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“An opportunity we don't often have”
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Ranked #99 of 8,473 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Yonge and Dundas
Galena IL
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An opportunity we don't often have”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

My spouse is always looking for something interesting in seafood and I enjoy Portuguese wines - and where we live neither are particularly accessible. When we were reviewing restaurant options in the magazines at the hotel this restaurant looked very interesting. We did a lookup on tripadvisor and saw that it was one of the highest rated in Toronto which of itself suggests it to be a good choice.

Net, we went and had a lovely dinner. My spouse had the octopus and I had the seafood stew. (I also had the goat cheese and beet salad - it was excellent; the cheese itself was very smooth and buttery for goat cheese.) For the entrees, both were very attractively presented and done very well. Her octopus was particularly creatively displayed. The seafood was well done and tasty and in great quantity. If we went again we might well split the seafood stew and have more than plenty.

The wine list is almost exclusively portugese and, relative to other places we went to in Toronto, could get expensive. I asked the waiter for a suggestion from the Duero wines in the moderate category and he suggested one of the lower priced bottles that he felt was a good value. It was very nice indeed.

Service was excellent overall and the decor, to us, was attractive as well. All in all, if we are in Toronto again in the same area, it's likely we'll be back at Adega.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank willearnest
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great grilled octopus”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. I had the seafood and it was excellent. The servers are professional without being pretentous.

Visited June 2012
Thank Bobbie W
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Pretty nice”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went here as an alternative to all the French food we've had in Canada.

The restaurant was pretty much empty on the Tuesday night we went there which probably caused the atmosphere score. Saying that, the place is decked out in a fairly general mid range Mediterranean restaurant.

The menu choices were nice and varied. After a previous bad experience with seafood (at the CN tower), my other half wanted to stick to meat and there was a reasonable choice there.

I stuck to piri piri prawns followed by octopus and it was pretty good to be honest. Nothing spectacular but good nonetheless.

My other half's chorizo followed by chicken was equally good.

Not somewhere to go out of your way for but OK.

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Thank JimmyMcFatboyfat
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent Food And Service”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We chose Adega for our anniversary dinner on a recent trip to Toronto, because we had recently been to Portugal and we enjoyed the food there. Our dinner at Adega was as good as any we had in Lisbon or Porto. We highly recommend the seafood bisque, the sauteed black tiger shrimp and especially the house specialty, Cataplana, a Portuguese fresh fish stew. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the service was outstanding. We asked our waiter for a wine recommendation based on our preferences and he brought us an excellent selection--and not the most expensive one in the cellar. The manager checked with to see if everything met our expectations. The decor is attractive and there is an outdoor seating area. Overall Adega was an excellent choice for a memorable dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank glennr2
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“Michelin Star quality without the fuss, not to be missed!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

A pleasure to visit, wonderful fresh seafood, amazing service and a great atmosphere. Have seafood, I've travelled across Europe an North America and its the best I've had!

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Thank JamesLechte
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