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i Ricchi
i Ricchi

i Ricchi Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iricchidc.com
  • Email: iricchi@aol.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.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us on New Year's Eve for a Tuscan Candlelight Celebration with a 4-course menu, festive decor, complimentary party favors and champagne toast. Thursday, December 31, 5:30 PM - Midnight. Menu posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iricchi.

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
Diner Reviews
  • "Authentic Italian food in a fun and energetic environment. Pricey, but we used a Groupon that was a fantastic deal. Fun for a large group and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Never a dissapointment. Excellent food ans service. Although my favorite waiter has left, the gentleman we had was amazing as well. Food is different from most restaurants and delicious."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My food was fair even after I had asked waiter specific question about the meat---it came dryer and medium rather than medium-rare. Service was very good so had I commented on food they probably would have compensated---it is not worth the reputation or cost."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent service. Menu was robust but no hesitamcy to put something creative together upon request."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I can only hope that what they served us is not what they serve guests paying full price. What a disappointment. The 'New York Strip' my husband was served was not even close. Neither of us are sure what cut it was exactly but there was more tendon than meat. We literally took it home for the dog. The cannellini beans we ordered as a side, were just that... canned. The calamari and tomato salad were fine. Desserts were nothing special. Had we paid full price I would've been outraged. At $69 for two people we'll just never go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Compliments to our wonderful waiter Jaime. He was super attentive and charming. The food was great and we really enjoyed the meal. We were there on a Friday evening and the restaurant was bustling. The entire staff did an outstanding job in keeping everyone's meal flowing. I would highly recommend I Ricchi as a good dining choice in Washington D.C."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I Ricchi is resting on its laurels. Food was boring, service a bit too much, noise level very loud."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One of my "go-to's". The food is always good and the noise is not typically very loud."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Probably the best pasta of my life! Almost ordered the tortellini for desert."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very enjoyable lunch, attentive service, well prepared plates."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had a really fine meal, including a mushroom and mozzarella starter that alone would be sufficient reason to return to the restaurant. The service was attentive and impeccable. The woman at the reservations desk went out of her way to find us a quiet table when she realized I have a hearing disability, which we very much appreciated."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Awesome. The Caprese and beet salad are great starters. The veal chop is unique and worth every bite. Great service: attentive without being overwhelming. Excellent wine list. Slightly pricey but worthy it. Next time we are in DC this one is on the list."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Advertised as "authentic Tuscan", I have to say I was disappointed. The food was decent, but having lived in Florence, being Italian, and my parents living in northern Italy, I was hoping for better. I was hoping to be blown away, and I just wasn't. The food was fine, but not great. And the calamari was a let down. I probably won't return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I returned to i Ricchi after a 19 year gap. Our first experience in 1995 was memorable for food, incredible service and a good atmosphere. However, our recent trip there was only acceptable. The food was not very good. Neither of our appetizers were memorable. Two of the three items of my mixed grill entree were too heavy on the salt. The third item, the lamb chop, was so tough that I had difficulty cutting it with a steak knife. The dessert was good but not great. The one area where i Ricchi gets good marks is with their service. Our waiter offerred good suggestions for wines and was attentive when needed. Overall, the experience was unremarkable and not a good value."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "For a Friday and the place was not full yet, the food took an exceptionally long time. Normally good service and great food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was completely full. Yet food was fast and fantastic. Very impressive. Not everyone can do that."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I returned to I Ricchi for the second time, some 15 years after the first time. It was not as good as I remembered it. I ordered a veal chop, one of my favorite dishes. I ordered it medium rare, but it came barely rare. It was alright but not great. Less flavor than usual. The service was not what I remembered. It was only one night, but I had the feeling this is a restaurant that's resting on its laurels."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I told the waiter I was using a Groupon andwe were promptly ignored for the next half hour. Mediocre, run-of-the-mill Italian food. The only time we were paid any attention by the waiter was when he presented the bill. He wrote in large letters that the "value" of our meal was almost $400 which was roughly double the total menu prices of everything we ordered. He proceeded to hover at the table until he found out how much I was going to tip him. I am always happy to tip well for good service but do not believe in rewarding bad service. As a result I gave him just 18% of the value of the Groupon and felt that was more than fair. He then loudly berated me about this injustice and embarrassed my guests. I should have reduced the tip to 0!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Outstanding service was repeated. I'm a repeat customer."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and evening at I Ricchi. The restaurant was recommended to us by friends and we are thrilled. Our waiter was superb and made excellent recommendations."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had a difficult time deciding which appetizer to choose because they all sounded good. I chose the polenta with the most marvelous mushrooms. When it arrived, it looked lovely and tasted divine. The waiter was most knowledgeable and helped me chose a main course from the many delicious sounding varieties. The fish was thick and juicy, just the way I like it. It was my friend's birthday and when the desert came her plate wash decorated with happy birthday wishes. She was delighted."