The place is mediocre, so I'm surprised to see so many good reviews. THE SERVICE was average at best, the waitress didn't introduce any specials to us and when we asked her about the dinner menu (we were there for lunch) she said she was too busy to talk about that. When we got our food, she never checked on us to see if the food was ok and if we needed more drinks. THE FOOD was also average. First of all, for a Greek family dining their menu is all over the place featuring items such as French onion soup, bruschetta, lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, veil parmesan on a kaiser roll, fish&chips. The selection of Greek food is rather limited and not memorable. The pork souvlaki was really tough and not flavorful, the greek salad was too generous on olive oil and feta to the point of being greasy. Also I would've preferred pitted calamata olives. The gyro was rather bland, the fries tasted microwaved. THE ATMOSPHERE is not particularly enjoyable either, just like the menu, it's all over the place. It has wine bottles hanging all over the walls, paintings of Greek gods, draping across the ceiling. OVERALL, I would rather spend money elsewhere, but sadly Guelph doesn't have many good options. An okay place, but I won't go back any time soon.
This place is affordable, and for the quality of food they serve at Adonia the entrees should definitely be priced higher. I could not believe how huge the portion sizes were, had a great time here and will be back for sure!!!!!
I'm surprised to even see one negative review for this restaurant, I've been eating at Adonia since the first day it opened and found the food to be quite fantastic! It always hits the spot, I have NEVER found the food to be bland, or too salty, or oily, or dry, it's alway cooked to PERFECTION and it is well worth the wait. I recommend this restaurant to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!! and the comment made below about the Saganaki, yes they usually do light the fire in front of you but I'm guessing they prefer not to burn customers. So, that's probably why they opted to not light the Saganaki on fire, which reading the previous comment made me realize that it's probably more of a safety issue, and makes me love Adonia that much more. The fact that they take the necessary precautions to avoid dangerous situations from taking place shows that this restaurant cares about its customers. Because if you think about it when the restaurant is extremely busy, and you have numerous patrons walking around, and to have an appetizer set on fire - well let's just say any number of things can go wrong. So for Adonia to not set the Saganaki on fire is not something to get upset over. Service was friendly and relatively quick, the decor was beautiful and elegant, bathrooms were incredibly clean- by the way their bathrooms are extremely well kept which is refreshing to see since most restaurants don't even bother taking the time to clean their bathrooms with such detail. For those of you who have read the negative comments below, please ignore them, and try ADONIA for yourself- don't judge it until you've actually experienced Adonia! :)
Well we didn't even stay for food. When I called to make reservations for valentines day I said I really liked the online menu. When we got there they had a Valentines day special menu which was fine but when I simply suggested that they might want to let people know that when people to make reservations that many menu items are not available. I was simply told if you don't like it leave. Well of course after hearing that we left. She ruined my valentines day!
Took my wife out a few nights ago and found everything at Adonia to be quite wonderful. We had never been there before so when our food arrived the pasta was cooked just right - very saucey just the way I prefer it. French fries were a little cold but if you ask the waitress to reheat it for you they won't mind. Service was pretty decent compared to all the other restaurants we've been to lately. Everyone should at least try it out once it's a great place to come to regularly and very affordable.
I was recommended to visit this place many times and I finally did it, I order a greek dish which was amazing, the salad was really nice as well and everything deliciou and I was very full, I definately come back again!
my husband and I had two chicken souvaki dinner, two pinot, and one baklava, everything was delicious, the chicken was cooked right not dry at all, tender and juicy the way chicken is suppose to be. i will definitely be back and will bring my entire family next time. i hope i get the same waitress she was upbeat and very sweet, i think she may have been new but she was a great waitress. anyways for anyone who is reading this comment i recommend ADONIA!
If you want M&Ms food served in a restaurant this is the place to go.
Service was friendly and the place is a bit dowdy - well suited to the over 60 Walmart set.
Portions are generous but the quality simply isn't there. To the chef: if the tomatoes are white, you're better off not serving them, don't serve the core of the iceberg lettuce and trim the fat off the pork before cooking it.
