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Risto's Place Food & Spirits

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Thu, 2/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, American, Brew Pub, Bar, Grill

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Risto's Place has the feel of fine dining in the neighborhood. Sheryl and Risto Toukola purchased the restaurant in 1999 and operated it as Mayo's Ristorante. In 2007, Risto accidentally lost his life and Sheryl recently renamed the restaurant "Risto's Place" in his honor. Risto left his mark on Sheryl's life and he continues to be with her in the form of a yellow butterfly. Sounds crazy? It's not. On a warm winter day in January 2008, Sheryl was having lunch at an outside café when a yellow butterfly landed on the railing beside her. It just sat there while she ate. Who's ever heard of a butterfly in January? Since then, the yellow butterfly continued to appear to her many times in many places.
$4 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, American, Brew Pub, Bar, Grill
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Driving between Charlotte NC and Roanoke VA, we stopped here for our Valentine's Day dinner--I'd found Risto's on the web and liked its back story. Having stopped, now we love the restaurant itself! Next time on this route--here we come! Roomy, comfortable, quiet enough, even...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dikkon E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have no been in awhile so maybe ill try again. I do remember the food was average and a bit pricey. Also atmosphere lacked as far a decor and over feel.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank PennythePom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome dinner last night ! The food was over the top fabulous and the wine was top notch ! Thank you for having this dinner ! Price was good too for all the food and wine we received !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mary P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were both great. Always an excellent experience with fresh, homemade food. Highly recommend you give Risto’s Place a try. Our waitress, Jessica, provided excellent service.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Donna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome owner, amazing food! Great for locals or travelers... great for a girls' night out or a date night.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thejohnsons20172017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel through Statesville twice a year and always make a point to dine at Risto’s when we do. The staff are warm and friendly, and the food is delicious. We particularly enjoy the homemade salad dressings, tomato bisque soup, and desserts. If you go,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank laneys2015
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Our meal was excellent. All the ingredients are fresh. My scallops and shrimp were incredible and we had some crazy app which I’m not exactly sure what it was but it was awesome!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jared R
Reviewed January 12, 2019

My wife and I at eat Risto's last night for the first time. One confusing part, we were unfamiliar with the restaurant and walked into the bar entrance. We stood at the bar entrance for what felt like 10 minutes waiting on a waiter that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank zparker0110
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Great place for dinner for most any occasion you can think... very unique and clean, not to mention just comfortable and relaxing. The food is AWESOME.... from Shawn our waitress, to Josh the Chef, to Cheryl the owner, they all delivered an unparalleled level of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jerlynd319
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal here that we were allowed to split with no upcharge. It was a scallop and shrimp penne pasta with vodka sauce. The bread with olive oil, garlic dip was great. Staff was friendly and efficient. It was a Thursday night...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lynn W
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January 7, 2018|
Response from L0rieR | Property representative |
Hi! We are excited you are considering stopping in to see us again this year. Are you referring to Friday, February 9, 2018?
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