• Friends clinking glasses over a full table
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  • Various dishes and drinks on the table, top view

Andiamo Italiano

About us

Andiamo is a 3rd generation Authentic Italian Restaurant

Founder and Owner Daniela Marcone ran it for 17 years when 2018 she handed it over to a loyal customer Ann Baker. Daniela and Ann kept working together for the success of Andiamo during the years. Ann kept the place open and saved it from Covid. She kept the place locally owned and worked hard for its Authenticity and ran it herself.

In April 2023 Ann decided to hand Andiamo over to Industry pioneer Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith has been a restaurant operations expert in the Austin area for over 20 years. He has had the opportunity to lead several iconic Austin restaurants including Gumbo's, Shoreline Grill, and Jeffrey’s. Mike’s passion has been perfecting the dining experience across a wide range of culinary styles, but the timeless elegance of Italian cuisine has always captured his imagination. As owner of Andiamo Ristorante, he brings reverence and pursuit of the ideal dining experience into the intimate setting of an Austin institution. He is looking forward to protecting the quiet elegance and unparalleled cuisine that makes Andiamo what it is, while digging deeper into the Austin community and giving Andiamo the opportunity to capture the hearts (and stomachs) of the city he loves.

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Right and Left Hand of the Business

Victor Ibarra | Executive Chef

Victor Ibarra

Chef Ibarra's formal culinary experience began in California at "Il Ristorante L'Opera" for over 20 years, and continued with extensive training under the wing of Mario Batali, which gave Chef Victor the opportunity to shine amongst celebrity chefs at the Oscar Governors Ball official after party over the years of his career in California.

In 2007 the restaurant where he worked, sent Victor to open up a new location in Austin Tx. After few months he met Daniela, and decided to accept her offer as Andiamo's executive Chef and take the restaurant to the next level!