About Ristoranté Brissago
Warm and inviting with an air of subtle sophistication, Ristoranté Brissago takes the dining experience to a new level with fresh ingredients flown in weekly from Italy. Enjoy regionally made pastas, cheeses, olive oils and desserts, as well as a wonderful selection of Italian wines. Authenticity is apparent in every aspect, our name, Ristoranté Brissago, is taken from a small town in northern Italy on Lake Maggiori. Truly authentic Italian cuisine served in a romantic setting, amid spectacular views of the Wisconsin countryside. It's the culmination of 10 years of planning, says Executive Chef Michael Sawin . Our Bufala Mozzarella contains 100-percent Buffalo milk and arrives weekly from Campania, where they've been making the cheese for centuries. The menu invites you to sample, share and delight in something from every course. The choices - incredible. The experience - simply amazing...
Hours of Operation:
Sunday November 18th 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Hwy 50 East & Hwy 12
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Self-parking is available, as well as complimentary valet parking.
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
You and your guests can take in the spectacular view and elegant ambience while enjoying the freshest food and impeccable service that only Ristoranté Brissago has to offer. We'll take care of all the arrangements. You just walk in and enjoy.
Ristoranté Brissago Ratings and Reviews
I love this restaurant for the great din ...
I love this restaurant for the great dining experience! The ambience is warm and inviting. The tables are set in a comfortable seating arrangement. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Our waiter never missed a beat! I loved that we could enjoy the Hotel,s lounge and decorations also while visiting this restaurant. I was happy enough with the food. I would suggest this restaurant for special occasions.
I feel as though I need to give some bac ...
I feel as though I need to give some background on this reservation. This was our fourth trip in a year, to Ristorante Brissago. When my significant other comes into town from Phoenix, this has become "Our Spot". The three times leading up to this reservation were absolutely perfect. When I had made reservations for us in March for Scott's birthday, they went above and beyond with rose petals on the table, impeccable service, phenomenal food and desert. That being said, we were disappointed to say the least. It seems as though the entire staff has changed. We sat at our table for probably 10-15 minutes before we were able to order our drinks. Once that happened, it was probably another 10 -15 minutes before we were able to order our appetizers. While our waitress, and her trainee were nice enough, we were used to a level of attentiveness not achieved easily elsewhere. We immediately noticed that the menu had changed, which we really didn't mind because our favorites remained. To follow up our double order of scallops, Scott ordered the Osso Buco , I ordered the Shrimp Scampi. The entrees arrived, Scott's veal was cooked perfectly but the saffron risotto was actually crunchy. My scampi had absolutely no flavor at all. What a let down. All in all our tab was around $200.00. Typically we order one or two bottles of wine, which pushes our tab up around $300.00. We don't mind spending the money for wonderful food & service, after all, you get what you pay for. That being said, I'm not sure that wonderful food and service is what we received. I'm disappointed that we no longer have "Our Spot" and have to find something new in Lake Geneva for fine dining. I do hope this was just an off night for the staff and chef. I have always directed any family and friends from out of town to your establishment because it was always consistent. I also handle travel for a local business and have sent many clients as well. I am disheartened that I feel as though I can longer do that.
With fresh ingredients flown in from Ita ...
With fresh ingredients flown in from Italy a few times a week, this restaurant is consistently amazing. We have had everything from pasta dishes to the Chilean sea bass to the porterhouse and everything is always cooked to perfection with SUPERB flavor profiles. A bit pricey, but the service is impeccable and the ambiance is ideal for a nice, expensive, gourmet meal.
Our server, Tatiana was spectacular! Sh ...
Our server, Tatiana was spectacular! She never rushed us and made us feel extremely special the whole night. The manager was also out of this world. The service has always been great here, but this time it was exceptional! Way to go!
Way overpriced and bad tasting food. The ...
Way overpriced and bad tasting food. The Chef's choice 5 course meal looked like a good deal but ended up being awful. With exception of the soup and desert, all courses were barely edible. Have traveled to Italy and eaten in Rome and Venice and this meal was NOT comparable at all.
The food and ambiance was awesome! Absol ...
The food and ambiance was awesome! Absolutely delicious! The only thing that bothered us was that it was our 10 year wedding anniversary (10/21/16) and it wasn't communicated to our Server, Jesse. He was wonderful and brought me a rose! He is very knowledgeable on all of the choices and helped us with suggestions. We would definitely go back for the food and if Jesse and the young lady that brought us the San Pellgrino, are there! Thank you for everything! Love The Forty's
Our assistant waitress and waitress were ...
Our assistant waitress and waitress were great they were helpful and nice. Did over the top and we really enjoyed it. The front desk guy was really nice and very informative..because of his suggestions he gave ..our night didn't end their we actually had a great evening at the resort
The Brissago dining experience is always ...
The Brissago dining experience is always amazing. Each time I have been there, the wine, appetizers and entree's are delicious. I would highly recommend the sea bass and lamb port house dishes. Both dishes are Amazing!!!
We had to wait a half hour after our res ...
We had to wait a half hour after our reservation time to be seated. The meat dishes we had were not as tender as they used to be, Lamb and Osso Buco. We did however get a complimentary snifter of Amaretto di Saronna after dinner which was a nice gesture.
