Lifelong friends Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman created Italian/Southern U.S. fusion heaven when they opened Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in a 1940s ranch-style house off Poplar Avenue east of midtown Memphis with some 54 seats, in late 2008. The two chefs credit their grandmothers Catherine Chiozza and Mary Spinosa for their inspiration, but have plenty of culinary pedigree beyond these maternal instrumental familial food memories, old-style Italian recipes, and traditions (there's a vegetable and herb garden for the restaurant too). You'll want to try the veal breast with celery root, parsnips, turnips, carrots, spinach soubise, and truffle; maw maw's ravioli with meat gravy; and the veal agnolotti with tomato braise and lardo. Of course, if you're keen on the chefs' Italian spin but game for something even less purist, you can also cross the street and head over to Hog & Hominy for tremendous Neapolitan-style pizzas, beef and cheddar dog on pretzel bun, peanut agrodulce and jalapeño-cilantro vinaigrette sweetbreads, and during lunch, try the John T Burger with pickled lettuce, American cheese, onion, and mustard, one of the best burgers around.
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
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- The fried spaghetti with octopus, uni and smoked potatoes is one of the best things you'll ever eat.
- Go to Andrew Michael on No Menu Monday. You pay a set price, and then you eat whatever the chefs feel like making. Bonus - you don't find out what you're eating until the meal is over.
- Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen is certified environmentally sustainable by Project Green Fork.
- Service was A1. Menu difficult to navigate. Our food prepared correctly but too much out of the box thinking for my palate. Good wine list but Id have liked a little better pour for my $18 Cab.
- Beatiful place,great service ,elegant,charming,chic
- The pork is fantastic and the tartar also!
- The flounder was excellent
- Golden Tile is delicious!
- We enjoyed the Wine Bar and our table! Eating at the Restaurant felt like being transported in time! We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere!
- Make a reservation, it gets busy quickly!
- The best restaurant in Memphis. Great curated cocktails. Delicious pasta. No menu Monday's is a great time.
- The AM Breakfast was amazing!
- Be adventurous and try the chef's tasting menu. You will not be disappointed.
- Upper scale food, but very expensive.
- When Southern food meets Italian cuisine, the result is Mamma Mia, Yall! Michael Hudman heads to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival to teach Collards & Carbonara May 29 June 1
- Great good and service. Don't leave without trying the sweetbreads.
- Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are successfully putting their hometown of Memphis on the culinary map with daring nose-to-tail dinners and classic Italian recipes.
- The food is absolutely amazing! Tried the AM Salad, Risotto, Maw Maws Ravioli, Pork dish and Butterfish. The Financier Cake and Chocolate Torte were to die for.
- The food is absolutely delicious. Try one of the homemade pastas and make sure to get the chocolate peanut butter torte with popcorn gelato for dessert
- Try the Wine