Full Disclosure: I attended a media tasting and received a complimentary dining experience at Andiamo Ristorante. All opinions are my own.
Andiamo Ristorante has been delighting north Austin with their beautifully executed Italian cuisine for 15 years. When dining at the restaurant there is a good chance you will meet Andiamo\’s charismatic owner Daniela Marcone who ensures that her guests feel welcomed. She started off at Andiamo as a hostess, later purchased the Italian Austin staple and updated the menu with classic Italian dishes with fresh seasonal menu offerings. I appreciate seasonal menus as it allows for adding fresh local ingredients into the dishes. I was recently treated to a phenomenal dining experience to preview the summer seasonal menu at Andiamo Ristorante with a group of amazing ladies (thanks to Shveta of Instagram: @atx_bites for organizing). Here is a first look:
|Caprese Pops a Andiamo|
We started out with these fun Caprese Pops made with mini heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in a fresh basil olive oil. It is a simple yet delicious dish that perfectly sets he mood for a summer dining experience a Andiamo Ristorante.
Insalata Estiva is an invigorating mix of juicy watermelon, loaded with fresh mint, baby arugula and feta cheese and tossed in lime olive oil.
|Tartare di Capesane at Andiamo|
The Tartare di Capesante was one of my favorite bites! This delightful antipasti has fresh raw sea scallop mixed with capers, green olives, green onion and lime zest and drizzled in a lime olive oil.
The delectable Polipo Arrosto is incredibly tender. They oven roast the octopus and smartly plate it with red potatoes, celery and brown cherry tomatoes in a rosemary olive oil.
|Summer Lobster Special|
The Summer Lobster Special is worth a visit all on its own. This dish wooed our table. This pasta dish has house-made linguine pasta with two lobster Tails and it comes with a glass of white wine. This is an exceptional deal (June & July only) a $35.
|Nero di Seppia at Andiamo|
When I see squid ink pasta on the menu I get excited and the kitchen at Andiamo did no disappoint. Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia is their homemade squid ink spaghetti, sautéed with fresh clams in a light spicy garlic white wine sauce and we opted to top it off with a beautifully flavored sea urchin. I highly recommend adding the sea urchin as it lends an exquisite hint of brininess to the dish!
|Family Style Risotto|
|Family Style Ribeye Steak|
The Family Style menu is offered on Thursday nights and has the menu options of Risotto, While Red Snapper, Ribeye Steak and Dessert Platters. We tried both the creamy risotto and the perfectly seasoned tender ribeye steak. Both are exceptional family style dining options.
Andiamo is open 6 days a week (closed on Sundays) serving lunch and dinner.
2521 Rutland Drive
Austin TX 78758