Andiamo Ristorante will give Italian one more try in Eagan
Lazy Lightning perused the Eagan City Council's upcoming agenda and noted that a new restaurant is set to replace the former Bibo restaurant run by the Marchionda family, owners of Buon Giorno and I Nonni in Lilydale.
Sarah Nienaber Will Andiamo succeed where Bibo's bruschette and braised lamb shank failed?
Lightning notes that the business Andiamo Italian Ristorante, located at 1629 Lena Ct. in Eagan, was filed with the Secretary of State by a Ramon Ruiz, and wonders if it might be the former executive chef at St. Paul's Buca di Beppo.
The bigger question is, can a third Italian restaurant succeed where two others have failed (the spot was Viva Italia before it was Bebo)?
When I reviewed Bibo I thought it offered a nice addition to Eagan's American-food-heavy, chain-eatery-saturated dining scene: a more inexpensive, casual version of I Nonni's scratch-made, authentic Italian cooking. There were tasty pizzas, pasta carbonara, mozzarella in carrozza (the Italian version of mozzarella sticks) and a delicate lasagnette. The space was nice, wine list was good, and service was serviceable....and yet.