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Andrea's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.andreasrestaurant.com/
  • Email: nolandreas@aol.com
  • Phone: (504) 834-8583
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11am - 3pm;
    Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 3pm - 9pm;
    Thursday - Saturday: 3pm - 10pm;
    Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Andrea Apuzzo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Allow Chef Andrea to cater your next event in our beautiful banquet facilities or off-premises should you prefer. With over twenty years of creative culinary experience throughout Western Europe and the United States, Chef Andrea can design and execute your personalized gathering with his unique continental flair. Under his supervision all dishes are prepared fresh daily and all pastries and desserts are created from scratch in his kitchen.

  • Private Party Facilities: Share the experience with those you love at Andrea's Restaurant - Northern Italian and Continental Cuisine. We offer 5 private rooms for your next private party including Business Meetings, Wedding Receptions, Buffets, Children's Parties, Showers & Teas. We would like to "Thank You" in advance for selecting Andrea's Restaurant. We will do everything we can to work with you so that you and your guests have a very pleasant experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Tia Sommervail (504) 834-8583
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour Daily 11am - 7pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ridgelake
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Andrea's
Andrea's Restaurant has received a five star rating for serving a superb variety of American and Northern Italian entrees accompanied by professional European style service. And if Andrea can't serve it fresh - he won't serve it. Andrea's restaurant is casual, elegant, and still affordable.
/>From a kitchen that takes no shortcuts, Andrea promises value for the dollar. We offer a special holiday menu that includes a choice of an appetizer, a salad, and anywhere from 12 to 16 different entrees with dessert for one set price per person.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Very nice italian menu. Veal piccata was particularly well prepared. Good and fairly priced wine list. Server was friendly and very helpful"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I had dined at Andrea's years ago and remember it being pretty good. I was blown away on this trip. Nice atmosphere. Friendly and helpful waiter. Excellent food!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The restaurant is a short drive from downtown New Orleans, where we were staying. The restaurant has a homey feel. The waiter we had was attentive, but not intrusive. A bottle of the house wine was very good and inexpensive for a restaurant. My wife and I had very good meals and desserts. Parking was convenient in the restaurant's lot."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Andreas is simply awesome. Great crabmeat and artichoke salad, excellent lamb chops, and awesome desserts."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Chef Andrea always puts on a very good meal, but it can be a little pricey. Three can eat, with wine, for $175.00. See what I mean."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was probably one of the biggest waste of money I have spent in New Orleans. The food I had ordered first came out wrong because the waitress did not know the menu. My wife ordered something and was not asked what type of sides she wanted. Also after ordering a bottle if wine the waitress did not know how to open it. I opened it myself. This place is te furthest thing from fine dining. If I had to do it again I would have gone to Pizza Hut for better service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The menu has lots of options and the food was great. It was nice that Chef Andrea was so personable and made us feel like we were his personal guest. I thought pricing was fair, It was what I usually pay at a fine restaurant. overall a very nice experience, I will be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I had always wanted to try Andrea's. We looked forward to going on Valentine's therefore we booked our reservations mid-January. The ambience was nice, though it could use a little updating. The food was pretty ordinary & the amount of food given doesn't measure up to the price. I ordered trout topped with crabmeat, while my husband ordered the salmon, which was served over spinach. Both were pretty bland. We spent over $100 and that's not including drinks (of any sort). We could have gone to another restaurant and spent half the amount and would have received more flavor and larger portions. Unfortunately, Andrea's wasn't worth the money, but we just chalked it up to an expensive experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not sure if this is a reflection on the waiter or Andrea's but over an hour to get our entrees. The cocktails came out incorrect and our appertizers were not the ones we ordered. Will spend our money elsewhere in the future"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was exceptional in quality and taste. The special menu for Valentines day was a nice touch, but was priced well above the normal cost of a meal for 2 that we have there. This is a fantastic place to eat and has a large variety to choose from."