So last Thursday I got the pleasure of enjoying the Adesso Bistro. It was hilarious, as we pulled up my co-pilot says to me, “Uh, where the hell are you taking me?” As you weave your way towards the restaurant the street is lined in modest homes thick with bright shrubbery and shaded by towering greenery. It looks as if this restaurant is out of someone’s basement. As we park we look at this quaint bistro we’re oddly concerned. Erin scoffs, “Good grief, what have I gotten myself into?”
As you enter, one would expect the inside of the bistro to be dank and dark. However, quite the opposite is true. It is bright, eclectic, and really unique. We were escorted to the patio. It was a beautiful day, warm with a gentle breeze. The patio was even more fun. It was, much like the rest of the restaurant, humble. As you take in your surroundings, it’s hard not to feel like you’re on a delicate café in the south of France. Our server was mind-blowing. He was charming, witty, and speedy. He had a dry and sassy sense of humor. He even went as far as to offer my pregnant princess a second pillow. That alone and she was sold on the place. They have this fabulous $9 martini deal. Not only was it cheap, but it was a phenomenal. I had the “Principessa di Mezzanotte” It consisted of blackberry vodka, blackberry liqueur, blackberry juice, lime. If you know me at all, blackberries are my kryptonite. Well, my kryptonite besides a tall blonde, but I digress……
As an appy, we decided on the “pizza ai funghi truffle fonduta” Which sounded to me like fungi pizza. Turned out it was a pizza with roasted mushroom, fontina cheese, and truffle oil. Yep, it was as good as it sounds.
We polished that baby off in light speed. My delightful dinner date indulged in the gnocci. She allowed me to try this, the only way to describe this was perfect. This dish begins with a house made gnocchi. The sauce is a rich tomato sauce. The tomato sauce is not bland, nor overpowering. The dish had delicate hints of spices and herbs. Erin actually scraped her plate clean. I opted for the roasted duck. It was elegantly paired with asparagus and baby roasted potatoes. The overall atmosphere is delicate, isolated, and quiet. Whether is be a quiet date night or catching up with an old friends, this place is wonderful. I highly recommend trying this place.
Patio Hours – Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dinner – 5 to 10 p.m.