12650 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions 9160434.144613 -118.409465
authentic italian dishes, always fresh preparations, wonderful soups, fairly expensive bottle, terrific flavor, terrific calamari, scrumptious desserts
Amazing Food, Celebrated Birthday There!.
Amazing! I celebrated my birthday there yesterday and it was delicious! I went with friends and family and we all left full and in love with this restaurant.
My sister ordered a salad that had meat in it, she's a vegetarian and they immediately gave her another salad, no hesitation, no bickering from the server like other places.
Definitely authentic Italian dishes and flavors, I will go back often... a gem!
Love This Place.
When my husband was planning my birthday dinner, he asked me where I would like to go...and then suggested Risotto. Well, of course, Risotto.
Being Italian, it is hard enough for me to admit that any Italian fare will pass as authentic Italian food... but this is IT. If you are looking for authentic Italian food with a wonderful environment, great wines and desserts... you have found the place too. Try Risotto. If the food doesn't make you a lifer, then a table visit from it's charming owner Claudio will.
At Risotto you will leave with your palate pleased and a sense that you just spent time with old friends.
It's great for any occasion, lunch or dinner... the menu is impeccable... and I was so pleased to actually have Arrancine offered as a special appetizer! Whoa! what a treat. Grazie Claudio!!!!
This place is absolutely worthy of all the FANTASTIC reviews is has received. It really really really is a great restaurant. Everything I've had there is awesome- from the pizza, to the cioppino, the sole, the lamb, the salmon, and the broseoala (sp?) salad. And dont get me started on the desserts!! They make the most incredible bread pudding- I didn't even know that I liked bread pudding! The ricotta cheesecake was so light and fluffy- much better than regular cheesecake.
All in all, Risotto is ALWAYS an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it, you should definitely check it ou.
Great place for an intimate eveing, large party or catering. Claudio has created a truly authentic Italian/Sicilian restaurant on a par with the Drago brothers without the pretense and at a fraction of the price. He is the host you want for your eveing. I have had birthday parties, anniversaries,and office parties at the restaurant. He has catered parties ranging from 75 to 150 at my home. Everyone remarks at how delicious his food is. The preparations are always fresh and tasty and the presentions beautiful. He has some specials, but unlike most trendy restaurants, his menu items are always wonderful. He has upgraded his wines and has wines to suit every palate, from inexpensive to GAJA. They are all excellent. He is our special Studio City treasure!
Let's Support the Independent Owners.
Looking for a new place to try for Girl's Nite Out we came across Risotto.
We could not have asked for a better place. Food was amazing. We started with the Calamari ( with spicy tomato sauce & a Gorgonzola Cheese sauce ) & Heirloom Tomato Salad, both excellent. Our dishes included Lamb Chops, New York Strip Steak, Pancetta wrapped Shrimp with Risotto, all outstanding.
We finished with Bread Pudding, Tiramisu and Chocolate Molten Cake which again were great!
The owner, Claudio was attentive & gracious. The atmosphere is relaxing as you do not hear the dishes clanking from the kitchen as it is not out in the open. Ceilings are lower so you can actually enjoy your conversations. I would highly recommend this for both food and atmosphere.
Yes, we returned the following week for another "girls nite out".
Let's keep those Independent Owners in Business, they need our support!
WOW!. My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere to take a guest from out of town this weekend. I looked here on this website for some place that had some good reviews and we had not been before. This one fit the bill for both so we made reservations and tried it out Friday night. This place was exactly what we were looking for! It seems small when you see it from the outside but it's a nice size and has a hidden back heated patio, which is where we sat. The waiter was super friendly and helpful. I had the Dover Sole (highly recommended) my boyfriend had some lobster with crab risotto that was awesome and our guest had some chicken with crab leg that was great too. We were all very happy customers. Seriously...the entire experience was awesome. We are already planning on going back in a couple weeks.
Quite possibly the best salads ANYWHERE!. This place is located right next to where I work, so I end up going here a lot for lunch. I have a favorite, The Mista salad. It's simple, but absolutely delicious. The staff is very friendly whether you're a regular, or it's your first time there. They have really interesting specials, and a fantastic wine list. These guys know their food! Highly recommended!
Hidden gem!!!!. My husband and I had dinner at Risotto and truly enjoyed the experience. The service was amazing, I couldn't believe how attentive all of the staff was. The food was great and the price truly reasonable. When you sit on the patio outside you forget that you are on a busy street in a city!!
Best restaurant in Los Angeles- definitely check it out!. My husband and I go to Risotto regularly. We have NEVER had anything but an A+++ experience here. The food is incredible and well-priced, It's comfortable and quiet. The service is wonderful, and the servers are extremely attentive. Claudio, the owner, is so welcoming and gracious. Parking is easy and FREE. I'd recommend making reservations, because word-of-mouth is spreading, and, sometime soon, this place will be packed all of the time. My husband and I have had almost everything on the menu, and it's all exceptional. Our favorites are the risotto primavera and the NY Strip (the sauce is fantastic). Desserts are scrumptious- make sure to try the chocolate molten cake and the tiramisu (best tiramisu in LA). Another plus would be the $7 corkage fee. Overall, Risotto gets 5 stars on every quality you'd look for in a restaurant. You should definitely check this place out.
Wickedly impressive italian food..
I am not an easily impressed person. I typically stay with the trendy, Hollywood-type restaurants near my home. Last week a friend of mine took me to Risotto in Studio City. From the street, it looks like a hole in the wall type place in a very non-descript shopping center on Ventura Blvd. Walking in, its sort of a plain-looking place, with pressed white tablecloths, a bar and an open kitchen. We were warmly greeted by the host (owner?) and waitstaff, and promptly seated on the patio. Almost instantly, we were given some bread and flavored olive oil and were offered a choice in water.
We ordered a fairly expensive bottle of wine, and the owner came over with the bottle and some sparkling wine glasses and opened it for us while giving a little history about it. The handsome waiter then came over and recited the specials. I chose the Shoppino (sp?) special, while my dinner companions opted for the Lamb and Ossobuco. The food was better than I could have imagined. This is without question the best Italian food in the city. Portions were just right, food was very hot and our waiter kept refilling our wine glasses as he walked by.
We skipped dessert and opted for a small bottle of sparkling Italian dessert wine which complemented the meal perfectly. This place comes highly, highly recommended, and is absolutely worth a drive over the hill.
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