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i Ricchi
i Ricchi

i Ricchi Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iricchidc.com
  • Phone: (202) 835-0459
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Christianne Ricchi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater small - medium sized events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th & Jefferson Pl.
  • Public Transit: Dupont Circle South
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.
A word from i Ricchi
A restaurant specializing in the preparation of "Cucina Rustica" - Tuscan country-style cooking.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The staff at I Ricchi was absolutely amazing, from the moment we walked in, until the moment we left. Our server was attentive without being overbearing, and our table was kept clean, used plates removed etc., without us feeling inconvenienced. The food was amazing. We had the special appetizer - mushrooms and polenta, and it was delicious. Our server was extremely helpful with picking out a wine that everyone at our table would enjoy. The main courses were perfect, we all cleaned our plates. We all ordered a special from that evening, one pasta dish and two fish dishes. Everything was cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. For dessert, we had to try the tiramisu, and it did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We were in the mood for Italian food so we did a quick google search and found I Ricci. We are not from the area but if ever we are in town; we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Unfortunately, after my last visit, I was very hesitant to return. Glad I gave it another try! Everything was perfect...service, food, ambiance, etc."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "really a wonderful restaurant.... but they rushed us during restaurant week..... also, price of coffee and drinks was way high"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Everything was delicious... Summer Garden risotto beyond belief delicious!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and presentation good. Food tasted great, but the portions were inadequate."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our dining experience was very nice and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is always the place to take an out of town guest and come out hero. The food is always good and service good even if our waiter sounded like Peter Lorrey."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has been around a long time and for good reason. Its management shows appreciation for its patrons. The Restaurant Week specials were fantastic and a bargain."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My husband and I aren't usually "coupon" users. However, we saw a great deal on Groupon or Living Social for i Ricchi. We've been there several times and always enjoyed it. Maybe the fact that we had the coupon made a difference? Service was "casual"...with the waiter motioning a "thumbs up?" from accross the room rather than approaching the table. Salmon was overcooked, and polenta was so crisp and hard I needed a streak knife to saw through it. The coupon offering was very generous, but we did not receive everything indicated. We were so frustrated by poor food and service we just left without giving feedback to the staff. Maybe just an off night, but with so many other choices, this one is off the list."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We picked i Ricci for our restaurant meal based on the menu and were very happy with our choice. The beet appetizer was fabulous and the risotto appetizer outstanding also. The green peppercorn filet sauce was a little salty for my taste but eating it with the tuscan bread crouton served under it moderated the salt. The veal milanese was great. The chocolate pear "tart", however, was not a winner. It was not a tart but a dense flourless chocolate cake with a very slim, almost undectable pear slice"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "All food was very carefully prepared and well presented. The service was impeccable. The room was attractive. The MaitreD remembered my name as I was leaving. The occasion was thoroughly enjoyable. The soups were excellent. My husband's steak was tender. My veal scaloppini was also tender and breaded just right."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant via restaurant week. Our waiter (AJ) knew the menu back and forth, made good recommendations, was attentive to our needs, but didn't hover at all. The ambiance was terrific. With all the new "hip" restaurants popping up in DC, it's nice to be at a place that has been around for a while (since 1989), serves good food, and is not pretentious. The food was classic Tuscan Italian. The house special, tortellini with sage butter, is a must. Only disappointment was that the restaurant week menu is only "half portions" instead of the regular dinner size. We had enough to eat, but it would have been nice if they noted that ahead of time on the reservation page (or via Opentable) or online before hand."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I had the Tuscan bread soup and a pesto pasta dish. They were truly delicious. The chocolate pear cake was good, but not quite as good as the soup or entree."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely lunch during restaurant week that was delicious, and worthy of a full evening meal. The branzino was topped with a light, lovely sauce, and the desserts were beautiful and tasty."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This is the second time in a month we have visited this local restaurant, and we have now been convinced, by Chef Ricchi herself, no less, that this is our place. The food is impeccable. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The food is amazing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I Ricchi is probably the best italian restaurant in DC I discovered so far. Appetizers are tasty and pretty big and the pasta is perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We really like the atmosphere inside the restaurant. The food were great. We enjoyed it very much. Our waitress was super nice and very helpful. We definitely will come back again. One drawback was that we have difficult time finding parking in DC. The waitress did inform us next time we should use their valet parking, it's FREE. We will definitely do that next time :-)"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The welcome, service and ambience were excellent but the food was disappointing at best."