Adriana Restaurant

★★☆☆☆
  • 771 Grand Ave

    New Haven, CT 06511

    Map & Directions
  • 203-865-6474

About Adriana Restaurant

Categories
Hours
Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:30 PM Sunday From 01:00 PM To 10:00 PM

Food

Food
More choices in New Haven:
Resultset_next

Toad's Place

300 York St. New Haven, CT

Resultset_next

Louis' Lunch

263 Crown St New Haven, CT

2.0 1
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Adriana Restaurant was?
Write a Review
.

I went to this restaurant with my wife and a few friends, which was recommended by a food guide. We had reservations at 7pm. When we arrived, there was only a few tables occupied. We were seated promptly. The interior was fair; tables had white linen, but covered with glass. Service was not at all good. When the waiter arrived to talk about the specials, it was difficult to hear him, because the background music was pretty loud and the waiter spoke softly. We needed him to say them a few times. The menu had a lot of items; a lot of meat dishes, especially one full back page for veal. Not much variety in pasta or vegetarian. Most dishes had either a wine sauce or tomato-based sauce. Hardly saw any cream-based pastas, nor lasagna (I thought this was Italian?). Portions were huge. My friends ordered a tri-color salad that was big and did not taste as it was described in the menu. They commented on some bitter tasting greens and lack of flavor from the dressing. We received some side salads that came with our meals, but the greens were flat and not dressed well; as if they were just thrown on a plate; I even had a piece of green stuck on the bottom of my plate. They only placed a bottle of balsamic vinegar and salad oil on the table for us. The pepper mill didn't even crank out visible pepper grinds, mostly dust. Entrees came on large dishes. My wife had the seafood mix on linguine, I had the seafood mix risotto. I forgot to mention that dishes that did not have tomato or wine sauce were mostly breaded or crusted. The linguine was cooked under al dente. The seafood was not at all cleaned very well. The mussels still had sand in them, and the squid parts still had beaks in them. The risotto was heavily cooked with tomato so it was difficult to enjoy the creaminess often expected from risotto. The wine list was half decent. Waiters just stood around, and was even difficult to grab their attention when we wanted to get the bill.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant with my wife and a few friends, which was recommended by a food guide. We had reservations at 7pm. When we arrived, there was only a few tables occupied. We were seated promptly. The interior was fair; tables had white linen, but covered with glass. Service was not at all good. When the waiter arrived to talk about the specials, it was difficult to hear him, because the background music was pretty loud and the waiter spoke softly. We needed him to say them a few times. The menu had a lot of items; a lot of meat dishes, especially one full back page for veal. Not much variety in pasta or vegetarian. Most dishes had either a wine sauce or tomato-based sauce. Hardly saw any cream-based pastas, nor lasagna (I thought this was Italian?). Portions were huge. My friends ordered a tri-color salad that was big and did not taste as it was described in the menu. They commented on some bitter tasting greens and lack of flavor from the dressing. We received some side salads that came with our meals, but the greens were flat and not dressed well; as if they were just thrown on a plate; I even had a piece of green stuck on the bottom of my plate. They only placed a bottle of balsamic vinegar and salad oil on the table for us. The pepper mill didn't even crank out visible pepper grinds, mostly dust. Entrees came on large dishes. My wife had the seafood mix on linguine, I had the seafood mix risotto. I forgot to mention that dishes that did not have tomato or wine sauce were mostly breaded or crusted. The linguine was cooked under al dente. The seafood was not at all cleaned very well. The mussels still had sand in them, and the squid parts still had beaks in them. The risotto was heavily cooked with tomato so it was difficult to enjoy the creaminess often expected from risotto. The wine list was half decent. Waiters just stood around, and was even difficult to grab their attention when we wanted to get the bill.

Pros: parking

Cons: large portions, service, neighborhood

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Adriana Restaurant, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review