Risotto Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 12650 Ventura Blvd

    Studio City, CA 91604

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  • 818-761-7600

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Amazing! I celebrated my birthday there yesterday and it was delicious! I went with friends and family and we all left full and in love with this restaurant.

My sister ordered a salad that had meat in it, she's a vegetarian and they immediately gave her another salad, no hesitation, no bickering from the server like other places.

Definitely authentic Italian dishes and flavors, I will go back often... a gem!

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★★★★★

Amazing! I celebrated my birthday there yesterday and it was delicious! I went with friends and family and we all left full and in love with this restaurant.

My sister ordered a salad that had meat in it, she's a vegetarian and they immediately gave her another salad, no hesitation, no bickering from the server like other places.

Definitely authentic Italian dishes and flavors, I will go back often... a gem!

Pros: Food and Service

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When my husband was planning my birthday dinner, he asked me where I would like to go...and then suggested Risotto. Well, of course, Risotto.
Being Italian, it is hard enough for me to admit that any Italian fare will pass as authentic Italian food... but this is IT. If you are looking for authentic Italian food with a wonderful environment, great wines and desserts... you have found the place too. Try Risotto. If the food doesn't make you a lifer, then a table visit from it's charming owner Claudio will.
At Risotto you will leave with your palate pleased and a sense that you just spent time with old friends.
It's great for any occasion, lunch or dinner... the menu is impeccable... and I was so pleased to actually have Arrancine offered as a special appetizer! Whoa! what a treat. Grazie Claudio!!!!

2
★★★★★

When my husband was planning my birthday dinner, he asked me where I would like to go...and then suggested Risotto. Well, of course, Risotto.
Being Italian, it is hard enough for me to admit that any Italian fare will pass as authentic Italian food... but this is IT. If you are looking for authentic Italian food with a wonderful environment, great wines and desserts... you have found the place too. Try Risotto. If the food doesn't make you a lifer, then a table visit from it's charming owner Claudio will.
At Risotto you will leave with your palate pleased and a sense that you just spent time with old friends.
It's great for any occasion, lunch or dinner... the menu is impeccable... and I was so pleased to actually have Arrancine offered as a special appetizer! Whoa! what a treat. Grazie Claudio!!!!

Pros: Everything's delicious

Cons: There are no drawbacks to this great restaurant!

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Risotto serves up great Italian food at reasonable prices. I love it that they let you bring your own wine in and you pay a nominal corking fee. Great!

3
★★★☆☆

Risotto serves up great Italian food at reasonable prices. I love it that they let you bring your own wine in and you pay a nominal corking fee. Great!

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This place is absolutely worthy of all the FANTASTIC reviews is has received. It really really really is a great restaurant. Everything I've had there is awesome- from the pizza, to the cioppino, the sole, the lamb, the salmon, and the broseoala (sp?) salad. And dont get me started on the desserts!! They make the most incredible bread pudding- I didn't even know that I liked bread pudding! The ricotta cheesecake was so light and fluffy- much better than regular cheesecake.

All in all, Risotto is ALWAYS an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it, you should definitely check it ou.

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely worthy of all the FANTASTIC reviews is has received. It really really really is a great restaurant. Everything I've had there is awesome- from the pizza, to the cioppino, the sole, the lamb, the salmon, and the broseoala (sp?) salad. And dont get me started on the desserts!! They make the most incredible bread pudding- I didn't even know that I liked bread pudding! The ricotta cheesecake was so light and fluffy- much better than regular cheesecake.

All in all, Risotto is ALWAYS an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it, you should definitely check it ou.

Pros: Free Parking, Incredible Food, Great Service, Private Patio,

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Claudio has created a truly authentic Italian/Sicilian restaurant on a par with the Drago brothers without the pretense and at a fraction of the price. He is the host you want for your eveing. I have had birthday parties, anniversaries,and office parties at the restaurant. He has catered parties ranging from 75 to 150 at my home. Everyone remarks at how delicious his food is. The preparations are always fresh and tasty and the presentions beautiful. He has some specials, but unlike most trendy restaurants, his menu items are always wonderful. He has upgraded his wines and has wines to suit every palate, from inexpensive to GAJA. They are all excellent. He is our special Studio City treasure!

