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Monday, September 14, 2015

ANDIAMO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE BY JOE VICARI

ANDIAMO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
THE D HOTEL
301 FREMONT STREET
LAS VEGAS, NV  89101
702-388-2220
HOURS:  Daily 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
www.thed.com/dining/andiamo-steakhouse/

With all of the great steakhouses in Las Vegas we really wanted to hit a winner during our recent stay.  I turned to TripAdvisor and found Andiamo listed as #1.  The reviews seemed legit with most people praising the food and service.  Being rated the #1 restaurant in Las Vegas is big and I was ready to experience the bigness.  Our visit did not live up to a #1 ranking and I would never return to this restaurant again.  I would prefer Ruth's Chris or Morton's to this place.  I don't even think this would make the top 10 in my steakhouse world.  While the service was ok, it seemed a bit out of step and confused at times.  We started with the Andiamo Grand Meatball ($11).  This homemade Meatball was excellent. Probably the best thing we tasted on this evening.  Great meat flavor, sauce and the Ricotta was amazing.  The Calamari Fritti ($15) was also excellent.  Very light breading allowed the flavor of the Calamari to come through and the portion was huge.  Nice to get a bite of Banana Peppers in-between the Calamari.  The Caesar Salad ($11 per person) was prepared table side by our waiter and it was excellent.  One of the best homemade Caesar Dressings I have had at a restaurant.  We ordered the Tamahawk Steak and were told they were out.  Then we asked for the Bone In Rib Eye and again they were out.  Now this should be a big red flag at any restaurant.  When you are out of two of the most popular and expensive cuts of meat at the beginning of dinner service there is a vendor problem.  This should just not happen at a high end restaurant.  My Wife and Daughter were 0 for 2 with their steak selections and finally tried choice number 3.  The Bone In New York Strip ($42) was cut by the waiter and looked to be a perfect Medium Rare.  The taste registered a big zero and my Wife said it was one of the worst steaks ever.  "Hard and tasteless" she said.  The Gnocchi served with the steak had a "weird" taste my Wife said.  She did not eat them after one bite.  The Classical Surf and Turf ($68) was pretty disappointing.  The Lobster was not that sweet and did not seem fresh.  The steak was horrible.  Absolutely no seasoning or taste.  One of the worst steaks I have ever been served in a fine dining steakhouse.  Really ruined the meal for me.
ANDIAMO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE BY JOE VICARI AT THE D HOTEL ON FREMONT STREET
ENTER THE RESTAURANT THROUGH THIS SMALL CORRIDOR
DIMLY LIT DINING ROOM 
ANDIAMO MENU
JOE VICARI'S ANDIAMO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE MENU

BREAD BASKET
SAUCE SERVED WITH BREAD WAS EXCELLENT
ANDIAMO GRAND MEATBALL
CALAMARI FRITTI
CAESAR SALAD PREPARED TABLE SIDE
GREAT TASTING CAESAR SALAD
SURF AND TURF
BONE IN NEW YORK STRIP WITH GNOCCHI

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