i Ricchi
i Ricchi

i Ricchi

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iricchidc.com/
  • Phone: 2028350459x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
i Ricchi reviews from OpenTable diners
234 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (123)fit for foodies (104)romantic (98)neighborhood gem (63)great for lunch (57)notable wine list (57)great for outdoor dining (42)good for groups (39)hot spot (12)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Max5
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious. My pasta was perfection. Worth the visit. Don't be put off by the current outdoor renovations. It did not affect the experience at all. The waiter's assistance with menu and wine choices were helpful. I Ricchi is worth a visit.
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  • Always Great!
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I find the food here to be above par for most DC restaurants. The service is also very good and the ambiance super. A great place for true Tuscan food.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Perfect Place for Unhurried Lunches
    James0806
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We sat at a table by the window and had a delightful unhurried lunch. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great ambiance, good food
    JamesRVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my third time eating at I Ricchi, second time in six months. It's a lovely space and one of the dwindling number of restaurants in DC where you don't have to yell in order to have a dinner conversation. Our roasted beet salad was superb. The branzino was very well done. I had mixed grill with a lamb chop, Italian sausage and a quail. The waiter didn't ask me how I wanted the chop cooked, I forgot to say, and it came well done. There was no problem returning it, and the replacement was medium rare as I wanted. The free valet parking was especially appreciated because it was raining when we arrived. Overall, a fine dining experience though not a spectacular one.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous dinner experience
    louis
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We used a Groupon coupon, it cost only $69, with a glass of red or white wine, appetizer, main course & dessert. This is for TWO dinners! What a deal! The bread basket came with 3 different breads, warm & fresh. We had calamari & shrimp, the squid was tender, crispy and flavorful. Our main course were medallions of tenderloin, carrots and polenta. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly. Even the polenta was tasty. I usually think it to be bland, but this actually had both a nice texture and taste. I ordered an extra half order of homemade egg pasta,who can resist it at an Italian restaurant? It was Pasta Creama, mushrooms & sage butter. Wow, is all I can say! Dessert was frozen strawberry cake and a cheesecake. I was so full took it home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have dined here for many many times and this was the first time we were so disappointed. The food was terrible, not sure if chef changed? The steaks were so dry that all three of us didn't complete our dishes. We loved outdoor seating and they were all gone due to floor renovation on the patio. Service was good as usual but food is not good at all.
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  • Always a treat
    IrnieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We usually visit I Ricchi every 4 to 6 weeks. The food is always consistent in preparation and quality. The servers we have been priviledged to have wait on us have been outstanding---very well trained and appropriately attentive. We will be looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great Find!
    JWPaisVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We really enjoyed the food & service! Our waitress was very knowledgeable on the menu and her recommendation was spot on!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Always a treat!
    Crangee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We typically go to IRicchi when we have a GROUPON. They permit you to select from the entire menu with no restrictions! Food is great, service is great (Tyler was a gem!). I recommend IRicchi especially if you have a GROUPON but be certain to tip on the full amount (which would be $212 so have at least $40 in tip ready)! The new manager (at least I think he is new) is very involved and is very visible to make sure you are getting a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • not great and weird service
    worldtravellerVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    the restaurant, almost empty has unusual service, Our waiter lingered and eavesdropped on our conversation and then tried to participate in it a few times. a bit creepy. Food is pricey but not great!!
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    romantic
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  • Il Servizio lascia in po' . . .
    Trww
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food remains very good. Servers should be told to pay attention to what customers are saying rather than slavishly adhering to a script.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RichValDougAaron
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food is always amazing. Go there with a good appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great restaurant for lunch. Outstanding customer service form the minute you walk in to when you leave. First class food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best pasta in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is exceptional and the staff make you feel as if you are a part of the family. While I love everything on the menu, I can’t pass up the ricotta and spinach filled tortelloni or Penne Strascicate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i ricchi date night
    joel
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We used a Groupon and I had read some write-ups, some good, some not as good so I wasn't sure what to expect. The calamari app, and the rockfish and filet entrees were all excellent while the bread with olive oil, diced tomatoes and cannellini beans appetizer was good. They were a little heavy with the red pepper sauce that accompanied the filet and the polenta was more bland than even polenta usually is. And I didn't get much of a hint of the truffle oil it was supposedly mixed with. The house red wine was great (enough that we each ordered another glass of it). The tiramisu and double chocolate desserts were both very good. Above all, our server was unbelievably attentive and made great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience!
    Newf4me
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I return to i Ricchi about every two years. Each time we are reminded of the high standard the entire staff sets in service, beverages and food. I wish we lived closer to DC. We would be visiting more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous find
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been wanting to come here. Finally went with a groupon. It was worth the wait. The food was top of the line and the waiter was very nice and informative. I would highlyrecommen d and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Deborah
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Years ago this was one of the best Italian restaurants downtown. Honestly the door was just okay not exceptional as it used to be.
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    PJDCVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We settled on I Ricchi for our tenth anniversary dinner and found the service excellent and our meal superb. My husband's Gypsy-style steak was cooked exactly the way he requested, and the scallops in my entrée were, by far, the most tender and well-flavored I've had.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Delicious Food, Amazing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding service/delicious food
    CandR
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100% better experience
    sammyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judy19VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    really a wonderful restaurant.... but they rushed us during restaurant week..... also, price of coffee and drinks was way high
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place
    ClassicYUMVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was delicious... Summer Garden risotto beyond belief delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • tastey but not enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was well prepared and presentation good. Food tasted great, but the portions were inadequate.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heidia
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our dining experience was very nice and the food was delicious.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Want to be a hero?
    ICEMaidenVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a gem
    ROMEO
    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.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Not likely to return
    Chili3
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
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  • Good restaurant week meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Find
    new2iricchi
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and great service
    ykchan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Delicious food
    Yoni
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week treasure
    foodlore2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch
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  • Chef Ricchi is Perfection
    btdude1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best italian food in DC
    Davide
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food were yummy!
    Maigirl
    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 :-)
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Past it's prime
    Jim1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The welcome, service and ambience were excellent but the food was disappointing at best.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Th quality is really going down. The food was terrible. I will not return
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  • A Real Gem
    Nana7VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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