2
★★★★★

Claudio has created a truly authentic Italian/Sicilian restaurant on a par with the Drago brothers without the pretense and at a fraction of the price. He is the host you want for your eveing. I have had birthday parties, anniversaries,and office parties at the restaurant. He has catered parties ranging from 75 to 150 at my home. Everyone remarks at how delicious his food is. The preparations are always fresh and tasty and the presentions beautiful. He has some specials, but unlike most trendy restaurants, his menu items are always wonderful. He has upgraded his wines and has wines to suit every palate, from inexpensive to GAJA. They are all excellent. He is our special Studio City treasure!

Pros: Great food, warm ambience, surprising wine list

Cons: Strip mall

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Service was great, food was very good. We had a few special bottles of wine that we brought with us & paid a corkage. I would recommend this place for a nice romantic dinner.

4
★★★★☆

Service was great, food was very good. We had a few special bottles of wine that we brought with us & paid a corkage. I would recommend this place for a nice romantic dinner.

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Looking for a new place to try for Girl's Nite Out we came across Risotto.
We could not have asked for a better place. Food was amazing. We started with the Calamari ( with spicy tomato sauce & a Gorgonzola Cheese sauce ) & Heirloom Tomato Salad, both excellent. Our dishes included Lamb Chops, New York Strip Steak, Pancetta wrapped Shrimp with Risotto, all outstanding.
We finished with Bread Pudding, Tiramisu and Chocolate Molten Cake which again were great!
The owner, Claudio was attentive & gracious. The atmosphere is relaxing as you do not hear the dishes clanking from the kitchen as it is not out in the open. Ceilings are lower so you can actually enjoy your conversations. I would highly recommend this for both food and atmosphere.
Yes, we returned the following week for another "girls nite out".
Let's keep those Independent Owners in Business, they need our support!

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★★★★★

Looking for a new place to try for Girl's Nite Out we came across Risotto.
We could not have asked for a better place. Food was amazing. We started with the Calamari ( with spicy tomato sauce & a Gorgonzola Cheese sauce ) & Heirloom Tomato Salad, both excellent. Our dishes included Lamb Chops, New York Strip Steak, Pancetta wrapped Shrimp with Risotto, all outstanding.
We finished with Bread Pudding, Tiramisu and Chocolate Molten Cake which again were great!
The owner, Claudio was attentive & gracious. The atmosphere is relaxing as you do not hear the dishes clanking from the kitchen as it is not out in the open. Ceilings are lower so you can actually enjoy your conversations. I would highly recommend this for both food and atmosphere.
Yes, we returned the following week for another "girls nite out".
Let's keep those Independent Owners in Business, they need our support!

Pros: Food, Food, Food, service & atmosphere.

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My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere to take a guest from out of town this weekend. I looked here on this website for some place that had some good reviews and we had not been before. This one fit the bill for both so we made reservations and tried it out Friday night. This place was exactly what we were looking for! It seems small when you see it from the outside but it's a nice size and has a hidden back heated patio, which is where we sat. The waiter was super friendly and helpful. I had the Dover Sole (highly recommended) my boyfriend had some lobster with crab risotto that was awesome and our guest had some chicken with crab leg that was great too. We were all very happy customers. Seriously...the entire experience was awesome. We are already planning on going back in a couple weeks.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere to take a guest from out of town this weekend. I looked here on this website for some place that had some good reviews and we had not been before. This one fit the bill for both so we made reservations and tried it out Friday night. This place was exactly what we were looking for! It seems small when you see it from the outside but it's a nice size and has a hidden back heated patio, which is where we sat. The waiter was super friendly and helpful. I had the Dover Sole (highly recommended) my boyfriend had some lobster with crab risotto that was awesome and our guest had some chicken with crab leg that was great too. We were all very happy customers. Seriously...the entire experience was awesome. We are already planning on going back in a couple weeks.

