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19 Essex St, Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-4811
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Overpriced Italian

Not impressed. Have been there 4 or 5 times and have not had a meal I would consider above average for a family restaurant. Waitstaff is good, service is timely but food quality doesn't measure up. Lounge area is good. Bar is very small / crowded

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were visiting from the Philadelphia area and my sister-in-law booked Andolini's. We are fairly discerning when it comes to restaurants and were not expecting to be wowed, but WOWED we were, in every respect, from the food to the play list. I ordered the arugula salad with shaved parmigiano, gluten free pasta, and the pan seared salmon. All were... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Not impressed. Have been there 4 or 5 times and have not had a meal I would consider above average for a family restaurant. Waitstaff is good, service is timely but food quality doesn't measure up. Lounge area is good. Bar is very small / crowded

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Never a disappointment with the meals here. Great pasta, steak and seafood. Servers are always pleasant and helpful with recommendations. Great drinks! Ask to be seated in the main dining room. Much nicer there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our visit did not have an auspicious beginning. Having made a reservation, we arrived on time and waited, unacknowledged, at the unattended hostess station. After 5 minutes, I spoke to a waitress who then fetched the hostess, who was off in another room. No apology for the wait was forthcoming. I never figured out who our waitperson was; they seem... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant has the best Tagliatelle Bolognese. Everything about this dish shouts Tuscany. Also had their appetizer of clams in a light red sauce, which was a small portion, but delightful. The bar area is very attractive with the white brick walls. The service was very pleasant. A good choice when in the No Andover area.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

great place for drinks and apps. Dinner food can be anywhere from average to great depending on what you order. they have several areas i which you can dine depending on what you are looking for, bar area, lounge area, and two dining rooms, one with a fireplace.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our go-to Italian restaurant, much better than your usual run of the mill Italian food. Lots of variety and excellent bar as well!

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Been here twice and haven't been particularly impressed. Have decided to give it one more shot and then if still underwhelmed, then it will go on the "we won't be back" list. Just average at best, small portions for the price which is not inexpensive, service fine, bar is fine, but restaurant and food just meh...........

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have a simple rating for restaurants. Would I go there again? The answer here is no. Salad was over dressed. Special seafood entree at $27 was anything but special and the pasta was over cooked. Service was good and the overall decor and ambiance pleasant but I went for the food hence my poor rating. There are better options... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The food was delicious, service was great, the make your own bloody Mary's were fantastic and the price was amazing! Great vibe! Friendly casual atmosphere and reggae music!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Essex St, Andover, MA 01810
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover
  • Phone Number: (978) 475-4811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?