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“Good Food But Not Much Else” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Andiamo Ristorante Italiano

Andiamo Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #33 of 268 Restaurants in Clovis
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good Food But Not Much Else”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Andiamo Ristorante Italiano in Clovis, California, is located in a mall along busy Shaw Avenue. In spite of having the address it took a little effort to find the place in the area of the outdoor mall in which it is located.

The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a kind of faux-Italian motif; it seemed a little faded but that didn't dim the obvious popularity of the place to the many local folks who were dining there the night we visited the place - it was packed. Maybe because the restaurant was so busy, the service for our table of seven was below average. No one came around and asked if all of our orders were correct and whether the food was good, no manager nor the harried server, and no one visited the table during the meal to ask if anyone needed refills for ice teas or other beverages.

Two of the entrées for our group were veal parmigiana and chicken parmigiana and they were very well prepared and delicious. The Caesar salads a number of people ordered were also very tasty.

When the bill arrived we found an entry on the invoice for $1.50 up-charges for requesting angel hair pasta in place of the standard spaghetti for three of our orders. No mention had been made of the incremental cost for the substitute by our server when we ordered and, in any event, what was the justification for an up-charge for something as basic as a simple pasta change? We would have paid the additional $4.50 without hesitation because the issue wasn't the incremental cost; seeing that item on the bill inspired a lot of conversation when it was discovered, none of it good for a return to the restaurant at some future time. It was petty and detracted from the evening.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fresno
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Still Looking for a Great Italian Restaurant in Fresno”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Where is the great Italian restaurant in Fresno? I had the linguine and clams, and it was ok, a bit salty. Portion size was good. My wife had the chicken marsala, which she liked, but the pasta was just ok, nothing special. Two other people in our group were not impressed, their food was just average shrimp and pasta. The service was friendly and efficient.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Samiam1st
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New York
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337 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food & Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Andiamo is our favorite Italian restaurant in the Fresco CA area. My favorite is their chicken or veal parmigiana. If you arrive before 6 pm you can save some money by ordering off their early bird menu.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank luv2travel076
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Fresno, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Romantic Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband and I wanted to try a new Italian restaurant one Friday night, and we were very happy to have found this place. We showed up around 6pm and were seated right away to a candle lit table. Immediately I realized that an accordion player was performing throughout the restaurant, and he walked up to our table and played a song for us. That totally made our night!!

Of course, this restaurant wouldn't receive my approval without mentioning the food. I ordered Chicken Fettucine Alfredo with capers, which was AMAZING!!! Make sure to taste the bruschetta appetizer too. Its smothered with tomoatoes, garlic, and balsamic vinegar on toasty bread. Yum!!

We will definitely have another date night here on a Friday night to enjoy the live music and delicious food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelLover322
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Roseburg, Oregon
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167 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We enjoy most items at the restaurant - we particularly enjoy the red clam sauce as well as the white clam sauce. The Canneloni is always good. Staff is pleasant and food is consistently good.

Visited July 2012
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