22841 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA | Directions 9136434.165752 -118.624693
Neighborhoods: Woodland Hills, South Valley
Lovely intimate dining – I LOVE this place. Small, intimate, and quiet enough to allow for conversations in a speaking tone of voice. Claudio is charming, waiters are knowledgeable, food is very good, wine list is decent and prices are very reasonable. Anyone who complains about slow service doesn't appreciate the Italian style of dining. You're SUPPOSED to spend several hours in this dining experience. In a hurry- go to a drive through.
Disappointing experience at Adagio – We went to Adagio for a birthday celebration based on recommendations on yelp. We had a VERY disappointing experience! The experience seemed promising at the beginning when we were served free appetizers of fried potatoes and mushroom canape. It was all downhill from there. One member of our party ordered chicken picatta which came bone dry. We called over the owner who disagreed with us. He offered to bring a replacement (he wouldn't bring another chicken dish out even though that was what was requested) however his attitude was condesending. Several of us ordered a seafood pasta dish which was to include lobster, scallops and shrimp. The lobster was microscopic and the scallops were the smallest we've ever seen. Service was poor requiring us to call over wait and bus staff to refill waters.
The restaurant was packed for a Saturday night. The only reason I can imagine people would come here is because the prices are low. For my dollar, I would prefer to go to a restaurant where the food and service are more of a priority than price.
Old World – Place is young, hip, & cool. As in: YOUNG - if you're 80. The main clientelle all qualify for AARP discounts. HIP - most of the other customers have had at least one of these replaced. COOL - my excitement level concerning the food. This is the place that your Grandma always wants to go to. The food is mediocre, and the menu, while large, all tastes about the same (tasteless). Stick to this one for Mother's day only.
Best food (and best deal for excellent food) in the valley! – I live out of state and never miss going to adagio when I am in town. The food is always exceptional; service is out of this world. The osso buco is to die for, the white fish is the best fish in the valley, and you?ll fantasize about the risotto. Caesars made at the table are outstanding. Go twice and the owner Claudio will remember you forever. Pay special attention to their specials as they live up to their name. They even get a kid-friendly nod. For the past decade they have been making custom dinners for our sometimes picky kids.
Great Local Italian Restaurant! – This is the type of restaurant where you go and always see a neighbor. The staff always addresses you by first name when they greet you and remembers your favorite dish! It's a low key atomsphere and the food is always good!
I LOVE ADAGIO! – It just doesn't get any better than this charming Italian restaurant on Ventura. You really wouldn't even notice it driving by but once you go in, you are sure to never forget it (in a good way). I have gone there a bunch of times now and have always been perfectly satisfied. Adagio is definitely the best kept secret gem of a restaurant in the SF Valley.
And who said the Valley doesn't have good food?
The Best in the World! – This is absolutely the best Italian restaurant in the world. I have traveled all over Italy and missed Adagio's while I was there. The service is inpeccable, the food is MOUTHWATERING, and the staff makes you feel like home. I rate this restaurant a perfect 10.
best italian food I've ever eaten – Not only the best italian food, the best food period. the overall rating shown for this restaurant is a sham. I would honestly not rate any restaurant higher.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Adagio Ristorante on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.