Andrea Trattoria Italiana
16 N High St,
Millville, NJ 08332
Fare: Traditional Southern Italian
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 2 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the best Italian BYOB restaurants in the greater Millville area. Food prepared with locally sourced produce and imported ingredients
Tables spaced closely apart, enough to hear adjoining table conversations
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent southern Italian cooking in a family owned BYOB
Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy eclectic Northern Italian cooking with full bar service
Recommended dishes: When available, The Tagliatelle con Salsiccia with homemade spinach fettuccini with zucchini, hot sausage crumbles, sun-dried tomato and tomato sauce; and The Brasciola di Manzo with filet mignon rolled with garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, topped with tomato sauce; and The Branzino cooked whole and filleted table side.
Andrea Trattoria Italiana is one of the best restaurants in the greater Millville area.
Owned and operated by Andrea Covino who learned honed his culinary skills in Naples, Italy,In 1987 he emigrated to the United States in 1987 and later in 1891 became the Executive Chef Girasole in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. In 2005 he opened Andrea Trattoria Italiana II in Sea Isle City, and in 2012, Andrea moved the original Andrea Trattoria Italiana from Newfield to downtown Millville in the heart of the Millville Arts District near the Levoy Theater.
Andrea Trattoria Italiana is a family operated restaurant. Andrea Covino runs the kitchen, while his wife, Lucy, runs the front of house.
The Sea Isle City location is run Chef Sergio Herrera, Andrea's brother-in-law.
This review is for the Millville location, however you can expect many similarities with the Sea Isle City location.
The menu features traditional fare from Naples, Italy. with homemade baked bread, homemade pasta and hand-crafted desserts using the freshest ingredients available.
The menu is decidedly Southern Italian draws on the flavors and experiences of Andrea's native Naples, Italy.
While the menu is traditional Southern Italian, don't expect the huge portion sizes served at the many other Italian-American "red sauce" restaurants. The portion sizes at Andrea Trattoria Italiana are more in line with smaller European portion sizes.
Andrea Covino uses fresh ingredients locally source produce from regional growers, supplemented by imported, authentic ingredients from Italy.
The decor and ambience are upscale, with bare (sans tablecloths) set with linen napkins, and dimly lit candles. Tables though are closely spaced apart, enough to hear adjoining table conversations.
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the patio.
(updated: March, 2017)
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