Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston
Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston

Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mesquitecreek.com/
  • Phone: 2486209300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details or visit www.mesquitecreek.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Mesquite Creek offers private space for up to 70 guests. Please call for details or visit www.mesquitecreek.com.
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Thursday through Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available in front & behind Mesquite Creek. New Rear Entrance provides easy access to restaurant.
A word from Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston
Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston , open for lunch & dinner, is the hotspot in Clarkston! The staff provides great service & always with a smile. The food is wonderful. Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston also offers live entertainment Thursday through Saturday nights, patio for outside seating, banquet space for up to 70 guests & off-site catering.
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Andiamo Trattoria - Clarkston reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (26)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (23)fit for foodies (18)romantic (18)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not worth the wait...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Over all it was a nice experience. It took over 20 minutes to be seated even with a reservation, and there was an extensive wait for the main course. It seemed very chaotic and disorganized at the hostess station, which is unusual at 5:30 on a Sunday night. The food was good, but I would consider it overpriced for the quality. The filet was bland and the outside of it was more burnt than seared. Not as good as one would expect for a "signature dish". The appetizers, pasta and house salad were of good taste and quality. We would return but most likely would try something less expensive so if a dish is disappointing again we won't feel as frustrated. There were a lot of families dining there so perhaps the pizza is good?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as downtown detroit
    grandpa63
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chicken marsala too salty. What happened to pasta sample?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't dine here again
    formerohioan
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my second time with family at this location. Here are the problems: The service is slow. The food is mediocre. My fish was raw in the middle when they served it to me and I had to send it back. The music does not fit the atmosphere and the acoustics are loud. On a positive note, the staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Drive
    CriticalEater
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was perfect. I am very particular when it comes to dining out. If I am going to a restaurant of higher caliber, I expect certain things. I will return to this particular restaurant in the near future. It was well worth the 45 minute drive. The food was excellent, and though I shouldn't have ordered any appetizers, I did. This caused me to have leftovers, which I never eat. I made sure I got to the fridge before my kids did the next day. I was even tempted to eat my wife's as well. It would have been worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good . Waitress iffy
    PjmmVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Maybe she was new or overwhelmed . New general manager very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time there...
    JZ52
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife & I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a nice dinner at Andiamo. This was our second time there. The filet they serve is truly one of the best I've ever eaten. Overall, the food is excellant. We both agreed, we may have found a new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Kirsten
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came here upon the recommendation of friends and enjoyed the entire experience - food, atmosphere, service - all excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were there to celebrate our 37th year anniversary and from the time we entered the restaurant we were waiting. The lady's at the hostess desk were more into answering the phone then dealing with at least 4 other couples waiting to be seated. Then when we did get seated we waited again for at least 15mins before anyone even acknowledged we were there. It was ran better when it was Mesquite Creek.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK, but nothing special
    ClarkstonResident
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Location is good (right off I75 but screened by large trees and within reasonable walking distance of downtown Clarkston). Nice outdoor seating. Interior is attractive. Tables not too close together. Staff was friendly. Waitress was busy and not very attentive (water glass remained empty until end of meal). Food was average for the price. Wife had shrimp scampi which was good (large, flavorfull shrimp). I had Veal Scallopini which was very average (flavorless)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Veal Piccata
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    was about the best I've ever had. Tender as could be with a perfect wine sauce. The bread and dipping oil was excellent. Bar service a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually much better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Since Andiamo's took over Mesquite Creek I've been there a few times. This last time was the worst. Service was poor, rude waitress, food was pretty good, not great. I've been to all the other Andiamo's restaurants several times, the menu at the Clarkston restaurant seems to be smaller, with fewer options. Most other times I've been there it has been good, but this last visit was not great. Hopefully they get into their usual swing and make this one worth the Andiamo name.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Andrew!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This server knows his stuff. Food was tasty and it was nice to be able to go to a restaurant close to home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JB11
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Not that impressed with the change in restaurant. I thought Mesquite Creek had a better menu, had more to offer and the food was A LOT better. For an Italian restaurant, I felt the food options should have been more impressive especially now having the Andiamo name attached to it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the same
    PjmmVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    When they first changed over to italian food was super .. Great bread dipping sauce, good portions, .lately food is lacking original taste , ranch dressing tastes like in a bottle..always was made there. Go through a lot of servers. This time he must have been new. Took while for him to come to table. Another waitress took drink orders. Wrong soup brought, had to seek him out, asked for box for salad entree. No dressing put in. He was pleasant enough. Pasta is given side with some dinner entrees .. Have to ask for it as seems to get forgotten. Sauce not as favorable. Last time I had lasagna you could see the cooked yellow egg separately in it. Not blended well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Expectation ....
