Definition of ristretto in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈstrɛtəʊ/

noun (plural ristrettos)

A drink of very strong, concentrated espresso coffee.
Example sentences
  • But all of you knew that didn't you, you are probably drinking a ristretto in Galleria as you read (I know I probably am).
  • When I once asked him to make it a little stronger, or to make ristretto (shorter, more concentrate than a standard espresso), he looked at me in shocked offence.


From Italian (caffè) ristretto, literally 'concentrated (coffee)', from restringere 'concentrate, reduce'.

Words that rhyme with ristretto

allegretto, amaretto, amoretto, Canaletto, cornetto, falsetto, ghetto, larghetto, libretto, Loreto, Orvieto, Soweto, stiletto, Tintoretto, vaporetto, zucchetto

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