite nice. Overall, good food and good service, recommended for dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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