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Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andrewmichaelitaliankitchen.com
  • Phone: (901) 347-3569
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hudman & Andy Ticer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poplar Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
A Southern perspective on traditional Italian. Online reservations are available for parties of 6 or less.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We left our meal in the chefs' hands, opting for the five-course dinner and sampling some of the finest, freshest, and tastiest dishes they selected for us (we were feeling adventurous). Without question, if you plan to dine here, start with the AM breakfast. It felt like getting tucked into bed--the comfiest of comfort foods. You will want to lick the bowl afterward or slap the person sitting next to you. It's that good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "It was our first time there and we were absolutely lost with the menu. I was hoping for more Italian food. The server went over the menu items quickly and was not very helpful in guiding us to the best courses for us. We each chose the 5 course Chef's choice dinner. Every course was a surprise. The food was presented beautifully and was delicious but a warning to the unaware, the portions are small and very pricey. This place is definitely for the rich."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The pasta dishes really impressed but the love affair stops there. Most of the other dishes are lackluster. The fritto misto was hard and overcooked, not light and delicate as is usually the case. The veal was dry and my portion looked anemic. I sent the first one back and it took them over 20 minutes to get me a new entree. All the other guests with us were finished with their meals already. We also asked the restaurant to order cabs for six of us to go back to the hotel. One small cab arrived and we had to wait 30 minutes for a second taxi cab. No attempt was made to rectify the tragic service. It's unfortunate when unprofessional service distracts from a meal that might have been pretty good otherwise."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "As always, the flavor is exceptional as well as the service. The portions are noticeably smaller than they used to be."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I expected more after hearing good things about this restaurant, but overall disappointed. The noise level was over the top. You could not even talk to the person sitting next to you ---it was so loud!. I would not go again. Food is ok but nothing special----better places to eat"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great service and incredible food! The pork belly on AM Breakfast to die for !"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "FOOD IS ALWAYS SO UNUSUAL AND A REAL TREAT! we love sitting in the bar area. Brought friends with us …they loved it as well. sat in the dining room this time…still prefer the bar."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The restaurant is a house conversion with different rooms. which lowers noise level and gives a homey romantic atmosphere. A bit pricey for everyday fare, but a good choice for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Summer menu with locally sourced produce, innovative recipes. The lamb with blueberries was great, so was the signature popcorn gelato with caramel"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The tasting menu was incredible. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great food and great service!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Stellar chefs, innovative menu, fresh, locally sourced and always changing, killer cocktails. Best destination in town for foodies"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Two of us had a poor experience here last Saturday evening. Prior visits have been superb and rated 5 stars on all categories. This visit was different. Very slow service, extremely undercooked fish, and not the usual efficiency. Could not figure out if the problem was the kitchen or servers. We will try again, but perhaps not on a Saturday."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is the third time we have been to AMIK in the last 30 days. We have had out of town guests and wanted to show them the best Memphis has to offer. We tried the tasting menu with wine. It was outstanding. The wines were all expertly paired. All the courses were interesting and well presented. Christopher was an incredible waiter, he knew every ingredient and answered all of our questions. This has become our favorite place in town."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a table for five for brunch. The menu covered everything you would ever want for brunch. The service was exceptional. Everything was cooked to perfection. The wine list was extremely reasonable. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The vegetables were straight from the garden. The staff and our waitress were professional and knowledgeable of everything on the menu."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is our favorite spot to enjoy a full course meal. We had 6 courses, all vegetarian (special order) with wine pairings. One of the dishes was made specifically for us, and it was outstanding! The service was spectacular, the food wonderful, and the wine pairings were perfect (which is often the part many restaurants don't get quite right)."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "we're going back tuesday just an incredible meal all around"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our anniversary. We decided to have the chef's choice with the wine pairings. It was so much fun! I think it is one of our most fun Anniversary dinner memories."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Nice young-ish crowd, wonderful food and presentation. It was really loud due to acoustics and our proximity to one drunk group of four but a bit quieter once they left. Our favorite restaurant in Memphis. The only issue was the outside sign is invisible at night and it looks like the outside of a dentist office so no way to know it was a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It is unusual for us to enjoy four courses and not have a single recommendation for improvement. The service, the drinks, the wine and the food were all well done. The excellent server was especially well-versed in the preparation of each menu item and answered every question without going to the kitchen for an answer. What a pleasure! The reduction topping the short ribs alone would bring me back again. The lemon tart and budino desserts were a wonderful finishing touch. One of the best meals we've had in Memphis, or anywhere else, for that matter."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a great family evening at AMIK. Beautiful mahi mahi, pasta, and dessert. Attentive but not overly intrusive service. Very comfortable and welcoming!