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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i Ricchi reviews from OpenTable diners
224 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)fit for foodies (107)romantic (91)neighborhood gem (58)great for lunch (50)notable wine list (49)good for groups (42)great for outdoor dining (21)hot spot (13)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • What happened to i Ricchi's?
    JuliTuliVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The server was rude. The food was not as presented. I was sold the special of Maryland Rockfish. He brings the fish and says...here is your Branzino. I said I ordered the Rockfish...he said it is the same thing. Branzino is sea bass. Maryland Rockfish is striped bass. I gave this server the Social Living Coupon when we arrived on my iphone. He takes it away and never comes back with the phone. He says...the manager has it. We asked again later to have the phone back....he said it is coming. Finally, we demanded the phone back. He later asks for it again. And, the place was empty. Where was the so called manager????? Last, the bill comes and there is a card with it that says they added on 18% gratuity due to a coupon?
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  • Great food and ambiance!
    Foodiethomasfamily
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant was very nice, valet parking in that area was priceless. Our server never provided his name, but was also an asset to our first time experience.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordinary
    Mighty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We expected more from this restaurant, and were disappointed by what we thought was rather predictable, ordinary food. The tortellini was thick and tough, and the shrimp with spaghetti was so creamy that it was only slightly better than the canned variety. While the ambiance in the rear room was lovely, the noise level in the front was painful, not a good place to be seated. At the prices we paid, we expected much more.
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    romantic
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  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A fancy place for special occasions. Our server was really great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely ambiance-lovely food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My daughter and I were looking for a nice place for Italian food before her race the next day. This place was a gem, with fabulous service and wonderful authentic Italian fare.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch for the HIDDEN charges!
    JWPaisVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were ripped off by our waiter! On a $60 bottle of wine we paid 128.00!!! We asked a 2nd glass of wine but instead the waiter brought to our table a bottle of the wine & opened it, he told my husband this was a better deal than ordering another glass of wine!! We had an Amazon voucher which included a glass of Prosecco wine, a glasses of red wine, we didn't need a bottle since we were driving!!! When the check came he had pen written charges on his pad & explained that, the wine was $60-$22 in taxes and a $45.32 tip!! We didn't argue as we were with friends but did express our dissatisfaction with one of the managers. Beware~Ask for a manager!
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  • Hungary
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Dine there often and it's always great!!! Have been there for Birthday/Anniversary and anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim
    JimN
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I took my wife to I Ricchi for her Birthday and scored 1789 points and secured husband of the month designation for October (second month in a row)! Thank you for a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good to experience on discount
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaurant had lovely story. I enjoyed hearing about the owners travels from Italy to DC. The experience is well worth in for the discounted price. I would hesitate to go again at full price.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Not what it used to be
    ejdm
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    With the exception of the service, Ricchi is simply not what is used to be. It is no longer special, just ordinary. We even had to send one meal back that was ordered medium but came out rare. When it was returned it was still rare. In short, a pricy restaurant that used to be worth it, but no longer is.
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  • Great food & service
    JudyR
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Due to light traffic, we arrived 30 minutes before our reservation. Nevertheless, we were welcomed and seated quickly. Our waiter, Mario, explained the various menu items and told us of any special features of the dishes. We had a dining voucher and shared an appetizer, but he deftly divided it. The proseco was refreshing and the red wine that was offered was a nice Sangiovese going well with both my rockfish and my husband's beef. My rockfish was tasty, and the accompanying potatoes and carrots were a good companion. The beef dish was also good though maybe a bit salty . My frozen strawberry meringue dessert was delicious, and I was told that the coffee was excellent, a necessary requirement of a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but...
    tuesdayschild
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We all had a very nice meal. The restaurant is lovely. I remember the location as being a French bakery more than 30 years ago. Our party did think it odd that a waiter would tell a diner very specifically not to choose a particular dish that was on the menu. The person in our party did not choose the dish, he did go with the waiters' recommendation - and enjoyed that dish, but still... If a restaurant has it on the menu, especially one well know as i Ricchi, I assumed it must be good... yes?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enchanting Italian Restaurant
    RuthsburgVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This restaurant does not disappoint. Food was spectacular. The ribbon pasta was homemade and was light as a feather. The rockfish with vegetables was perfectly cooked. The lamb was tender and moist. The server was most attentive and helpful with dinner entree descriptions. Worth a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian dining!
    TheDupontCouple
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I Ricchi is the perfect place for a romantic date! The food was delicious, and the ambiance was lovely. The handmade pasta was some of the best I've had! We had a slight issue with our server, but management quickly stepped in and fixed the problem. The prices are a bit on the higher side, especially the drinks. I would definitely go back and recommended this restaurant to others looking for a great Italian meal for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much drama
    seekingreatfood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was really good our server tried really hard to make sure we had an enjoyable meal. Unfortunately the drama queen at the next table did nothing but complain about the service, her bill, and the wait staff which put everyone one edge. The fish and salads were excellent we did not stay for dessert. Good wines by the glass we would give it another try.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many issues to return there...
