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Andiamo's in Austin Falls Short


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Andiamo's in Austin Falls Short

amysuehere | Jun 19, 2006 02:51 PM

Was so close to my work, so despite the mixed reviews I had to try it.

First we were served a basket of bread and while the olive oil with parmesan cheese was very nice, the bread was stale. My friend asked four times (twice to our waiter) for some red pepper flakes. Finally, he asked the bussboy who then ground black pepper into the olive oil...

We ordered the house salad, which was extra and what arrived was hopefully the bottom of the bowl. The mixed greens had been wilted by the dressing, which was obnoxiously vinegar-y (I mean, I like a lot of flavor punch, but this was too much).

I ordered the gamberi boccelli, shrimp suffed with crabmeat, prosciutto, shallots in white wine. First and most important, the shrimp was WAY overcooked - tough and rubbery (four of them for $8, btw). Secondly, if there was crabmeat in there, I sure as heck never found it. Thirdly, the prosciutto was bacon. If it was prosciutto, it sure didn't have the taste/texture I've come to know as proscuitto.

On the positive side, the carrots were done well and the sauce was very nice, but mild.

Meal for the two of us for lunch was $35. Would I go back? Probably not.

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