Adagia – Berkeley

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Last week I went out to Adagia with my friends Parker, Aamani and Dolores. We had all had desserts there a few months before and Parker was eager to try it for dinner. All in all we had a good experience, and I would go back.
I had their famous burger with provolone cheese, avocado and house cured pancetta. At $17.50 it was the most expensive burger I’ve ever eaten, but it was quite good. The meat was juicy, the toppings balanced, and the pancetta, in particular, was delicious. Still, I had an equally good burger at the Auburn Alehouse a few weeks back for only $11. I’m not sure that I’d order it again, but only because of the price. The fries that came with it were good, but not special.
Dolores had the Gorgonzola and walnut ravioli ($14.50) which came in a white wine cream sauce with arugula. I tasted the dish, and I liked it, but I think I’d grown bored eating the whole plate. Still, it’s a good option for vegetarians.
The baked casarecce pasta ($16.50), which Aamani and Parker shared, could have been better. It had a very mild taste and was screaming for more kale (or so I’m told), neither would order it again.
Finally, both Parker and Aamani were happy with their shared falafel crusted halibut ($24), though I didn’t hear any screams of ecstasy as in other occasions.
After our experience last time with the chocolate bread pudding, we all ordered it again and once again it was both delicious and satisfying.
Adagia
2700 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, Ca
510.647.2300
http://www.adagiarestaurant.com/
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