Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)fit for foodies (71)romantic (52)neighborhood gem (42)notable wine list (36)hot spot (18)great for outdoor dining (11)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • slow seating but worth wait
    Jason
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had reservations for 8:30, but didn't get seated until 9:00. Although annoying, they presented us with a complimentary cheese plate soon after being seated. The food was amazing, as always. I had the a.m. breakfast, oxtail gnocchi and the sticky toffee pudding, which was, without question the tastiest desert I've ever had (not a big dessert guy).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dacman
    dacman
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Andrew Michael's is one of the most unique restaurants this experienced diner has ever been to. With locally sourced, healthy ingredients, AM creates unique dishes from interesting combinations of things--some of which sound odd at first, or very obscure, but just seem to work perfectly together. The menu changes daily, and sometimes during the evening, depending upon what ingredients the chef has for that day to work with. At first, with such a unique menu and some ingredients with which we were completely unfamiliar, we wondered whether there would be anything suitable for us on the menu. But our excellent waiter was quite knowledgeable as to every menu item, its components and its preparation, and explained everything in patient and proud detail, and we found dishes each of us could choose. AM is billed as "Italian" but really isn't, as it's quite eclectic, and there is nothing "traditional" here! For the diner seeking traditional italian fare, AM isn't. You'll find no parmesan chicken or veal, no saltimbocca, etc (there is a Carrabba's right around the corner for those seeking the routine), but for the adventurous diner who loves food in unique and creative combinations and preparations, AM is an absolute gem and one of the most special I've ever been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely anniversary dinner
    TiffanyS
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Enjoyed cheese plate, straiticella crab and beef tartar appetizers, then gnocchi and macceroni with black pepper pasta and coconut sorbet with pistachios and chocolate budini with homemade toffee for desserts. Brought a bottle of wine with us. All food came out perfectly timed for a leisurely 2 hour meal. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thank you
    delicatessena
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Let me cancel my trip to Europe. The food, wine, atmosphere and service was wonderful. I will see you very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best restaurant in Memphis.
    Masseyjw
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Andrew Michael's is my favorite restaurant in town. The plates are not big which allows you to try several things. Everything is wonderful and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Memphis
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    One of the best places to eat in the country, amazing food done with a feeling that your part of the family.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine, contemporary Italian.
    Munchello
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our meal at A/M. Portion sizes allow for a complete 4 or 5 course dinner without overeating. The wait staff was courteous and knowledgeable, and the food came out at a perfect pace. The appetizers, salads, and desserts were outstanding. Our entrees were very good, though the dishes could be simplified just a little. We would definitely visit A/M again, next time we're in Memphis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Different
    Jack
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Always the same - outstanding food and service!! The menu is creative, fresh, and uses only the finest local ingredients. What a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was horrid. Food was perfect
    BigEater85
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As soon as we refused to order the $131 bottle of wine that the waiter was pushing on us, he left our table and did not pay attention to us the rest of the night. When he took our order he was obviously displeased that we didn't order the food that he suggested. He made the experience less enjoyable for both of us with his constant pressure on us to buy the most expensive items on the menu. However, the food was perfect, despite the small portions. Even so, I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    ILuvGdFood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The quality of food is excellent. If you are hungry, you have to order one dish each fro starter, pastas, entrees and dessert. That makes it expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RusShell
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went for my 40th birthday, ordered the Chef's Menu (6 course) & it was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We found out about this place from friends in CO. What a wonderful place. Small but the cuisine is excellent. It is NOT a Pasta/meatballs place but rather a high end course driven meal plan. Get that Maw Maw Ravioli, it is OUTSTANDING! A wonderful place with five star food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST. MEAL. EVER!!
