Andiamo - Riverfront
Andiamo - Riverfront

Andiamo - Riverfront

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andiamoitalia.com/
  • Phone: 3135676700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Edward Bailey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Andiamo - Riverfront can cater your event for 20 to 3,000 guests. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Andiamo - Riverfront can accommodate up to 1200 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alison Nowinski 3135676700
  • Entertainment: Party dance music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson & Atwater
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking also available.
A word from Andiamo - Riverfront
Enjoy the excitement of downtown Detroit at water's edge in the beautiful Renaissance Center Winter Garden. Andiamo - Riverfront offers fabulous authentic Italian cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Andiamo - Riverfront reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (92)special occasion (69)romantic (54)great for outdoor dining (53)good for groups (32)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (19)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (10)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Nothing special for the price paid
    rttooo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We received a $100 gift certificate to use at this restaurant. The food was good but not memorable. $36 for 4 scallops and a few veggies. $39 for a sheet of pasta w/some seafood & veggies. $10 for a glass of wine. The salad was small & tired but the dressing was good. The highlight was dessert. The "kitkat" bar & chocolate mousse cup were outstanding, but $9 each. Our server (Abul) needs more training. Nice guy, but didn't tell us about specials, and never offered us more coffee. We'd rather spend less for more imaginative food at a place like The Root in White Lake or Grove in Grand Rapids. This wasn't worth the trip downtown or the $9 to park. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GerryCVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Andiamo Riverfront has the advantage of being in Detroit's top convention headquarters hotel. This fills the restaurant to overflowing when a show is underway in Cobo Center, just down the street. Our visit was in the middle of the 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, so Andiamo was full to the gunwhales. Noisy to the point of making conversation difficult. Sevice was spotty. Food, nonetheless, was great. Our message -- check the downtown calendar before venturing to Andiamo Riverfront.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't like going on the weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not on a private date on the weekend! Food Was Subpar
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service
    Dkpzy1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Appeared to be a bit understaffed but the food was awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    SteveLinda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with great food and great wine. Coco was absolutely wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and personable
    Illbeback
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Michelle the hostess was very accommodating. I had made a reservation for 6:30 and my girlfriend could not be there until 7. Then she got stuck in the madness of the jazz festival. I called to ask for the time changes and very much Michelle accommodated me. Our server Nathalie, as busy as she was, at no time did she make us feel rushed. Very knowledgeable of the menu and the wine list. And at the end of the night my girlfriend wanted a drink and to sit outside. Mathew the manager was very accommodating. He served us our drinks and surprisingly the fireworks went off and that made for a spectacular end to a great evening. Thanks again to your staff and particularly all three people that were mentioned. You are exactly what service is about.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    John
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was another great evening for my wife and I. Food was terrific and service was outstanding just as we expected. This is one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andiamo's riverfront
    jwfo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The view of the Detroit is great. We all had pasta entrees. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauces were delicious. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. I needed a special salad which the restaurant was happy to prepare. Since the meals are made from scratch people with special diets can be accommodated.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We booked our reservation way in advance. I called ahead to make sure staff knew that I was looking for a quiet elegant dining experience!! They placed us by the patio door that slammed open an closed every 5 minutes. We pulled our chairs to find chunks of food on them had to wait until it was cleaned off just brushed in the floor!! They placed us next to a surprise party so tons of screaming an loud talking couldn't even hear ourselves talk!! My fiance plate was so hot she burnt her arm and left a mark when Reaching for the fork. My steak was so tough couldn't chew it but at this point we were ready to go. We didn't complain Paid our 174.00 bill plus a 40.00 tip very disappointed
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent except one bad dish
    kbmi
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food quality overall was excellent. However I really did not like the Veal Medallions alla Milanese - just unappetizing, greasy fried meat, unchewable tomatos and and sauce tasted like soap. Recommend to take it off the menu. Everything else was top-notch. (fresh green beans were great)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reviewer
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I like the ambiance of the restaurant. However, some of the the food is average. New England clam chowder and chicken and shrimp dish definitely need improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and a romantic place
    OneWondersHow
