Definition of ristretto in English:


Line breaks: ri|stretto
Pronunciation: /rɪˈstrɛtəʊ

noun (plural ristrettos)

  • A drink of very strong, concentrated espresso coffee.
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    • 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'.

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