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Dear Mancini529. I had to laugh when I saw the "review" submitted by Mancini529. Apparently this girl doesn't have the slightest concept of courtesy or any business acumen for that matter. This is a small byob place; there is no corkage fee!, there is no plate splitting fee and there is no extra space to "sit around" after you pay your bill. The longer you camp at your table after you are done, the longer other diners must wait for their turn to sit down. In fact, you can readily see them standing at the door waiting and on most Saturday nights, believe it or not, other people have made reservations to meet their old friends for dinner too. Shocking as it may be to understand, restaurants make money on turning tables. If you must cling to your arrogant, self indulgent assertion that you simply don't care how long you sit at a table, stick to large chain establishments that can assume the loss of income on your table more readily or make your reservations later in the evening when it is less likely the table will need to be reseated. Lastly, there is absolutely no need to maintain such ridiculous standards for dining establishments. Do you make an appointment at a hair salon and expect to sit in that stylist's chair as long as you'd like? Ever try to pull such nonsense in a doctor's office or even at Jiffy Lube? No? Then try and muster the same respect for all the services at your disposal.
Rude Staff. Food was good. The staff were extremely rude. My husband and I met old friends at this restaurant. We ordered apps, entrees and desserts. After dinner we paid our 144.00 bill and sat for a bit finishing our drinks and chatting. Apparently they don't like you sitting around after you pay the bill. The waiter approached us and told us they need the table. That is rude. I don't care how long people sit at a table, you should never be old by staff they need the table. The staff kept giving us looks and talking to one another throwing their hands up with frustration because we were still there. We asked to speak with the manager regarding how we were being treated. She came out we explained to her what happened and all she said was sorry. I have never been treated in such a way. The owner of Cafe Andiamo should be embarrassed.
Boycott this dump. This place is absolutely awful. If I could have given it less then 1 star I would have. We were going there for New Year's Eve dinner with a reservation for 8pm for a party of 8. Well we got there at 730 and were forced to wait outside in the cold. It appeared our table was being prepared and sure enough the Chief of the Johnston Police shows up...he pushes us all out of the way and continually sticks his head in and is then seated at the table that was being prepped for us. The hostess who was either drunk and or doing drugs comes out with her cigarettes in her hand and wont even acknowledge us or even knew we still had a reservation and loudly blurts out "I better let them know there is no way they are getting in here tonight" Don't bother going here unless you are a "regular" I know because after we decided enough was enough the Valet says oh well that's the Chiefs seat whenever he wants to come here. Meanwhile my 4 year old was stuck outside with us in the cold. Real nice place. Please boycott this place, this was perhaps the worst experience I have ever been through.
This is a great BYOB and I wish there were more
in the state of RI, I bring friends and guests here
because the serviceand food is second to none. I am bringing another couple tomorrow because they like grea trestaurants and this is one for the books.
I strongly recommend anyone who likes Italian food
to go, you will not be unhappy.
Cafe Andiamo is Fantastic. It's my favorite restaurant. The food is absolutely wonderful. You have got to try their Caesar salad, it's out of this world. It's a small, intimate, friendly restaurant with great staff. The bill is always a pleasant surprise as it is a BYOB establishment. Highly recommended but make your reservation well in advance for a Saturday night.
If you are a real italian food lover this is the right place for you to bad that the review it's only 5 stars my review it would be 10 stars. Food ,service, atmosfere, price, and portions. those high class resturant on the hill they are at the bottom of my list cafe' andiamo i will be back for more.
Keep up the good italian food
Outstanding Authentic Italian.
Being of Italian ancestry, and having grown up on home made pastas, "gravies" and traditional Italian fare, and also being a frequenter of the best RI has to offer, Pietro and Christen's Cafe Andiamo is outstanding and authentic. The food is magnificent. The atmosphere is cozy and warm. The owners treat everyone like family and the staff is superb.
People must realize, however, that this is not a lounge. Being a small BYOB, patrons must be considerate of the time of both the owners and other patrons. Cafe Andiamo is certainly not a place to "camp out" inconsiderately for extended hours while others are waiting their turn for dinner.
Finally, "Chunkadee", Cafe Andiamo is certainly no place for patrons who engage in disrespectful name-calling. Your personal attacks are quite ironic (yet nonetheless hilarious!) in the context of your "Miss Manners" assertions. Shame on you.
#1 Italian Restaurant in RI.
We have been to Cafe Andiamo 40 times in the last 5 years and have had 40 "Outstanding Dinners". The owners, waiters (most of them are the same after 5 years which says something about the restaurant), and food are tremendous.
All dishes are great-our favorites are the veal, scrod, steak, and antipasto. We highly reccomend this restaurant to all. You need to call early in the week if you want a Fri or Sat reservation. And by the way, the dessert menu is outstanding as well. it's BYOB so a bill for 2 people is normally around $60-$70...
Our Very Favorite Restaurant!.
My husband and I find Café Andiamo to be our very favorite restaurant! We have been coming here since it was a lunch take-out place. The place might be small but it cozy and familiar. The staff makes you feel like family. They take care of your every need. Every meal is made to perfection. My husband’s favorite is the house veal, and will always explore the chef’s fresh fish dishes. My favorite is the swordfish, and any of the chef’s shrimp specials.
I would recommend you give Café Andiamo a try. You are always guaranteed to have a wonderful night out! Jackie
THE BEST VEAL!.
The veal here is the most tender I have had.. Better than any place on the HILL!
I particularly love the BYOB policy!
Staff and owners are outstanding, and the atmosphere is cozy and warm! This is the BEST SECRET in RI!
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