Andiamo - Riverfront

4.4
2641 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy the excitement of downtown Detroit at water's edge in the beautiful Renaissance Center. Come and experience why Andiamo offers a truly unique dining experience. Andiamo it not a commercial chain restaurant. It is family owned and operated since 1989. All of our pasta is housemade, our fish is flown in whole, daily , to ensure freshness, our meats are dry aged a minimum of 29 days to ensure great flavor and tenderness. Our service is experienced and professional. Our wine list offers selections to meet every budget and palate. Stop in and see why Andiamo is a step above the rest. Due to our Valet service being closed. There is free parking available at the Beaubien Garage. This garage is located at the corner of Beaubien and Atwater. Use the walkway on Level 2 to enter the building. Thank you.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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JuanaeS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Andiamo parking instructions obviously have been changed but not changed on the website. Therefore parking in the lot noted cost $27, while the lot we were supposed to park in according to Andiamo would have been free. And even though the website was incorrect Andiamo would do nothing to accommodate this

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, beverages, and service! Mike was fantastic.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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SMRITIJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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vipCAttard
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my pre- race mea here before the Detroit FreePress Marathon. Good service and good food. Exactly what we needed.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much!

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Brad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Ambiance - Think the pictures of the restaurant look nice? Well, unfortunately that's only 20% of the actual restaurant's seating. Everyone else is either seated in a rec center-style banquet hall or the lobby of the RenCen (neither of which are are actually pictured on the website and in fact listed as different locations). Despite making the reservation over a month in advance, I was fortunate enough to be squeezed in the back of the former behind two, 15+ person group parties, next to the bathroom, and against a wall that was shared with a wedding reception next door and had music blaring the whole time. So... better call ahead and make sure that reservation you made is actually for Andiamo and not, you know, "Andiamo".

Food - Think the food on the menu looks nice? Well, unfortunately because they booked the place with a wedding (see above) and filled every remaining nook and cranny with a table to seat over 500 people, they are only offering a limited menu with <50% of those items. So... better hope that dish you're craving makes the cut!

Service - Better make sure you have your drink order ready when you sit down and your food order ready when they bring back the drinks because the next time you see your server is when they're dropping off the bill that has an auto-20% gratuity added.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 11 hours ago

Please see your message about your recent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not what I expected for a romantic Sweetest day dinner. I booked well in advance and we were seated outside of the restaurant next to a very loud wedding party. The service was poor and the food was bad. Very disappointed

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 11 hours ago

Please see your private message. Thank you.

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Sandy
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but a little pricy.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you and thank you for the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was ok

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us.

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GaryJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice view and great ambience. Check in regularly.

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PamA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great location but extremely inconvenient to have the rear doors at the riverfront locked as an entrance and patrons re-routed to enter at the side entrance. My mother is 87 years old and unable to walk well and was dropped off at the rear entrance which was closest to the restaurant but was not able to get into the building and had to walk a long way uphill to get to the side door by the Marriott entrance. We then had to walk to the other side of the building to get to Andiamo. The doors were supposedly locked for Covid reasons, but with very limited restrictions left out there, it seems a weak reason for inconveniencing customers this much. As far as food and drinks, my arribiatta pasta dish was delicious, but I also order a side order of beef tips with zip sauce and the beef was not really tips, but more like flat shards of meat so that was disappointing. My son's pasta came a little later than the rest and wasn't very hot. The server was great and very friendly and my mom was given a free dessert on a decorated plate (delicious raspberry sauce) for her birthday.

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JP85
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Never once asked twice for anything.
Our night out was made a bit more special because of the service we received.
Awesome place with amazing food.

I wish I remembered my waiters name.

If Andiamo staff reviews this, please look up my reservation and compliment the waiter!
10/11/2021 - Perkins Party of 6 @7:30pm.

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had an excellent time visiting with out of town guests. This was our first time. The food, ambiance & view were great. The only “slight” we had was the service sometimes seemed slow. The server was great - we attributed the lag time to the possible staffing shortages going on all over. Overall an excellent experience !!

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JMac
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service. The cocktails were magnificent.

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NathanielW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location, service, and the food were all outstanding. I would definitely seek this type of venue again. The riverfront view is magnificent.

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SrinathS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice setting. I would have certainly appreciated more Vegetarian options

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susanp
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly service, food was really good. We had a great time and will return.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 12, 2021

So great to hear!

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vipKarenG
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good as always. Service was a little slower than pre-pandemic, but that’s to be expected due to shortage in labor. The servers did the best that they could and were very accommodating. It was also good that the gratuity was already added so that their hard work and risk was rewarded and acknowledged.

We love dining outdoors, and hope that this location will use heat lamps into the cooler months of the year as much as possible. Inside the restaurant was crowded, and we weren’t 100% certain if unmasked people were vaccinated.

In the past, there was a screening system as you entered the restaurant, but now just the ‘honor code’. So we are unsure how the restaurant will notify patrons if someone in the restaurant contracts the virus, how/if other patrons will be notified. It’s been our experience that without screening or proof of vaccination that the unvaccinated and anti-vaxers will go unmasked without consideration for other patrons. Sad, but true!

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for dining with us Karen and for the recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, horrid parking, waitress was good

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing our location and for the feedback about the parking around the building.

