WARREN —The Andiamo Restaurant Group has launched a food truck, bringing its Italian food favorites on the road and into communities starting Thursday.
“Food is our passion at Andiamo and has been for over 25 years and our new food truck allows us to share that passion and take it on the road and into the community,” says Joe Vicari, founder and CEO of Andiamo Restaurant Group. “The food truck movement is a relevant and natural next endeavor for us to reach new and younger customers in a fun and exciting way.”
Menu offerings ranging from $6-$12, will rotate and will include several items reflective of Andiamo restaurants, such as calamari, sausage and peppers, and pasta with meatballs. New dishes with an Italian street food flair will include a meatball sub, mozzarella bottone (crispy fried mozzarella cubes in a tomato-bacon olive sauce), eggplant rollatini, panini, and salads.
The truck will be making its Detroit debut at the corner of Brush and Monroe (across from The Old Shillelagh and Fishbones) in downtown Detroit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and will be featuring $3 pasta bowls and the first 50 customers will receive a free bowl of pasta. There will also be other lunch items available for purchase.
The food truck, which recently debuted at the Detroit Grand Prix, will be found around town this summer at various events, festivals, food truck rallies and is also available for catering and private events.
The 18-foot food truck is equipped with a pasta cooker, fryer, flat top, chargrill, oven, and even a coffee maker, allowing the team to produce the same quality food served in Andiamo restaurants. Once customers order from the window, the truck features a large pop-up bar on the rear of the truck offering a spot to dine and overflow service.