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Best and most original risotto in the North End or in general?

Caserta44 Oct 26, 2006 04:35 PM

ive only had risotto at 2 place in the North end once at La Brace and once at Pomodoro both times was a plus. But when it comes to going out to eat I have to admit im a bit nervous to try out new places especially when I know for certain I can go to a place I frequent and know im going to have a good meal.

So any recomandations?

  1. MC Slim JB Oct 27, 2006 11:48 AM

    I remember getting a very fine risotto of many mushrooms at the North End's MarcO; it had that elusive combination of creaminess and chewiness that bespeaks careful, slow cooking.

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      Fort Point Oct 26, 2006 08:36 PM

      Union Bar and Grill in the South End has an excellent sweet corn and sausage risotto as an appetizer.

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        Bostonbob3 Oct 26, 2006 07:16 PM

        It usually varies by season, but a frequent variation on the menu is wild mushroom. Plus, they always have a risotto of the day. I've had shellfish, spinach, morel, beet, etc. there. It's not so much that they use unbelievably funky ingredients, it's just that they do a wonderful job of properly making the dish.

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          Caserta44 Oct 26, 2006 05:53 PM

          what kind of risotto does Assiaggio have?

          1. hiddenboston Oct 26, 2006 05:00 PM

            The best risotto I've ever had is at Bridgeman's in Hull. Marky Mark's brother is quite a chef!

            Never had it at Assaggio. I like the atmosphere at that place, but wasn't bowled over by the food. (The basement room is very romantic, though--good place for a date or special occasion.)

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            1. re: hiddenboston
              Bostonbob3 Oct 27, 2006 12:49 PM

              I agree, Marc. The one thing I've found that Assaggio does excellently (well, maybe they do more than ONE thing excellently) is their risotto. It's really good.

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              Bostonbob3 Oct 26, 2006 04:57 PM

              Whenever I have a risotto jones, I go to Assaggio.

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