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 Where it  Began

Where it Began

In 1959, Chef Andreone opened a full service restaurant named Andre’s of Beverly Hills that quickly came to define what is now known as “Continental Cuisine.” His eponymous restaurant was a big hit and he quickly developed a reputation for having the most reasonably priced full-service restaurant in Beverly Hills!

Andre's Italian Restaurant

Andre's Italian Restaurant

The year was 1963 and spaghetti and pizza were just starting to become staples on every American table. Andre's Italian Restaurant was conceived by Chef Domenic Andreone (Mr. Andre) from a simple idea: provide wholesome and gratifying Italian food in a relaxed casual atmosphere at prices every family can afford.

  Mr. Andre

Mr. Andre

Chef Andreone was born in northern Italy and received his formal training at the famed Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris, France. As a young chef, Mr. Andreone emigrated to the United States and worked for many of the top-rated dining establishments of the time.


Chef Andreone’s philosophy of providing his customers with value played a big part in his opening Andre’s Italian Restaurant in 1963. This restaurant would crystallize his vision of how every family could enjoy a healthy and satisfying meal together without having to “break the bank.”

Partnership

Partnership

The owner of Grandi Italiani, Aron Celnik, began working for Mr. Andre while still in high school in 1977. Aron became the manager of Andre's in 1988, and eventually became a co-owner in 2013. Aron opened Grandi Italiani in 2019 and is dedicated to carry on the wonderful legacy of Mr. Andre.

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Grandi Italiani was opened in 2019 to carry the torch for future generations to come!