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: Dog at enclosed patio table, but that's a con for the customer who brought it

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This place is located right next to where I work, so I end up going here a lot for lunch. I have a favorite, The Mista salad. It's simple, but absolutely delicious. The staff is very friendly whether you're a regular, or it's your first time there. They have really interesting specials, and a fantastic wine list. These guys know their food! Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

This place is located right next to where I work, so I end up going here a lot for lunch. I have a favorite, The Mista salad. It's simple, but absolutely delicious. The staff is very friendly whether you're a regular, or it's your first time there. They have really interesting specials, and a fantastic wine list. These guys know their food! Highly recommended!

Pros: Great Food, Great Staff, Great Wine!!

Cons: Only minor infractions. It's a little small, and the parking out front can be cramped, since it's shared with a few other stores. But the food makes up for it.

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My husband and I had dinner at Risotto and truly enjoyed the experience. The service was amazing, I couldn't believe how attentive all of the staff was. The food was great and the price truly reasonable. When you sit on the patio outside you forget that you are on a busy street in a city!!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I had dinner at Risotto and truly enjoyed the experience. The service was amazing, I couldn't believe how attentive all of the staff was. The food was great and the price truly reasonable. When you sit on the patio outside you forget that you are on a busy street in a city!!

Pros: service, price, parking

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My husband and I go to Risotto regularly. We have NEVER had anything but an A+++ experience here. The food is incredible and well-priced, It's comfortable and quiet. The service is wonderful, and the servers are extremely attentive. Claudio, the owner, is so welcoming and gracious. Parking is easy and FREE. I'd recommend making reservations, because word-of-mouth is spreading, and, sometime soon, this place will be packed all of the time. My husband and I have had almost everything on the menu, and it's all exceptional. Our favorites are the risotto primavera and the NY Strip (the sauce is fantastic). Desserts are scrumptious- make sure to try the chocolate molten cake and the tiramisu (best tiramisu in LA). Another plus would be the $7 corkage fee. Overall, Risotto gets 5 stars on every quality you'd look for in a restaurant. You should definitely check this place out.

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★★★★★

My husband and I go to Risotto regularly. We have NEVER had anything but an A+++ experience here. The food is incredible and well-priced, It's comfortable and quiet. The service is wonderful, and the servers are extremely attentive. Claudio, the owner, is so welcoming and gracious. Parking is easy and FREE. I'd recommend making reservations, because word-of-mouth is spreading, and, sometime soon, this place will be packed all of the time. My husband and I have had almost everything on the menu, and it's all exceptional. Our favorites are the risotto primavera and the NY Strip (the sauce is fantastic). Desserts are scrumptious- make sure to try the chocolate molten cake and the tiramisu (best tiramisu in LA). Another plus would be the $7 corkage fee. Overall, Risotto gets 5 stars on every quality you'd look for in a restaurant. You should definitely check this place out.

Pros: food, service, value, management, parking, seating, decor,location

Cons: NONE!!!

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Wonderful place, I have told several friends about this place and they love it. Great service and prices. A place you can relax inside or out and enjoy

4
★★★★☆

Wonderful place, I have told several friends about this place and they love it. Great service and prices. A place you can relax inside or out and enjoy

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I am not an easily impressed person. I typically stay with the trendy, Hollywood-type restaurants near my home. Last week a friend of mine took me to Risotto in Studio City. From the street, it looks like a hole in the wall type place in a very non-descript shopping center on Ventura Blvd. Walking in, its sort of a plain-looking place, with pressed white tablecloths, a bar and an open kitchen. We were warmly greeted by the host (owner?) and waitstaff, and promptly seated on the patio. Almost instantly, we were given some bread and flavored olive oil and were offered a choice in water.

We ordered a fairly expensive bottle of wine, and the owner came over with the bottle and some sparkling wine glasses and opened it for us while giving a little history about it. The handsome waiter then came over and recited the specials. I chose the Shoppino (sp?) special, while my dinner companions opted for the Lamb and Ossobuco. The food was better than I could have imagined. This is without question the best Italian food in the city. Portions were just right, food was very hot and our waiter kept refilling our wine glasses as he walked by.

We skipped dessert and opted for a small bottle of sparkling Italian dessert wine which complemented the meal perfectly. This place comes highly, highly recommended, and is absolutely worth a drive over the hill.

