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.

SERVICES

Catering

Whatever the event or occasion may be, we are happy to cater! For more information on catering please see below.

Fresh Food

Sheryl’s specialty is fresh food, made from scratch with produce and fruits from the local farmers’ market.

Atmosphere

Complete bar, Wine services & Lounge. The lounge atmosphere is akin to the television bar affectionately known as “Cheers”.

Live Music

Open Mic is held every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Solo acts perform on Thursdays at 8pm and Bands play on Fridays at 8:30pm.

CATERING & DELIVERY

We require a one week notice for Small events and two to four weeks notice for Large events. We are able to accommodate 10-200 plus guests! If you are interested in having us catering for you, please fill out the form below. Or if you are interested in having us Deliver to your door all you have to do is call to place an order. Delivery starts at $5.00.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hours Of

Operation

LUNCH HOURS

Tuesday – Thursday
11:30 AM – 2PM 

DINNER HOURS

Tuesday – Saturday
5:30 PM – 10 PM 

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