    MemphisMadge
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is my second time to AMIK and as the saying goes, "it's never as good as the first time" does not apply here. My husband ordered the AM Breakfast as a starter and it may be the best thing ever made! I am not a poached egg fan - the runny yolk kind of grosses me out, but let me tell you - the poached egg in the polenta with the pork belly - oh, lawdy - it was manna from heaven. And oh, the potato gnocchi - stuffed with country ham - out of this world! I asked for bread to sop up the gravy - my husband was a little embarrassed that I was sopping gravy in this nice restaurant, but there was no way I was going to let one morsel be taken away from me. I need to create a new word for AMIK because delicious does not do it justice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always
    bdpmVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It is always difficult deciding, every dish is so good. We shared 4 plates. 2 appetizers and 2 pasta dishes. No desert this time. Wines are great..they are good at pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We took our daughter there for her birthday dinner. She had read about Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in a Memphis foodie magazine. We had the best meal! And the staff was superb. We will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    jofont
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner 10/10/14. There were 3 in our party, and everyone loved the food. Some of the most flavorful dishes I have had. truly one of the best meals I have had in quite some time. The wait staff was very helpful and so knowledgeable about the menu. Both the bar and food menus were full of new and innovative items. Just can't say enough good stuff about this place! Will definately go back on my next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Wonderful Experience
    wifeluvdit
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We especially enjoyed the Gnocchi Sardi as well as the Caprese. I will never forget how tasty the Halibut entree was. It is definitely a place to return to again and again. The very personable waitress was a terrific complement to the meal. Two thumbs up from me and my wife!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QuinnVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As usual, the food is very, but the service is lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andrew Michael - A Great Spot
    Xcal1887
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the two or three best spots in the city. Food is excellent and the service is the best! Not the most attractice room in the world, but I can overlook that. Highly recommended. I've eaten there 4 times and every visit was consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I asked for a quiet table for 2 since it was our anniversary. I was given a table right next to a waiter's terminal so my wife had a nice view of the waiters backside much of the night. With all of the hard space it was also very noisy as they had mostly large parties. I was disappointed in the atmosphere escpecially since I had told the reservationist (and OpenTable comments) that it was our anniversary. There was another more suitable table that was vacant until much later in the evening that we could have been given.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best birthday dinner yet!
    Aad928
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful service and so accommodating to my gluten allergy. We had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Andrew and Michael are amazing chefs! We have eaten at both of their places and it's been awesome every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    John
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was out this world great. Our server was very polite and not pushy. This was the best meal I have had out in months. I very High Recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • KTS
    dock
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed great food and great service. Unusual menu. Not odd, just different. Select ala carte from 3 courses. Great wine selection. Menu changes frequently, but that's ok! I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always something new!
    Chris
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    SIx of us gathered together and interestingly enough, each person ordered a different entree'. No one was disappointed. The uniqueness of each entree', the balance of flavors, and the presentation are a tribute to the knowledge and creativity of Andrew and Michael. We also shared a variety of pastas....each one quite flavorful and memorable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    localeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had the 6 course chef's tasting. The blue crab and frito misto were both outstanding and creative flavor combinations. The gnocchi sardi (very homey comfort-food) and maccheroni (veggies were the star in this one) were very tasty but too salty. The hogfish snapper was amazing and I was honestly too full to eat the duck because I had to save room for dessert. The cannoli was light and refreshing and the sticky toffee pudding was fabulous, except the salted caramel gelato seemed overly salty. Our server was wonderful and explained everything in detail. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Frodogg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to celebrate 17th anniversary and had the 6 course chef's tasting menu. Food was outstanding with great service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!
    Didgr8
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was out of this world. Our server was so helpful, what a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The AM Breakfast Blew Our Minds
    FletchVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but pricey
    Marci
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pasta. Service, not so much.
    DeneDineVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Things have changed
    Scott5064
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overated
    jmack
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent All Around
    Shandog
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great service and incredible food! The pork belly on AM Breakfast to die for !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT AS USUAL
    bdpmVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly dining experience
    Satisfied
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Innovative cuisine
    annieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Summer menu with locally sourced produce, innovative recipes. The lamb with blueberries was great, so was the signature popcorn gelato with caramel
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal !!!
    Shandog
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The tasting menu was incredible. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in the South
    annieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Stellar chefs, innovative menu, fresh, locally sourced and always changing, killer cocktails. Best destination in town for foodies
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perhaps an off night?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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