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★★★★★

I am not an easily impressed person. I typically stay with the trendy, Hollywood-type restaurants near my home. Last week a friend of mine took me to Risotto in Studio City. From the street, it looks like a hole in the wall type place in a very non-descript shopping center on Ventura Blvd. Walking in, its sort of a plain-looking place, with pressed white tablecloths, a bar and an open kitchen. We were warmly greeted by the host (owner?) and waitstaff, and promptly seated on the patio. Almost instantly, we were given some bread and flavored olive oil and were offered a choice in water.

We ordered a fairly expensive bottle of wine, and the owner came over with the bottle and some sparkling wine glasses and opened it for us while giving a little history about it. The handsome waiter then came over and recited the specials. I chose the Shoppino (sp?) special, while my dinner companions opted for the Lamb and Ossobuco. The food was better than I could have imagined. This is without question the best Italian food in the city. Portions were just right, food was very hot and our waiter kept refilling our wine glasses as he walked by.

We skipped dessert and opted for a small bottle of sparkling Italian dessert wine which complemented the meal perfectly. This place comes highly, highly recommended, and is absolutely worth a drive over the hill.

Pros: Service, food, easy free parking directly in front of restaurant

Cons: No hard liquor

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My boyfriend and I tried this place about a year ago after seeing its good ratings on citysearch and we fell in love with it!!!! It's SO romantic, especially if you sit on the back patio, the food is JUST FABULOUS, reasonably priced and the service couldn't be any better! We try to go there often but only make it there once every few months and whether it's a random Tuesday night or a Friday night dinner with friends, our experience is equally enjoyable!!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I tried this place about a year ago after seeing its good ratings on citysearch and we fell in love with it!!!! It's SO romantic, especially if you sit on the back patio, the food is JUST FABULOUS, reasonably priced and the service couldn't be any better! We try to go there often but only make it there once every few months and whether it's a random Tuesday night or a Friday night dinner with friends, our experience is equally enjoyable!!

Pros: Ambience, Great Service, Great Food!!!

Cons: None

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In terms of Italian restaurants.... this is my favorite because it's not typical and cliche. It's not lasagna and breadsticks galore like every other "Italian" restaurant around. Believe it or not, Italians don't only eat pizza and pasta! Yes, it's true! Anyways, there are some amazing dishes on this menu. The Sole and the Bistecca (sp?) are my favorites but there is also a really good chicken dish, I just don't remember what it's called. They do offer individual pizzas if you have the kids with you, or if you're in the mood and they make the pizzas in one of those open wood burning ovens. The desserts are the best, hands down. Get the bread pudding or get the Ricotta cheesecake. Oh my gosh... you have no idea...
And if it's a nice day/night... see if you can get a table on the patio! But on a Friday or Saturday night that's not always possible, unless you make reservations. It would be great for a date or a romantic evening out or to celebrate a birthday/event. Definitely check it out.

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★★★★★

In terms of Italian restaurants.... this is my favorite because it's not typical and cliche. It's not lasagna and breadsticks galore like every other "Italian" restaurant around. Believe it or not, Italians don't only eat pizza and pasta! Yes, it's true! Anyways, there are some amazing dishes on this menu. The Sole and the Bistecca (sp?) are my favorites but there is also a really good chicken dish, I just don't remember what it's called. They do offer individual pizzas if you have the kids with you, or if you're in the mood and they make the pizzas in one of those open wood burning ovens. The desserts are the best, hands down. Get the bread pudding or get the Ricotta cheesecake. Oh my gosh... you have no idea...
And if it's a nice day/night... see if you can get a table on the patio! But on a Friday or Saturday night that's not always possible, unless you make reservations. It would be great for a date or a romantic evening out or to celebrate a birthday/event. Definitely check it out.

Pros: Food, Service, Patio, Parking, Aura/Ambience

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Visited Risotto this past weekend. While it would have been wonderful to sit in the patio, we arrived without reservations (our mistake!) and instead were seated at a lovely window-side table in the main dining room. The genuinely nice and friendly owner personally recited the specials to us and himself opened and poured our wine. We started with the appetizer of zucchini blossoms stuffed with cheese. It was so delicious that we ordered a second helping! Our entrees consisted of a filet cooked perfectly and branzino (white fish similar to seabass). Dessert was an amazing bread pudding with hazelnuts and frangelico liquer (how italian!!). We capped off the evening with a glass of sparkling muscat. Sweet, slightly bubbly, and with a hint of orange. Fantastic. This place is a definite "keeper" in our restaurant rotation!!