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We arrived for our 8:15 reservation about 7:50pm. We were not seated until after 8:45pm. There were multiple people who were sat before us because of social status. I heard the seating lady say to her boss to " we need to seat these people because he is a doctor" that couple did not have a reservation, and that happened approximately 8:35. After the manager noted that we had been there for an extremely long time, we were eventually seated. Just to find that there were numerous tables that ere open and prepped. However past that, the waitress and waiter- outstanding. Food- outstanding. Just needs to work on the front end a lot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made reservations for Valentine's day for our family including our 2 kids. They walked us to a table we were not happy with so we asked to be moved to another table and we were told they were reserved. So, then our horrible experience started. Our waiter walks away at least 2 times while we were attempting to order our food. We asked if there was anything we can order for the kids, he said NO! Not even an attempt to be kid friendly. We get our food, that was not very good for the OVERPRICED Valentine Menu. Our waiter NEVER checked on us once. I asked for the check, he comes back, puts the check in front of me and walks away. Didn't ask if everything was ok or if we wanted dessert. Horrible!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great time with my wife celebrating valentine's day. Everything was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Staff/service was great. The food was very good. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Special occasion was Valentine's Day combined with retirement after 42 years. We enjoyed the food and ambience"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a wonderful, old style Italian restaurant that has obviously been in business for a long time. The food was delicious. My husband's fish was perfectly sautéed and the sauce atop my perfectly cooked pasta was very well seasoned and tasty. Most of the servers were Italian, but alas not ours. He just didn't seem to be in the swing of things. Our drinks took forever to arrive as well as our deserts, but a very small criticism considering everything overall. The visit to our table by the owner/chef just topped off the evening. It shows the right amount of care by owner/chefs when this is done."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Andrea's is consistently good. the tasting menu is a great value,if you can eat that much food. Wait staff is always friendly and courteous."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "One of my guest ordered Prime Rib and the Waiter came back 10 minutes after the order was taken and said they had run out of it. She ordered a Ribeye in place of it and the Steak had No Flavor..........."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Nicely light sauces that don't overpower the flavors of the mushrooms, pasta, etc they're served over tell you that Andrea's is more "authentic Italian" than most. The menu and - mostly, again, actually Italian - wine list are both extensive. And despite the hokey dive/chain-esque plastic sign out front the atmosphere inside is quite nice (though not elegant)."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "There aren't that many nice places that were open for lunch in Metairie, so when I saw Andrea's Italian I booked a table for two. It was located in an odd neighborhood and from the outside you wouldn't think much of it. The place has an old world "Genuine" Italian decor (I go to Italy often), and the setting was elegant. There wasn't anyone there at 12:30pm, which surprised me. When they brought me the wine list and the menu I thought I was on the Amalfi Coast. We had a terrific lunch, and more table filled the room while we were eating. I actually would drive from New Orleans just to eat at Andrea's - which is saying a lot because there is a lot of great places to eat n NOLA."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "When we pulled up the place, we were a little concerned that we had been given bad information. However, from the first course on, the food was outstanding. Don't let the outside throw you.. This is great eating!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "They were very attentive and and food was top notch"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Very disappointed - service was lacking - tomatoe's were meely - waited nealy an hour for our entree -"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Chef Andrea makes the best crab meat and artichoke salad in New Orleans!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This is a nice place for a ladies lunch. Service is good. Lunch specials were good."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Prime rib was huge but way over cooked. Ordered rare and it came out medium to medium well - a little disappointing. Pasta and appetizers were good though."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I've been a dozen times in the past year and the food and bar are excilent."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "This was my second trip to Andrea's. What a wonderful place. We were in town for the Sugar Bowl and I made reservations in advance for my wife and I and another couple. While it was not their first visit to New Orleans it was their first visit to Andrea's. They loved it and I was a hero for introducing them your restaurant. Naturally I will return and I sure they will when they visit the Crescent City in future."