Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at in Eagan.
With a toothsome menu of classic Italian cuisine, Andiamo Italian Ristorante serves up authentic fare from the peninsula in a casual, family-friendly environment.
Embark upon a masticatory adventure with antipasti such as arancini, savory breaded spheroids imbued with sausage and mozzarella and served with spicy marinara sauce ($8). Ideal for both quelling hunger and tying up exceptionally weak villains, pasta is served in a classic lineup of familiar forms, including linguini vongole, with whole clams, zesty lemon sauce, and a soupçon of spice ($12).
Unique pizzas such as the prosciutto, pear, and gorgonzola pizza—topped with walnuts and raspberry honey ($8)—jolt pie lovers out of their familiar routines, and entrees such as salmon with spinach and lemon butter ($15) silence the ceaseless bickering of cranky taste buds. An extensive wine list provides potable partners for the menu’s edibles, with vino available by the glass ($4–$8) and the bottle ($16–$45).
Andiamo Italian Ristorante
After years in the restaurant business, Ramon and Armando Ruiz were ready for a change. Tired of the gimmicky marketing that characterizes many Italian franchises, they joined with Ramon’s son Enrique to open Andiamo Italian Ristorante—an intimate, neighborhood joint that emphasizes the family orientation of Italian culture. “We don’t want to say this is who we are, deal," Enrique told Eagan Patch. "We want to build relationships with our customers and encourage and welcome feedback.” To that end, their menu of mostly Italian entrees, pastas, and pizzas also includes nontraditional cuisine such as walleye fillets and burgers. The dining room’s decor remains 100% Italian. A mural of rustic wine barrels sweeps across warm orange walls, and a tricolor sign glows above its outdoor patio. Ruiz and his staff also venture beyond the restaurant’s confines to cater various events.