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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "If you have never experienced authentic Tuscan cuisine, this is the mecca to start. The owners are from the hills of Tuscany and have transported their love of food and wine to Washington, DC. It is our great fortune to have them here."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My second time to dine in this restaurant and the food & service...just outstanding. Spent over $300 for 2 people (not including gratuity)...was a bit pricey."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I recommend using a deal if you plan on dining at this restaurant. For four people the bill came up to over $500 but with the deal it was manageable. The food is really really good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My brother in law travels to DC regularly and loves (or should I say loved) this restaurant. So.. we joined him on a recent visit there. We brought some very nice bottles of wine. The waitress was pulled aside by the manager who saw our wine bottles and had her (not courageous enough to do it himself) quote us some outrageous corkage fees. He wanted $35 for each of our less expensive ones and $65 for the very nice bottle. We asked to speak with him directly - he would not budge on the price and was just short of rude. The appetizers were very good, and the entrees were average. As we exited my husband told him we did not appreciate our treatment and he basically said don't bother coming back. No worries, we will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "If you are looking to reward/treat yourself, then I Ricci is the place to do it. The food is great and the menu has a lot to choose from. The best part is that the wait staff engage you. They make recommendations that help guide you through the menu and suggest pairings of appetizers and entrees."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere is still nice and reminds you of the times the food here tasted just like on location in Tuscany. Unfortunately something seems to have gone wrong in the kitchen. The meat quality for two steaks was poor, the sauce over a rockfish tasted like it came from a can (why did they need the sauce anyway?) and the desserts were at the level of an Italian American family place in the boonies. A true disappointment"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've tried pretty much everything on the menu and it's all great. The seafood (especially the scallops) deserves a special mention. The pasta with rabbit also is great. The service is always outstanding. The staff is attentive, but not intrusive. I'm trying to think of something negative to say about the food or the service, but I can't think of anything. If you've never been, please give it a try."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a birthday, and received a special dessert. Also, they made special gluten free pasta for one diner. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have such a hard time understanding any negative reviews posted here! We have been to I Ricchi twice. 1. Complimentary valet parking. 2. Both times we used a Groupon & still enjoyed exceptional experiences. The Groupon price for a 3-course dinner for 2 plus wine & prosecco was $69. What an incredible bargain! A la carte, the bill would have approached $170. 3. Violetta, our server, an absolute treasure, accepted our Groupon at the beginning of the meal and treated us like royalty. 4. Wide variety of menu choices; excellent quality of ingredients. We enjoyed Mains: Filetto Alla Zingara & Pork Chop w/ Balsamic Onions; Desserts: Walnut-crusted Mascapone Cheesecake was delicious & a surprisingly light end, Semifreddo Alle Fragole was yummy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My friend and I had a lovely dinner at i Ricchi. Ambiance was very nice, staff excellent and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend it to friends. Margie"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I Ricchi was one of my favorite places years ago when I lived in DC, so I thought that I would return, and I was disappointed. The appetizers and first course pasta were very good, but the entree was really lacking and the decor had not changed in 20 years. It was way too expensive for the food and experience ($190 for two people - only one drink) and I noticed that there were several people there with some promotional offer."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Hands down a precious experience. Amazing food with a highly accommodating staff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • ". Requested steak to be medium, but had to return to kitchen since it came out medium rare. Other than that, food and service was great"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Pricey, salty, pushy, not relaxing at all. Knew about this place for a few years and thought we would try it. So we did."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This place is absolutely wonderful and we always enjoy eating here. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. A definite must for anyone looking for great italian food in the DC area."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food is always delicious, wait staff always go above and beyond. Evening was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter, whose name unfortunately escapes me at the moment, was amazing! Offered suggestions, present when we needed him, friendly, courteous. The food was excellent. I had the wide egg noodles with rabbit and my boyfriend had the beef tenderloin. The chocolate torte was mouthwatering :-)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a server that just tried too hard! At one point when she again inserted herself between my dining companion and myself, he finally said "we're trying to have a conversation here". The food was overall not up to expectations. My chilled tomato soup tasted like it was directly from the Trader Joe's box. I had the server remove it after eating about 3 spoonfulls, and told her that it was a poor representation. She asked if I wanted to try something else, but I declined. We had assumed that the price of the soup would have been deleted from the final bill ... no such luck. The full bill presented was paid, but while departing, I did tell the floor manager how disappointed I was in the quality of the soup."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "my mom and i have girl's night here once every few months. it's a great place. we feel fancy"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Caveat, we have been customers for 10 years. We were celebrating our first "legal" anniversary and did not want the new, loud, crushed crowd of 14th St. Just not the night for all that. I Ricci has always provided a welcoming, mature, professional, intimate, and gastronomic pleasure. This was perfect for this dinner. How often I forget what great established restaurants are south and west of DuPont. I rarely will give 5 stars, we could not have had a more perfect night. Trust your waiters suggestions, the staff's education is spot on. Saeed is stellar. His name means Happy, and we were."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My partner has been to the restaurant for lunch several times lately and raved about it, so we decided to go for dinner with one of our best friends in town from Newport Beach. Our friend, who has spent time in Tuscany, bonded immediately with Miguel, our waiter, a native of Tuscany, and from that moment on we might as well have been there. After a lengthy discussion of the wine list, our guest/host selected a 2008 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino that was excellent. Miguel put together an excellent antipasto for us, supplemented by a cheese plate. Two of us had sautéed lamb for our main course and the other a pasta with seafood. Everything -- ambience, service, pacing, food -- was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is my all-time favorite DC restaurant. I recommend it for anyone that is looking for amazing food and amazing service. Every time I go the service just gets better and the food continues to amaze me."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a great evening at I Ricchi and would definitely recommend. Our waiter was polite and friendly and the food was very very good. I'm planning on going again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014