The food took us back to ItalyThe food took us back to Italy ! The service was better than the food. All together a delightful evening which we shall repeat.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a fabulous restaurant!Was a fabulous restaurant! Carlos took great care of us. He was wonderful!!
Thanks for a great dining experience!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMProfessional and PromptAs an assistant, I really appreciate how they were able to easily accommodate the different needs of my bosses. Plus they are conveniently located in DuPont. Lunch was so good we even came back for Happy Hour the same day!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI Ricchi met expectationsThis restaurant serves fresh, well prepared seafood and pasta. We did not try meat dishes but were pleased with the menu and wine selections. The waiter was helpful and made good suggestions. Piped in music was too loud over our table for the first 45 minutes but eventually was turned down. It was a bit off-putting that the waiter did not let us order an appetizer until we ordered our entire meal (supposedly at the order of the chef) but it arrived quickly and was exceptional (calamari, delicately seasoned with lemon). Overall, a nice urban dining experience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Dining!The best Italian Restaurant I've been to in years! The food was phenominal and service excellent. This will be my spot everytime I'm in the DC area.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHurried ServiceOur server seemed to be in a hurry to go home. We were seated around 8:15 PM on Saturday night. Server got the food and visited every 10-15 mins and kept on asking if he can take out the plates while we were still eating. He got the bill with 20% gratuity added already (we were only 2 people).6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Excellent!i Ricchi is always excellent. The staff are very attentive. The food, superb.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy To ReturnThe restaurant was a long time favorite of ours when we lived and worked in the city. It was an online deal that brought us back and we were not disappointed. Service initially was good but perfunctory; we believe it's because they were inundated with coupon users who weren't used to a fine dining establishment like I Ricchi. As the meal proceeded however, the waiter warmed up.
More important the food was excellent - calamari were done perfectly - starter portions were generous. The entrees were quite good and for dessert the tiramisu and vin santo with biscotti were not to be missed.
We hope to return soon and enjoy their wonderful house made pasta.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place never disappoints!I'm working my way through the menu and (at least so far), I like everything. I especially recommend the lamb chops, the crab cakes, and the filet of beef. While there aren't a lost of pasta dishes, the pasta with rabbit meat is great. The service is attentive, but not intrusive, and the entire staff is very professional. Please go!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than we expectedThis was our fist visit to i Ricchi and this restaurant has made it to our date night list of places to eat. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive and the portions of food were almost more than we could eat. We will recommend this place to our friends and colleagues.
dph6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways DelightfulWith friends from out of town, we wanted to return to a restaurant they had enjoyed on a recent visit. We all had a fine meal, great wine and a very relaxing time. i Ricchi simply never disappoints!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time diners. Would definitelyFirst time diners. Would definitely go back. Delicious breads.Since we were sitting under the speakers we asked for the music to be softened., Request granted graciously. It was evening so some of the above choices did not apply.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom beginning to end, oneFrom beginning to end, one of the best evening we have had in town (and we have lived here for over 40 years). From service to food-all 10+. I would recommend this restaurant to friends, family and any out-of-towners we meet.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favorite of OursThe absolute best Calamari in the area! It's fried in olive oil, has just the right amount of salt, and is not greasy in the least - yummy! All the staff (except maybe one who wasn't there this time - yay!) are wonderful, friendly, and helpful - from the Maitre'D who remembers you, makes you feel that you matter and are as important as a "VIP" to the always gracious wait staff to the ever watchful busboys. The food is always delicious and except for the Calamari, we tried something different - Filet w/truffles served w/Polenta and broccoli, and the thin spaghetti w/shrimp in a simple and fresh tomato sauce. We were not disappointed, although I could have done w/o the polenta... We will definitely be back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent - AgainEnjoyed I Riccih this recent Friday evening. Again, the night was perfect. Despite our late reservation of 8:45, the restaurant was still very crowded and vibrant. Our waiter, Jarrett, was great and a every part of dinner was delightful. Thanks I Ricchi!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, authentic ItalianIn the heart of Dupont, this exquisite restaurant is fit for special occasions. We love celebrating here with four course meals that rival the ones I had while living in Italy and a fabulous wine list. Great staff who are very accommodating and knowledgeable.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good. Waiter JaredFood was good. Waiter Jared was fabulous, very attentive.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place,great serviceWe love this place,great service and great food,and really enjoyed the outdoor seating area5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery 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 AMextra milewhile I've been there before and will continue to go,...., this time I was using a groupon and I had left it at home and was having difficulty pulling it up on my smartphone. they agree to honor the deal and work with me to make sure they got the promo code - I eventually got it in time for our check but I was impressed with their hospitality and graciousness.5/8/2013 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 AMWe had 8pm reservations andWe had 8pm reservations and had to wait 45 minutes to get seated. Service was good but a little slow. Food was excellent.4/27/2013 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 AMi Ricchi is extremely expensivei Ricchi is extremely expensive which primarily will keep me from coming back again. Food was pretty good. I wish I had a better table as I my date and I were placed near the back. It was a bit cramped too.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 AM