519 proudly takes its name from the number of Test wickets taken by one of the social hub’s co-owners, Courtney Walsh, the first bowler in international cricket history to take 500 Test wickets. (The “1” in “519” is made up of three cricket stumps!) It takes much of its easygoing elegant style from Courtney, too.
Spend five minutes in the high-celinged, open-plan venue and you find out why 519 insists it is a “social hub”: people gather here in the common pursuit of the best things in life: good food; good drink; and good company.
But people come alone, too: the food’s that good, far better than the label ‘casual dining’ suggests and far more affordable than you’d expect of an upmarket social hub. Try the sweet potato oil down or the curried duck wontons and you’ll taste what we mean.
You get live sports on the big screen TVs, too, of course, but there is nowhere better to watch the new episode of Game of Thrones because, at 519, background music is background: it enhances conversation instead of obliterating it!
Tamarind grilled shrimp Grilled shrimp glazed with our signature tamarind sauce, pickled cucumbers and fresh cut greens. TT$80 US$12
CurrIed Duck Wontons Yes, you read it right, curried duck in a wanton crisp with tamarind sauce. TT$60 US$9
Dry-rubbed baby back ribs Spiced-rubbed ribs slow-cooked and succulent to the bone. Served with jerk sauce. TT$90 US$14
Surf Deep-fried calamari, grilled shrimp and mussels in coconut broth. TT$160 (2) $310 (4) US$25 (2) $48 (4)
Turf Grilled chicken, pork sausage, lamb roast. TT$140 (2) $270 (4) US$22 (2) $42 (4)
Fish Broth Our version of the Caribbean classic, done with ochroes, carrots, potatoes and a raft of seasonings, is a spirited tribute to regional fisher-folk. TT$50 US$8
Boss salad Mix of fresh greens, tomatoes, apples, corn, watermelon, carrots and cucumber. TT$65 US$10
Burger The basic burger is lettuce, tomatoes, onion marmalade but you can add bacon, mushrooms, pinapple, cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack or provolone. TT$70-$80 US$11-12
Salmon hoagie Marinated salmon steak witih mesclun, pickled cucumber, onion marmalade and chadon beni aioli. TT$125 US$19
Chicken and Biscuits A family favourite. Southern fried chicken, smothered in a rich gravy, served with a cheesy herb biscuit and broccoli slaw. TT$85 US$13
Mushroom risotto Classic creamy risotto wtih white mushrooms and topped wiith Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. TT$90 US$14
Classic Bread Pudding TT$45 US$7
cheesecake of the week TT$45 US$7
In seeking out recipes from chefs in Italy, we found particular inspiration from two families who shared generations’ worth of their secret recipes and culinary techniques. Along the southern coast, in Naples, the Rizzo family taught us the classic dishes they serve in their own homes today, such as lasagne, spaghetti Bolognese and seafood right off the docks! Bold flavours and fresh herbs are staples in the Rizzo home. In the northern Italian hills, the Pisoni family revealed their love for the finest meats and poultry. The rib-eye, veal and tender filet mignon were the most exquisite we’d ever seen – or tasted! The Pisonis shared with us their mastery of cooking with whole cream and hand-churned butter, sautéeing with fine white wines and reducing the big reds and ports to the smoothest, silkiest sauces we’d ever tasted. Clearly, our gratitude is owed to the Rizzo and Pisoni families. In honour of their Italian heritage, then – and in sincere appreciation of them allowing us into their lives – we are proud combine their surnames to bring you Rizzoni’s Ristorante Italiano. We hope you share our excitement in bringing these age-old, closely-guarded family recipes to life. We look forward to delivering a unique and authentic Italian experience to every guest, every time.
Ali Pollo Arrosto Crispy roasted rosemary chicken wings served with caramelized onions.
Carpaccio An Italian staple...Tenderloin of beef, shaved paper thin Parmesan, arugula, capers and olive oil. TT$98 US$15
Fuoco Gamberetti Arrosto Fire-roasted shrimp tossed with fresh herbs, island peppers and spicy garlic butter. TT$125 US$19
Ravioli Di Zucca Handmade ravioli with fresh pumpkin and basil tossed in our white wine creamy sauce, finished with a touch of orange zest.
Mezzo Pollo Arrosto Herb-marinated half-chicken, slow-roasted in our brick oven served with herb-roasted potatoes and sautéed vegetables.
Linguine Con Gamberi E Aragosta Alla Vodka Large shrimp and lobster, sautéed in a spicy tomato and vodka herb broth, tossed with fresh linguine. TT$295 US$45
Chicken Tikka Masala Squash, zucchini, carrots, cilantro, chicken and a spicy curry sauce topped in diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
Romano A touch of Toscana with crispy pancetta, prosciutto, caramelized onions, tomatoes, Alfredo sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano and arugula.
Migliore De Rizzoni’s Our house specialty pizza. Sautéed shrimp and succulent lobster in a spicy garlic butter, served with arrabbiata sauce and mozzarella. TT$215 US$33
PAYMENT - Cash / Credit cards / Debit cards / Amex
DINING - Air-conditioned / Open air
DRESS - Casually elegant
ENTERTAINMENT - Piped music
SERVING - Daily - Lunch / Dinner
Lunch - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner - 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm