About Argiero's Italian Restaurant
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1116
Argieros features one of the best patios in Ann Arbor, a full bar, carry out and catering, and delivery from 4-9pm
Argiero's was founded by Rosa, her husband, and their four children and opened in December of 1977. Today, Argiero's is owned and operated by two of the sons, Sam and Carmin.
Argiero's is the only Italian Restaurant, in Ann Arbor, currently run by an Italian family. The Restaurant has been an Ann Arbor favorite for many years. Many loyal customers enjoy its wonderful dishes, relaxed atmosphere, and of course, the covered outside patio.
If you are looking for home-style Italian food, Argiero's is a can't miss, where we prepare our sauce daily. Also, don't forget Argiero's has the best pizza in town! Pull up the menu and come try one of your personal favorites from the Italian dishes on our menu.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 - 9:00 Friday-Saturday: 11:30 - 9:15 Sunday: 12:30-9 Lunch ending at 3:00.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer our entire menu for catering.
There is off street as well as public parking lot parking.
Private Party Contact:
Sam Argiero: (734) 665-0444
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Argiero's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We were trying to find a restaurant with a basic spaghetti w/meat sauce. This restaurant was okay for that. However, with only two other tables occupied we were taken to the rear of the dining room and seated next to the kitchen and restroom doors........not a good start. The spaghetti was fine but a nice herb/olive oil with the bread sure would have been good. We may try Argieros again but certainly not at the top of our "return to" list.
Worst restaurant service we have had in years! One and half hours to get our food. First person's entree came out 45 minutes after we ordered. The last persons entree arrived an hour and a half after ordering. One dish at a time five minutes a part! The last dish was spaghetti! Really!!!!! Boiled noodles took 1.5 hours!!!! No excuse! So miserable! STAY AWAY!!!!
Some of the most mediocre food and worst service I've had yet in A2. It's been a while since I've been inspired to give a restaurant such a poor review - but this experience was so memorably bad I had to take a minute to share. The waitress - young, female, absolutely indifferent to customer service - actually said to us upon returning to our table when we called her over, after ignoring us for upwards of 20 minutes while we watched her through the window talk with a group on the patio: "Hey, sorry, I forgot about you and your food - but I really wanted to catch up with my friend and her parents. I haven't seen them in a while. It was really great to catch up." I'm sorry - ARE YOU SERIOUS? I literally couldn't believe how shamelessly and effortlessly she shared that our food had to wait while she socialized during her shift with friends. My husband loves the Pasta de Giorno and so we return when in town for games. Or I should say, we returned... since we'll never be back.
First off, I do not reccomend this restaurant, at all. I want to refaced this by stating that I am a chef and have worked in the industry for quite a while in metro Detroit and abroad (London and Northern Ireland). I gave no idea how they are still in business.
I went there with my wife for our weekly date last Friday night. We were hoping to get a nice casual dinner before catching a film at the Michigan Theater. I had heard good things about Argiero's from friends in Ann Arbor, do we went there.
My wife and I enjoyed the ambiance and service. It was very casual and low key; it was very relaxing.
I ordered the chicken Parmesan, which had several issues: 1) it was under seasoned, frankly it tasted like a child had made it. 2) It was barely browned after frying and bit back when I bit into it. It was clearly underdone, not raw, but it needed a few more minutes. I sent it back and heard from the kitchen (they sat us by the kitchen) "Tastes fine to me! It's really bland and I could have cooked it longer, but it's fine to me!" First if all, if it's any of the things you said it was (bland and undercooked), Chef, it shouldn't be good enough for you and certainly not for customers. Where are your standards? Maybe this is why your restaurant is so poorly seated on a Friday night? Take pride in your work! Geez.
My wife's meal was ok. She ordered the pesto pasta and said it was ok, but not $20 ok, so there's that.
The service was amateur, but friendly. I imagine being a college town there's a lot if turnover in the front of the house staff.
Overall, none of this would have been unbearable if it wasn't for the high prices. If this was a nicer place, I would have been ok with the prices. If the food was better, I would have been ok with the higher prices too. (Seriously rework the price points for your menu.) Perhaps this is place known for their pizza not their Italian food?
Our experience was tremendously disappointing.
I have been to the 2 other main Italian restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor, so I wanted to give this one a try, especially since their website said it was the only Italian family owned one in town. I never saw inside as we ate outside. Outside location is okay, a little loud due to road noise. I had the special(which was hand written on a piece of paper), salmon in a citrus sauce, which I thought was very good. The best thing on the plate were the fried risotto cakes. I told the waitress these should at least be available as an appetizer, as they were amazing. My son said the meatballs were very good.
Overall, I would rate this as a good Italian restaurant, far from the worst I have been to, and not the worst out of the 3 in town.
I had not been to this restaurant in 20 years. My Dad (89 years old) requested a spot that wasn't noisy. After looking at the reviews I decided to give this place a second chance. Reviewers were right - it is not as loud as other facilities. Our server was friendly and did a nice job for the most part. There were four of us dining. We had two orders of pasta, a grilled chicken and a pizza. We started with the bruschetta as an appetizer. Not a great choice. It was white bread (not toasted or grilled) with a tad of sausage and some red sauce. The bread was a soggy mess. The two pasta dishes were good and my friend was quite happy with the pizza. Unfortunately the restaurant had to make new dough and we waited for over an hour for the pizza. We did not learn the reason for the wait until the pizza arrived. Not what we expected on a Wednesday night. The grilled chicken was blah and tasteless. We chose to eat on the patio due to the musty damp smell in the restaurant. I liked the patio - it was nice.
We visit often and keep coming back because of the hospitality and the food quality. We love the insalata supremo and always get two or three for the table. Everyone enjoyed their main plates as well - I had the spinach lasagne, and others ordered eggplant parmagiana, eggplant con spaghetti and a pizza. I''ve had the pesto pasta in the past and it's super flavorful - the garlic and basil both punch, and the rotini is the perfect noodle for it. Skip the corporate Italian places and give Argiero's a try.
Most authentic Italian "comfort food" in Ann Arbor. Nice to have a place run by actual Italian Americans who grew up with this food (like myself). Also a well stocked bar, nice wine list selection, and shaded outdoor dining across from Kerrytown Farmer's Market. Highly recommended if you feel like more of a restaurant experience than Zingerman's Deli a block away.
Argiero's has always been our "go to" place for family occasions that include our elderly mothers. We took them there for dinner to celebrate Mother's Day. One mother sent back her fish, saying it was stale and overcooked. Two orders of manicotti arrived bubbling hot with charred pasta. The pesto pasta was bad enough that 3/4 of the plate was untouched. The appetizers and salad arrived simultaneously. The bread with the mushroom appetizer was also burnt. I'm not sure whether they were just having an off day, but we won't be returning.
The restaurant has a wonderful family run feel and charm about it. The service was outstanding. We mainly went there for Pizza, which was delicious and very reasonably priced. One of the kids had pasta, which was a little pricey compared to everything else, which was great value of r money.
Always a great experience- real home made Italian food and warm atmosphere. A great, laid back neighborhood restaurant. The pizza, bolognese, the pasta, the calamari and limited but fine wine list make for an enjoyable evening. During the summer they have a nice outdoor sitting and people watching area.
We were a group of 6 at Argiero's on a busy Friday night. The place was full but, in addition to the food, the best thing was we could actually hear each other speak. SO many places are just to noisy to carry on conversations, but this was great. Handy location when going to Kerrytown Concert House too.
Invited by a friend, we were delighted to have dinner at Argeiro's. The food was simple traditional italian with good bread and wine. Plenty of room for large (Italian) families. We really enjoyed dinner and can't wait to go back. Definitely a restaurant on our list .
This is a good old-fashioned Italian restaurant. However, when we arrived on time, we were told that they were running behind and your reservation couldn't be met for at least half an hour. We ended up sitting at the bar, which was fine but not what we were hoping for.
We were welcomed by the hostess and when we mentioned it was our anniversary she quickly told the waitress to bring us an Asti Spumante split for a toast! It just got better from there. We were seated outside on a beautiful summer night; food was old world Italian which we both appreciated. We started with the bruschetta; insalata suprema with a red wine vinaigrette. My husband had the lasagna which he raved about the meat sauce. I had the spicy eggplant sauce over gluten free penne. I appreciate finding a GF option at a real Italian restaurant. The sauce was outstanding. Service was excellent and we were not rushed. Hostess continued to check on us and celebrate our 29 years. What a treat - we will be back! Definitely recommend!
The place is a neighborhood gem. Good Italian food in an unpretentious setting with fine service and reasonable prices. The chocolate martinis are great, the veal tender, and the pizza better then anything that can be delivered. I have not been there enough and that must change!!
Wow - where can you have fantastic Italian fare with a group of 20 on a Football Saturday, no less? Argiero's was more than accommodating and went out of their way to greet and treat our large party! The food was awesome and the service was impeccable! I am so glad to have found this place and just being a couple extra blocks off the main drag, it's well worth the walk!!! Will definitely go back!
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