Best Risotto in TO??
- sam Apr 1, 2004 12:11 PM
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?
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.
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.
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:)