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Jul 20, 2008 02:11 PM

Best risotto in the Boston area?

Anyone have any suggestions about where to find the best risotto in this area?


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  1. I had some excellent Risotto in Waltham which is not far from Boston at a restaurant called Il Cappriccio. It had fava beans, peas and asparagus. They also have a lobster and asparagus which is also wonderful. They have great food.

    1. I think the mushroom risotto at Trattoria Toscana is the best around these parts.

      Trattoria Toscana
      130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215

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      1. re: Gabatta

        It has been a while but I have had good risotto at Prezza. I frequently pass on risotto or cous cous at restaurants because my favorite recipes take a bit longer to prepare than most restaurants can spend and I'm not certain many use anything but arborio rice. Not many use Carnaroli or Vialone Nano which I prefer - and I am particularly fond of Vialone Nano Pestelli which is corser and my favorite with dishes like Osso Bucco in bianco.

      2. Recently had a fabulous mushroom risotto from the lunch menu at L'Espalier.

        One of my favorite summer dishes at home is lemon risotto. Anyone doing that in this area?

        1. I absolutely agree with the mushroom Risotto at Trattoria Toscano.. Zamir nails that dish. Also there is a little corner spot in the North end that does an amazing seafood risotto..the name escapes me but will check back

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          1. Tony Susi at Sage makes fantastic risotto. I crave his tomato and basil risotto.