It's All About Great Food

Risto's Place

Complete Bar. Wine Services. Catering. Delivery. Live Entertainment. Come Lounge, Dine and Enjoy the Atmosphere!

OUR STORY

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. When Sheryl’s granddaughter sees a yellow butterfly, she shouts with joy, “There’s Papa Risto!” This phenomenon is the impetus that led to the creation of the butterfly in Risto’s Place logo, and the reason Sheryl wears a butterfly necklace every day. Corny, maybe, but true.

It is said that every restaurant must have a specialty. Sheryl’s specialty is fresh food, made from scratch with produce and fruits from the local farmers’ market. Herbs are home-grown, desserts homemade daily, soups and sauces simmer long hours on the stove, not heated from a can. Sheryl serves only fresh fish caught in the wild in American waters. Sausages, salamis and cheeses are still sent to Sheryl from specialty stores in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Go Steelers!) Coffee, however, is shipped in from her favorite roastery in Seattle, Washington. She is all about “Buy American”. Her dishes are from an American manufacturer as is her silverware and glassware. She gets canned tomatoes from a California grower and cannery. She purchases every item she can American- made. Prosciutto, however, would not be the same unless it was aged in Italy.

Honorable Mentions

Services

Cater & Deliver

Our food is delicious! That's why we offer Catering and Delivery. See below for more info.

Fresh Food

Whether it's home made or sourced from local farmers, every purchase is American made.

Atmosphere

The lounge atmosphere is akin to the television bar affectionately known as “Cheers”.

LiVE MUSIC

Open Mic Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Solo acts Thursdays at 8 pm. Bands play on Fridays at 8:30 pm

CATERING

We are more than happy to cater your event! We do require no less than a party of 10 and no less than a weeks notice. Below is our catering menu and catering form. Or you can select the button below for EZ Cater!

DELIVERY

Not only do we Cater, but we Deliver! We are now available on Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash.

EVENTS

May 2019

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  • DSDC Promotions Committee
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Mother's Day Brunch at Risto's Place
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Tonya Wood @ Risto's Place
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  • Adam Perry & the Peculiars
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  • Twisted Tuesday @ Risto's
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Twisted Tuesday @ Risto's
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • 70's Party with JB & the 70s
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
  • Wine & Whiskey Wednesday
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  • Issac Hickerson at Risto's Place

Open

Time

TUESDAY - THURSDAY

11:30 AM – 2PM (Lunch)
4:30 PM – 10PM (Dinner)

FRIDAY - SATURDAY

4:30 PM – 10 PM (Dinner)
4:30 PM – 9PM (Lunch / Dinner)

+1-704-872-5557

Questions

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Location

Address

5255, 123 N Center St
Statesville,
NC 28677