Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andrewmichaelitaliankitchen.com/
  • Phone: 9013473569x
  • 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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Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)fit for foodies (71)romantic (61)neighborhood gem (49)notable wine list (33)hot spot (18)great for outdoor dining (18)good for groups (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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  • 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.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    localeater
    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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  • 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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  • 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
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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
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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
    • Food
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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
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    • 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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  • Third time in a month
    Michaelray
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Michaelray
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1LoveAffair
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Course Meal
    sanseref
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    dbarVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    we're going back tuesday just an incredible meal all around
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    Bebec33
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So nice
    Bellabrava
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Birthday Dinner
    GtownCouple
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Meal`
    EMG62
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had a great family evening at AMIK. Beautiful mahi mahi, pasta, and dessert. Attentive but not overly intrusive service. Very comfortable and welcoming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Niv02
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real winning combination
    Michaelray
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Culinary Expereince!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A/M great night
    CowboyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Ticer and Hudman continue to make the magic happen! A fun place, great food, great service !
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine!
    MemphisMadge
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat
    bdpmVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal!
    Lovebirds
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    tablefor2pls
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seemethereagain
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food and service. Would go back there again for any occasion
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TrogVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We did the 5 course pairing menu, and you should too. Let them give you what's best and you'll be happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your traditional Italian rest.
    Janet60
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
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    romantic
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  • Excellent!!
    foodiewino
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen reviews archive.