    DMJ12
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Being a Andiamo restaurant, I would have expected more in the form of service and food quality. The food was average to good - not great. Our server was good and attentive after waiting 5 minutes to be acknowledged. We arrived on time with a reservation 2, we were told a table would be available in a few minutes. Another party 2 walked in while we were waiting and they were promptly seated in the same area of the establishment. When the hostess return to the hostess stand, she asked us if we needed assistance - clearly she totally forgot about us and we were standing less than 3 feet from the hostess stand. I ordered the special of the day, after 15 minutes, I was told they had run out. Not a terrible experience, but not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    ChrisnEmily
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went here for my wife's birthday. The calamari and bread were really good. We also really liked the stuffed shells.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a very nice evening. Did not feel pushed to quickly get done even though it was a very busy Friday night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Well the service was slow, but noting like the weight time for the dinner. We told the waitress we were going to a concert and that we needed to be wrapped up by 7:00. We arrived by the way at 5:20. I spoke to the staff 3 times about needing our food and they said the kitchen was kind of screwed up. Finally at 7:16 our dinners arrived. My pasta, the recommended pasta on the menu was served in one large clump. It was cold and with one fork I could lift almost the entire plate of pasta in the air. It was not worth eating. The waitress did take the plate off the bill without any prompting from me. Oh by the way, I requested to see the manager twice and he/she never showed up.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Former Mesquite Grill
    sglenn99
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had been to this restaurant a few times back when it was Mesquite Grill. While the decor hasn't changed, the menu has now that it's an Andiamo's. Initially ordered the Salmon, but they were out of it (the waitress said it was a popular dish). Instead got the Chicken Marsala, which was very tasty. The chicken breast was a bit thin, but the white wine sauce was very tasty. Good selection of wine as well. The restaurant was very busy, and there was a loud group near us, so would rate the ambience lower (the other Andiamo restaurants I've been to were more intimate). The appetizer and pizza menu looked good as well, so this could also be a good spot to go if you just want bar food (the bar area is very nice).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service; good food
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very nice atmosphere and ambiance. Great for couples or groups. Friendly, attentive wait staff, and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Lin3jl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The filet was fantastic and so was the chicken piccata! We also enjoyed the wine! It was nice to sit outside very cozy & quite! We will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For Two
    meandmine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I dined together and had a great time! The food was excellent and the noise level allowed for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    rrose
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ask for a table in away from an Isle and was promptly seated in an Isle by the kit hen door. Very noisy night!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chey
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Wonderful choices. Dessert should be first. Though dinner was great, we could come in just for dessert and drinks. People who think they are satisfied after a meal and decline dessert are cheating themselves out of something special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit a Winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    After our first visit where the food was good but the service was very poor, we decided to try it again. We were very pleased to see the service was outstanding from Zach. Our meals were both well prepared. Previously we had one good and one less than good meal. Our first visit was soon after they reopened and it appears they are getting over the initial start up issues. Keep up the effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice
    redge1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We are were here visiting family, and like to try new places. We really enjoyed our meal and our visit. A beautiful restaurant with agreat menu and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a Swim in the Ocean
    steve
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It's hard to knock a restaurant where the ambience and is nearly perfect with excellent lighting and tables spread apart so there is always a feeling of intimacy. The service, while young and inexperienced, was well-trained and anxious to please. My date and I ordered dinner, for her salmon, for me a thin chicken breasts over a lemony sauce. The main courses were for the salt-deprived. Admittedly many diners have cut back on salt intake and are not geared for a salty course. The sauce, slathered over the chicken breasts defied anything I had experienced since I was a teen and swam into a swirling eddy in the Atlantic Ocean and came up with a mouthful of salt water. I still prefer properly salted meals but this was over the top.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre DTE Dinner on the Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great Service. Really good food. Enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday gathering
    Buggyboo
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Group of 7 were set in middle of room. Service(Mike) and food were great. Would have appreciated a free dessert for the birthday guest. The room was open and very loud. Hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Waitress was fantastic! We had a large group and she provided exceptional service
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POORER THAN POOR SERVICE
    69rainbows
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service next to none, not busy, uncleared tables, waited too long for food when place was almost empty Sun afternoon. Food GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    MrJ1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hostess seated us promptly and waitress was very attentive. Appetizers tasted good, entrees were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is a great restaurant. Good food. Great service. The wait table are trained to monitor the tables and be available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best steak of my life.
    Robins
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I swear monks masage the cows and sing them to heaven before they become an Andiamo filet because that was the most flavorful and tender steak I have ever eaten. Great value too! Good service on a date night and still family friendly environment. This is my every occasion place and weekday treat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    yummy
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Food was delicious and perfectly prepared for myself and my guests. Service was great and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only so-so
    lunchlady1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Main dining area was incredibly loud-terrible acoustics probably. Not feeling any ambiance. Main dining area smelled very fishy. Made reservations a week in advance and tried to seat us in a horrible location. Was shown a different table after commenting. My shrimp scampi was only okay. My husband's steak was very good. Wine list was nice. Our waiter was excellent--the best part of dining experience. Went for our 28th wedding anniversary dinner last year under different name, menu and management. Enjoyed that experience and hoped for a nice 29th anniversary dinner-sadly disappointed. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Save the croutons
    HardEarnedMoney
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Nice atmosphere and good food, although pricing is a little ambitious for quality. Still worth a visit. My only complaint would be croutons should be bite sized and just crunchy enough to still prick with a fork; otherwise, save the bread.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and server
    RandR
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    All was great except we requested back room for larger group and did not get seated back there. Shannon our server was very nice and did her job very well. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Our recent trip to Andiamo (my first visit to this location) was horribly disappointing. I had planned a small surprise birthday dinner for my best friend. We expected Andiamo style quality and excellence. What we received was the worst service I have EVER experienced dining out. It took over an hour to bring our food to us after we had ordered. The restaurant was empty and there were only 2 other tables of people. It was a weeknight. There was absolutely no excuse for such a long wait to receive our meals. No explanation or apology was given. The waiter serving our food was unbelievably rude. My friend actually had to LEAVE the birthday dinner and have the meal immediately boxed up since it took SO long to get our food. Will not return.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was really disappointed with my recent visit. I came on Mother's Day and the food was served via buffet and was not up to the same standard as I have had at other Andiamo establishments. My reservation didn't really specify that the food would be served buffet style which seemed very inappropriate for a Mother's Day dinner. The food was cold and it seemed as though they had a Mother's Day Lunch Buffet that was just left out all day and then they tried to serve it for Dinner. The buffet was grossly overpriced - more than a buffet at the Bellagio in Vegas and it just left a really impression on me. I won't be coming back to this Andiamo and likely none of the other Andiamo establishments.
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