2
★★★★★

Visited Risotto this past weekend. While it would have been wonderful to sit in the patio, we arrived without reservations (our mistake!) and instead were seated at a lovely window-side table in the main dining room. The genuinely nice and friendly owner personally recited the specials to us and himself opened and poured our wine. We started with the appetizer of zucchini blossoms stuffed with cheese. It was so delicious that we ordered a second helping! Our entrees consisted of a filet cooked perfectly and branzino (white fish similar to seabass). Dessert was an amazing bread pudding with hazelnuts and frangelico liquer (how italian!!). We capped off the evening with a glass of sparkling muscat. Sweet, slightly bubbly, and with a hint of orange. Fantastic. This place is a definite "keeper" in our restaurant rotation!!

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The food was nothing special at all. In fact I'd take Olive Garden over this place. There is FAR better Italian in LA. No reason to ever go here. Service and food are not worth the price. Very disapointed.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was nothing special at all. In fact I'd take Olive Garden over this place. There is FAR better Italian in LA. No reason to ever go here. Service and food are not worth the price. Very disapointed.

Pros: Nice outside patio

Cons: Food, value

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Risotto is an example of a great restaurant without pretence set in a small strip mall location. It is as close as you can get in the U.S. to an authentic Italian place: white table clothes, servers who know what the dishes are, authentic recipies made with market fresh ingredients. This is what I call an Italian approach to dining: no matter how small or big the location is one can always count on good food and service. It is the only place where I can eat Italian food after having lived in Italy. And I do not mind driving.

2
★★★★★

Risotto is an example of a great restaurant without pretence set in a small strip mall location. It is as close as you can get in the U.S. to an authentic Italian place: white table clothes, servers who know what the dishes are, authentic recipies made with market fresh ingredients. This is what I call an Italian approach to dining: no matter how small or big the location is one can always count on good food and service. It is the only place where I can eat Italian food after having lived in Italy. And I do not mind driving.

Pros: Quality food and service

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The experience from first to last was excellent. I was able to get a reservation on the patio on a Friday night with late notice. We showed up and there was plenty of free parking at the restaurant. We were greeted by a very friendly (but not obsequious) hostess and were seated immediately. The decor is very clean without feeling uptight -- crisp white table linens, minimal decorations, intimate feeling. We ate on the patio which was LOVELY -- quiet, nice trees and plants, fresh air, and relaxing. As for the food... this is where things got REALLY good. We started with the fried calamari: it was cooked to perfection -- just enough to be fully cooked and flavorful without getting rubbery and bland. There were subtle seasonings on the calamari itself and it was paired with a mustard aoili (tasty) and a spicy tomato sauce (so good that once we finished the calamari we started eating the sauce with bread). I also had a caesar salad - the Parmesan shavings on it were from a particularly good cheese, the creamy caesar dressing was also good, and my only slight reservation is that the greens had a lot of the tips of the romain (as opposed to the romain hearts)... but you can see I'm being pretty picky here :) My girlfriend had a bransiano fish served with a variety of mushrooms, spinach, and roasted potatoes. The overall combination of flavors was suprisingly hearty for a white fish and was delicious. I had sole served over a crispy butternut squash risotto cake and served with a white wine sauce with capers and grape tomatoes. This had such a delicate flavor that it made both me and my girlfriend pause to appreciate it. Great stuff! Bonus points go to the owner who served the wine himself because they had had a couple bad bottles of the wine that we chose and he really wanted to make sure it was good.

