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Oct 24, 2013 08:15 PM

Best Risotto in Town?

I have a relative coming to town who loves risotto, not milk the milk soup variety. Any recommendations?

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  1. Not Vespaio, unless you like cauterizing amounts of salt!

    1. I don't usually order risotto, but i remember it being good at Asti when my date had it once.
      I like most everything at Asti, BTW.

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      1. re: TroyTempest

        I agree - Asti! I just had it a few weeks ago and it was wonderful.

        1. re: chispa_c

          I second Asti. Or third, as it were.

      2. north has a pretty good one usually.

        1. So my guests are close to visit. The consensus seems to be Asti Any other recommendations?

              1. re: Rptrane

                I've had it there several times. Must have been the daily special!?!

                1. re: amykragan

                  That's possible. I just checked the web site. Reservations at Asti, wish me luck!

                    1. re: ieathereforeiam

                      i'm sorry to hear that.. I hope it works out that's where I have reservations

                      1. re: Rptrane

                        i think they've had some kitchen turnover of late. maybe that will work in your favor.

                        1. re: Rptrane

                          I have always enjoyed Asti. Report back and let us know how it goes. I've always found them to be a consistent neighborhood restaurant with friendly owners. We also like sitting at the bar and watching the open kitchen. I hope it works out for you as well.

                          1. re: chispa_c

                            It was okay. Not bad but not great. I'd say it's slightly above average. Service was good and my mom seemed happy. I won't rush to go back

                        2. re: ieathereforeiam

                          I think the wins at Asti are the salads, especially the tuna, and fries. but with a 3 dollar iced tea (grrrrr!!!) that'll set you back about 22 bucks with a tip. Kind of a pricey lunch. That's why I go so rarely. When I think about it, it's a$$holish to charge that much for a bog standard glass of lipton or tetley brewed tea. geeesh.