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About Ristoranté Brissago

Experience Ristorante Brissago, a contemporary take on traditional Italian cuisine, combining authentic flavors and creativity. As one of the world’s most beloved cuisines, the secret of Italian food lies in its local and, most importantly, seasonal ingredients. Just as in Italy, Chef Jason’s cuisine is in tune with the seasons, he sources his ingredients carefully, and is inspired by regional recipes from all over Italy. Ristorante Brissago is where one can enjoy delectable wines and inspiring cuisine from our seasoned and attentive staff. Guests will find familiar Italian favorites like Veal Osso Buco, Lobster Tagliatelle, and Bucatini Carbonara. Brissago’s wood burning oven adds a special flavor to our Whole Roasted Branzino. Our antipasti bar offers an inspired collection of Italian cheeses, salumi and verdure for you to taste and try. Take a tour of Italy through our extensive wine list featuring Italian wines organized by region and selected to pair with our dishes.

7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 50 East & Hwy 12

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(262) 249-4788

Website:
http://www.grandgeneva.com/

Parking Details:
Self-parking is available, as well as complimentary valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Jason Poole

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:


Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (20)
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Romantic (18)
Scenic View (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our appetizers fantastic. Lemon martini with the sorbet is worth coming back for. My filet a bit over cooked but still mouthwatering. Service great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food inedible, tiny portions for $$$. Service fair at best, 5 pieces of lettuce made a caesars, pasta gooey, food cold. Long wait for food . Terrible place would NEVER recommend. I️ was warned but didn’t listen

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

New menu makes a world of difference. Very enjoyable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant was nice. The server didn't treat us like a priority. We had to ask for bread although everyone around us had been served twice and we kept getting passed up. Server only checked on us once and brought the check. She returned quickly for the check though SMH.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I was there on 11/8/2017 celebrating my fiance birthday and our server was exceptionally friendly, very attentive to our needs and he pours a perfect drink. I will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We hadn't been to Brissago in many years for no specific reason; just didn't often think of it. When our anniversary came around this year, we had a small gift card to use anywhere on the Grand Geneva property. This reminded us of Ristorante Brissago. We made a reservation and celebrated our occasion. The food was just as we remembered and did not disappoint. It was very quiet this particular evening and we didn't mind a bit. Both the server and bus boy were very attentive. We would definitely recommend this particular restaurant to our friends and family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our dining experience was wonderful. Everyone from servers, bus boys and hostess were
very nice and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my family and
friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very good. Service was also very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Compared to most places, the prices aren’t so bad. It was a great time and the food was wonderful. Aim for a not so busy night and it can’t be beat.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful friendly and attentive waitstaff but the food was just so so. Lasagna was almost cold in the center, tiramisu had ice crystal on it and felt frozen in the center.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Spent the weekend at the Grand Geneva for our anniversary and decided to try Brissago for dinner. Loved the food and ambiance! Everything was fresh including the hand made pasta. Great meal and we didn't even have to leave the resort!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was good but not great. Service was very good. It seems that the overall quality of ingredients and food preparation has declined since our last visit. It went from being a very special place to go to just another good restaurant IMO.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

They went out of their way to make our anniversary special. The food was fantastic (highly recommend the shrimp scampi) and the ambience was even better. I would highly recommend this place for a romantic night out!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Host was very friendly. Warm and welcoming atmosphere and great food and service!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

They decorated our table in red rose petals and a single red rose and gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Beautiful view, great service. They brought us out a rose and a free dessert for our anniversary and reasonably priced for the amazing food and atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Fantastic!!!!!! Great service, amazing food, delicious wine, and great view!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Been coming here for almost ten years, the old menu was very good. The new one not as good.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very very very good lots of food too. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent family style dinner. Best Calamari ever.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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??

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent service with a beautiful view out the windows. Nice presentation of the food. Especially enjoyed the Caesar salad! Delicious dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food was average and took way too long to be served.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great place! Delicious food. Waitress was friendly and very helpful.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The service and care was done extremely well throughout the night. It made for a lovely Anniversary dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My friend and I were there for dinner on a Thursday evening. The atmosphere was moderately upscale without being fussy. All the wait staff were wonderful. The wine selection was amazing. The food was sublime. All this with a picturesque view.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We were at the resort with friends for golf and relaxation and this restaurant was at the end of a perfect day. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Very friendly server with lots of smiles and a good sence of humor. The food was superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food tasted okay but both of our pastas were cold

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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great ambiance, amazing food. Highly recommended!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Outstanding dinning experience ! Will always make it a must dine whenever we are back in Lake Geneva. One of our very favorite places to eat.

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