Adria Snackbar – Brno, Czech Republic

Adria Snackbar is a casual restaurant close to the train station. It appears popular to both locals and tourists. The menu is primarily Italian influenced, but is eclectic otherwise. Service is rather, and wait staff must be flagged down for almost everything from ordering to getting your check. We ate here on several occasions so this is a composite of all of the dishes we tried.

Grilled Salmon

The Grilled Salmon was a rather large portion that was nicely seared on all sides. It was a tad overdone, but remained mostly moist and flavorful. It was served with a lemon wedge and balsamic vinegar drizzle to add some acidity. The small side salad kept the healthy theme going.

Gilled Vegetables

The Grilled Vegetable platter was a mix of eggplant, zucchini and peppers, which were nicely charred. The vegetables were softened in the cooking process, but remained some of its texture as well. The veggies were nicely seasoned, and had a bright olive oil finish.

Adria Salad

The Adria Salad contained a decent amount of lettuce, and a few tomato slices. Green olives were piled high on the plate, along with a hefty amount of cheese. The entire salad was topped with enough ham to host an Easter dinner. There was an herb dressing that thankfully did not drown the salad.

Sirloin Steak

The Sirloin Steak appeared somewhat naked on the plate, as the only garnishes were a lemon wedge, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and two cherry tomatoes cut in half. The steak had a nice sear on the outside, and was cooked to a nice medium rare. The steak could have used more seasoning however.

Chicken Breast

The Chicken Breast in cream sauce was sitting a large pool of thick, heavy cream with a generous amount of mushrooms. The chicken was cooked nicely, and remained tender. There was an odd garnished of peeled carrots.

Fiorentina Pizza

The Fiorentina pizza was topped with ham and mushrooms. The toppings were fairly generous amount of mushrooms, and about half of the amount of ham that was in the salad. The amount of cheese was surprisingly sparse. The pizza was a little undercooked, as it was a little pale with only spots of charred areas.

Quatro Stagiano Pizza

The Quatro Stagioni pizza was topped with ham, mushrooms, artichokes and olives. Unfortunately, canned mushrooms were used on this pizza, and was sparsely used. The amount of artichokes was generous and the acid added a nice punch of flavor. The ham was evenly distributed throughout, as were the olives. I am not a big fan of green olives, so those remained uneaten.

Adria Snackbar serves consistent food at a reasonable price, but service was spotty. The employees there are friendly however.

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