Andre's Italian Restaurant
- General Info:
- Andre's has been serving Italian style food in a cafeteria setting since 1963! We are located in the patio between Whole Foods and K-Mart accross the street from the famous Farmer's Market/Grove.
- Payment method:
- cash only
- Town & Country Shopping Ctr
- Central LA, Mid-City West
- Italian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Pizza
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Self, On Site, Free, Private
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, Italian, European, Continental, Omelets
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Price Range : Below Average
01/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Their pasta and sauces recall earlier days of eating Chef Boyardee: fat strands of spaghetti cooked a minute beyond al dente smothered in overly sweet marinara or meat sauce. But face it, sometimes on a cold day when you need some comfort food this fits the bills. A plate of spaghetti and sauce (or half spaghetti, half ravioli) with a side of crunchy garlic bread will set you back less than $5.
This place is not for the foodie, but more for the harried worker who needs a quick, cheap bite for lunch, the family with young kids in tow, and retired folk who want value in the pricey Grove area. The food is doled out cafeteria-style, with busboys hustling about clearing tables as quickly as they can for the overflow crowd. The food is basic, no frills Italian... the aforementioned pastas, lasagna, chicken parm, baked salmon, and roast chicken fill out the menu. The best thing in my opinion is the lamb shank entree, only served on Tuesdays.
The food was pretty gross, first of all I don't consider it a restuarant it's more of a fast food joint, like a Panda Express or the cheap Chinese food places where you point what you want on your combo.
They serve a lot of food, but the quality is not that great. I ordered a lasagna that took about 10 minutes to get, and it was burnt around the edges and the cheese was very runny. It had carrots & mushrooms which was an odd since I am use to it being meat, tomato, cheese and pasta.
The shrimp spaghetti, the pasta was undercooked, and the vegetable were over cooked. You couldn't tell what some of the vegetables were.
But at least the people are nice. Never again will I go there for italian or recommend it.
10/08/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My friends and I have been coming to this tucked-in-the-back italian spot since I was a kid. Although the prices have gone up (still one of the most reasonably priced meals in L.A.) a little, the food has remained tremendous. The spaghetti/ravioli with meat sauce, chicken in wine-mushroom sauce, and their homemade salad dressing are just awesome!!!
03/03/2005Provided by Citysearch -
i love andre's. their price and quality of food is super. i always order the spaghetti with meat sauce and their salad. their vegetarian lasagna is super good too and their pizza isn't that bad. love this place. for the price you pay, you're getting the best.
08/08/2004Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going here for about 5 years now and have seen it gain it's popularity (mainly because of the opening of The Grove). However their food is as great as my first time I went here. My normal orders here are spaghetti with meat sauce, quarter chicken with mushroom sauce, meat lasagna, and some salad. Their pastas are the best I've ever had for a very low price and the salad is yummy as well. Also it's not the typical restaurant where you sit and order from a menu, but rather you line up and get your food on your tray. Overall - great food at low price.