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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Risotto

610 W. Lake St. (Garfield Ave. S.) Send to Phone
612-823-4338
A refreshing take on regional Italian comes to the Lyn-Lake neighborhood.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Risotto Restaurant Review

: A godsend for the busy Lyn-Lake corridor that has long lacked Italian options beyond pizza, Risotto is a fresh-faced spot with an uncomplicated take on regional cuisine. Behind the inconspicuous storefront location, the mustard and scarlet dining room and its lovely brushed steel bar radiates a cool-yet-classic vibe that's in step with the streamlined menu and wine list. With a namesake dish that’s often mediocre even in reliable kitchens, chef Gabriele Lo Pinto cooks like he has something to prove. And prove that he does: risottos (dinner only) fulfill their culinary potential, from a funghi porcini e pollo that’s pungent and supple to a capesante e arugula, in which the creamy scallops, bitter greens and Grana Padano complete a trifecta of flavor. Whatever you do, don't miss the polpettone di faggiolini, delicate green bean soufflé that makes vegetable-eating seem sinful.



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