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Best risotto in the Boston area?

jehrlich Jul 20, 2008 02:11 PM

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


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    Peanut23 Jul 21, 2008 07:02 PM

    The Franklin on Shawmut in the south end has the best seafood risotto.

    1. mcel215 Jul 21, 2008 04:54 PM

      Antico Forno was doing a Salmon risotto that was excellent.

      It was one of the specials that night.

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        Wannabfoode Jul 21, 2008 12:38 PM

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

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          Northstar22 Jul 21, 2008 03:06 AM

          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. re: Northstar22
            phatchris Jul 21, 2008 10:08 AM

            Marco does great risotto.

          2. BostonZest Jul 20, 2008 02:54 PM

            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?

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              Gabatta Jul 20, 2008 02:37 PM

              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
                vonwotan Jul 20, 2008 02:55 PM

                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.

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                  pollystyrene Jul 20, 2008 09:29 PM

                  I agree: Prezza.

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                macadamianut Jul 20, 2008 02:16 PM

                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.

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