Risotto, the new Italian restaurant at Lyn-Lake, might be the only place in the area where Andrea Bocelli can play on the stereo without seeming cheesy. The night I heard the blind tenor's passionate crooning, the restaurant wasn't very busy and its owner, Gabriele Lo Pinto, the chef who ran Edina's Arezzo for the past eight years, periodically came out of the kitchen to check on his customers. Lo Pinto's partner, Patrice O'Hanlon, who manages the front of the house, was taking a few minutes off to eat dinner at the bar, and Lo Pinto stopped to inquire about her food, in his thick Italian accent. He doted on her for a minute or so, draping himself over her shoulder in a cute display of affection. As if on cue, the stereo... More >>>