Andiamo - Riverfront
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Had my pre- race mea here before the Detroit FreePress Marathon. Good service and good food. Exactly what we needed.
Thank you so much!
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.
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
Food was excellent but a little pricy.
Thank you and thank you for the feedback.
The experience was ok
Thank you for dining with us.
Very nice view and great ambience. Check in regularly.
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.
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.
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 !!
Outstanding food, outstanding service. The cocktails were magnificent.
The location, service, and the food were all outstanding. I would definitely seek this type of venue again. The riverfront view is magnificent.
Nice setting. I would have certainly appreciated more Vegetarian options
Friendly service, food was really good. We had a great time and will return.
So great to hear!
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!
Thank you for dining with us Karen and for the recommendations.
Great food, horrid parking, waitress was good
Thank you for choosing our location and for the feedback about the parking around the building.
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.
Our apologies for your recent experience. Please see your private message, thank you.
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.
The waiter was exceptionally nice, prompt and professional. I wish I could remember his name to provide a great review. Ambiance was grear.
Thank you so much Yolanda! So glad you enjoyed dining with us.
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
Thank you for celebrating with us and for the feedback about your service.
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.
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.
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).
Thank you for celebrating with us! So great to hear Michael took wonderful care of you.
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? $110 plus tip
for two people with wine.
Our apologies that your recent experience was not up to our standard of food and service.
The server's personality made up for the food and the prices welcome to pandemic where the andiamo family keeps growing and their bank account as well
Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback.
It was my first time going there and I can say it was amazing!! The service was great and the food was warm and delicious!! Ugh especially the strawberry lemonade really recommend this place
I enjoyed the atmosphere but I don’t believe the food was worth as a much as I paid.
Came here for my fiancé’s birthday and had noted that in the reservation. They seated us at the smallest table in the restaurant in the back corner like the last table in the restroom that isnt suppose to be there, next to a group of 20 having a loud birthday party. Drinks were horrible. Food and server were excellent. Disappointed that the birthday in the reservation was ignored and how they can seat people next to a large loud party when they are a party of 2 wishing to enjoy a special intimate occasion.
The service was great, food was pretty good, but the ambiance definitely was lacking. We were seated by the bathrooms, in a room with no windows. I recommend requesting a river view if possible. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable meal.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Everything we had was top notch. Great dinner experience.
I had a wonderful time, service and dinner was great the only problem was I received an email from Open Table telling me where to park (parking structure across from Marriot hotel) I parked at that parking lot and Andiamo's wouldn't validate my ticket stating they didn't have a contract with that structure so parking cost me 18.00$ sad face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so much for the kind words Nicole! So glad you enjoyed your visit.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for the feedback on your recent experience with us.
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.
Thank you for dining with us Lynn. So glad you enjoyed your visit.
Food was trash servers was rude
Please see your note, as this is not our standard. Thank you.
Our Server was very friendly and helpful! Food was very delicious! I will come back again to try the lobster!
Thank you very much and hope to see you again soon.
Not what I expected for homemade pasta . Risotto was not cooked all the way so ordered the lasagna again. Lasagna was amazing!! Chicken Alfredo had no flavor
Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback on the food.
This is a good place to eat. Two things to consider: 1) if dining after the Renaissance Center’s water-side doors are locked, you have to enter via the Marriott Hotel entrance near the public parking garage. 2) I would recommend eating inside. Outside, along the street is very noisy…especially after a sporting event. Also, there were hornet/wasp traps set up near our table to catch the pests. The food is tasty…so enjoy your meal inside.
Thank you for dining with us John and for the recommendations.
The food and service was amazing. Unfortunately eating outside was a mixed bag. I enjoyed the Riverfront, but the continued motorcycles and party buses driving by tainted it a bit. Also, fighting bees off your food wasn't a good experience.
So glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. Sorry about the traffic while dining outside.
Andiamo - Riverfront does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Andiamo - Riverfront is rated 4.4 stars by 2638 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.