A little history

Andrea's was opened in 1983 by Italian immigrants Vinicio and Enza Fabbrizi. Originally located in Great Bridge Shopping Center, Andrea's has been serving the people Chesapeake and Virginia beach  for over 35 years. The restaurant moved to its current locationat 1929 centerville turnpike in 2018. Through all those years, the ideal of family has remained central at andrea's. Even the origin of the restaurant can be traced to a family event in Italy. “ At our wedding reception, my wife’s brother tried to convince us to come to the states, at first I wasn’t interested. Four months later, I guess I was in the right mood. I came home, and said to my wife, ‘You know what?  We’re going to the states.’"(vinicioFabbrizi)  
Shortly thereafter, in 1975, Vinicio and Enza made the move. When the couple first arrived in the states, Vinicio worked in the kitchen of his brother-in-law’s pizzeria in Newport News,
Vincenza Fabbrizi (aka. Mrs. Enza & her father Giuseppi luisi
Vincenza Fabbrizi (aka. Mrs. Enza & her father Giuseppi luisi
“His name was Andrea, Our restaurant is named after him.”(vinicioFabbrizi)

In 1983 Andrea's opened in the Great Bridge shopping Center in Chesapeake. With a mission to bring a little piece of Italy to a growing smalltown.

“In Italy, when you go out to eat, you make an evening of it, You spend three to four hours—eating, relaxing, talking to each other, enjoying the company.”


the family

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Andrea's family prepares made from scratch sausage, meatballs, bread and many more Italian dishes using original family recipes. “We stay away from additives and preservatives so that the flavor of the meat comes through.”(vinicio fabbrizi)



the Andrea's family hopes that our guests will not only get a taste of good Italian cooking but also develop a taste for the Italian approach to dining. “We want people to come here and experience a good meal, in a good atmosphere.”

please join us, relax, Enjoy the food, Enjoy some wine, Enjoy spending time with your friends and your family.



The Andrea's Family


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