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Risotto - Who Serves The Best...?

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  • rjm Sep 5, 2007 08:10 PM
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Its never been a "go -to" dish for me but I've recently started to develop a serious craving for it (?) -- preferring the simpler versions that don't include seafood, meat or too many different types of vegetables. Where should I try/do you love? Uptown or downtown...willing to travel. :)

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  1. i like risotteria on bleecker. they have a long list of risotto options.
    i'm sure there are better places but this one is obviously dedicated to risotto and i don't know of any other places with this many risotto options.

    it's very cramped and nothing fancy. here are some reviews and a menu:
    http://menupages.com/restaurantdetail...

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    1. re: nativeNYer

      i had a fabulous seafood risotto at barolo, on west broadway in soho.

    2. Le Cirque actually has some damn good mushroom rizzy

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      1. re: jamielynn

        Thank you. Tried the Risotto at Fred's (at Barney's uptown) today. It was great.

      2. Didn't risotteria close? I like Da Andrea's risotto specials... and since i get take out every week, they'll make me risotto by special order (um, saffron, mushroom, and shrimp please, Titziana!)

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        1. re: simetrias

          nope, risotteria is most definitely still there. i just called and spoke with a guy who said the confusion may be due to the vacation they recently took.

          1. re: nativeNYer

            the risotto at Felidia was pretty damn good.

            1. re: nativeNYer

              Risotteria is my personal fave as well. It most certainly isn't closed as I just ate there last Sat nite. Delicious as usual.

          2. The mushroom risotto at Cafe Gray is incredible.

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            1. re: delish317

              I agree. We just ate there last Friday and they are better than ever. By the way, don't be afraid to order two starters (the risotto is a starter) as the risotto is quite rich.

            2. Django has a great rissotto

              1. Picholine used to have a duck and wild mushroom risotto that is amazing.

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                1. re: guttergourmet

                  craft had a great beet risotto for about a year or so on the menu.