Very NiceTook my parents here to celebrate mother's day. It was raining pretty hard and the valet was a nice surprise. All the staff are very nice and our waiter was really attentive (hovered a little bit too much for my taste, but we had everything we needed the whole night so it was fine). The food was delicious - calamari was really good, and both the lamb chop and crab cake entrees were very good. Had a nice time overall, I'd definitely go back for another special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticFrom the Valet parking to the desert, it was a spectacular time.
Our waiter explained everything clearly, had fantastic recommendations for the wine and food
His personality was bubbling with friendship
The food was melt in your mouth great. I had the 14oz Prime, (should have had the filet) I was stuffed. My wife had the chicken. Both packed with flavor and juicy tender.
I wish there were more coupons for this restaurant,, I would return more often. However, a little above my budget, but well worth the money. I will return for special occasions.
Beats the Palm, Hands Down
Thank you for a great evening I Ricchi5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely restaurant, meal and serviceHad a wonderful dinner here with 3 girlfriends from out of town. We were seated a table near the back (for my privacy and quiet) and had a fabulous waiter (Sayid from Morocco) whose recommendations, charm and attentiveness were especially appreciated. The food and service were great.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service trulyThe food and service truly were outstanding . My husband had the pork with white beans and it was as good as we remembered.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI Ricchi is such an amazing,I Ricchi is such an amazing, hidden away restaurant. The service is absolutely impeccable, the decor is just lovely, and the food is phenomenal. Our server was helpful in choosing dishes if we needed assistance, was right there when we had questions, and was very amiable. The decor was one of the best parts, for me. The extremely large wine racks are covered in real ivy, and there are many live trees throughout the restaurant. It brings the feeling of eating outside to days with even the worst weather. And of course, the food. They offer branzino as a special sometimes, and it is a must. The sauce is almost drinkable. And do not leave without getting the walnut crusted, mascarpone cheesecake with macerated strawberries- heavenly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceHad a wonderful time at i Ricchi. The server was attentive, the food was excellent, and the overall experience was great. Had the calabrese salad to start followed by the scallops for a main. The scallops are not to be missed! coffee and dessert were awesome as well.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ServiceGreat dining experience at a lovely ambience with exceptional service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dining experienceEverything about i Ricchi is first rate. Service was unbelievably attentive, food was excellent. Seated on time. Very nice experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEven better: menu of daily specialsI don't know how they do it: They have a splendid regular menu, but now i Ricchi has added a generous daily menu of specials -- running the gamut from appetizer to dessert, with half a dozen additional entrees. We had been a few times and had begun to narrow our focus when ordering, but the daily menu enticed us to try new dishes, and we were glad we did. As usual, the service was impeccably attentive and friendly, and we went away sated and feeling happy to have found a restaurant we know we can rely on to turn a regular night out into a special occasion.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food, attentive serviceThis was a great place for a business lunch, with many choices of interesting Italian dishes and a knowledgeable and attentive wait staff.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience and the foodGreat experience and the food and service was wonderful4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service. ModerateGood food and service. Moderate DC prices.Waiter was helpful in helping decide on dishes.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, absolutely wonderful,Great food, absolutely wonderful, the scallops with ginger sauce and pears is out of the world. Sat. nights the restaurant is teeming, and your reservation will run late; altho the maitre d gave us complementary prosecco, but still, a 30 minute wait..4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL evening at iRicci.WONDERFUL evening at iRicci. Hadn't been in 14 years and lured back with outstanding Groupon deal. Waiter was beyond 5 stars - a true pro. Wonderful meal and evening. We'll be back14/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian near Dupont CirOne of our best meals in D.C. If you want an authentic Italian meal with nice ambiance, this is a great choice. Our waiter even spoke Italian ... which made it even more authentic. Not only was our food great, but all the dishes we saw going past looked equally as tasty. Homemade desserts were delicious. House wines were excellent, too.
