Last Bite: Andrea’s Restaurant

Last Bite: Andrea’s Restaurant

by Leah Draffen, photo by David Tompkins

WITH COOLER MONTHS ARRIVING, we seem to crave a hearty meal. Chef Andrea Apuzzo is ready to serve you authentic Northern Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. As a casual, local favorite, Andrea’s has received a five-star rating for serving a superb variety of entrées accompanied by professional European-style service.

From rich and savory LA Crabmeat Ravioli Andrea to Melenzane Parmigiana, Andrea’s has a wide selection for lunch, dinner and brunch. If a lighter lunch is what you desire, Chef Andrea offers fresh salads and soups, including Iceberg Wedge, Insalata Andrea, Minestrone Milanese and Turtle Soup Henry.

On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy brunch at Andrea’s. The menu ranges from Frittata Italiano to Grits and Grillades. For the sweetest of taste buds, strawberry waffles and blueberry pancakes are also options. A fresh mimosa, bloody mary or mint julep is always the perfect accompaniment.

Chef Andrea welcomes private parties to dine any time of the year, including holidays and special occasions, with rooms to accommodate up to 500 people. Andrea’s is also open for all major holidays, offering special menus with your choice of appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. Reservations are recommended for holidays.

Andrea’s is located at 3100 19th St. at Ridgelake in Metairie. 834-8583. andreasrestaurant.com.