Adesso Plating Special Menu In Support Of “A Loving Spoonful”

January 13, 2011 

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 |

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 |

News from Scout supporter Adesso Bistro

Vancouver, BC | Adesso Bistro proprietors Carol Gadsby and Luciano Loi invite guests to dine out for an important cause, January 24 to February 6. The charming West End restaurant known for its Ligurian delicacies has partnered with the charity A Loving Spoonful who provide nutritious meals to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.

“We are pleased to announce the A Loving Spoonful menu and to facilitate the contribution of $5 from every Adesso prix-fixe meal ordered which will support the non-profit society so they can continue to provide free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS,” says Gadsby. “A nurturing spirit and recognition of the importance of food – for sustenance, community and personal connections – tie our restaurant and their mission. It is a wonderful fit. And we believe our guests will embrace this opportunity to donate through a special Adesso dinner created to raise awareness and funds for the cause.” Get all the details and the menu after the jump… Read more

“Adesso Bistro” On Haro Warms Up To Winter With New Prix Fixe

November 26, 2010 

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 |

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 |

News from Scout supporter Adesso Bistro

Vancouver, BC | Adesso Bistro has perfected the recipe for cozy dining. From now through December 30, the West End eatery will feature an ever-changing three-course prix-fixe menu – available Sunday through Thursday – showcasing a trio of richly satisfying dishes which guests can enjoy in the restaurant’s warm and intimate dining room. As Adesso specializes in cuisine from Italy’s lauded Liguria region, guests can expect to find delicious Northern Italian-inspired creations on the menu, cooked to perfection and served with aplomb. From surf n’ turf starters to hearty main attractions like Queen Charlotte sablefish and braised pork ribs, the dishes are complemented by tasty accompaniments, such as Porcini broth, creamy polenta and warm potato salad. Dessert selections – from orange and mascarpone trifle to coffee semifreddo with walnut chocolate brownies – are sure to put a sweet spin on the evening. Details after the jump… Read more

Adesso Teams Up For Dinner With Laughing Stock Vineyards

September 1, 2010 

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 |

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 |

News from Scout supporter Adesso Bistro

Vancouver, BC | On Thursday, September 9, Adesso Bistro welcomes Jonas Greig, Assistant Winemaker of Laughing Stock Vineyards, for an evening of delicious Italian fare paired with Laughing Stock wines. Executive Chef Sean Sylvestre has crafted a five-course menu that stays true to Adesso’s Liguria-inspired culinary approach. Fresh Qualicum Beach Scallops, Albacore Tuna and Pasta Genovese start the meal, followed by an entrée choice of Lamb Ribeye or rich Vegetarian Risotto. A Mascarpone and Maple Torta with Syrah-poached late summer fruits caps the meal. Each course will showcase a glass of wine – including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Portfolio (Bordeaux blend) and Syrah – from Naramata’s Laughing Stock Vineyards. Tickets are available by calling the restaurant directly at 604.568.9975. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

The West End’s “Adesso Bistro” Has Joined The Scout Community


Adesso Bistro is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended places to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout pageRead more

Adesso Bistro


1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. V6G 1H7
Telephone: 604.568.9975
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Open daily from 5 pm, seven days a week.
Brunch service: Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30am – 3pm.


Key People

Owners: Carol Gadsby and Luciano Loi

About Adesso


A Ligurian-concept restaurant owned by Carol Gadsby and Luciano Loi, Adesso Bistro is now open in its new space at 1906 Haro Street. Formerly located in Kitsilano, the restaurant relocated to Vancouver’s vibrant and scenic West End neighbourhood in May 2010.

An intimate 60-seat garden-level space, ideally located near Stanley Park, the restaurant is the perfect neighbourhood enclave for entertaining friends and family. When the sun shines, Adesso’s 40-seat outdoor patio offers an unbeatable al fresco dining experience with a unique urban view amid lush plants and abundant floral displays.

The Italian word adesso means now. At Adesso, ‘now’ refers to modernity and freshness in the impassioned culinary approach and careful hand-picked ingredients. The ‘now’ sentiment echoes throughout Adesso’s menu and interior design. Guests can experience the ever fresh, contemporary take on traditional dishes with Italy’s Liguria region as inspiration. This region is often lauded for its pesto, focaccia, and delicious seafood fare.

Executive Chef Sean Sylvestre, has crafted a menu with a variety of small plates and multiple courses, designed to provide guests with an authentic Italian experience. Antipasti choices include Bison Carpaccio with beet vinaigrette, Oysters in a red wine mignonette, and thin-crust Pizzas. Inaugural entrée dishes showcase an enticing array from land and sea, such as Braised Berkshire Pork Short Ribs alla Genovese, Pacific Halibut all’ Acqua Pazza, and dry-aged Pemberton Meadows Strip Loin. Hearty pasta selections include Linguine alle Vongole and Risotto al Radicchio e Gorgonzola.

Pastry Chef Jason Pitschke presents a dessert menu of decadence. Treats include Milk Chocolate and Ricotta Canoli Crumble and Fragola with Macerated Strawberry.

Adesso’s wine program plays a large role in the guest experience. The wine list focuses primarily on Italian offerings, however, well-chosen bottles from around the world and gems from local wineries are also available – including by the half bottle and glass.

Open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Adesso guests savour Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs, House-Made Granola with creamy yogurt, or Poached Eggs atop Focaccia paired with Mimosas, Bellinis and Champagne cocktails.

Favourable Press


August 5 2010 | The Georgia Straight | Gail Johnson

July 7 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Alexandra Gill

June 21 2010 |

June 18 2010 | The Vancouver Courier | Tim Pawsey

June 2, 2010 | The WestEnder | Andrew Morrison