All of the staff seemed to enjoy working there, which to me is the best sign of a great restaurant! Attentive, but not overly so.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the calamari and theLove the calamari and the rockfish was excellent. A nicely priced, well chosen wine list only adds to the charm of this place.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of Town..ReturnedWas at National Oncology Nursing Congress. Arranged to have friends to experience the food and dining experience. had a great waiter Anthony and he knew the menu, made great recommendations ....One issue..chairs need option for cushion as I am short and felt I was not able to sit comfortably..Thanks to the gentleman that assisted us transition from the bar to our table...carrying our drinks for us. Enjoyed the Awesome calamari, caprese. And the Itlaian cookies with "holy wine"...4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat with Groupon SpecialMy wife and I have taken advantage of the Groupon special ($69 for 2 of each of: prosecco, wine, appetizers, entrees, dessert) on several occasions. It's really a great deal, and I definitely recommend to those who can't normally afford to visit a fine-dining establishment. Honestly, though, I wouldn't have paid full price for what you get. I have been a server at other top DC restaurants, and I don't feel that i Ricchi's very high prices are fully justified based on these other options, either in quality of food (though quite good) or service (also though quite good). Will be returning the next time I see the Groupon offer...4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI Ricci never disappoints.I Ricci never disappoints. Great food and wonderful service. IRicci has the best calimari, lightly battered and tender. The Rucola salad is a great blend of arugula, fennel and organges. Both the Veal chop and the lamb chops will not disappoint.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWait Staff very knowledgeableWait Staff very knowledgeable about pairing wines with entrees - food and wines are excellent4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPlucked from TuscanyFirst class Italian restaurant that specializes in Tuscan food. Food and service are excellent. Save room for a fabulous dessert.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingHad a delightful time. Haven't been in a very long time and it delivered a fabulous meal as I always remembered. The food was scrumptious and service was impeccable. Our server was Michael from Tuscany and he was a pure delight. Complimentary parking was offered and our car was waiting out front so no wait time. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to have a wonderful experience.
WE were a table of five on a Thursday evening.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about itLoved everything about it adn perfect for business lunch and dinners.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent--food,Everything was excellent--food, service, just the right amount of attention.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, wine, service, and ambianceFood, wine, service, and ambiance were all great. Had a very nice, romantic dinner.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good Italian food. Incrediblyvery good Italian food. Incredibly friendly service and free valet parking. Reasonably priced4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI Ricchi is a winner!Excellent choice for quality Tuscan Italian food served professionally in a quiet, candle-lit atmosphere.
We are planning to return again soon, and will bring another couple.
I Ricchi is a winner!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable ambience, veryUnbelievable ambience, very good food and great service. Terrific pasta.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, solid food.I Ricchi strives to a standard of service that few restaurants bother with any more. More than their food, this appears to be their stock in trade.
This is the kind of place you go to be greeted by name and have servers remember your favorite wine. The maitre d' offers you a paper while you wait for the rest of your party. Your server shows up periodically to periodically pour for you.
The food was solid, but it doesn't rate being called great. No problems with any of the food, but it didn't stand out. The mozzarella was very fresh on their Caprese, for example, but the tomatoes were weak.
You pay quite a bit to eat here, and it's all about the service. Oh, and the pepper mill they use! That's the most ostentatious thing I've ever seen.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceI went to theis restaurant for by boyfriend's birthday, after getting an amazing living social deal. I was very pleasantly surprised. the waitstaff was extremely attentive and the food was amazing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great, and theService was great, and the ambiance was very good, nice touch with the candle light dinner. The food was okay not amazing and very expensive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service from theExcellent service from the waitress, who was knowledgeable about the menu and attentive without hovering. Both the rockfish and the tenderloin were outstanding main courses.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful our server was in terms of knowing the menu as well as being generally helpful. As a groupon user, you had the option of choosing something from the entire menu with the exception of pre-determined wine (a red or white blend). When we showed the groupon, his attitude did not change which I find can often be the case at businesses. Instead, we felt completely treated and it simply was a wonderful date spot. If I lived in DC we would definitely make a trip back.
I recommend the cheesecake, caprese salad and the veal.
Wonderful job!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMi Ricchi has valet parking,i Ricchi has valet parking, no charge. We were met by a hostess who verified our reservation and seated us within a couple minutes. Our waitress quickly greeted us. She was unhurried to take our order, giving us time to peruse the menu (this was our first visit) but checked periodically so we weren't left waiting. We went on a Groupon coupon that include a complete meal for two. Other than the wine selection, the entire menu was available and i Ricchi didn't skimp on anything. I had the House Mixed Grill (lamb chop, stuffed quail, & Tuscan sausage), all were excellent. My wife had the sauteed beef fillet with roasted peppers; it was flavorful and cooked to order. It is expensive but will go again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh end Italian resturantGreat value with a coupon. The food, service and wine selection showed their high standards. The service we received was brusk but professional. It was pretty busy at 8 pm Saturday night but the service did not lag. It was a birthday celebration for one of the guests and the desert arrived with very nice birthday touches, in lcluding a candle, special decorations and a singing waiter. The menus was specially printed with the birthday girl's name. (We waited awhile for the desert to arrive due no doubt to the special treatment but we did not mind as we were enjoying ourselves.). Free valet parking added to the great value as the 19th st parking garages were all closed to the public on the weekends. the menu contains a nice selection classics4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place never disappoints!My husband and I arrived at i Ricchi with our menu selections already set. However, our waiter, Noel, took the time to tell us about other items on the menu that he thought we might enjoy. He made the alternatives sound so delicious that we both ordered appetizers and entrees based on his recommendations. We were more than pleased! So much so, that I skipped my favorite dessert and ordered what he recommended (which I had never previously tried). I now have a new favorite dessert, as well as a favorite waiter. The food and service here are always great, but Noel made it more so.