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Andrea Bozzolo is a native of Piedmont, Italy, which is known for its wonderful wine and distinctive cuisine. The noble grape Nebbiolo grows here and produces some of the finest wines in the world including the famed Barolo and Barbaresco; and the coveted white truffle from here is legendary to connoisseurs the world over. Andrea brings Piedmont to Sarasota in a delightful way. He has become a master of the ultimate comfort food, risotto, making dozens of variations, every one of them a masterpiece. His pastas are made from scratch and melt in your mouth; his steaks are prepared in 800 degree oven for perfection; his wine list boasts more than 350 selections for every taste and pocketbook. Andrea's is not just about serving the best food and wine; it is about the "total experience". Chef Andrea and his wife Ismini live their dream of serving in an intimate dining room where they can interact with the guests and attend to every detail of their dining pleasure.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
S. Tamiani Trail
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Andrea's Ratings and Reviews
Used to be one of my favorite restaurants but the last two times I've dined here, the chicken has been dry and inedible. I actually thought that perhaps the Chef-owner was not there those two evenings but LO and behold, he came out of the kitchen! Certainly not the reliable high-end dining spot I remember. Boo hoo ...
Lovely authentic chef-owned Italian restaurant with daily unique specials, elegant and attentive service, and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Loved the food and the setting. Unlike so many. List places today, Andrea's provided an environment in which it was easy to have a conversation with friends.
We love Italian food and have wanted to try Andrea's for a long time. After receiving a gift certificate from my Brother, we decided to go and take family for my birthday celebration. The first thing we noticed was the fact that it was busy on a Monday. Many of the people there were regulars which was encouraging. The chef came out and spoke with many of them and at times delivered the food himself.
We had several of the many specials that night. The Snapper, Ravioli, Soup D'jour, as well as the Pasta Dishes made with house made pasta were all wonderful. The wine list is extensive and well priced.
All in all a great evening.... we will be back.
At 60+ I have had my fair share of different kinds of ravioli. I had the four cheese ravioli and it by far was the BEST ravioli I have ever had. My wife had the short ribs and it too was fabulous.
Met the owner and saw his passion for his resturant.
I give it a 10+
We loved Andrea's. It was our first time as we were visiting Sarasota. We were running late for the opera and asked to have the food brought out quickly. It was. Service was careful, the owner was very accommodating and everything was fantastic. This is some of the best Italian food we've had. I had the duck ragu and my husband had the gnocchi. Bellisimo! I hope we get a chance to return.
This is by far the best, most consistently good authentic Italian restaurant in the sarasota area! We've been coming here for years. The chef, Andrea, is outstanding. Service is great. Waiters are friendly and helpful. My husband loves the veal dishes. Fish and veggies are prepared to order. And the pasta so fresh .......
I recommend any special. Veal Gorgonzola is a treat! Eggplant appetizer, just thinking about it makes my mouth water.
Enjoy dinner at Andreas, we always do!
Service was very slow. It took about an hour to get the main course. Without being asked, the waiter, probably realizing the long wait said"Sorry, "I'm not in charge of the kitchen". Regarding the food, the appetizer, Cesar salad, was good and the main courses, pasta, were very good. The dessert, creme brûlée, was burned on the top which was soft rather than crusty as it should be. All in all, it was a disappointing experience in contrast to a few years ago when Andrea's used to be excellent.
Andreas was a fabulous food find for us in Sarasota. The roast pork shank melted off the bones; the spiny lobster on thick spaghetti was just the right spice level and included fresh tomatoes and the lobster was cooked just right. The olive tapenade with olives from Liguria was to die for. The chef and what staff were all attentive and quite ready to talk over our selections. House wines were excellent. A wonderful find!
Went to Andrea's on Christmas Eve with friends. Full house yet could still talk across the table.
We had the Beet Salad and the Lobster Bisque as starters. Wonderful! The Lamb Chops were perfect. Cooked as desired, plenty of them (8) and served with potato and vegetable. Also had the Sea Bass. Beautifully cooked and excellent flavor and taste. Great presentation also.
Had a nice bottle of Napa Cab. Sauv. A good selection of wines from all over the world and priced fairly.
No room for dessert - had to take a to go box because could not eat all on the plates.
Chef Andrea came out to each table and inquired about the meal. He spent time with us discussing the preparation and how he prepared a couple of the dishes.
A good time and excellent food seem to be the norm at Andrea's.
We have found the best Italian food across the country is found in little, obscure strip center locations. Andrea's fits the bill. The unassuming store front opens to a culinary delight. On a not too busy pre-7 pm Saturday night we enjoyed a very good dinner and time. Easy to converse at the table. Attentive and helpful service. Tasty selections. We will be back and hope it is as good or better the next time!
My husband and I know that dining at Andrea's will always be a delight. The food is delicious, the service friendly and professional and the wine list extensive, interesting and well priced. They even have a special summer menu; three courses for $25. Great food and great value! What's better than that?
Remains on our list of not only the best restaurants in Sarasota but the best kept secret as well. We blame that on its odd location in a sad little strip mall off the beaten path. Once inside, it is an oasis of great food, great service and quiet atmosphere. We eat here often, but not often enough. Nonetheless, we are always greeted like old friends, which is very unusual in this resort town. Highly recommended.
When my husband and I want to enjoy a wonderful dinner with delicious food and wine and friendly and attentive service, Andrea's is our "go to" restaurant. We are never disappointed and make it a destination when friends or family are visiting and when we want to celebrate a birthday or dinner... or any day at all.
My wife and I and two other couples went to Andrea's for dinner after a concert. First, we were there for an hour before dinner arrived. Second, the food for the most part was not very good. Three of the six had lobster ravioli at $26.95 -- a few lobster flavored ravioli and a few mushroom filled ones. Not good and clearly over-priced. Another diner had the egg plant Parmesan, kind of an icky mess of mushy filling. I had pasta with shrimp fra diablo, not bad, but clearly over-priced for a bowl of spaghetti with 6 or 8 shrimp at $26.95. The only other dish we had -- veal Milanese -- at $28.95 was tasty (although over cooked) and within a reasonable price range for the dish. Clearly, none of us were pleased, and none planned to go back.
I had previously had great meals here, but, this evening was a exercise in so-so. Nothing memorable about the evening. OK service, but, another table famililiar with the owner, was getting fawned upon. Short ribs were bland and burried in overcooked pasta. Lobster raviolli arrived overcooked and tepid.
Andrea's is by far the BEST Italian restaurant inSarasota. I had the pleasure to dine there with a friend who is also Northern Italian & knows great authentic food & wine. He was overly impressed with the elaborate wine list and mouth watering food. Andreas staff were courteous , professional and knowledgable of the wines and food. As a most special treat Andrea himself visited our table,conversed with my friend in Italian he brought out a few of his special little treats!! I cannot wait to go back! Thank you Andreas for a wonderful evening.
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