"Foodie" Friday ~ 8-23-13

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“Foodie Fridays” in Austin


Dories picks 8-23-13



In the mood for Italian this weekend?  This fine dining restaurant offers Italian cuisine that will make you think you’ve somehow been transported to Naples!  This restaurant also has the distinction of being recognized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas, Inc. as the only authentic Italian restaurant in Austin!









ANDIAMO RISTORANTE                  http://www.andiamoitaliano.com

Andiamo Ristorante 2521 Rutland Dr. 512.719.3377

Andiamo features fresh ingredients that are purchased from local farmers markets.  Their menu is seasonal in a traditional European-styled course which you will be able to pair with a prestigious selection of Italian wines.  Their success has been attributed to their commitment to offering authentic Italian recipes.  Owner Daniela Marcone came from Naples in 2005 joining the Andiamo family as its General Manager.  Since that time, Daniela is now the proud owner and works hard at enhancing the overall Andiamo experience.  In addition to a delicious Italian menu, once a month they offer a special wine dinner at a fixed price.  This month’s dinner is on the 27th - here is what you’ll find on the menu for that special night.  The Antipasto: Nido di Polenta con Crema di Robiola (polenta with a creamy cheese sauce)...The Primi Piatto: Risotto al Barbera ( risotto in Casalone Barbera wine)...The Secondi Piatto: Brasato di Manzo al Barbera (braised beef in Casalone Barbera wine)...The Dolce: Torta di Nocciole (hazelnut torte).  Each course is paired with a Calsalone wine. And, as a special guest that evening, winemaker Casalone will be at the restaurant.  Remember the old Italian movies where Sophia Loren would be waving her hand and saying “Andiamo, Andiamo!”  which means “get moving”  So, if you’re in the mood for authentic and delicious Italian food,' get moving' to Andiamo Ristorante!


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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'm always in the mood for Italian............Andiamo sounds fabulous Dorie.

Aug 22, 2013 10:29 PM #1
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

Why is it so hard to get a good plate of spaghetti and real meatballs?

Usually there are meatballs but they have so much filler in them they are dry and non tasty.

Then there are the ones that have mutton in them. I have a distaste for mutton.

I really con't stand the smell at all.

I would like to try these places on my next trip to the Austin and Canton Creek areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 22, 2013 10:41 PM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good Morning Dorie, how can you ever go wrong with Italian. When you find good, authentic Italian food, you're in for a treat!

Aug 22, 2013 10:44 PM #3
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: You had me sold at "authentic Italian restaurant".  I love the fact they purchase fresh ingredients locally too!

Aug 22, 2013 10:49 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie -- I imagine that Andiamo must be pretty special to be called the most Italian restaurant in Austin - Mangia Mangia.

Aug 22, 2013 11:10 PM #5
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Dorie Dillard.  You asked if I was in the mood for Italian this weekend.  Ummm...  Why wait how about today for an early lunch!  You know me the biggest foodie in the Rain :)  Thanks for having me officially starving at 7:30 am... LOL.  Make it a great day my friend.

Aug 22, 2013 11:53 PM #6
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Dorie sounds like a wonderful place to eat Italian and drink fine wine, thanks for sharing.

Aug 23, 2013 12:39 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your Foodie Fridays blogs make all of us want to visit Austin.

RealtyTrac: Austin, Texas Ranks Highest for Health and Wealth http://www.dsnews.com/articles/report-austin-texas-ranks-highest-for-health-and-wealth-2013-08-22 


Aug 23, 2013 12:45 AM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate


It's always time for a great Italian meal at a nice restaurant!

Aug 23, 2013 03:43 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie we have a big Italian population here in Middletown, CT, so we have several really good Italian Restaurants.  Andiamo Ristorante sounds like it would rank up there with the best ones we have.

Aug 23, 2013 05:00 AM #10
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience


You leave me trolling fro a plate of pasta and Barbera wine. Andimao sounds like they found a nice niche in Austin. 


Aug 23, 2013 08:19 AM #11
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Dorie.  I can smell the basil and garlic from here.

Aug 23, 2013 08:52 PM #12
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Dorie - my mouth is watering! 

Aug 23, 2013 10:44 PM #13
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Dorie, we are having an Italian dinner tomorrow at a friend's house.... I love Italian food!

Aug 24, 2013 11:36 AM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Mmmm...another great taste of Austin....and perhaps a change in our dinner plan as a result !

Aug 24, 2013 11:02 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I don't know how I missed this but I think I'm up for some fresh pasta tonight!

Aug 26, 2013 04:19 AM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie - I am absolutely drooling! I love Italian food! It's my favorite. I really think I was Italian in another life. I'll bookmark this and be sure to stop there the next time I'm on my way to Austin!

Aug 26, 2013 02:38 PM #17
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