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This place was amazing from the food and service to the romantic ambience and wonderful scenery. We sat by the window overlooking the riverfront and as it got dark out the view became even more beautiful then when we sat down. The amount and quality of food you get for the price is outstanding and the server was extremely attentive. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do Not Bother
    Me234
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Both visits to this restaurant have been horrible. Dirty coffee cups. Dirty napkins that our fresh bread was brought to us in. Food not cooked to order. Steaks were over cooked both visits. The wait for our food exceeded 45 minutes. We were told there were problems in the kitchen both visits. A complete waste of time and money. So many better choices out there
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 23Rd Anniversary
    23yrs
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, exquisite dining, superb staff, amazing view. We will be back as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and the food was great (especially the risotto!), the service was great, and we loved sitting outside looking over the river. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service/food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    restaurant was out of several items, waiter never did bring us any bread. He offered bread at dessert when we asked if we were suppose to get bread. Food was just good, we have eaten at the Dearborn location several times and the service and food far exceeds the Riverfront location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SS23Anniversary
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary, with the exception of a small mishap regarding our online reservations through open table(they didn't show in the computer); we were accommodated immediately and were able to share a beautiful intimate dinner which is exactly what we were looking for. Our dinner was amazing and so was the service. From there we enjoyed the awesome sounding band that played. Overall, Andiamo-Riverfront was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. I'd recommend it many times over.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pastamenC
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The dining experience was deliciously wonderful with a spectacular view of the Detroit River. Our waitress was friendly, bubbly and knowledgeable about the items on the menu. Also, Emilleeanne was very attentive and professional. All the dishes were fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    Remeed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nice riverfront views. Wide selecton on menu with friendly attentive service. Able to order items not on menu
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andiamo Detroit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went here to celebrate a 21st birthday and noted that when making the reservation. The hostess did not say anything, and the Waitor basically did nothing to make it special. I did not expect a lot of fanfare, but some acknowledgement would have been nice, or maybe a free drink for the individual whose birthday it was. Bus staff was taking silverware near the end of our meal while we were still eating. Felt rushed and they were not busy. I would not go here for a special occasion again as they did nothing to make it special. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food under par
    fashionista
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was not above average and the food portion is so very small which would have been fine if the flavour had been memorable but it was not. My salmon was dry, vegetables were overcooked and starter salad was ordinary. My husband's chicken was also dry and a smail portion as well. We both left hungry. The best thing about the dinner was my cosmo and the live music. We will not be returning for the quality received versus the price we paid.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too many tables for lunch
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    There were far too many tables too close together for lunch, and it was very noisy and cramped. Not a nice pleasant dining experience to which I have become accustomed for Andiamo. I ordered a salad that is only made at this location and which I have had on several occasions in the past. First the waitress brought our table the wrong dishes, then my salad arrived like it had been thrown together, with very little beets, feta and the dressing was not sufficiently mixed, it was all olive oil. The waitress then began to explain to me what the salad dressing was as if I didn't know. I had to send it back and asked for it to be remade to go. The second presentation, in a plastic carryout container looked and eventually tasted much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    happycamper
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    my wife and I celebrated our 39th. wedding anniversary. We had been there before and found the service and food to be a real delight. I would recommend it easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service, Food needs Help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were celebrate a special occasion and though the service was great, the food unfortunately was very poor and extremely overpriced for the quality. It was quite a disappointment for our celebration.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Detroit Favorite
    PepperMonroe
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had dinner on the patio on Saturday, 7-12. What a wonderful evening. The food was excellent as we've come to depend on when dining at any Andiamo restaurant (but the Riverfront is by far our favorite). I had the Beef Tips/Portabella Mushrooms with Zip Sauce and my friend had the Large Meatball - both were to die for. (When eating on the patio, folks have to keep in mind that the food might not be as hot, as it cools off quickly.) The wine was also very good as was the Up North Martini. It was also nice to see the manager, Mike, walking around checking to be sure everyone was happy. We're from downriver and it's a hike to get there, but well worth it! Thank you again Andiamo for the memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Really disappointed in the food. Chicken quite dry. Have had better food there in the past. Great views of the waterfront provide a relaxing environment
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My date and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed.