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience at Andrea's. We were meeting friends that we had not seen in a long time. The food was excellent, and the wait staff attentive, but not intrusive. We had a delightful meal and a wonderful time. The service was outstanding, and there was virtually no noise to distract us from a great meal."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Andrea's is never a disappointment! The food is the best Italian in the city, and the atmosphere grand. As always Chef Andrea was on hand to personally greet his patrons."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "From the moment my wife and I arrived at Andrea Restaurant, the Maitre d expressed appreciation of our on-line (Open-Table) reservations. An excellent table location was provided for us to truly enjoy the 2014 New Year entertainment. Our requested waiter could not be provided for understandable reasons. The substitued waiter did all he could to assure that our evening would be as enjoyable as possible. The locally well-known band provided a very entertaining evening. Chef Andrea visited us at our table. Included within the very reasonable evening's dinner cost was unlimited time to enjoy the New Year celebration, a four course dinner with a generous selection of menu items, midnight champagne and more. Thank You Chef Andrea & Staff."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have been to Andrea's numerous times for holidays and for special occasions...and will continue in the future"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We arrived on time and we were seated at our reservation time which was a plus. The menu was limited because it was NYE, maybe the full menu offers more tasty eats. We ordered 3 appetizers: Crab Cake, Crab Ravioli and Calamari. The only good one was the calamari, it had a great batter and the dipping sauce was also great. The crab cake tasted like stove top stuffing and was drowned in butter sauce. The ravioli had fishy crab taste and an unevenetful, flavorless white sauce. The Steak Filet was over cooked for a medium rare & it was also drowned in what the menu described as a "truffle sauce". I'd say this was no more than package brown gravy with mushrooms ...overall the service was really good, but the food was way under par for the price."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!!! Great overall experience! It does not get better than this!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went for Christmas dinner, late in the evening.The food was good and the staff was upbeat and energetic at the end of what must have been a very long day. They were able to accommodate a last minute addition to our reservation, which was nice."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Andrea's restaurant has great food and a wide selection on the menu. Andrea is always their to make his patrons feel comfortable and delights the ladies with a warm hand-kiss. Truly a wonderful place to take your family and friends! Joe"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We have been to Andrea's in the past and it is FABULOUS. In the past we have been welcomed, treated like family and the meals were divine. This was not the case on our last visit. The restaurant was virtually empty, the waiter was less than welcoming and his reaching across us to serve unacceptable. We were a group of 9 .. everyone commented how unimpressed they were with their meal. My kids ordered the EXACT thing - there was a visible difference in the portion size between the two! This attention to detail from this level of restaurant is ridiculous. My mom ordered the Snapper, so dry and no taste. Evidently someone else was in the kitchen cooking. Such a shame because in the past we loved it."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My mother chose Andrea's to celebrate her 95th birthday this week (December 2013). As always, the food was wonderful. We started off with a heaping plate of fried calamari that was just right, light and crunchy. Then she had the lamb, which she pronounced "excellent" (with plenty left over for her to take home and feast on later) and I enjoyed blackened redfish that was right on the money. We topped off the meal with spumoni, her favorite, and my favorite, tira misu. In an area with a rich abundance of great places to dine, it's difficult to stand out and be noticed. Andrea's manages to be a delightful gem -- a special dining treat without being pretentious or fussy. Recommended!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This is a special occation restaurant for shure, just don't go there on Christmas, It was booked to the hilt. The kitchen was overrun with the selections that they had for Christmas dinner. it was a 45$ meal with soup or salad; main meal and desert. It took us over and hour and a half for dinner, and we took the desert to go home."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We showed up 5 minutes late...I'll own that. Our fault. But then, the dinner theater began. Our party of two was seated at a 6-seat table, and the host put down 4 menus...then shuffled us off to the 2-top table. Our waiter--imagine Mr. Bean playing the part of Zorro and you get the mental image--opened the prosecco and threw the wire basket on the floor, and the cork on the table behind us (the table that remained uncleared for our whole meal) and poured the wine over my glass and onto the limp filet-of-some-whitefish I picked at for dinner. My wife stopped eating when Zorro grabbed the croutons-as-bread out of the basket with the smeared napkin from some other table and stuffed them into a new basket....then brought it to us."
    Dined on 12/25/2013