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AllenT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our waiter was clumsy (spilling water when poring, bumping the table) very very slow to return, had to be asked mutable times for drink refills, never asked if the appetizer was ok, didn't check to see if our meals were correct (had to ask another server to correct one of the meals) until we had finished. The 20% automatically added for the tip was not appropriate for the services received.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 11, 2021

Our apologies for your recent experience. Please see your private message, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing!!! My only complaint was there were two large parties sitting next to us and they were very loud it made it a little uncomfortable.

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vipYolandaP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was exceptionally nice, prompt and professional. I wish I could remember his name to provide a great review. Ambiance was grear.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you so much Yolanda! So glad you enjoyed dining with us.

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Shanny
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I had an great time for my birthday. The food and drinks was great. The only small issue I had was our waiter was not friendly at all. It felt like he was force to serve us

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us and for the feedback about your service.

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KathleenB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

My husband and I celebrated 1 year of marriage out to dinner at Andiamo's Riverfront. The service from Ashley was amazing- she was so sweet, attentive, charismatic and prompt. We HIGHLY recommend sitting in her section and she made our experience awesome. I made a reservation a few days prior and included in the reservation that we would be celebrating an anniversary. I was a disappointed upon arrival that we were seated in the backroom, that looked like it almost operated as a "banquet area." My husband and I had never visited this restaurant and were looking forward to sitting in the main part of the dining area, with a better view. The food and service made up for our view. I asked if we could be seated in the main dining, but apparently there were Homecoming groups taking up a lot of space. Overall it was a nice experience.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and celebrating your anniversary! So glad Ashley took great care of you. We do hope you will dine with us again.

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KristieB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and excellent service. We came for our 38th wedding anniversary weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our waiter, Michael, suggested the calamari for an appetizer and my husband ordered it. I do not like calamari so I ordered a different appetizer. When the calamari came, my husband had me try it and . . . it was delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant (and the calamari).

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! So great to hear Michael took wonderful care of you.

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vipCheryl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was just ok but not great. Disappointing for the price. Tasted like Jar sauce and salad dressing. The Caesar salad was drenched in dressing. Definitely not worth the price. I think they know it is disappointing because they added 20% tip automatically to check for a two person table. I didn’t mind because I always tip 20%. I know that the servers don’t cook the food. But if they are so aware of diner dissatisfaction, why not fix that? $110 plus tip
for two people with wine.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 29, 2021

Our apologies that your recent experience was not up to our standard of food and service.

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Foxxx
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The server's personality made up for the food and the prices welcome to pandemic where the andiamo family keeps growing and their bank account as well

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback.

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JaylenneH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going there and I can say it was amazing!! The service was great and the food was warm and delicious!! Ugh especially the strawberry lemonade really recommend this place

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Cassey
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

I enjoyed the atmosphere but I don’t believe the food was worth as a much as I paid.

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MichaelA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Came here for my fiancé’s birthday and had noted that in the reservation. They seated us at the smallest table in the restaurant in the back corner like the last table in the restroom that isnt suppose to be there, next to a group of 20 having a loud birthday party. Drinks were horrible. Food and server were excellent. Disappointed that the birthday in the reservation was ignored and how they can seat people next to a large loud party when they are a party of 2 wishing to enjoy a special intimate occasion.

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Cece6299
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The service was great, food was pretty good, but the ambiance definitely was lacking. We were seated by the bathrooms, in a room with no windows. I recommend requesting a river view if possible. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was top notch. Great dinner experience.

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darrylw
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time, service and dinner was great the only problem was I received an email from Open Table telling me where to park (parking structure across from Marriot hotel) I parked at that parking lot and Andiamo's wouldn't validate my ticket stating they didn't have a contract with that structure so parking cost me 18.00$ sad face.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 25, 2021

Our apologies for the misinformation about parking. This has been corrected. We do hope that you will dine with us again, and please park in the Beaubien parking structure where we validate for 3 hours.

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Bridget
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We came for our Anniversary dinner and were given a seat that was next to the door. We weren't happy about that. The waiter was great, food was mediocre for the price. Checked off of my boyfriends bucket list so not really a reason to return.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us Bridget. Our apologies that your experience was not up to our standard. We do hope that you will dine with us in the future.

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NicoleJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was packed with great choices. Our drinks were delicious and the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend this location. We sat outside and people watched while we ate. It was wonderful.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words Nicole! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

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RitaB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was lovely seated by the wall of windows looking out on the river, however, the food was mediocre, at best. A nearby diner commented that food at the other Andiamo locations (E. Jefferson, specifically) was notably better.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 20, 2021

Our apologies that the food was not up to our standards. We do hope that you visit again for us to make up for the disappointment.

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SNSTraveler
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Busy night. Food was a bit cold and soup seemed as if it was pulled from the bottom of the pot. Overall taste was OK, but not what we were expecting. We like this place as our ‘fancy’ dinner while visiting the city but I think we’ll try some other spots next time after this experience.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you for the feedback on your recent experience with us.

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had reservations and we’re seated immediately outside as requested. Service was good but a little slow at times. Food was delicious and plentiful for price.

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us Lynn. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was trash servers was rude

Andiamo - Riverfront
Responded on September 17, 2021

Please see your note, as this is not our standard. Thank you.

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Andiamo - Riverfront does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Andiamo - Riverfront is rated 4.4 stars by 2641 OpenTable diners.

Andiamo - Riverfront does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://andiamoitalia.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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