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Adamo's Kitchen

2107 P St. (21st St.) Send to Phone
Rustic Italian cooking in an unassuming neighborhood bistro.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Adamo's Kitchen Restaurant Review

: At first glance, Adamo’s doesn’t look like much. Sharing a block with a tattoo parlor, laundromat and liquor store, the location leaves much to be desired. But beyond its doors lies a true hidden gem. The small dining room is inviting yet modest, lined with aged brick and oversize prints of Italian landmarks. The menu can best be described as simple, unpretentious Mediterranean, with a few American dishes thrown in for good measure. Try the "sucio" (Spanish slang for dirty) fries, the crispy golden outside balanced with a fluffy interior, topped with poblano sauce, bacon and sour cream. Other highlights included the meatballs and polenta, the latter delicate yet rich enough to stand up to the hearty marinara-doused beef-and-pork meatballs. Homemade pasta is also a win; the “summertime” fettuccine --- with tomatoes, basil and pine nuts --- had plenty of bite and merited its name. A limited selection of beer and wine is available, many of the choices locally produced. Come on Sunday mornings for brunch and bottomless mimosas.


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