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Adriatic Grill - Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar

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4201 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA 98409-7371 (38th St.)
+1 253-475-6000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have missed this place since becoming parents of twins 3 -years ago. Now getting the gumption to go out again, we were pleasantly surprised to find that fine dining can also be kid friendly- and without having to be 'overly kid friendly.' The staff at Adriatic Grill is always top notch and attentive, such that you... More 

Thank Tim S
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided on lunch here. Tried the rigatoni on the lunch menu. It was excellent. Will definitely go back when working in the area.

Thank Kenneth C
Seattle, Washington
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266 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ladies loved the tilapia and and men love the bar burger. I had the chicken fettuccini which was also very good other than the chicken was a little over cooked for my taste. We have never been disappointed as food and service always great.

Thank Turnkey56
Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Let me start out saying that this is normally my favorite restaurant. Their bolognese is the best anywhere. Chicken pepperonata is usually wonderful. Salads are good. BUT - today we ordered a Caesar salad to start. The anchovy paste was overpowering. The salad tasted like fish. My bolognese was good. My husbands chicken pepperonata was still raw. There was no... More 

Thank Abcam7008
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

When we arrived I was afraid that it was going to be an Olive Garden. Thank goodness we stayed. The food was tasty. Salmon not over cooked. The mushroom soup was delicious but just a little gritty. This bothered me but not my husband. The flavor was good though it. Pleasant waiter, Bradley, thank you for your attentive service.

Thank ChesterTravelMom
Maquoketa, Iowa
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went for dinner while on business .... the name intrigued us but I think we'd have been just as well off at Olive Garden. $8.50 for some salad greens and dried cranberries was a bit much and the bread they brought out was so incredibly salty that it overshadowed all the other taste. Wine was good but otherwise I'm... More 

Thank Jennie3298
Tacoma, Washington
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Waiting on a parking spot but well worth the wait this place was busy great food is the reason and the service

Thank Jazzierose1
Hillsboro, Oregon
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Was very good food however I thought highly overpriced, especially since the meals did not come with a salad or soup. Very loud party right next to us.

Thank 1Otter2014
Puyallup, Washington
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136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband and I will definitely return to this spot, including for special occasions, as the service was friendly and the food was insanely good. My husband ordered the sockeye salmon, served on a bed of white beans. I can't help ordering the chicken parmigiana, which I thought was exceptional, even compared to restaurants in Boston's North End and in... More 

Thank Raingal7
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120 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with the service we had at dinner. Food was of course also very good, but we had the best server ever.

Thank 2014ksmith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4201 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA 98409-7371
    (38th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-475-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?