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Apr 1, 2004 12:11 PM

Best Risotto in TO??

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Where can I get the best Risotto in TO. Some recommended...elevensixteen Has anyone tried that? Any good restuarants or food place/ take out in the bathurst / lawrence area?


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    Frances in Toronto

    i can tell you where *not* to go... i tried Coppi's risotto (i think they are at Lawrence & Yonge or something?), which i found was much too salty. before they serve you the risotto, they mix it in a humongous pinwheel of parmesan cheese. also i found the rice to be undercooked. it was the porcini risotto i had.

    good luck!!

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    1. re: Frances in Toronto

      I find the risotto at Coppi to be 'perfectly' undercooked - that's the way I like it!
      Different risottos for different folks!

      1. re: estufarian

        I also really enjoyed the porcini risotto at Coppi several times. But then, I do like salt!

    2. I don't know if either is the best risotto in Toronto, but I've particularily enjoyed the risotto at:

      Carmelina - in Markham at Woodbine & Esna Park, next to the new La Bifteque
      George's Ristorante - Eglinton west of Bathurst.

      1. I had great risotto at Noce on Queen W (near Bathurst) and Biagio's at King (at Jarvis)

        1. f

          Try Romagna Mia - their risotto is award winning! (see comments in thread below around March 29/30)

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          1. re: fortheloveoffood

            I had their risotto once, and found it to be quite good, but my homemade risotto (which I don't think is anything special) passed it. Not sure I'd go out of my way to eat at Romagna Mia again.

          2. The yummiest risotto in TO in my humble opinion can be wolfed down at Gio Ranna's Really Really Nice Restaurant, Queen East and Leslie. Mushroom, yet not overly fungal:) It's a perfect portion, not the elephantine heap most restos serve as an entree. A delicious compliment to their other very tasty dishes: sexy duck, the pork chop, or shrimp with asian slaw. Go early evening to avoid chaos and long lines--camp out, take full advantage of their decent wine list and be sure to ask for the section presided over by the wonderful male server with the trimmed (thank-you! I wish I knew your name!) beard who's mastered the art of observing you without bugging you every other bite: a Toronto rarity. A good date spot provided you can handle the escalating volume of the music as the night wears on. I know, I know, I'm getting older:)
            Happy dining.