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“Great service, great location, food is overpriced”

Andiamo - Riverfront
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Ranked #17 of 1,109 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jefferson & Atwater
Rhode Island
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great service, great location, food is overpriced”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Service was excellent, and the outdoor seating for drinks or dinner was a bonus. The Italian dishes where good, but not as good as the price indicated. Although I did not have the seafood I could smell it coming out of the kitchen and it was *not* fresh. Fresh seafood does not have a "fishy" odor.

Visited May 2014
Thank Jibster
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English first
Delaware, Ohio
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2014

The food and service were fantastic. They have a nice selection of wine and great outdoor seating. Our server (Thelma) was great at recommending our wine and dinner selection.

Visited May 2014
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Impeccable service!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

In town for business and it was suggested that we try Andiamo's in the Renaissance GM Tower. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor and there is a view of the Detroit River if you're seated in the back dining area. Reservations were made using Open Table. No wait and we were seated right away. Very extensive drink menu. Service was impeccable! The food overall was pretty good...although one of the diners in our party had the Monkfish and was extremely impressed.

Thank MaryGrier
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worst Valentine's Day Venue EVER!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We dined here for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, this was our first visit to this location. We were placed in the "Winter Garden" which turned out to be the Atrium/Lobby of the Renaissance Center and people were walking by as we sat and talked. It was very uncomfortable and invasive to try to have an intimate conversation in a bright lobby while people are staring at you as they walk by, and others are sitting literally at arms length. There was no music or any sort of entertainment, just other peoples conversations and voices. It reminded me of a work conference where tables are sorted all over the room and you hear a bunch of commotion and voices while you eat. Tables were basically placed wherever there was room and there was no romantic atmosphere or privacy created. Escalators and the Renaissance Reception Desk were clearly in view while we sat and waited for our dinner. My salmon was undercooked and the meatballs were dry and practically crumbled when you tried to cut them. If Andiamo thinks this atmosphere they threw together is acceptable for a reputable establishment they are WRONG! If you can't fit people into your restaurant, then don't try to make the extra money by setting up outdoor garden tables and placing white table cloths over them, because this does not suffice as a fine dining or intimate experience for your guests. We watched 4 couples leave when they realized they would be sitting in the lobby, people were clearly upset. We waited nearly two hours for our food and it wasn't prepared properly. We would have left too, but it was so late in the evening we couldn't get a reservation elsewhere. The couple next to us finally got their food and it was cold and undercooked. Their bill was adjusted, they paid and left without eating. Worst of all they had the audacity to place a 22-25% gratuity for the evening for TWO people! Who does that?? We then waited 50 minutes for our car with valet along with a room full of other people. This was a complete FAIL on the part of Andiamo. How dare you provide an experience like this for the $170 we paid for two people. I will NEVER return, and I no longer recommend this restaurant.

Since I hadn't gotten a chance to eat, we went upstairs to Coach Insignia and had a much better experience overall.

  • Visited February 2014
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Amherstburg, Ontario
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on Valentine's Day for which they had a special menu. The olive oil that came with the bread was just awful. The calamari were rubbery and I could not taste any crab in the crab cakes. My fish entree really needed seasoning. For the price the meal should have been much better. Service was good though. Would not return.

Visited February 2014
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