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Jul 31, 2014 01:48 PM

Best risotto (Montgomery County if possible)

I'm both a snob and a fiend when it comes to risotto.
Most places leave me sad and disappointed and sorry that I even ordered it in the first place.

Can the Philly area CH'ers tell me where to get a perfect bowl of Risotto, please?

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  1. Have you tried Po Le Cucina in Springhouse? The risotto dishes are very good.

    4 Replies
    1. re: UncleMorty

      I have not Uncle Morty, but I will now. Thank you!

      1. re: cgarner

        I can't speak from experience because I never ordered risotto there. I read a review,however, saying the risotto at Po Le is watery and tasteless rice, not creamy as expected. This was from someone who liked everything else and would return. As a fellow risotto perfectionist, I wouldn't order risotto there. If you do, I'd love to hear your opinion. I would try Tavola in Huntingdon Valley.

        1. re: JanR

          It appears that Tavolo in Huntington Valley is closed


          Wonder - if anyone watching has been To San Marco in Ambler lately and is the food still good?

          1. re: cgarner

            If you are willing to drive to Warminster, his other restaurant Augustos is still open.

    2. Probably not the most accessible or helpful reply, but Marc Vetri makes a mean risotto.

      It's not always on the menu, so you might want to special request it. I recall it being a standard for people requesting gluten-free pasta, which he doesn't do (due to taste limitations).

      1. Just tried the asparagus risotto with shrimp and scallops @ Pistachio Grille in Maple Glen / Ambler and it was outstanding. We ordered a half portion to share as an appetizer and immediately regretted not getting the big portion!

        1. It's not in MC, but I like Resturant Panorama's risotto.