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Andrew Spicer 

General Manager; Owner:

Andrew has come a long way from working the midnight-to-morning shift to make ends meet in college, but that inner grind has served him across multiple states and career paths. After multiple years leading large and diverse teams in the corporate retail world, he’s brought his exceptional culture-building and operational management skills to a more personal, family-endeavor at Paesano.


Mr. Spicer began his stint at Paesano by shadowing owner-emeritus Mike Roddy for three months, slowly learning each facet of its daily operations and intricately moving parts. He worked each role in the restaurant, notebook in hand, and sat down with Mike to soak in his wisdom on more than a few occasions. And, by the end of his apprenticeship, Mr. Roddy left with full faith that his staff were indeed in good, capable hands. 

He maintains the old Paesano adage that customers are “Good Friends,” and that all who enter the restaurant, especially those who work to realize its vision, are more than that: they’re family. It’s only through this lens of active, reassuring guidance that Andrew knows how to lead his team; and it’s his hope that they reflect the hospitality he extends to each guest that dines with us. Your experience at Paesano is as much his responsibility as anybody’s, and very few care that it goes exceptionally more than Andrew.

Elissa Spangler
Catering Director and Vice President of Marketing; Owner:

Elissa Spangler has had a multi-faceted career in advocacy, marketing, and community relations. Her work with people, specifically the Ann Arbor community where she was born and raised, and her personability make her uniquely qualified to connect with you, our loyal patrons. Paesano has long prided itself on having a “Good Friends” relationship between its staff and those they serve, and there’s no better friend from the moment you meet her than Elissa.

Additionally, her love for food, family, and travel makes joining Paesano an ideal as much as a job. We believe that creating memories is a cornerstone of the hospitality industry and that each guest is a valued part of that, so it’s wholly important that the person responsible for their satisfaction cares as much as they do. For that reason, there’s no better person to handle your needs than Elissa. Whether it be an intimate dinner or a larger celebration, our staff strives to make each time special, with her at the forefront.

To contact with inquiries, please see our Catering and Banquet pages, where you may fill out a TripleSeat lead-form and hear back as soon as possible.

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