From the street Adriatico has the look and feel of a modern Italian establishment. There are crisp lines, marble surfaces and minimal artwork. Yet, walk past the center bar area into the back garden and it becomes a lush tropical oasis with a central floor and paths off into private foliage surrounded tables. One path to each table provides a secluded, romantic, tropical ambiance. Our waiter, Francesco, provided the best and friendliest service in Bucerias. He truly knew the menu and made suggestions based on the ingredients (that were the freshest) from the kitchen. When we asked about a certain preparation of a dish, he not only knew about it; but in detail. And even went the extra mile to write the recipe with explicit instructions. The dish I enjoyed most was the spaghetti carbonara - perfectly al dente.