Definition of ristretto in English:

ristretto

noun

  • A drink of very strong, concentrated espresso coffee.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ristretto

/rɪˈstrɛtəʊ/