Andreoli - Italian Grocer

Oct 01, 2007

Finally tried this place this weekend, and I am in love! I thought the service and atmosphere were both top notch. The place really feels like an old Italian deli. Very rustic. The order taker couldn't have been more nice an patient. He explained everything on the menu, and gave us as much time as we needed to come up with our order.

We decided to split the sausage sandwich, and the daily pasta special.

The sausage was wonderful, and reminded us of the sausage served on the pizza at Pizzeria Bianco.

The pasta bolognese was probably the best version of this I have ever tasted. It was just so meaty. It really tasted like beef, with some other delicate spices to round out the taste. This dish was expensive though (not sure, but it must have been north of $15). Being so expensive, I would probably hesitate to order it again (just because there are a few other cheaper options on the menu I still want to try), but I would say it was worth every penny. Really wonderful.

I am smitten with this place, and think it is a wonderful addition to the valley. I can't wait to get back, and dig into the menu a little more.

Andreoli's Italian Grocer 8880 E. Via Linda Scottsdale, Az. 480-614-1980