    Sinefula
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We chose iRicchi for our son's birthday celebration.I was pleased with the telephone call, clearing up some details regarding the occasion, from the restaurant, prior to our visit. The food was nice. But I was disappointed with the grains of sand in my Funghi Freschi Misti! Grigliata Misti Della Casa was supposed to include pork loin, rabbit sausage, lamb chop and stuffed baby quail. There was no pork loin in my plate at all!I couldn't eat the lamb chop- it was undercooked. Braciola di Maiale con I'Olive was superb! And wine was great. All desserts and coffee were wonderful. I disliked that the bill already included 18% tips - that automatically deprived me of the possibility to express my personal point of view on the food and service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great attentive, yet friendly service and great selection.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the pasta
    RickVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I hade the mixed grill, lamb chop, quail, sausage, and vegetables. Date had the Rockfish as recommended by our waiter. Started with the mushroom soup and the penne pasta. They were the best!! Entrees were a overcooked, except for the lamb chop and veggies. Bread basket was wonderful. Dessert, strawberries, meringue, and vanilla gelato, was an excellent finish. How they get all that strawberry flavor in a frozen dessert is a mystery worth tasting. Free valet parking too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • My Favorite Italian Restaurant
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    i Ricchi is my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is excellent. My dining partner and I both had fish (rockfish and trout) on our recent visit and they were superb -- beautifully prepared and served. Service is friendly and professional.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • go somewhere else
    Epi2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The manager is unfriendly and it didn't seem like the staff knew what they were doing. Fish was overcooked and salty. Overpriced.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cold Food!
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been here many times and have always had excellent service. This time my entree was horrible...I should have complained at the time and sent it back to the kitchen, but that seems awkward to request, so I have never done that. I ordered shrimp with peppers and the shrimp were so tiny and cold that I couldn't believe it! My husband's entree was steaming hot and he enjoyed it. I did comment about it at the end of the meal, but the server said nothing, not even that he was sorry I hadn't enjoyed it. This restaurant is too expensive to serve mediocre food. We are retired and eat out very frequently, and although the staff is friendly and welcoming, we will not be back here. Next time we'll go the The Palm across the street!
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  • one of my favorites
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is one of my favorites. We brought our friends Sat. night and they loved it,too! The food and waiter were fabulous. We will be back soon.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recomend it
    AferreiranetoVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good.. but not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Yes, the service and food was excellent. However, without the amazon local voucher I would never eat at this restaurant. The prices were far too high for the quality that I've had at a much lower price. I recommend buying a voucher to try for yourself but be warned of the prices.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Superb Itslian Restaurant
    foodie99
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have been going to I Ricchi for over 20 years. Our latest dinner was amazing. Filet mignon and Bronzini entrees were delicious. Appetizers and desserts also were first rate! Highly recommended!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    this is a very nice restaurant surrounded by nice restaurants. very good pastas and meat dishes. food is heavy and filling. great place
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    SearchingForGreatFood
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were looking for a downtown dining experience with some good friends. i Ricchi fully met our expectations. We had a wonderful Italian dinner complete with the warm and hospitality that only Italy can provide.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • great experience
    ellieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We really enjoyed the food. The beet dish was excellent. I liked the rockfish also . The wine list was extensive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Lovely
    CatzmotherVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Outstanding service, lovely food and a wonderful, quiet and relaxing atmosphere make this perfect for a mid-day break. The menu options are varied with a good amount of very healthy options. While I'm not a big fan of mixed greens (that look like weeds), I understand they are good for me and the chef made them tasty, despite my normal hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner - the food was delicious! My wife changed her entree selection after she heard the specials. She changed to a homemade pasta caprese dish. I had the scallops served on top of zucchini and other vegetables. It was very tasty! Our only minor complaint was that the entrees came out very quickly and we started to feel a bit rushed. That feeling subsided though as the waiter had better pacing with our wine, our desserts, and our after dinner drinks. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came using a Groupon deal, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and 2 glasses of house wine for $70. We would probably never go to this restaurant otherwise, since it's out of our normal price range, but we found the groupon to be a fantastic deal and we had a really special evening. The only thing I found mediocre was the asparagus appetizer on the specials list. The vegetables were fresh, but the taste was unremarkable. However, the complimentary bread, the other appetizer (proscuitto with another kind of bread), the two entrees (steak and pasta with shrimp), and the two desserts (biscotti with wine dipper and chocolate mousse cake) were all outstanding. The service was impeccable. I would highly recommend if you see on Groupon.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    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!!
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate