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/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
This is an acceptable meal in a resort s ...
This is an acceptable meal in a resort setting. The food was well prepared although not particularly creative. Service was outstanding and the meal was timed appropriately. Unlike previous reviews, portion size seems reasonable given price and prices also seem reasonable given the resort location. All in all, an adequate dining experience although nothing special.
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary at Br ...
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary at Brissago and once again they exceeded our expectations. We were treated with a "Happy Anniversary" and taken to a wonderful window table which had rose petals in an arrangement. The food was exceptional as was the service. We had an enjoyable meal complete with complementary desert. We will definitely return when we're in Lake Geneva again.
They went out of their way to make my da ...
They went out of their way to make my daughter feel special on her birthday!
Our waiter, Jesse, knew the menu and win ...
Our waiter, Jesse, knew the menu and wine list quite well. He was very attentive to detail and the meal was outstanding. My wife had the Lamb Porterhouse (Agnello Porterhouse) and I had the Osso Buco alla Milanaise. We went to this location several years ago and they continue to do an excellent job!
Excellent service and great food. They ...
Excellent service and great food. They went our of their way to make our wedding anniversary special.
The meal options were very attractive. ...
The meal options were very attractive. We selected four course dinner specials that were creatively prepared and not excessive amounts of food. The server cautioned us that the meals would not be large portion, which we appreciated. The wine selection was a little disappointing. We chose an Italian red wine (valpolicello), that was a varietal and year that we had previously. The wine did not meet our expectations. Overall, the experience was very nice, with a beautiful view of the lake.
Rex was great and knowledgeable, it was ...
Rex was great and knowledgeable, it was our second anniversary and couldn't have been happier with the food and service. It was amazing!
Kate, our server, was knowledgable, frie ...
Kate, our server, was knowledgable, friendly, and took time to interact with us. The food was excellent and the tree top views breathtaking. We will definitely return.
Italian Dinner Adventure in Dining
I dined here during Lake Geneva's restaurant week and chose the special three course menu. Great salad with nice walnut and goat cheese topping. Entree was the Penne Garganelli alla Amatriciana whic was excellent. The sausage with fennel and spicy tomato sauce was filled with flavor. I ordered the creme Brulee for dessert but received something else. They packed my creme brulee to go and it was only average.
Great food and ambiance, slow service
Service was good but very slow.over 2 hours for our table of 5,2 being children. Food was great though!we've eaten here before many times and food is always consistently good.just this time service we slow...
restaurant week disappointment
We dined Sunday evening for our daughter's birthday; it happened to be Restaurant Week so we decided to try the special menu. Although the food was tasty and the presentation appealing, the size of the servings was extremely disappointing. The beef tip entree would have been small for an appetizer; three bite size pieces of beef and a very small portion of risotto. I cut the beef pieces in half to have 6 bites of meat. We are unlikely to return to Brissago.
Dinner at Brissago
Our dinner here was amazing, especially with the restaurant week deal. Our server was very knowledgable and friendly, and made sure we had a great meal. Often, these restaurant week deals elicit less than stellar service from wait staff, but our server was wonderful and kept talking up how great the scallops and salmon were. I don't remember her name, but she was really really good at what she did. The food was delicious. I had the scallops (perfectly cooked) with chickpea purée, salmon, and creme brûlée. All three did not disappoint. Every time we come to the grand Geneva we always stop here. Thank you!
Dinner at Brissago
Our dinner at Ristorante Brissago was a lovely experience. The dinner, staff, and atmosphere were wonderful. This definitely will be a return visit! Our server, Luis, was very helpful and knowledgeable to our questions and choices.
Great service, Nice atmosphere
we were here for a birthday dinner, the food was good, the service was awesome, and the atmosphere was very nice. would definitely recommend, and will be back in the future
We had a wonderful meal!
We had a wonderful meal!
We chose Brissago as my wife wanted Chilean Sea Bass for her birthday dinner. We were staying in town for the weekend and cabbed out to the Geneva Grand. We both remember the original Playboy and were pleasantly surprised by the new and updated version. We were quite pleased with the service and the excellent preparation of the food. Unfortunately, people in town were not familiar with the restaurant. W=Everyone wanted to refer us to the Chop House, which we found to be good. We would come again should we return to Lake Geneva.
Worth the Price!
The service we had at this restaurant was phenomenal. All staff was very attentive--my drink was never empty. The food was amazing and was definitely worth the price. Absolutely loved the Amaretto Cheesecake! We were seated so we could see the view from outside, which was absolutely stunning. Would highly recommend!
The overall experience was great. However for the restaurant being the most romantic restaurant in LG, I was a bit disappointed. Very bright. The restaurant was mostly unoccupied and my date and I were seated next to a very noisy family and children. Not what I would consider very romantic.
Olive Garden with a better wine list
Stayed at the resort and had dinner there on Friday. First the good parts: the service (Rex) was excellent. he was very attentive without being obtrusive. The wine list was good too and fairly priced. We had a good Niebbolo at under 75. Now for the bad: the food was awful. The calamari was soggy (old oil). The vegetables on the pizza had little taste and the supposed goat cheese tasted like cream cheese. The antipasto at $16 was inedible. The olives tasted like out of a can. The peppers coated in a hard and semi-sweet who knows what. One slice of very thin prosciutto, two of deli counter salami and too slices of some other meat and a few cubes (!) of dry cheese. In sum, bad food but good wine and service. Skip dinner or lunch and have a glass of wine in the bar (don't order the antipasto) with some bread and good olive oil.
Excellent food and service!
Excellent food and service!
It was a difficult weekend for the restaurant--large convention groups. The food was average at best, and we had issues with one dish that indicated they were not well-prepared to handle the crowds. Prior meals were better, but the quality has been declining for a while.
Our new go-to place for special occasions
Made a reservation for a special anniversary. Put that on the Open Table form and asked for a nice table. We had never been here before. Located on the Hotel Grand Geneva grounds, it is inside on the second floor. The only negative was that it had snowed that day and when we drove up a valet was nowhere to be found, despite the hotel desk clerk's insistence someone "should be there." We essentially were told "just go park" and left the keys. When we left, the same issue - no valet, she gave us our keys and told us to find our own car. Any other time I'd had the guy's job, but let it go. The restaurant had few patrons, perhaps due to the weather. Not a huge place - definitely you will need reservations, especially in high season. Decent ambiance, although I could have done without the the Dean Martin Musak. They had prepared a nice table overlooking the great room with rose petals on the tablecloth. The wine list was full and reasonable, all Italian. The cuisine was excellent as well. The chef's tasting experience was not available due to a pending menu change. Our server was beyond wonderful, explaining everything and had good recommendations. They brought out a special complimentary desert for us to share, very nice. Overall we will certainly come again, but it is a bit pricey for a routine night out, but excellent for special occasions.
Had a great time and wold absolutely go again. The host and servers saw to every detail. We were there for our anniversary and they made me look good in front of my wife. The only small thing was that the veal bond in was more fatty than I was used to but it still tasted great. I would highly recommend a visit.
Have eaten here many times before but th ...
Have eaten here many times before but the menu and quality have deteriorated significantly. My east coast red snapper took 45 minutes from ordering and arrived over cooked, dry, and tasteless. On a bed of pea purée with mint made a very strange taste. What's going on in the kitchen I have no idea. Pass on this one it's not worth the cost
Was surprised how many families were there.
For what I thought would be a romantic restaurant on Valentine's Day weekend, I was surprised that every other table was families. Noise level was not what I expected at all. Kind of a mood killer....
Our waitress, Katie (red head) was amazing. She was extremely attentive and ensured that our experience was the best it could be. This type of service is not achieved in today's restaurants as often as it should be.
Good food and fabulous service
The food was good and Kate was a fabulous waitress.
Lovely Dining spot at the Grand Geneva
We come to the Grand Geneva on an annual basis and try to have dinner at Ristorante Brissago. We have never been disappointed in the service or the meal. This particular night, the server was outstanding and knew all of the dishes well and make some excellent suggestions.
Very nice scallop appetizer followed by ...
Very nice scallop appetizer followed by a light Chilean sea bass I would definitely recommend.
Great food, chill environment.
Has very good food, and is very romantic. The food is worth the price however, and the mood is very chill. The only draw back is the menu could be deeper. With limited entrees to pick from there is not one special that covers all of the depth of great Italian cuisine. As did here that they are going to be doing some tweaking to the menu. Overall amazing food, and the amaretto cheesecake was amazing.
Nice dinner, good wine list. Was staying at the resort and enjoyed dinner here. Unfortunately, they seemed pretty busy/understaffed as my water glass stayed empty most of dinner and wasn't refilled until after we finished our dessert.
Kids and Fine Dining
I was at Brissago with my wife and we were seated next to two tables of families with young children and we noticed several other tables of families with young (under 12) kids and it was great to see. All too often our travels find us at higher end restaurants that appear to discourage small children. While that is their option, it was very refreshing to see that not only were the kids welcome here, but it seemed they were encouraged. We commented several times how well behaved the kids were. Great job Brissago!
Nice cozy find on a snowy evening
Service by Luis was outstanding. He was knowledgeable, attentive, helpful, and made great suggestions. Had a great sense of humor as well. My bride has the ravioli which was very well prepared and flavorful. I had the cioppino which was less so. Lots of heat which seemed to substitute for drawing flavor out of the tomato broth. Some of the shrimp and scallops were overcooked. Overall a nice experience.
Excellent Italian restaurant, great food ...
Excellent Italian restaurant, great food, good service, fine Italian wine only listing. a little pricey for Italian food, but was an excellent experience.
watch the details
Food was wonderful. House salad with Gorgonzola and walnuts delicious. we had 2 different fish including the branzino and the special seabass. both terrific. our waitress was experienced and delightful. a few details however need work: on arrival there was nowhere for coats nor was it offered to take them until we lugged them to our table and then asked. it would be more courteous to do that at the hostess desk. table was set wrong. salad forks go to the outside? who is training these people? I was served my wife's plate by a server, not our waitress who handed it to me like a football from across the table? (not from the left). my wife was still eating with knife and fork to each side at 45 degrees, the universal signal that she was NOT finished. the new assistant came to take it away with an "are you finished?". who is training these people? coffee was cold and no refills offered. in a nice restaurant...it's the little things that matter to create lasting value and impressions.
Kids at Brissago
Brissago has a great kids tasting experience with pizza, fruit and dessert. My son (7) said it was the best pizza he's ever had! Brissago opens at 5:30 and this is a good time to take kids, after that, it I think it becomes rude to the adults having romantic dinners. We had the adult tasting experience for two and it was marvelous. Perfect amount of food for two, we didn't want leftovers. Service was excellent!
Delightful experience, excellent food, service was great. A hidden gem!
Not worth the price
The lump crab capellini pasta was tasteless and the presentation of the ceasar salad was quite poor. Also, it was supposed to be prepared table side but it wasn't for us. However, the Oso Bucco was good and our server was excellent.
I andwered that review last week. I guess that shows the comcern of the customer. I am on the fence on weather I would return.
Service was very good and taste was also very good. I would like to recommend this restaurant for many people.
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