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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 Jason Poole . The la famiglia menu invites you to sample, share and delight in something from every course. The choices - incredible. The experience - simply amazing...
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Hours of Operation:
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
Our server Torri was amazing! We reserved through OT and indicated it was our anniversary and we came to a table with rose petals and a rose on my plate. Very cute. Food was amazing, ambiance was great, total bill was cheaper than we anticipated. Mushroom ravioli and tiramisu were the highlights. Thank you for a great evening!
If you are at the Grand Geneva or in the Lake Geneva area, this is a good place for a more upscale dinner. The setting is lovely, the food is good and the service was excellent. We brought a special wine, and the corkage fee is $25. The menu is somewhat limited, but all the choices were well prepared and presented.
We had a reservation for six that was made quite a long time before the weekend we visited. We had to wait over an hour for our table. They did comp us a couple appetizers which was nice. Some of the meals were good, others were not. Salmon was over cooked. Chicken parm wasn't great either. Convenience of the on site shuttle helps justify this place. You can drink and not drive.
We went there for a girls night out- celebrating one of our girls upcoming wedding. The server was amazing, food and wine was worth the cost. The only tweak i would say is that they should offer a kid friendly menu (esp if kids we were with were picky eaters & didn't get the concept of fresh food).
Also, we had dinner reservations and it was really hard to find the restaurant. They should think of adding more visual signs or directions within their web site.
We dine here every time we visit Grand Geneva, and are never disappointed. This time we enjoyed the calamari for an appetizer, then the beef tenderloin with asparagus. Two of us shared and it was more than enough food for dinner. I needed to tell the bus boy 3 times to leave the calamari, I wanted to nibble on it through dinner. The wine list gave plenty of choices, and I was not disappointed. We went for an early dinner (6:30) and were seated next to a family of 6 with two small children. We probably should have asked for a different table as kids were being kids, but we stuck it out, ate slow, and they left long before we finished. It is a family friendly resort.
Menu's change was disappointing. Portions smaller which was fine but the quality has gone way down. The highlight of our mean was our server who was new. She was most efficient and made up for the meal and noise level of the 15+ family members behind us with small children and one in a stroller parked directly behind my chair.
We used to enjoy the tagletella with lobster to the max - no longer offered and the tagletella that was was too al dente and tasteless.
The fried calamarie appetizer continues to be among the best we have ever tasted. The antipasto meat and cheese appetizer was now chintzy and not very tasty.
Matt our concierge continues to recognize us and address us by name. He is a first-class concierge but the clientele does not warrant his service. Really: cutoffs and t-shirts on men dining at Brissago??
Seated on time, but half hour to place order and more than 90 minutes to get out entrees. Lots of waiting and watching staff serve large party that was seated nearby. We had to flag down dining room attendant for water, refills, etc. Food was fine, but we'll opt for Chophouse next time. Service there was stellar.
My wife and I enjoyed a excellent family style meal for our special occasion. The food was served hot and cooked as good as I expected. Also food very attractively plated. The service was top of the line. We enjoyed our meals very much and will return the next we are at the lake.
My wife and I have eaten at Ristorante Brissago in the past when we have been in Lake Geneva. The service is always topnotch as is the ambiance of the room. They acknowledged our wedding anniversary with a rose for my wife and a complimentary dessert. Unfortunately, our meal selections were somewhat disappointing. They have changed their menu to be more traditional Italian. This is not a problem as we both love Italian food. I ordered the veal marsala which is a favorite dish of mine. It was extremely peppery; so much so that I couldn't finish it. Also, the sauce, which traditionally includes wine and mushrooms, was more like brown gravy with very few mushrooms. My wife ordered eggplant parmesan. There was nothing wrong with it but it was somewhat lackluster. Perhaps other selections are better, but, personally, I miss their old menu, especially the pancetta wrapped halibut.
This restaurant is so good, they don't need to advertise. You have to seek them out; even when you know where they are, there is very little signage. It's part of the Grand Geneva Resort. It's a five-star restaurant, with five-star food and service. They iron the tablecloths after they put them on, between diners. It's a dining experience. Make a reservation!
This was our third year celebrating our anniversary at Brissago. Each year we are asked if we are celebrating a special occasion and when we tell them we are always given either a glass of champagne or desert. We are not looking for a freebie. It has always made us feel special. This year we were asked the same question during the reservation process. We got a beautiful table and view. However, no one acknowledged our special occasion or even asked. We waited at least 5 minutes to be acknowledged at our table and we were done with our pre cocktail before wine was ordered and done with our appetizer for at least 10 minutes with no dinner ordered. We caught the attention of the manager and asked if we could order. The menu has completely changed which was a bit disappointing. My meal was good. The baked pasta isn't great that comes with every meal. My husband and I heard a couple behind us cheers to their anniversary. We mentioned it was our anniversary and the couple behind us said it was their anniversary also. It was our 20th the other couples 10 & 26th. Each of us strangers stood and cheersed each other. Total strangers happy for each other. Still nothing from one person working in the restaurant. We paid our bill and departed. While we may dine at the Brissago again it will not be for a special occasion such as a 20th anniversary.
We had a fabulous evening celebrating our anniversary. The service was impeccable, the food was fabulous, and the evening was perfect. Our server made sure everything was perfect and our wine glasses were never empty. We especially loved the La Famiglia menu option with all of the great food. Thank you, Ristorante Brissago!
We had a wonderful time celebrating our 30 Wedding Anniversary with our family! Torri, our server treated us as if we were the only people in the rest. (and the place was crowded)
The food was excellent. We had the family style dinner and were able to try a variety of foods. Loved it. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
Great service from start to finish. Food and wine selections were delicious. We appreciated options for small plates as they gave us opportunity to try different dishes without having to take home extras. Would recommend waiting patiently st bar for a table by the windows to open up. The view was wonderful!
This restaurant used to be an experience with great unique Italian food. When we got in we were told they changed their menu to appeal to a boarder audience and focus on classic Italian dishes. Basically anything you could find at any Italian restaurant. The service was great but with he new menu we might as well have gone to Olive Garden. A truly disappointing experience from a restaurant that used to be great.
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