Andino's is a classic authentic Italian restaurant in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood, an iconic section of the city known for its' abundance of top knotch Italian restaurants. Known as "Little Italy," this historic portion of town does not disappoint when it comes to high quality Italian restaurants, and Andino's is no exception.
Andino's is one of the better Italian restaurants in Providence, which is no small feat in a town known for being known as having some of the top Italian restaurants in the state.
If visiting for lunch, I recommend starting with a Caesar salad and the complimentary fresh bread and olive oil. The entree list is a bit small, however, there are a few great seafood dishes including an excellent Shrimp Scampi. Their homemade marinara sauce is really fantastic if you are craving something classic and filling.
They offer a great lunch special for just 17 bucks which includes 3 courses of specialty dishes. If you happen to visit during the fall season, you must try the savory pumpkin ravioli topped with a creamy amaretto sauce.
Servers are attentive and quick to provide refills. The place sees much less traffic during the afternoon hours, so if you are looking for a more casual dining environment, less noise, and/or better service, opt for an afternoon visit. Typically no reservations are required at this time.
The ambiance at Andino's is classy, yet still laid-back. This is one of those old-style Italian places where you can still heard Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra on the radio. It feels like a refreshing step back in time as soon as you enter the doors.
Andino's serves classic Italian fare in a beautiful elegant setting. This is a perfect choice for new tourists due to the convenient downtown location, great service, and diversity of menu options. With excellent food and a great ambiance, Andino's is definitely one to add to your Providence dining bucket list.