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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Scenic View (6)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Casual (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food, the service, the atmosphere was all incredible. Also surprisingly affordable for being a more high end restaurant. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had an outstanding meal. We tried an item from every course and all were amazing!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing restaurant! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love to dine at this restaurant when we come to the Grand Geneva. This year we noticed that they changed the menu a little bit. All good. We were unfortunately seated next to a large party of 6 who were very boisterous and rude at times. Made for a less than pleasant experience. We will still return since the food and service is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a hotel restaurant so for the price point there were way too many kids in there. They also seated us right by the entrance next to a large table with three families. Our server was very friendly however I hate when you ask for their favorite dishes and they always say the most expensive ones. We started out with cocktails that were just ok,pricey martinis in small glasses and a very weak old fashion. Appetizers we had tuna credo that was delicious and the burrata was amazing! We then ordered a roasted beet salad which was very flavorful however very skimpy on the beets. All the appetizers were very small portions which really aren’t made for sharing. Both of my guests ordered pasta, one tagliatelle with lobster and one bucatini carbonara both said they were not hot. The carbonara was very watery I did not taste it because I don’t like eggs but she said it was just ok. The lobster one I tasted and the lobster was good but that pasta was dry and very flavorless. I had the ossobucco with dumplings and very small chopped up root vegetables. The meat was very tender fall off the bone. My friend that had the carbonara took my bone with the marrow and she said it was delicious. We had a great Rose’ with dinner which I thought was the best value of the night,however we had to keep filling our glasses which annoys me in especially in a high end restaurant. They did bring out a small bite dessert for my friends birthday and gave her a rose which was a sweet touch. If I ever went back I would just order wine and a bunch of appetizers,to me that is where their strength is.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great atmosphere, food, and service!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I had reservations on a Friday night celebrating our Anniversary. Upon arrival at our table it was decorated with a rose and rose pedals for our special occasion. Our server, Rebecca was very friendly and professional. This is an excellent place for a special occasion. The food and service both exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing food in reasonable portions that let us enjoy several courses and desert without exploding. Unfortunately we were seated right next to the door to a private room that was being set up during our meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was amazing. Ambiance is great. Great wines and cocktails. Easy to converse. Food was very good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have eaten at Brisago many times with exceptional service and food but the New Year’s Eve menu left something to be desired, paying $101 per person for mass produced mush was disgusting. We were given 20% off the bill, but I have to say there was no love or passion in any of the dishes produced at all. So disappointed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was good, but not great. Portions were small...burrata (don't get a lot for what you pay for) and both pasta dishes were very small.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

After our last poor dining experience, we decided to give it another try. Unfortunately, we encountered the same disappointments! We are not tourists but local residents who are frequent dinner guests and have hosted many business luncheons/dinners/events in Brissago over the years. We will not be returning.
The Caesar salad was bland as could be with just a hint of dressing on brown old lettuce. The tagletelli was cold and totally undercooked; the sauce was different ftom previous visits and totally tasteless. The small piece of lobster sitting on top was good quality and fresh. Our cocktail was good but for $15 should be. Gelato was tasty but nothing special.
We were saddened to learn longtime maitre d Mark was no longer employed at the restaurant after many many years of pleasantries upon arrival, dinner and departure. His young female replacement was unqualified and appeared to be bored with her position. Our server was new and unfamiliar with dining changes which occurred in the last month.
Grand Geneva is a first class establishment and needs their top restaurant to return to previous dining conditions.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a great experience. Sometimes restaurants in hotels are not the greatest, but the food here was very creative and the service was outstanding! The mushroom ravioli with porcini broth was so delicious. I think it's the best entrée I've had in a long time. We had a great view too.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Many people were there with very young children, which detracted significantly from the atmosphere I think the restaurant is trying to project.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great to see some of our original favorites returning! Scallops were unbelievable !!! Calamari, as always, was excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Not so impressed with the new menu. Liked the old menu much better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Brissago, in the Grand Geneva Resort, is breathtakingly beautiful during the Christmas season.
All of the food we had was delicious; however, the octopus appetizer had more lettuce than octopus: it was delicious though. The service was great up until or main course was served, then the waiters abandoned us for a large group they were serving.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was expecting a little bit more for such a fine resort. The food was good, but the staff lacked finesse. Even though we were 20 minutes early for our reservation and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar (very tasty cipriani), our table was not given to us until 25 minutes after our reservation time. The decor was so-so. For the price I would have expected more. It wasn't that our experience was bad, but I would choose somewhere else next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Average food. Relatively high prices. Good service. Good location inside resort.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 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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vip
 (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 4, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 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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 (Milwaukee)·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 8, 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 8, 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 7, 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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vip
 (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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 (Milwaukee)·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 September 30, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious food & warm atmosphere

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 27, 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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