Lagostina Risotto Pot Review

I was recently contacted by folks working for Lagostina asking me to take part in their Blogger Challenge Giveaway. Knowing the quality of Lagostina products, I immediately agreed, and they sent me their Lagostina Risottiera (Risotto Pot) to try out and review.  As you can see from the photos, this is one gorgeous looking pot, and it is even better in person. Having lived in Italy throughout the years, I have owned many Lagostina products and have always been impressed with the quality of their pots and pans.

61LL+EnPZ2L._SL1000_The day my Risottiera arrived, I unpacked it and was immediately taken with how attractive the pot looked. The cherry wood lid is beautiful with “Risotto” embossed into the wood, and the pot itself is quite heavy which is important when making risotto. Being a cook who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, the quality of my kitchen equipment and tools are very important to me, and I especially value good quality, stainless steel pots and pans. The multi-layered design of the Lagostina risotto pot ensures a heavy bottom that is necessary for the slow simmering required when making a perfect risotto dish.

Excited to try out my new pot, I decided to make a hearty Osso Buco Risotto With Red Wine . I have had this risotto dish on my “to do” list for months, and this was the perfect opportunity to prepare it. I used the traditional method of preparing my risotto that begins with sautéing onions in a butter and oil combination, then stirring in the rice until it is coated in the butter and onion mixture. Next, wine is added until it has been almost completely absorbed while you continually stir to keep the grains of rice from sticking. Warm broth is then added, a ladle full at a time, and the rice slowly begins to absorb the liquid as it cooks. I found the Lagostina Risotto pot the perfect pot to make risotto, as the heavy bottom kept the rice from sticking, and the shape of the pot with its wide rim helped with absorption and made stirring very easy. My risotto cooked perfectly using the Lagostina risotto pot, and I even found cleanup to be a breeze! I have owned two different risotto pots in the past, and I found the Lagostina Risottiera to be at a whole different level of quality. Truly the best pot I have ever used to make risotto, and I have made a lot of risotto over the years! Check out the recipe for Osso Buco Risotto With Red Wine that I made with my Lagostina Risottiera pot!



Using My Lagostina Risottiera To Make Osso Buco Risotto With Red Wine


My Completed Risotto Dish Using The Lagostina Risottiera – Osso Buco Risotto With Red Wine


Lagostina Risottiera Product Details:

  • Retail Price: $199.95
  • 13″ L x 11″ W x 8″ H
  • 4 Qt. capacity
  • Optimal heat distribution thanks to the multi-layer design
  • Bonded aluminum and stainless-steel core ensures precise heating
  • Low profile is ergonomically shaped to reduce fatigue while stirring
  • Mirror polish finish
  • Cherry wood lid also doubles as a trivet
  • Stainless steel
  • Hand wash
  • Handcrafted in Italy

Where to Buy:
The Lagostina Risottiera is available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma and specialty retailers nationwide.


About The Lagostina Company: Founded in Omegna , Italy in 1901 by Carlo Lagostina and his son Emilio, Lagostina quickly became a renowned brand with a specialty in manufacturing tinplate cookware. After discovering the first stainless steel plate at the 1929 Milan Trade Show, the founder’s grandnephew recognized the exceptional qualities of stainless steel for cooking performance.

In 1934, Lagostina launched “Casa Mia”, the first cookware collection made of stainless steel, which would eventually be exhibited at the MoMA in New York. Over the years, the brand has continued to innovate- launching the first “Thermoplan” thermo-diffuser base to ensure perfect heat conductivity, and later conceiving the “Pastaiola”, a pot designed to both cook and drain pasta.

Since 1901, Lagostina’s core values of impeccable Italian craftsmanship, high-quality materials, technological innovation, and elegant design have endured. Today, as Italy’s preferred premium cookware brand, we continue to stand behind these core values with a lifetime guarantee.

Each piece of Lagostina cookware represents quintessential Italian culture…celebration of food, life, family and friends – of memorable gatherings around the table; of spirited conversation.

Deborah Mele
December 1st, 2015


  1. What a beautiful pot! With the weather turning cool here in Northern California, I’m enticed to try your red wine risotto recipe!

  2. Thank you for this opportunity! I am Italian and I love risotto. I make it often, this pot would definitely help!

  3. I’ve never been able to tackle risotto properly (red face!) but this pot would probably help that along!!
    Jody S.

  4. So excited to see this pot show up on your blog. I have heard about it before, and agree it is beautiful in many ways. Thank you for the chance to win one!!

