Andiamo Ristorante ~ "Foodie" Friday 10/5/18

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It's been several years since I've written about this restaurant and I felt it was time to re-introduce you! Under new management this authentic Italian restaurant is even better (if that is possible) and loved as a go-to restaurant for so many. If your taste buds are screaming for Italian food you must try this recommendation out for this week-end!

  

 

ANDIAMO  RISTORANTE               https://andiamoitaliano.com/

Andiamo Ristorante is known in North Austin for serving authentic Italian dishes. When the current owner, Daniela Marcone purchased Andiamo and started transforming it.  It became a symbol of Italian culture with an updated classic menu and seasonal Italian food using the freshest local ingredients whenever possible and traditional Italian recipes with no compromising.  Daniela herself visits the local farmers markets a couple of times a week to make sure their seasonal menus highlight only the best local ingredients. Everything you eat and drink at Andiamo's is served as if you were in Italy.  Even the wine list features wines from small Italian producers. Daniela even travels home to Italy every year so she is kept up to date on Italian culture and food.

 

Here is a sampling of their menu....On the Antipasti menu there's Zuppa alle Vongole with clams sauteed in a lght spicy white wine sauce served with Andiamo bread...Calamari Fritti is fried calamari with sea salt and Prosciutto e Melone - melon slices wrapped with prosciutto di Parma and topped with arugula and EVOO. On the Primi Piatti menu - there's Orecchiette alla Boscaiola - orecchiette pasta sautéed with homemade ground pork sausage, mushrooms and organic spinach in a light spicy tomato cream sauce...and Zuchhini Pasta - strips of fresh zucchini that are sautéed with a mix of bell peppers, mini heirloom tomatoes, carrots and green onions in a basic and garlic olive oil sauce.  The Secondi Piatti menu has Salmon al Forno with baked salmon served over a Kalamata olive sauce topped with kale and baby argula... and Pollo al Limone - chicken breast sautéed with fresh garlic, lemon zest and oregano in a white wine sauce and served with roasted potatoes.

 

To finish off the evening, the Dolci menu has Profiteroles - cream puffs filled with lemon custard and covered with white chocolate...Cheesecake al Liquore - a delightful cheesecake with Irish Whiskey … and Millefoglie - baked puff pastry sheets layered with strawberries and Italian custard.

 

If you aren't in the area and can't get to Andiamo Ristorante, click this link to get their recipe for Pasta Mista and bring a taste of Italy right to your own table.   While that's cooking, watch this video of our local food critic Rob Balan and his review of Andiamo...

Buon Appetito!

 

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Dorie. Was at the soft opening of Truluck's new location in Rosemont last night near Chicago. I am still full and not thinking about food this morning. Enjoy your day!

Oct 05, 2018 05:40 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR there's not much that trumps Italian food and I loved all of it that's listed here....  emphasis on the past!

Oct 05, 2018 06:03 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Dorie. I love Italian food and this restaurant sounds wonderful.

Oct 05, 2018 06:38 AM #3
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Love your Foodie Fridays...usually find some recipe inspirations ! Have a good weekend !

Oct 05, 2018 07:09 AM #4
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Scott Godzyk
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I love reading about food, now only if there was a taste test Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Oct 05, 2018 07:23 AM #5
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Dorie,

I use the word "Andiamo" all the time, and you know that we are lovers of Italian food...I would be there in a nano second.  A

Oct 05, 2018 08:05 AM #6
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Another terrific review Dorie, and a good suggestion for those near the N. Austin neighborhoods!

Oct 05, 2018 08:39 AM #7
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Good morning Dorie - wow, this must be a must visit.  Rob Balon is really passionate.

Oct 05, 2018 09:27 AM #8
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Hello Dorie - I can sense the attention to detail at Andiamo. Obviously that's important.   Including a recipe is a nice touch.

Oct 05, 2018 10:39 AM #9
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Anita Clark
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Dorie: I am a big fan of Italian food, so like many of the other restaurants you share, this one would definitely be on my list to try out. Have a blessed weekend.

Oct 05, 2018 12:11 PM #10
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Hi Dorie- I would love to try the Orecchiette ...it sounds almost like the broccoli rabe that I love. 

Oct 05, 2018 12:22 PM #11
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Brian England
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Sounds like a wonderful place to dine, you always do such a great job of highlighting the restaurants in your area!

Oct 05, 2018 01:08 PM #12
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Dorie if you ever stop doing real estate, you have a promising career doing food reviews

Oct 05, 2018 01:35 PM #13
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Debbie Reynolds
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I love good authentic Italian cuisine. It is so flavorful and not strong or overbearing.

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Nina Hollander
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Hi Dorie... that calamari fritti sounds divine! So does the zucchini pasts! As for those desserts, all I can say is "yes, please."

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Clams & calamari would keep me coming back to Andiamo Ristorante, Dorie!

Great shout out for a fabulous Austin restaurant!

Oct 07, 2018 09:44 AM #16
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