    Zachriley452
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was very bland. No real flavor on fish or chicken dish. Service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food but slow service
    mm1970
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food taste was excellent, portion sizes per price, not desirable. Service was polite, and good, but slow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Never Go Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had booked the reservation and was very excited to bring my husband for his 31st Birthday. We were early since we came across from Canada and I was very please they were able to accommodate us. I had asked for a great view of the skyline and was told we can't make any promises but we'll try. We get there and I have a view of the door jam... The photo online was was what I was expecting :( we thought we'll this won't ruin our night. We started out with 2 appetizers calamari and andiamo suppli... The calamari was ok but the suppli was very dry and cold. The pasta is served on a side dish, noodles and sauce were cold and tasted from a can. The main dish was warm but nothing I would ever go back for.. Overall a very disappointing...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Riverfront crash
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The achingly slow service ruined the evening. Water, bread, taking the order, bringing the order were all tediously slow - the only prompt portion was bringing us the bills! The tablecloth had a wine stain on it and don't look down at the window sills as they were dusty and the wait staff uniforms were filthy. The food was good when we finally received it :( . Expecting so much more but was let down.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    IAmAFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my first time visiting Andiamo - Riverfront. I had always wanted to visit this restaurant because I am a fan of Italian cuisine. Although the food was not what I expected in regards to taste, I truly have no complaints. They handled all of my needs in a major way. My girlfriend was very pleased with her birthday dinner which is all that matters because that is why we visited. It was absolutely wonderful and I would recommend anyone to visit the establishment. Thank you Andiamo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Went here for our anniversary ,would not go again. Everything was wonderful except the food. Had a Salmon pasta dish that had so much oil that it could have been drained into a cup. Made the mistake of ordering the bread pudding which was very dry and blan. Spoke with some friends after and they had the same expire emcee wish I would have talk to them first could of saved half the cost and enjoyed my meal.
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  • Good food!
    Marie42
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The setting was great, and food waste good. The reason I rated the food a 3 is because I found a large piece of plastic in my pasta and the steak was a little rough, other than that the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meals were not good!
    Precious
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The atmosphere was nice, but the meals were not good. Both of our meals were returned plus the two tables around us sent their meals back.
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  • So Impressive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I chose Andiamo's for our special "girls' weekend" dinner prior to seeing Wizard of Oz at the Opera House. Great meals for all 3 of us, server Scott was a gem and the view was amazing. We chose to be seated inside by a window with a view. Thouroughly enjoyed our time there - - would highly recommend Andiamo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were with good friends
    Rocket
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Filet was very good and prepared perfectly...the zip sauce was to die for. Waitress was okay but always upselling ( Appetisers, salad add-ons, dinner ad-ons, dessert, etc. ) I ordered a Manhattan and it came in a martini glass...not the way to serve a Manhattan. Very pricey for a dinner after a river cruise in Detroit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great day for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Had a super lunch with friends. It was a beautiful day to sit indoors or out. The food was delicious and the staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have dined at this Andiamo location, as well as others over the past 10 years. It had been 2 years since visiting the Renaissance Center location and I could not believe what had happened. Restaurant is in need of an appearance overhaul due to heavy use. Bathrooom areas were not in the greatest condition. Food was an atrocity and a total embarrassment to those who are familiar with top class Italian cuisine. Waitress was acceptable up until the food was delivered. Once there were some critical comments made, she disappeared until the bill was brought out. Will not visit again. Unfortunate, as the view of the Detroit River and Windsor Skyline is outstanding...
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed!
    PGSfoodie123
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Parking was terrible with no valet service that day. Had dirty water glass and when replaced the beverage tasted soapy. Our waiter never refilled our drinks and did not bring some of them until we were pretty much through with our meal.
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