diRiso Risotto Balls, a division of Lasagna Preziosa Ltd, started in 2009 as an outdoor food stand at the Hastings on Hudson Farmers Market. My father, Riccardo Befi, started the business as a passion- project to explore his curiosity for cooking Italian food. The residents of Hastings on Hudson gravitated toward the delicious fresh mozzarella, focaccia bread, lasagna and risotto balls that he was offering at the market. Sometime during my sophomore year of college (2015) I began coming home on the weekends to work at the farmers market and earn extra money.
With time, it became clear that the Risotto Balls were our most popular product. I suggested that we change the name of the business and focus on a concept surrounding the Risotto Balls. Nearing my graduation from school, I started applying for more farmers markets, festivals and events in the area. We have since expanded into five markets across Westchester and NYC, several major food/music festivals and catering. Our cooking is done in our commissary kitchen in Tarrytown, NY (25 minutes outside of Manhattan).
We strive to create products that stand-out, both in flavor and visual appeal. Our recipes and production processes have been perfected to ensure consistently high standards. Our core motivation is to provide outstanding customer experiences, and for this reason we are always looking to improve our product offerings and commitment to exceptional service.
- Matteo Befi, Co-founder
All of our products are produced to the highest standards in our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen located at
92 Wildey St, Tarrytown, NY 10591
For catering inquiries
Please give us a call at (914) 943-9608