Overall, this place is fantastic -- we'll definitely be going back. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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★★★★★

The experience from first to last was excellent. I was able to get a reservation on the patio on a Friday night with late notice. We showed up and there was plenty of free parking at the restaurant. We were greeted by a very friendly (but not obsequious) hostess and were seated immediately. The decor is very clean without feeling uptight -- crisp white table linens, minimal decorations, intimate feeling. We ate on the patio which was LOVELY -- quiet, nice trees and plants, fresh air, and relaxing. As for the food... this is where things got REALLY good. We started with the fried calamari: it was cooked to perfection -- just enough to be fully cooked and flavorful without getting rubbery and bland. There were subtle seasonings on the calamari itself and it was paired with a mustard aoili (tasty) and a spicy tomato sauce (so good that once we finished the calamari we started eating the sauce with bread). I also had a caesar salad - the Parmesan shavings on it were from a particularly good cheese, the creamy caesar dressing was also good, and my only slight reservation is that the greens had a lot of the tips of the romain (as opposed to the romain hearts)... but you can see I'm being pretty picky here :) My girlfriend had a bransiano fish served with a variety of mushrooms, spinach, and roasted potatoes. The overall combination of flavors was suprisingly hearty for a white fish and was delicious. I had sole served over a crispy butternut squash risotto cake and served with a white wine sauce with capers and grape tomatoes. This had such a delicate flavor that it made both me and my girlfriend pause to appreciate it. Great stuff! Bonus points go to the owner who served the wine himself because they had had a couple bad bottles of the wine that we chose and he really wanted to make sure it was good.

Overall, this place is fantastic -- we'll definitely be going back. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Pros: Excellent food, great service, plenty of free parking, formal yet relaxing atmosphere, friendly owner

Cons: Can't think of any real negative... neon sign doesn't truly reflect how elegant, high-class, and personable this establishment really is.

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We have eaten here many times since it first opened and we recently came with a group of about 10-12 people. We had a long table set up for us out on the back patio and it was absolutely wonderful. Some restaurants sit you on the patio and forget you are there but we had wonderful service. As it got later, it got a bit cooler but they turned on the heaters out there for us with no problem at all and it was great. Everyone LOVED their food and dessert (and wine!). I always worry about things going smoothly when I'm bringing guests to a restaurant of my choice because it's embarassing if they don't enjoy themelsves you know? But Risotto made me look SO good, our friends were raving about everything.

If you are going to go on a Friday or Saturday night, or with a large group, make reservations. (And you'll probably want to leave the kids at home)


It's a great place, we can't get enough.

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★★★★★

We have eaten here many times since it first opened and we recently came with a group of about 10-12 people. We had a long table set up for us out on the back patio and it was absolutely wonderful. Some restaurants sit you on the patio and forget you are there but we had wonderful service. As it got later, it got a bit cooler but they turned on the heaters out there for us with no problem at all and it was great. Everyone LOVED their food and dessert (and wine!). I always worry about things going smoothly when I'm bringing guests to a restaurant of my choice because it's embarassing if they don't enjoy themelsves you know? But Risotto made me look SO good, our friends were raving about everything.

If you are going to go on a Friday or Saturday night, or with a large group, make reservations. (And you'll probably want to leave the kids at home)


It's a great place, we can't get enough.

Pros: plenty of self parking!

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Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We love this place. My favorites?? The calamari, which is amazing, the sole is to die for and the ricotta cheescake- perfect way to seal the deal. My husband loves the bistecca (NY steak i believe)... and the bread pudding was the best I've ever had. I highly recommend this hot spot- we have quickly become loyal, regular customers.

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★★★★★

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We love this place. My favorites?? The calamari, which is amazing, the sole is to die for and the ricotta cheescake- perfect way to seal the deal. My husband loves the bistecca (NY steak i believe)... and the bread pudding was the best I've ever had. I highly recommend this hot spot- we have quickly become loyal, regular customers.

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This is my and my wife's favorite Italian restaurant . Fabulous authentic dishes, fantastic service and the nicest owner you could ever want to meet (Claudio). Once you try it, you'll be hooked. Food like Grandma used to make on Sunday. Wonderful patio too.

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★★★★★

This is my and my wife's favorite Italian restaurant . Fabulous authentic dishes, fantastic service and the nicest owner you could ever want to meet (Claudio). Once you try it, you'll be hooked. Food like Grandma used to make on Sunday. Wonderful patio too.

Pros: The entire experience

Cons: None

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Staff was wonderfully friendly, yet professional. Food was amazing. Patio has a great atmosphere. Will certainly go back!

2
★★★★★

Staff was wonderfully friendly, yet professional. Food was amazing. Patio has a great atmosphere. Will certainly go back!

Pros: ambience, food, service

Cons: none

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Usually I don't go to Italian restaurant.....Pizza .....pasta....tomatoes....it's not my favorite food. Risotto impressed me in many ways : open kitchen....white table clothe....very nice patio....great service.....a nice basket of different breads + olive oil +basalmic vinegar ....now talking about the food....on my first visit I tried the "bistecca"...a very nice steak grilled to perfection served over rice and a wine reduction ...I loved it......on my second visit I was tempted to order the same but I decided to try their Tuna and again it was a right choice.....being happy ...and relaxed ...I ordered a dessert......a sliced warm pear in a delicate sauce with a french vanilla ice cream on top ...served in a filo cup....what a treat!
Overall ....a GREAT restaurant at the right price!

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★★★★★

Usually I don't go to Italian restaurant.....Pizza .....pasta....tomatoes....it's not my favorite food. Risotto impressed me in many ways : open kitchen....white table clothe....very nice patio....great service.....a nice basket of different breads + olive oil +basalmic vinegar ....now talking about the food....on my first visit I tried the "bistecca"...a very nice steak grilled to perfection served over rice and a wine reduction ...I loved it......on my second visit I was tempted to order the same but I decided to try their Tuna and again it was a right choice.....being happy ...and relaxed ...I ordered a dessert......a sliced warm pear in a delicate sauce with a french vanilla ice cream on top ...served in a filo cup....what a treat!
Overall ....a GREAT restaurant at the right price!

Pros: great parking

Cons: ?

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I took my Mom here for her birthday and we had a great time. The atmosphere was quaint and candle lit. The wine was fantastic and the service was good too. The food was delicious, the only complaint I heard was from the men that the portions were small but they agreed it was very good food and a great experience all around! My seafood linguini was awesome and not small in portion at all. Thanks for a good time!

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★★★★☆

I took my Mom here for her birthday and we had a great time. The atmosphere was quaint and candle lit. The wine was fantastic and the service was good too. The food was delicious, the only complaint I heard was from the men that the portions were small but they agreed it was very good food and a great experience all around! My seafood linguini was awesome and not small in portion at all. Thanks for a good time!

Pros: Great parking, friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Cons: none

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My husband and I checked this place out on a whim when they first opened and were totally blown away. We've ended up back there once a week since. We've brought other people to try it and everyone loves the place! Very romantic atmosphere. Extremely welcoming. It feels and tastes as though you're in Italy! Tremendously delicious, comforting food. Excellent service. Convenient location. Fabulous patio, but inside is lovely too.
The salads are great, but the soups are wonderful as well. Tonight's porcini mushroom soup had several layers of terrific flavor. Also, tonight I had the best cioppino EVER! The broth was a tomato with fennel. Tons of extremely fresh fish. Just perfect. I've had pasta there, too and loved it. And of course you can't go wrong with risotto!
Lovely wine selection. And everything is reasonably priced. The place is a treasure.

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★★★★★

My husband and I checked this place out on a whim when they first opened and were totally blown away. We've ended up back there once a week since. We've brought other people to try it and everyone loves the place! Very romantic atmosphere. Extremely welcoming. It feels and tastes as though you're in Italy! Tremendously delicious, comforting food. Excellent service. Convenient location. Fabulous patio, but inside is lovely too.
The salads are great, but the soups are wonderful as well. Tonight's porcini mushroom soup had several layers of terrific flavor. Also, tonight I had the best cioppino EVER! The broth was a tomato with fennel. Tons of extremely fresh fish. Just perfect. I've had pasta there, too and loved it. And of course you can't go wrong with risotto!
Lovely wine selection. And everything is reasonably priced. The place is a treasure.

Pros: great food; great service!

Cons: none

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Since discovering Risotto last summer, we have had several wonderful meals there. We have always been greeted warmly and sincerely by the owner and have always been impressed by the attentive and competent wait staff. I am a big fan of the filet of sole served over butternut squash risotto cakes, but recently had their monkfish special which was served over a pear and gorgonzola risotto and I have admit looking around to see if anyone was watching because I really wanted to lick the plate. It was amazing! During that same meal my companion ordered the pork and was singing it's praises. I have often ordered the various risotto dishes and each one was better than the next. One particular evening, at the suggestion of our waiter, Rex, we ordered a bottle of Amarone which was smooth and delicious, but have enjoyed the house wines very much as well. For appetizer, I think their fried calamari sprinkled with parmesan cheese is just out of this world. They have great ahi tuna too. For dessert, don't miss the canoli or tiramisu. Trust me, it's worth the extra 30 minutes on the treadmill!!

