Albuquerque has needed a good Italian restaurant for a long time. So I looked forward to trying Torino’s @ Home, which came with good reviews. My wife and I went with our daughter and another couple. After a competent Fritto Misto appetizer, both wife and I decided to try the monkfish/risotto special. I usually refrain from ordering a special on the assumption that it’s something the kitchen is “just practicing,” as opposed to regular menu items, which they have perfected. But the waiter’s description was hard to resist, and we both were happy we didn’t. The fish was very well prepared, the sauce, the risotto and the surrounding tomato a treat for eye and palate. Our daughter reported liking her wild mushroom ravioli a lot. The couple we were with, however, were less satisfied with the simpler pasta dishes they had ordered. That noted, the main negative of our visit to Torino’s, something I hope the owners will soon fix, was that the room was way too noisy for us to carry on a conversation. There isn’t a soft surface to be found. Live music only made matters worse. By about 9, things were better. Many tables were vacant and the musician was gone. Then, at last, we could talk -- over a lovely pistachio flan.