Bios

Joan Gillcrist, Proprietor

Andiamo grew out of the relationship Joan Gillcrist has with food. The Gillcrist family came together around the table. From an early age, Gillcrist took food seriously. “Food was very central to our social lives. It was a way for us to bring people together, especially those who didn’t have a place to go.”

After graduating from Stanford University, Gillcrist was on her way to medical school when she began working in her sister, chef Marion’s kitchen. A life changing detour ensued. “I realized that I felt totally comfortable there and loved it.” After apprenticing in the kitchens of several of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, Gillcrist opened Andiamo in 1995 with Chris Galvin. She credits Galvin, who trained in Italy and studied under David Tanis, now of Chez Panisse, as the initial creative force behind Andiamo’s food.

Our Space

Built circa 1880, Andiamo’s unaltered, mission-style bungalow in the eclectic Rail Yard District of Santa Fe treats diners to a uniquely Santa Fean dining experience. Home to Andiamo since 1995, our historic building offers indoor and seasonal patio dining. For some it’s an everyday place, for others it marks special occasions. For everyone who comes, it’s a gathering place that nourishes the body and soul.

Our intimate bungalow is an ideal setting for parties. We will help create your special event based on your menu preferences and seasonal availability, which you can find in our Large Party section.

Press & Accolades

5 out of 5 Stars Perfection! Besides being in a cozy little house away from the hustle and bustle of the plaza area, this Italian restaurant is a tasty find. We had crispy rosemary polenta (my mouth is watering now), roasted beet salad, penne with spice homemade lamb sausage. Delicious warm bread. Excellent wine list. Quiet, unpretentious, no rushing…… Wanna go back right now.”

Tripadvisor, December 3, 2017

“A longtime locals’ favorite, Andiamo scores high marks for its friendly staff, consistently good food, and comfortable dining room. Produce from the farmers’ market down the street adds to the seasonal surprises of this intimate northern Italian restaurant set inside a sweet cottage in the Railyard District.”

Fodor’s Travel

3 1/2 out of 4 Chiles from the Pasatiempo!  “How do I love Andiamo!? Let me count the ways: the ingredients are fresh, the food is delicious and unpretentious, the staff is friendly, there’s a good selection of reasonably priced wine, and it feels like a cozy neighborhood place.”

Patricia Greathouse,  Pasatiempo, June 29, 2012

“When we arrive in Santa Fe, our first dinner out is always Andiamo.  And before we leave, our last dinner out is Andiamo.  They never fail to please us.”

OpenTable.com, May 2011

“Andiamo sits in a converted home with on-street parking, an easy walk from the Railyard District.  I like the warm yellow walls and the thoughtful lighting, low but ample.  The soothing decor keeps the main focus on the food and the people at your table.  Andiamo (“Let’s go” in Italian) has long been a locals’ favorite for good reason.  I recommend it.”

Anne Hillerman, Journal North, January 2010

#1 Italian 2005, 2008-2015, 2017

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