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual we found i RicchiAs usual we found i Ricchi to be wonderful. The food was great as always. What I didnt care for was the service this time. It had two bad parts to it. Once it was known we were using a coupon, we felt very rushed to make our full menu selections as quickly as possible, followed by slow delivery. Which would not have felt slow had the server used a more balanced approach. Again, the closing event of the evening left us feeling sour on the server. We use coupons to try new places all the time. As long as the food and the service delivers in excellence we tip very generously based on the pre-discount amount. This server took it upon himself to determine the tip on our bill! If he had left it alone, his tip would have been much better4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time thereWe had a great time there .... birthday dinner out! Had a new waitress that was fantastic.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDined here using a LivingsocialDined here using a Livingsocial voucher while staying in the Dupont Cir area; really impressed by the service here. Host and waiter were both warm and friendly; I noticed the host constantly looking around the dining room and using his eyes or a discreet point to prompt staff to address a water glass that needed filling or something else. Really appreciate that attention in a mid-price restaurant. Food was authentic italian; white bean bruscetta and calamari were excellent, pasta was fresh and well-prepared. If I lived locally this would be regular spot.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough we used a LivingAlthough we used a Living Social voucher, we were treated as though we were High Rollers. The service is always excellent and the food superb.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST stop!i Ricchi was some of the best food that I've ever eaten in my entire life. We had a LivingSocial deal, so that saved us a lot of money. I started with a salad with goat cheese that was to die for. The crabcakes were lump and delicious. I finished with the tiramisu, which I can't stop dreaming about. The bread they served was phenomenal. All around, great food, location, decor, and much more. Plus, our server, who shared with us that she was from Romania, was VERY attentive, polite, and friendly. Amazing service. Can't wait to go back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated by window under airSeated by window under air vents that blew directly on table. Date was uncomfortably cold. Otherwise fantastic4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Manager or Owner WeThe Manager or Owner
We Just want to thank you for great time last night we are from NJ and Danny was such a good waiter we were so impressed with his knowledge of the dishes and the service was GREAT but the FOOD was better than GREAT.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI live in Miami and my girlfriendI live in Miami and my girlfriend goes to school in DC. It was out first anniversary and I needed to do something special but don't know the slightest thing about DC I found out about iRicci through Groupon. Especially when it's on Groupon, I always hold some skepticism until I actually see the place and try the food. Well, this restaurant FAR exceeded my every expectation. The appearance was just what I wanted for a nice romantic dinner. The food was phenomenal....and fast (but not too fast)! What really topped everything off was the service. I don't think I've ever received such great service. No, seriously. The glasses stated full of both water and wine. He was knowledgeable, courteous, engaging and funny. 150%recommend.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergetic and Generally ImpressiveIt is rare to be treated like a first-class patron on a Groupon, but it happened here. The service was some of the best I have experienced in DC. The food was good, but regular prices are quite high. I did not expect everything to be perfect on a Friday night: Four issues: (1) My $34 branzino (European sea bass) entrée was over-cooked. Given the exceptional service, capacity crowd, and steep discount, I did not feel it was appropriate to send it back. (2) The mussels ($17 full price) were small and bland. (3) The mocha dessert lacked distinction. (4) Finally, if you sit near the open kitchen, your eyes may sting from the smoke.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinner on GrouponOn a recent visit to DC I spend my birthday dinner at I Ricchi with my daughter. The food was excellent, we had the scallops and seared tuna, frozen strawberry mousse for dessert. If we hadn't used a Groupon deal, I feel the restaurant is overpriced. The service was good, although I didn't like the fact that our server brought the wine and prosecco at the same time. I would have liked the prosecco with my dessert but wasn't even given the choice. I really disliked the fact that our server added his own tip of 20 percent as if to imply that as a Groupon customer you don't tip enough otherwise. I thought that was insulting, but maybe practice in DC. I have never experienced anything like that in Colorado unless you're in a party of 6 or more4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways worth every cent!This restaurant consistently remains my favorite Italian restaurant in DC. Quality and service are nearly perfect. A true dining experience.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, good rusticGreat service, good rustic Italian food - can recommend for a special occasion4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service were,The food and service were, once again, excellent. My only suggestion--the restaurant promotes 1/2 price for ladies on Tuesdays, through weekly e-mails. But they do not make it easy to obtain this price reduction when you go. You need to be proactive to get the 1/2 price.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMArtistic, yet simple ItalianGreat service from Sabel. Food was delicious in each course.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM