By: Bob Gourley
There was a lot of fanfare when the D Hotel opened downtown. One of the reasons is Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Steakhouse.
The restaurant is part of a chain that has roots in the Midwest. The Vegas location is a throwback to grand dining that is missed by many in the region.
You enter through a brick-filled hallway to a grandly-decorated dining room that is not only elegant, but is quiet as well. Visitors will notice the well-trained service staff. They are gracious without being over-bearing.
The antipasti menu is a collection of traditional favorites. Steak Tartar, a rarity in most restaurants these days, is prepared with freshly-chopped beef, aioli, capers, red onion, ciabatta chips and two kinds of cheese.
Banana Peppers and Homemade Sausage are complimented by rosemary demi-glaze. A specialty not to be missed is the Andiamo Grande Meatball. It is handcrafted and covered with tomato sauce and ricotta cheese.