Rialto Restaurant & Bar

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James Beard Award Winning Chef Jody Adams combines local ingredients with regional Italian culinary traditions at Rialto, located in Harvard Square. At the moment, Rialto explores Lazio, the once-upon-a-time beating heart of the Roman Empire. Lazio is a land of gentle hills, fertile farms and vineyards, and a delectable cuisine born in the kitchens of the region’s working class. The cultivation of olives, a love of fragrant olive oil, and reverence for the Roman artichoke have all shaped Lazio’s culinary traditions.

Zuppa di Pomodoro – a Roman tomato soup featuring farro, chickpeas, and grilled crispy tripe – and Bucatini all’Amatriciana – showcasing oil-braised tomato sauce with guanciale and Pecorino Romano – are two of Chef Jody Adams’ takes on Laziale specialities. Both can be found on Rialto’s DINNER and Regional Cuisine menus. Desserts draw on regional staples and local ingredients — make a sweet end to your meal with the Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake, with strawberries, lemon curd and olive-oil shortbread, or the Crostata di Visciole, a Roman cherry tart with cherry marmalata and almond gelato.

In the Hands of a Chef by Jody Adams

in the hands of a chef

Want to cook like a chef? Buy Chef Jody Adams’ acclaimed cookbook, In the Hands of a Chef. Contact Rialto and we’ll ship one out to you the very next day. 617.661.5050 or email rialto@rialto-restaurant.com

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Gift cards are available in any denomination. For greater security, we take all gift card requests over the phone. Please call us at 617.661.5050 between 1 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EST and we’ll be happy to take care of you.