Ristoranté Brissago

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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, Chefs cuisine is in tune with the seasons, he sources his ingredients carefully and is inspired by regional recipes from all over Italy. 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.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The server never offered Parmesan cheese for the Caesar salad that one person in the party was having. Also, the female servers all wore ties, similar to what men wear. That being said, why don’t the men wear skirts and blouses? Women should wear women’s attire. The ties are sexist and don’t add anything to either the women or the ambience.

t
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meals were different with good variety for all 5 courses with reasonable prices . Food was all very good
and service excellent.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tiramisu was frozen.

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was good but no one told us it was a fixed 5 course wine dinner till we were at the front door

BK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I took my boyfriend to Ristorante Brissago for their Valentine's Day special and it was sooooo delicious! The wine pairing along with the food was definitely worth the price and the service was excellent! We will be going back again! By the way, I recommend the truffle ravioli pouches...they were to die for!

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The new chef has created a wonderful new menu and the food is delicious! We come back every year.

SL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience there was lovely however we sat next to a table of four people talking business who were a bit loud made our experience a little disappointing

PK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. The menu has a good yet unusual variety of items to choose from. Our waitress was good but at one point overlooked an option for one of our party members and came off a little rude when asked about it. I'm willing to overlook that since everything else was fantastic.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

DT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! When I made the reservation I explained that we were celebrating my parents anniversary. The waitress acknowledged this when she introduced herself and gave them a rose. The manager came to congratulate them as well. It was a special meal and we were treated very well. At the end of the meal they brought tiramisu to the table to complete the celebration. We definitely recommend this restaurant! Thank you for a special evening!

MC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it. A different type of italian cusine. It was not your usual pasta dishes. Also price of our bottle of chanti was not that far off from a store bought one if we went to Binny's. The atmosphere was pleasent not loud music so you can't hear the server or your guest. Table was nice not shown a table for 4 for just the 2 of us. They have tables for two already set up.

AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

There were many families with small children and some with school aged children at our 8 pm
Reservation. A family sitting next to us had school aged children who were poorly behaved, wearing a robe, PJs and slippers that came off during the meal so that her bare feet could rest on the chair next to her. Food was dropped onto the floor with no regard. I addressed this with the manager who stated that the dress code is resort casual and the behavior she did not see so she could not address. They comped our dessert which was a nice gesture but was not what I brought attention to the issue for. We have come to this restaurant annually and this was by far the worst experience as far as ambiance. The food was prepared nicely but difficult to enjoy. Just beware when coming on a weekend with families.

R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. We eat there every time we're in Lake Geneva. The food is great. My ribeye steak was cooked perfectly! Our server, Julia was fantastic.

I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

KG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was REALLY GREAT. She told us her name but I am drawing a blank but I want to say Grace...... None the less she was really wonderful and on top of things. She also had great suggestions for both food and wine.

SM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food was unique and excellent.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was fantastic

JS
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We had our young grandchildren with us and the staff was awesome!,,

m
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Limited menu- chicken lemon had strange presentation with small pieces of dark chicken meat piled on the sliced chicken breast- the risotto was okay but linguine would have been a better choice.
The asparagus salad was good but the calamari was just ok and we prefer cocktail or tomato sauce with it-
And on a Friday night a restaurant with no specials is disappointing!
I wouldn’t go back.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great, but what really made the experience was the service. Our sever, Juliette, made excellent recommendations and truly made the evening enjoyable. She was attentive, accommodating, and a delight. Thank you for the birthday dessert and the wonderful meal/evening. Looking forward to returning.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a rare night away from our kids while staying at the Timber Ridge Lodge and we had a wonderful meal. All the food was delicious and we enjoyed some unexpected flavor combinations. Look forward to going back as soon as we can.

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tatiana, not sure of the spelling here. She was our server and was good, but they had her serving to many customers. I usually tip 20% but this time it was a little annoying that we had difficulty finding our server. I still tipped 15% percent, on retrospect I should have tipped less.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Really poor experience. We visit the grand Geneva every year and they just can’t get the consistency right. Every entree was wrong. We waited over an hour and a half between appetizer and entree course. And then some of the entrees were wrong or poorly executed. The service was terrible. Our waitress clueless and even spoke to the manager. Similarly unimpressed. We look for only average when we dine here but this was just bad. And it’s expensive. Get it together grand Geneva. Chophouse was great. The cafe also terrible.

Such a lovely place. Perhaps study Kohler to get some service tips?

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!

JE
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, superb wine selection. Best restaurant in Lake Geneva.

D
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, small portions for high prices. Wines were expensive, service was good.

PO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a friend's birthday at Ristorante Brissago. It was a lovely experience, food was excellent and our service was wonderful.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food from start to finish!

m
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our waitress Down was the best !

MM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tatiana, was the best! She was so friendly and very knowledgeable.

w
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner - we enjoyed the meal and the service - a very relaxing evening. Our server, Rebecca, was very accommodating and cheerful.
The Parking Valet was no where to be found - I ended up parking my own car - a little disappointing.
The Maitre'd was not at his station, but busing tables, awkward wait.
I would have liked to have checked our coats - I didn't see a coat check...

KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience from check in to leaving was seamless and perfect! Our server was Titania who was simply lovely! The food was amazing, I had the fillet and my husband had the salmon *the best he has ever had. Do not miss this restaurant if you are in the area.

MS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were there last year for Thanksgiving.This year was better,no too much busy,servis was excellent and food amazing.Very high class place,but nothing over expencive.GREAT Italian restaurant!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Experience was great nice mood and staff was excellent friendly and helpful food came hot and in a exceptional time and beautiful presentation. Although the dish I had wasn’t what I expected it said short ribs but it looked like a pasta dish with a meat sauce and spicy Italian sausage and was very spicy which it didn’t say that on the menu

CL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but not amazing for the price, other than the Truffle Sacchetti. This was to die for and should be offered in a larger as an entree.

B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice presentation. Excellent wait staff, average food

CS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were the first table seated at 530 and it took us an hour to get our food.
Portions incredibly small for the pasta. Not worth the $.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tatiana was our wait staff, she was absolutely one of the best we have ever had the privilege of meeting.
Very personable, knowledgeable.
I had the seared scallops and they were outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Fresh, well prepared and excellent presentation. Service was great with out being intrusive. Highly recommend!

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was perfect and Tatiana our server was even better! So pampered ❤️

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, went early and all courses were timed to perfection great black cherry old fashioned