I had taken my wife for our 16th wedding ...
I had taken my wife for our 16th wedding anniversary was told it was one of the top romantic in Wisconsin. We arrived at approximately 5:50 our reservations were for 6:00 . The staff was great no problems at all with them. I expected a romantic evening away from our children and we ended up listening to crying children in the restaurant it was very noisy the food was average at best , the time it took to receive our food we were there for two hours and we left right after eating . Very expensive for what it was. Never will I go back nor recommend it to anyone else.
My wife and I celebrated our 32nd weddin ...
My wife and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary and the food, service, and ambiance were all superb. I highly recommend!! My wife has a number of dietary restrictions and we were so impressed with how the team ensured that all my wife's requirements were met. We had an amazing celebration and will be back soon.
I went to this restaurant Sunday night l ...
I went to this restaurant Sunday night labor day weekend expecting a romantic enjoyable dinner. The dinning room was 50% loud young children.
I am not used to spending $100 per person in this kid of environment.
I will not return.
We always love this restaurant for speci ...
We always love this restaurant for special occasions and were not disappointed when we brought my parents here for their 35th wedding anniversary. They left a rose on the table for my mom and made a point to celebrate them on their anniversary. The food was delicious as usual and everyone had a great night.
Ristorante Brissago was excellent. We w ...
Ristorante Brissago was excellent. We were greeted upon entry and asked if this was a special occasion and when we told them it was our anniversary, they presented us with a red rose at our table. The menu was enticing and there was a special 4 course menu that both of us wished to try but we did not like the included dessert. The Chef was accommodating and changed this to something more palatable and it even came with a small chocolate that said happy anniversary. The food was presented nicely and all of the courses were more than ample and tasted superb. The wine menu was nice and the bottle we ordered was very good and complemented to food well. This was the best part of our anniversary weekend. We enjoyed it tremendously.
Leave your kids at home - no offense but ...
Leave your kids at home - no offense but Brissago is not a restaurant for families. The menu, prices and level of service all are geared to a elegant dining experience that should last several hours. Why would parents bring their infants and toddlers to this restaurant perplexes me. Couples were celebrating special occasions and the tables were prepared with fresh rose petals, etc. It is really not appropriate to have a child crying or running around at this type of restaurant. There is a lovely family-friendly restaurant within the Grand Geneva that welcomes kids on the first level of the hotel.
Branzino very good, and mussels we had b ...
Branzino very good, and mussels we had before delicious. Excellent waitress, Lindasue, I am sure her new trainee has a lot to learn from her, very attentive to details, great presentation of menu to the table next to us, we were there few nights before and she did not push details unless asked.
Great place for celebration, they decorate the table and make you feel really special.
Brissago, has been a staple of me and my ...
Brissago, has been a staple of me and my wife's love for the past 4 years. We absolutely enjoy spending time here for birthdays, anniversaries and just any alone time when possible. The service here is outstanding and they definitely understand the meaning of Customer Service. Thank you for always making love & food primary.
This was a terrific place for my husband ...
This was a terrific place for my husband and me to have our anniversary dinner. The server was helpful and answered our questions about the menu. The kitchen got backed up a bit, but our server acknowledged it and made sure we were informed about the progress of our meal. The place is nicely decorated with a beautiful view. I just wish the noise from the other parts of the resort weren't so noticeable.
The kitchen at Brissago is outstanding a ...
The kitchen at Brissago is outstanding at any measurement. They can do something with taste that you don't come across everyday. This is a must taste for anyone who like good food. Unfortunately on the day we where there the link between the front and the kitchen was not as it should be. When you order the Chef's menu to taste what he can do, you expect the front can manage to get the courses to the table with a steady pace and not that the following course is there before we finished the previous course.
But make no mistake we will be back at the next opportunity!
Our waiter, Brent and the restaurant wen ...
Our waiter, Brent and the restaurant went out of their way to make our anniversary special. The food was amazing and perfectly portioned. I also loved the moscato sangria...a great drink. We would definitely return for a special occasion and recommend to friends.
in the end, the food was good, but the s ...
in the end, the food was good, but the service was terrible, this seemed like it was mainly a kitchen issue, altho the waitress could have been more attentive as well
we went at 7:30 on saturday and with our 2 year old daughter, we only ordered a main course since we didnt want to disrupt other customers if it got too late for our daughter, we ordered 1 glass of wine and that came quickly, then we didnt see the waitress for another 15min, we put our order in and asked that our daughter's come as soon as it was ready (it was a simple pasta with marinara sauce) and we didnt get anything until 8:30 or later, an hour+ into our reservation, this whole time our waitress was nowhere to be found and didn't ever tell us sorry or that the food was coming
the tenderloin was excellent, one of the best cooked pieces of meat ive had and the potatoes/sauce/mushrooms went really well with it, the pasta with lobster was just ok, it needed more sauce and more flavor/salt, the kids pasta was fine, the waitress did apologize when the food arrived, and she did comp a glass of red wine at that time, which came very quickly
at the end the waitress apologized again and asked that we come again and give them another chance, i personally have faith in this place as the tenderloin was great, and in general the menu sounded good and im interested in ordering other items, but the kitchen really needs to step up its game and the wait staff also needs to be more attentive
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