About Us



joseph vicari

Founder and CEO Joseph Vicari is of Italian-American descent and knows what it takes to build a Restaurant Group based on three simple Italian principles – great food, great family, and great zest for life.

Over the last 30 years, Vicari has developed 8 Metro-Detroit Andiamo Restaurants. “Our philosophy was created over 30 years ago by the late Master Chef Aldo Ottaviani – Buy the freshest seasonal ingredients and prepare them from scratch each and every day.”

This belief resonates today and is carried on by Corporate Executive Chef Jim Oppat, who is instilled with this same philosophy. Our passion is quality products. When great food is paired with excellent service and atmosphere, lasting memories are created.

Joe operates his business based on a personal belief that treating other people well will enhance your life. We are committed to having a team that feels that it is an integral part of growing the business. Many members of the team have been there from the beginning – finding their own professional growth has mirrored the growth of the business.

The Andiamo Restaurant Group is a stellar example of giving back to the community, supporting numerous charitable organizations including the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Henry Ford Hospital, Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, and St. John’s Hospital.

Please explore our website to learn why we are consistently named Metro Detroit’s “Best Italian” Restaurant. Buon Appetito!