Spacious, attractive restaurant with two external terrace areas ( one of which overlooks the local supermarket car park), tables well spaced so that a good atmosphere is combined with sufficient personal space. Ample off street parking around the restaurant. Only open a few months, but very popular, on an earlier visit without reservation on a Tuesday evening the wait would have been 45 minutes, we elected to go elsewhere. Our first visit therefore was our second attempt, reservation recommended.
Good menu selection, pasta, pizza, meat and fish. The same menu applies at lunch and dinner.
Service prompt and attentive, not intrusive. One of the waiters recognized my wife from a restaurant we used to frequent several years ago, he came over, chatted pleasantly and then moved on.
The wine list is good. We chose the options by the glass, my choice a pinot grigio, my wife chardonnay, both very acceptable and comfortably priced, we each had a second glass.
As to the food, we shared fried calamari as in our experience good kitchens do this very well, it was fine but certainly not the best we have had. My wife then had veal marsala, another standard dish , which was very tasty although the veal could have been more tender. This was accompanied by a selection of vegetables the best of which was the camote ( sweet potato) however in general this side lacked TLC. I chose trio of ravioli which was a good size portion and quite tasty, would have it again however maybe as a shared starter.
In summary a very enjoyable experience, not inexpensive but not overpriced, and we consider we received good value, and this restaurant is very close to our home in Santa Ana. Only question mark we have is about the food, our view is that it did not live up to the other reviews we have read, not sure if our expectations are higher, or we did not choose well, or maybe an off night in the kitchen. We will certainly try Andiamo La' again, probably next time at lunch and will try the pizza. Even if we find the food offering does not become our preferred dining option certainly for the surroundings, service, location etc could become a favorite for a late afternoon coffee, dessert, and glass of wine.
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