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My and my wife had dinner reservation on Saturday night. Even showing up on time we were shown to wait at the bar. At the bar there was only one chair available so we were standing for another 15 minutes. Food was good, but did not meet our expectations. At restaurant of this level we did expect more attention to detail, especially sauces, garnish, etc. Poor selection of wines by the glass, we were not offered half size bottles. Otherwise it was nice, but not more. For the dinner in range of $100 per person I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have eaten at i Ricci many times and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the food is wonderful. They are also very amenable to special requests; for example, they modify dishes to be gluten free. We will continue to eat here in the future."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is not bad, but it's certainly not worth the price. Crammed floor plan makes having a private conversation... awkward."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A couple of hours before I made the reservation, I checked to see if 7:45 was available, and it was. I was also pleased to see that it was a 1,000 point reservation. I had to check with my wife about whether that time was good for her, and so there was a delay of perhaps half an hour in coming back to make the reservation. When I did, 7:45 was suddenly only worth 100 points....... Not sure why, or how this works, but it was disappointing. As for I Ricci, been there before, always good service and good food. Some tables are better than others in terms of noise and privacy. So suggest you take that into account in making the reservation. Ask for Anthony to be your waiter."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and ere promptly seated. Service was excellent. Waiter went over the menu and gave us ample time to decide. Food was good .. The cocktails were a little weak and not that tasty."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The mushroom & caprese salad combo were excellent. The Bronzini was superb. The salmon was perfect. The host was welcoming and warm. The waiter was patient and attentive. Simply outstanding"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I've eaten here a number of times in the past year and my only disappointment has been the rare occasion when the kitchen is out of something. The food and the service are both touch notch. I can't get enough of the focaccia bread. One of my favorite appetizers is the warm greens with goat cheese. It's hard to pick a favorite entree, but I love all of the fish and the pasta with rabbit. While the entire wait staff is excellent, I want to give special recognition to Noel. He always makes us feel special and treats us as though we're the most important people in the room.. Should you decide to dine here, ask for a table in Noel's section. If he's not available, however, you'll be fine because all of the servers are excellent."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went here for an anniversary dinner and used a groupon. We were not disappointed. The complimentary valet service was very convenient. Our waiter Mario was extremely friendly and very attentive to our needs. Food was delicious, especially the dessert!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have gone to i Ricchi for 20 years. It was THE place to go for great food years ago and has lost some luster. I had a business dinner there this week. There were four of us at a perfect table in a corner...very nice and comfortable; quiet until the restaurant started to fill up and then it got tolerably noisey. The service was over the top great. The wine, the bread and a group appetizer of mushrooms, roasted red peppers and quick fried Calamari were terrific. Those were the highlights. The Rockfish was just OK and the lamb chop was tough and (I like rare) a bit too raw so it was chewy. The scallops were good. It was all good but not great."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I Ricchi has wonderful special events all the time but every Tuesday, "ladies" get 50% off their food. It's a great incentive to plan an evening with your women friends. We loved it."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I've been to i Ricchi several times, however this time was for a very special occasion, a good friend's birthday. I reserved on Open Table and left a note for the restaurant that it was my friend's birthday. From the moment we were greeted until the end of the meal, the staff continued to make it a very special Birthday for my friend. Her name was listed at the top of the menu (yes, printed on the Menu). And dessert even came with a Happy Birthday chocolate sign. Food was delicious as always."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "You can always be sure of a nice experience at I Ricci."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Terrific service and great food. You ought to check it out."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was glad to be back after several years, but the beautiful I Ricchi has dropped a few notches with food quality. The calamari was do salty we couldn't eat it. The branzino, described as a "lovely filet" was a thick cut that was overcooked. Even the dessert (cheesecake) seemed to have brought in from the shelves of the local grocery store. I am sad to provide this review, but it's time for an honest look at quality at this beautiful and long-time favorite."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We have a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent. The waiter was great. He made some recommendations for us and they were spot on. The mushroom appetizer was delicious -- flavorful and not too oily. The filet was seasoned perfectly and cooked as I asked and the fish my husband got was also great. We were there on a Saturday night and it was quite busy. We could talk in a normal voice and still hear each other. We used a Groupon and it was an excellent value. The only downside is we felt that we were a bit rushed. We would have liked a bit more time between courses. We would go back. It was such an enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Go here for lunch regularly. Always worth the time and m oney. Fresh food, well prepared with excellent service and comfortable surroundings."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "From the greeting at the door to our departure we couldn't have been more pleased on this first visit to I Ricchi. The wait staff was great and our food from appetizers to dessert was prepared expertly and was deliciously prepared. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Having walked in the blistering cold of the Washington snowstorm aftermath, I arrived at the restaraunt to find that it was locked up and the staff were preparing to leave. I was unable to catch their attention, so never got to experience anything about the restaraunt or its people. Fortunately the Palm accross the street is populated by stauncher personnel and I had a fine meal there with my friend. Strange that they did not send a cancellation notice."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "a wonderful dining experience at i Ricchi. I will be back - sooner rather than later."
    Dined on 3/4/2014