My friends and I have been here several times for...
My friends and I have been here several times for lunch and it is always delicious! We get the lunch chicken souvlakies and the lunch plate spanikopita, and let me tell you, there chicken is always juicy and full of flavour!
Personally, I love their decor. It took me by surprise on my first visit as it was nothing like how I had imagined just by looking from the outside, but it was a very pleasant surprise.
Overall it is my favourite restaurant to go for lunch...since I never been there for dinner.
I went here for valentine's day after reading the...
I went here for valentine's day after reading the reviews on here, and I was not led astray. While the clientelle is older due to its location, the food itself is superb. I don't view myself to be a food expert in any way, but if you're looking for a good meal, Adonia won't disappoint.
The decor is a little overbearing in that it makes the space of the restaurant seem small, but I suppose you could argue it makes it cozy. It may be a little over the top, but it never seems distasteful. The space is full of paintings, greek statues, plants, lights and hanging fabrics.
We were met by our server who seemed a little nervous at first, but that wore off. She lit a candle for us and told us about the specials, seafood stuffed salmon and lamb steak. The girlfriend chose stuffed sole from the menu, and I opted for the salmon after reading the enticing description of the sole on the menu. We also ordered an appetizer, tzatziki and pita bread.
Our drinks and appetizer took a while to arrive, but my appetizer came with my caesar salad that was included with the special. The moderate wait was worth it. The tztatziki was very bright and with a nice kick, and the pita bread was very warm and fresh, perfectly made with garlic. As someone who tends to frequent steakhouse-type restaurants, the caesar salad was the best I've had and the girlfriend agreed.
Our entrees arrived, and when they did I instant;y knew I had made a good choice. The salmon was served with sauteed vegetables, rice, potatoes and a skewer of 6 shrimp. The fish had a very nice creamy sauce over it. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the portions were generous.
If you're looking for something new in Guelph, check out Adonia.
The experince was above average i would say. I like the overall look of the restaurant. My girlfriend really enjoyed the romantic look. the food was also great. It took us a little longer than usual to egt served but it was worth the wait. the servers were extremely fiendly and the service was fast.
I've been here several times. Generally, the food...
I've been here several times. Generally, the food is very good, not spectacular but great value. Sometimes it is very very good. You will occaisionally get average food but the service has always been great. Even ***** star retaurants miss the mark sometimes. Adonia is unpretentious. Decor is a bit dated by experience is always good
me and my friends all went out to have dinner, and we all decided to go to adonia, i've heard many great things about this place and i was very pleased to say that once i got there had my dinner and when it was time to leave i felt exceptionally satisfied. the food from the seafood pasta and the chicken was just outstanding- hats of to the chef. the one problem i did have with it though was it was just a little bit crowded - i dont do well in crowds so next time i plan to go on a monday night when its less busy
We decided to try out Adonia and were unfortunately dissapointed. The food was definately not a stand out, the service very average and the decor was very out dated. I've been to the other Greek restaurant in town many times and must say i prefer it greatly!
This is certainly a greek restaurant and we went...
This is certainly a greek restaurant and we went there because
there are a huge amount of 10- 10 - 10 s on this site.
Souvlaki was an 8, Veal was a 4, and fish was a 5. People are nice that serve you, and you get the impression they try hard, but it is not outstanding. In fact if you didn't know they
were trying hard service would be a 2. On average the place is
just that..... Average. We might be back. It was not
a total writeoff.
But don't come here expecting a 10 - 10 - 10, because this place
is nothing like that. Average, decent Greek Food, and nice people that are trying, all that is true.
This is a nice little eatery that would likely appeal to an older crowd. I was there with my parents: they love it. Me? it's okay. There was some kind of strange sauce on the souvlaki that I have never had before and I did not like that. They were a bit wierd about substituting something, but it did get done. The portions are generous, the wine list is pretty terrible, the servers are nice. Not impressive, but fine for a quick bite.