  5. What a beautiful Risotto pot. Being originally from the Venetian region, you can imagine that risotto was a frequent staple in our household. On a sad note, its too bad this giveaway is only in the US. I guess living in Southern Ontario doesn’t qualify me.

  6. Would love to win….Went to culinary school in Italy at Alma when i retired from Publishing! Believe it or not .. I do not own any Italian cookware.
    The recipe is one i will try ..looks fabulous……thanks!

  7. would love to win.. went to the famed Italian culinary school ,Alma, and .believe it or not I do not own any Italian cookware.

    Recipe looks fabulous!

  8. Excited to read about the Lagostina Risotto Pot and equally excited about entering the giveaway! Can’t wait to make a risotto or risotto with butternut squash or to the try your recipe for Osso Bucco Risotto. Good luck to me and thank you!

  9. Hi, My first comment didn’t seem to post. Excited to be able to enter this giveaway and to try your recipe of osso bucco and then mine with butternut squash.
    thank you!

  10. This beautiful pot would be ideal to create a wonderful and special risotto for the family to savor and enjoy. Thanks.

  11. I like the fact that the pot is well constructed for cooking and elegant enough for placing on the dinner table for serving. It would make a great addition to anyone’s set of pots, and I bet the risotto would be amazing!

  12. This Lagostina Pot looks amazing. It would make a top notch addition to the old pots I cook with. The Risotto looks delicious. Thanks for this opportunity.

  13. Really a nice looking Risottiera!! People think making risotto is so difficult, but it really isn’t. I would really like making my risotto in this! Thanks for chance!

  14. I love risotto and this recipe looks amazing, perfect for this season. I would love to win such a beautiful pot too!

  15. Looks terrific, thanks for the chance!

    (I thought I had commented before but do not see my message – please delete if these if a duplicate.)

  16. Hope my comment gets through 4th time around
    Anyway what I said was, I make risotto
    often,and would love to make it in this
    beautiful risotto pot. Sure would like
    to win,perfect to make risotto for Christmas
    dinner.this will be my last attempt to leave
    a comment!!!

  17. This is a beautiful pot and a beautiful dish! I’m thinking of serving it as my primi course for Christmas. My husband recently charred my old faithful risotto pot so this is going on my christmas list for sure!! Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes!

  18. The Lagostina Risotto Pot is beautiful. I love the cherry lid. I enjoy making and eating risotto!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this pot!

  19. Buon Giorno Deborah,

    This pot looks out of this world! Would love the opportunity to win this to prepare my favorite risotto with ground veal and fresh spinach!! Please count me in!!


  20. First of all, I’d love to win this pot because it is absolutely beautiful. Second, I would love to learn how to make risotto. Anything Italian is wonderful.

  21. Lagostino beautifully captures style and function ……in typical Italian fashion !
    Che.bella . It would be perfect for risotto con castagne .

  22. I love risotto. And that is such a beautiful pot. Between that and my cast iron skillet I’d have everything I need to cook with.

  23. Love risotto, had red wine risotto a few years ago while in Lake Como, Italy…… it was delicious, would love to make in my new pans if I am chosen.

  24. The Risotto pot is beautiful! The Osso Buco Risotto looks amazing! This would be the first recipe that I would try, if I won the pot.

  25. I would love to win it and gift it to my mom. She works hard and deserves something nice for herself. 🙂

  26. This is the most beautiful pan. I cook a lot of risotto and would love to have a pot that is made to cook it.

  27. Oh my! This is the most beautiful risotto pan I’ve ever seen! First I hear about this company. I”ll have to look them up now! Wish I could give this as a Christmas gift to my mother-in-law, she makes risotto often (porcini mushroom). My favorite is butternut squash

  28. We love risotto and usually only eat it when we eat out. It would be wonderful to try to make it at home. Thank you!

  29. We all like cooking together, and Italian food is definitely a favorite. Thank you for creating the magnificent risotto pot and for opening up the contest.

  30. This beautiful pot reminds me of my vacation to Italy. My sister and I traveled for a month in Italy because we were learning more about the Italian culture to share with our students. I enjoyed eating risotto in Tuscany and I would love to win this gorgeous pot to recreate those memories by cooking risotto many different ways. I enjoy all of your recipes! Thank you for creating excitement by this offer.

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