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was a fantastic find. I took my husband to AM for his birthday dinner and it was perfect. The food was fantastic, the ambience great and the service great! We loved the 3-4 course meal layout of the menu an ideal way to experience very many favours! We will definitely head back to AM again!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food and service at AMIK is outstanding. We tried every item on the menu and every single plate delivered. The specialty drinks were a great start. The ravioli is not be missed. Everything was fresh and well seasoned."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the the illustrative description delivered by our server to the artful creation by the chef this restaurant and staff deliver on the promise from starters to dessert. Do not miss!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Ticer and Hudman continue to make the magic happen! A fun place, great food, great service !"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "AMIK is a treasure in Memphis. The beet salad, potato gnocchi, braised short ribs were the top faves of the table, but everything was absolutely delicious. Impeccable service, amazing cocktails and food out of this world - perfection!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We absolutely love the food, service, attention to detail...wines are great. The outside view is debatable. Nice effort with veg garden. It needs a bit more artistic endeavor. We love to sit in the bar area...it is small and intimate."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We wanted a special restaurant to celebrate our 28th anniversary and Andrew Michael did not disappoint. The food was fresh and in wonderful new combinations. I left my choices to our server and he did a marvelous job of encouraging me to try things that I normally would not eat, and it was diving. The salad and pasta courses in particular were fresh, unique and so flavorful. This is a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner - it was quiet and easy to have a conversation. We do plan to come back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "AM 's got to have the most " out of the ordinary " appetizers, not your day to day spaghetti and meat balls italian place. AM is creative and knows how to please your palate, if you have one. Try the cold italian cuts and the bkfst egg for appetizer, yes at dinner time! we just keep coming back to the place, reservations highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food and service. Would go back there again for any occasion"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We did the 5 course pairing menu, and you should too. Let them give you what's best and you'll be happy!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We found that the food had to many flavors going on. we had the risotto with scallops, we couldn't tell what was what the scallops were in tiny pieces in the rice. My gnocchi were tiny, too rich, too fatty tasting, actually gave me very bad acid reflux. My husband ordered the pork chop, now this was EXCELLENT. I wish I had ordered it instead of the gnocchi. We even took the bone home! I recommend you go and have the pork!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our server explained each dish that we asked about in detail. He was very informative. He also recommended various wines to compliment each course. Every dish was spectacular! We had the charcuterie plate to start, which was dynamite, especially the pate. Our next course was the AM salad and AM breakfast, both excellent. For our pasta course, we tried Maw Maw's ravioli, gnocchi sardi, and agnolotti, which we ordered a second portion of because it was SO GOOD!! For our entrees, we had the butterfish, the lamb, the pork, and some more pasta. All excellent. For dessert, we had the cheesecake, the s'mores gelato, and chocolate sticky toffee pudding. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Andrew Michael. The food was fabulous, and our server did a wonderful job explaining the dishes on the menu. It wouldn't have surprised me if A/M did not live up to all hype I have heard about it, but it did not disappoint. A great way to spend an evening with good friends. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food & the service were amongst the best we have experienced. In particular, our waiter gave us marvelous suggestions, all of which led to an excellent meal. hOGHLY recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We dined at AM for a birthday dinner after numerous friends recommended the restaurant. We were blown away by the 5 course chef's tasting menu plus wine pairings! The staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgable, and attentive yet patient. We loved the explanations of each dish and enjoyed learning about the wine choices that accompanied each dish. The staff was very flexible in accomodating specific food intolerance and we had the best dining experiences of our lives at AM!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This is not the American-Italian fare that is most known for around town. This is BETTER and worth visiting. The staff clearly knows their food, wine and how to present the fabulously prepared items on the plate and at the table. Try the 5 course wine pairing and you won't be disappointed!! A must for everyone that enjoys trying new things and being well pleased for the effort. Big nod to the chef!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife and I ordered the five-course tasting menu. All items were very good (some excellent) and well-presented. The meal was lengthy taking about two hours from seating to completion with attentive service throughout. The server's explanation of the contents and preparation of each course was a little more than I was interested in hearing, but overall the service was very good. This is a somewhat expensive restaurant for Memphis, but they are delivering high quality. The dessert cannoli was beyond great."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Nick T. went out of his way to arrange for a tasting menu that catered to my special dietary needs. The chef prepared six outstanding dishes that began with an amuse bouche, included a salad featuring cheese from Ellen, the cow, through butterfish--mmmm, delicious--Benton Farms pork, and dessert. Each dish was an adventure for our taste buds. The chef made me like two vegetables I hate-cooked broccoli and rutabaga. That is quite an accomplishment, chef. We will be back. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This is an absolute gem with fabulous, creatice, stuninng food served with perfection, skill, and passion. Every morsel was superbly crafted with seasonal ingredients very carefully balanced. This is the heart and soul of cuisine from italy with a local southern flare. Exceptional worthy of a JB award"
    Dined on 4/30/2014