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“Family owned, home made taste” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adriatic Cafe and Italian Grill

Adriatic Cafe and Italian Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surprise, Arizona
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365 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Family owned, home made taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Doesn't look like much from outside. It is in a strip center on HW 290. Small cozy, restaurant. They don't take reservations on Friday, so you may have to wait. We went on Friday night around 7pm. Place was packed! Good service, friendly. Husband had the lobster ravioli. I had chicken marsala. Both dishes very good. It was husband's birthday, so Strawberry cheesecake was on the house. Wine and beer only. Very reasonable prices. We will be back

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mary W
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English first
Houston, Texas, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gluten free! Yippee!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

A friend took me here for lunch. Excellent...everything! Food, service, atmosphere. Asked about gluten free selections and the have the g/f pasta on hand. The waitress had a clue about g/f! What a delight! Took the kids for dinner later in the week. My Celiac kid started to explain what she needed to our waitress (different one this time) and she had a g/f clue too! I was totally impressed by now. She explained that since everything was from scratch, the Celiac kid could eat everything on the menu except the pizza, chicken parm and sandwiches. She ordered the Chicken Alfredo and I had the Chicken Marsala (also gluten free!). The price for dinner for 3 was cheaper than Olive Garden and the a much better g/f selection. Next time we go, we are going to take our fav brand of pasta for them to try for themselves and our fav g/f bread, so we can have their dipping sauce that was WAY yummy. My friend called it "Italian crack" and I could get addicted to it easily. Just need to have it with bread next time.

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Thank Mary-Ann C
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Houston, Texas
1 review
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

The atmosphere as soon as I walked in is welcoming. Service was great. The food, however, was the most delicious I had ever had. One can tell that its truly homemade.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great italian food and great price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Located in a shopping mall, with plenty parking spaces and easy access This small restaurant is very nicely decorated, clean, the servers are very friendly and fast, the menu is small but the dishes are very good, well presented and big portions and reasonable prices. I would recommend this place to anyone and definitely would be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Luis V
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food for reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Classic Italian. Much better than most of us can make at home, but not so overpriced as chain locations. Pizza is a cut above the everyday, and pasta dishes would take special talent to make at home. The venue is appealingly small, but rather plain in a shopping center, but is sparkling clean, serviceable and diner friendly...no gigantic room to dwarf conversation with noise of kitchen or oodles of other customers. I expect they will be moving up from this small venue! Hope they can keep the friendly atmosphere on their way to anticipated success.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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