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Th quality is really going down. The food was terrible. I will not return"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I've been to iRicchi about a dozen times in the past few years and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is lovely, the wait staff is wonderful, and the food is delicious. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I used to eat here regularly (live in neighborhood) and, on Tuesdays, it's half off for their women's club (join online). My guests and I often overlooked the snooty service despite the high price because the food was so good. After my experience a few days ago, I don't plan to return any time soon. While the appetizers were good, I sent back my fish entre bc it wasn't cooked to my request - the server acted like it was my fault. The hostess returned the entre to do me and said, "maybe this will be done way you more like" but no apology. I left half of it uneaten - but no discount to the check. The owner was even in the kitchen when I sent back the meal. $200 bill (incl tip). My guest (in town from Austria) was appalled."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I saw this restaurant on groupon and decided to give it a try since it was such a great. The food was great and the service was exceptional. I would definitely go back and plan to in the near future."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our food quite a bit but we were a little surprised by how overly attentive out waitress was."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I went on a groupon and was treated any different. The food was amazing the service was even better. We left a $25 tip thus explaining how impressed i was."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were greeted with a warm he'll by the hostess. Which led us to a beautifully warm server. She offered great suggestions for our menu selection and was very attentive. The whole restaurant move with a smooth rhythm. We can't wait to come back and try it again. This time we will try the restaurant's pasta dishes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The caprese and prosciutto melone were amazing appetizers! For entrees, my friend and I ordered the Filetto alla Zingara and Rockfish special, both of which were absolutely delicious! The only thing that wasn't the greatest was the bread you receive once you are seated. It was a bit dry, but that wasn't the main focus anyway. The staff was incredibly attentive and polite. We will definitely go back again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The good was very very average. I was really disappointed after having read some of the terrific reviews this place had received. THE BREAD WAS AWFUL. I don't think I've ever said that about a place in my life but it was really terrible. Not stale or old, just tasted BAD. Or perhaps better put tasted like paper. I can't express how bad me and my dinner companions thought the bread was. And all three of us thought each of our different entrees were average at best. I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My friend & I were visiting Washington DC on vacation. We were staying at Dupont Circle. We found a fabulous deal on Groupon. We didn't know what to expect here. Our experience was beyond anything we could have imagined. We had a wonderful server, and the food & wine were divine. All of the staff were great. It was a great ending to our vacation!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We choose i Ricchi for dinner with friends from out of town. Turned out to be a GREAT choice all around. The service, food, and setting were outstanding. Two hours flew by way too fast. My wife has already told me we will be returning--- soon!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I Ricchi is to Italian fine dining in 2014 what a Pinto is to a Tesla. While the finest Italian restaurants in the US have progressed to using the freshest local ingredients and have really made efforts to offer fare reminiscent of what one would find in Italy, i Ricchi appears stuck in the 1980s. A dish with "white truffles" in July? Sure, they have it. A salad with tired arugula and radicchio? Of course. An "al burro e salvia" with the pasta sitting in a pool of melted butter with barely any sage flavor? Of course. A short, over-priced wine list without any terrific offerings from small producers? Yep, it's here. Tosca remains the place to go in Washington, DC when I desire a meal approaching what I could find in Italy."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent service from Said and assistant servers. Adequate wine selections. Very well paced. Probably ordered too much food but it was all excellent. On the pricy side but it is DC."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times and I am consistently impressed with the food and service. I tried the Salmon on my last visit and it was delicious, I would also recommend the roasted beet salad and the polenta and mushroom salad, but everything I have tried is delicious."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "After several visits over the past few years i Ricchi has become one of our staples for dining out with friends. Last visit was a wonderful experience. Our waiter Mario was a font of information and was attentive without being overwhelming. We will return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I used a living social coupoon but i received the same level of customer service as if i was a regular-paying customer. best disih is the calamari and the penne pasta. meat and fish dishes for the main entree were not outstanding as the sauces were too starchy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here on a Friday night. The atmostphere was great for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food was excellent but the service was even better. I would highly recommend asking for Said. He made the perfect suggestions and was very attentive. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have eaten in I Ricchi several times, its consistently great food and excellent service always meet expectations."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance of Ricci was exquisite! We decided to try something very different and purchase a groupon for an upscale resturant for our trip to DC. We were pleasantly surprised! My son and I are still talking about the fabulous 3 course meal with Champagne and wine! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "From the warm greeting, the expert service to the most delicately prepared seafood, I continue to make i Ricchi my go-to place for important business lunches and dinners."
    Dined on 7/16/2014