Adrianna’s Riverfront Café

. December 29, 2014.
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104 S. Main St. Findlay, OH 45840

419-422-2299

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm; Friday 11am to 12am; Saturday 4pm to 12am; and Sunday 4pm to 10pm.

Closed on Mondays.

Watch Facebook under Adrianna’s Riverfront Café for menu and value specials.

“U-Haul” and catering available. Free delivery in town for orders more than $15. Banquet hall available for special events.

There is nothing quite like the flavorful, ooey-gooey, cheese-stuffed breadsticks at Adrianna’s Riverfront Cafe – the best my husband and I have ever tasted.

 That wonderful taste may stem from the owners’ decision, after breaking from the Padrone’s Pizza franchise, to take their focus to a whole new level of quality and freshness. Their breads hail from local bakery Bread Kneads and their meats from Brinkman’s Country Corner. Co-owner Andrew Davis said they make their own buttermilk ranch dressing, chop fresh vegetables, and make their hand-tossed pizza dough four or five times a day, to name a few of the changes.

 On the regular menu, Adrianna’s serves pizza, specialty pizza, subs, sandwiches, pasta dinners, calzones, chicken wings, various appetizers, salads, and a large array of soft and hard ice cream. Davis’ fiancée, Kathie Lee, co-owns the restaurant. Davis said that in the near future they plan to have special, more upscale dinners available on Friday and Saturday evenings accompanied by a jazz band or piano music.

 Adrianna’s offers a $5 large pizza for something quick and easy, which you can order ahead. They also offer homemade pies, cupcakes and brownies by Missy’s Munchies.

Dining on the Blanchard River 

Adjacent to the main dining space is a large banquet area that can seat up to 60 people, and is available to rent. Davis is ordained to conduct marriages and hopes couples will want put it all together, making use of the banquet area, his services, and the gazebo outside along the Blanchard River.

As for our family, we enjoyed Adrianna’s so much that we got takeout the day after we dined in for this food review, and ordered another two times in the couple weeks before  the deadline for this story. (We like their food!)

When dining in, I ordered a 10-inch pizza with mushroom and tomato, and found it to be quite tasty. The pizza just had a look of high quality, mushrooms and tomato poking through fresh melted cheese. The dough was thick, had a unique taste and wasn’t greasy. I even had some leftover pizza to take home.

My husband ordered hot wings and fries, which he enjoyed, while my six-year-old daughter raved over her personal cheese pizza, declaring, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!”

My 9-year-old son’s meal sparked an acceptance for eating a sub or sandwich with meat. He ordered a turkey sub with cheese, lettuce, onion and mayonnaise and enjoyed it so much that I am now allowed to make a similar sub for his lunch at school. Prior to this meal, only PB&J had the distinct honor of gracing his lunchbox EVERY DAY since he started eating at school, from Kindergarten to third grade.

He also gobbled up a salad, enjoying the homemade buttermilk ranch, and ate every last French fry on his plate. Both kids were delighted to sample the Hershey’s Ice Cream, each selecting Moose Tracks as their flavor of choice.

We all scream for ice cream

The ice cream selection at Adrianna’s is like pulling up to a specialty ice cream shop. Flavor Burst soft ice cream is available, as well as Hershey’s hard ice cream. Patrons can order sundaes, floats, malts, milkshakes, cones, ice cream in a cup, a banana split, or even the Adrianna’s Favorite – two dips of vanilla ice cream with strawberry, pineapple and marshmallow sauce, whipped cream and crushed nuts.

We all enjoyed our meals and our visit to Adrianna’s. The quality was great and the dine-in area is cozy. It reminded me of being on a ski vacation and after a long day outside in the cold, stopping at an aromatic, little pizza shop to rejuvenate.  Returning several times for takeout is true testimony to our approval!

THE SHORT COURSE

Kid-friendly Yes

To avoid wait Order ahead

Noise level Quiet

Bathroom amenities Clean and nice. No changing table.

High chairs Yes, and booster seats

Got Milk? No, but has Hi-C, Sprite and water

Kid’s menu? There is no kids menu, but kids can share an adult portion or order a 7-inch personal pizza, for example. They do serve chicken strips as well.

Food allergy concerns? Much of the food is made in-house at Adrianna’s, so accommodations are easy. Just let your server know what you need.