I can't wait for the weather to warm up and be able to, once again, enjoy the lovely patio.

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★★★★★

Since discovering Risotto last summer, we have had several wonderful meals there. We have always been greeted warmly and sincerely by the owner and have always been impressed by the attentive and competent wait staff. I am a big fan of the filet of sole served over butternut squash risotto cakes, but recently had their monkfish special which was served over a pear and gorgonzola risotto and I have admit looking around to see if anyone was watching because I really wanted to lick the plate. It was amazing! During that same meal my companion ordered the pork and was singing it's praises. I have often ordered the various risotto dishes and each one was better than the next. One particular evening, at the suggestion of our waiter, Rex, we ordered a bottle of Amarone which was smooth and delicious, but have enjoyed the house wines very much as well. For appetizer, I think their fried calamari sprinkled with parmesan cheese is just out of this world. They have great ahi tuna too. For dessert, don't miss the canoli or tiramisu. Trust me, it's worth the extra 30 minutes on the treadmill!!

I can't wait for the weather to warm up and be able to, once again, enjoy the lovely patio.

Pros: Delicious food, attentive staff and charming host

Cons: I'm trying to think of something......nope, nothing!!!

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From the moment you enter Risotto, you are at home. Claudio, the owner, is wonderful, greeting everyone like they are family. The ambiance is both romantic and comfortable. The patio is a great place to sit back and enjoy a good glass of wine and your dinner. Calamari with rapinni is terrific as an appetizer, my husband loves the ahi, everyone loves the soups! My favorite entree is the filet of sole over the butternut squash risotto, although everything I have tasted is superior. The food is consistently great. My mother, a very picky Italian, thinks the food tastes like her Mom used to make. Any of the desserts with a nice glass of sweet wine just tops the terrific meal. It is a wonderful place to go and relax with good friends. Just wish it was closer to the west end of the Valley!

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★★★★★

From the moment you enter Risotto, you are at home. Claudio, the owner, is wonderful, greeting everyone like they are family. The ambiance is both romantic and comfortable. The patio is a great place to sit back and enjoy a good glass of wine and your dinner. Calamari with rapinni is terrific as an appetizer, my husband loves the ahi, everyone loves the soups! My favorite entree is the filet of sole over the butternut squash risotto, although everything I have tasted is superior. The food is consistently great. My mother, a very picky Italian, thinks the food tastes like her Mom used to make. Any of the desserts with a nice glass of sweet wine just tops the terrific meal. It is a wonderful place to go and relax with good friends. Just wish it was closer to the west end of the Valley!

Pros: Great ambiance, consistently terrific food, superior customer service

Cons: None that I can think of!

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This is the best italian food my wife and I have ever eaten. Considering that she grew up in San Francisco and I'm from Brooklyn, that's saying alot. The atmosphere was wonderful and the service was impeccable. The owner (Claudio) greets everyone personally and makes you feel at home. The salads were fantastic and the veal is the best in the city. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the coffee and dessert were unbelievable. I recommend that everyone try this place. I guarantee you'll be hooked. Prices are fair and parking is plentiful.

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★★★★★

This is the best italian food my wife and I have ever eaten. Considering that she grew up in San Francisco and I'm from Brooklyn, that's saying alot. The atmosphere was wonderful and the service was impeccable. The owner (Claudio) greets everyone personally and makes you feel at home. The salads were fantastic and the veal is the best in the city. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the coffee and dessert were unbelievable. I recommend that everyone try this place. I guarantee you'll be hooked. Prices are fair and parking is plentiful.

Pros: the entire experience

Cons: none

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This cheerful and inviting eatery filled the spot of Spumante, a local Valley favorite for years. A friendly owner and staff go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable in the intimate dining room where tables are dressed in crisp…

 

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