IL Ritorno Does it Again: Tequila Pairing Dinner

There’s nothing wrong with doing tequila shots and munching on tacos, chips and guacamole … but that’s not what this tequila dinner was about.

Unfortunately, that’s how too many people solely think of tequila, but there’s more to it than that.

This spirit is strictly from the terroir of Jalisco, Mexico, and made from the Blue Agave plant. The best … Continue Reading

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The Return of IL Ritorno – Downtown St. Pete 2018

Rack of Venison

IL Ritorno is back!

Actually, they’ve been back since December 27th, but we finally got a chance to check out the new space on Valentine’s Day.

They closed during the last quarter of 2017 to expand, nearly doubling their size, adding two more dining areas, an open kitchen, chef’s bar, and full liquor. More details on the expansion can be … Continue Reading

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IL Ritorno Launches Spirit Pairing Series Starting with Tequila

Lunazul Tequila

IL Ritorno will host a dinner once a month with a five-course tasting menu created to pair with the designated spirit. (The series runs from February to May.) February’s dinner pairs with Lunazul Tequila. Lunazul means “Blue Moon”, and this tequila has a 250-year history. Joining Chef David is Lunazul’s master distiller, Francisco Quijano. He’ll be educating attendees on the … Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday to Lori at IL Ritorno

Duck Egg Close Up

Il Ritorno hosted an excellent birthday dinner for Lori last April.

We started with Cin Cin Prosecco, which is always delicious.

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