Ricciuti's Restaurant
Ricciuti's Restaurant

Ricciuti's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ricciutis.com/
  • Phone: 3015703388
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday thru Thursday Dinner 5pm to 9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday Lunch 11:30am to 3pm Dinner 5pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: James Ricciuti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 97 & Rt 108
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On-site private lot.
A word from Ricciuti's Restaurant
Ricciuti’'s Restaurant highlights locally grown and
seasonally inspired dishes. Our menu features locally grown produce, free range chicken, pastured beef, lamb, pork, & sustainable seafood, as well as local beer, wine, & spirits.
We are 100 % committed to creating an impressive,
positive dining experience while adhering to
responsible ecological business practices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Ricciuti's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (101)great for outdoor dining (67)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (39)romantic (30)good for groups (29)notable wine list (22)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A great place to bring visitors
    olneylocal
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The food was excellent and the service very good. Loved that the food was locally sourced whenever possible, and that it wasn't "portion packed" and pre-cooked. My guest was from Europe, and before ordering, asked if this was US-style or normal portions, and I was glad to be able to say that the portions were going to be perfect and not oversized, cheap quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable setting and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Decided to take family (Wife and 2 adult children) out for Father's day. Don't usually like outside dining due to heat in the area, but this day was fabulous with ideal temp and humidity. We sat at a nice table and could chat without shouting and were not disturbed by other tables. I had a great Stout (22 oz), son tried Mohito that was made well. We had Spinach and Artichoke appetizer (we get it every time and it's great) then shared two of their signature wood/brick oven pizzas, booth very good. Very good and friendly service, very attentive and we never had to wonder where they were hiding. Clearly our favorite place to eat in Olney.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must try!
    Grinnay
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Not your chicken nuggets kind of restaurant. They use only quality locally grown food and the meal was superb! Not big meat eaters, we couldn't resist the filet mignon with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. I couldn't tell you what the sauce was because I was exhausted by the end of the evening. The restaurant is located in an historical house in Olney. But the meal melted in my mouth, as it did my daughters who eats less red meat than myself! But the best part of the meal was their chocolate pizza... (they are also known for their excellent wood burning pizza stove) but this I can only say it out of this world. Fresh fruit cut on top of a crust covered in white and dark chocolate with a hint of raspberry! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    HoHum4Lunch
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This is a great neighborhood find. Food is fresh & deliciously prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would have been better
    Outnabout
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a great time and the food was really good. The restaurant acknowledge our 41st anniversary by bringing out 2 mugs with chocolates in them afterwards. However, what somewhat spoiled an otherwise very good experience was that flowers I ordered connected to this reservation on Open Table from Flowerpetal.com were not placed on the table as a surprise for my wife as I had planned. That was very frustrating because the maître de told me that they had received no flowers (reservation was at 6:30 and she said she had been there since 4:00. I later found out from the florist that the flowers had been signed for at 3:00 PM. Clearly a lack of communication in the restaurant spoiled at least a portion of the event.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always something new
    Kate
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is one of my favorite go-to restaurants in the area, especially for a nice evening out with friends. There is always something new to try on the menu, although very few fish dishes this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant
    DineOut2MuchVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good food, good service & a great day to dine outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were looking for a nice spot for a reasonably priced anniversary dinner, and this completely fit the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating the new PhD
    Justmy2cents
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went to Ricciuti's with a group of close friends to celebrate a newly earned PhD. Wanted someplace where we could relax and have delicious food in a friendly atmosphere - and in a closeby neighborhood. All of these requirements were met - and we had a great time. Food was delicious - including the grilled swordfish and the calamari. We enjoyed other dishes as well, but these stick out in my mind. Would visit again, when we want to be relaxed and casual and enjoy good food. Room was quiet and a bit dark for my taste - but outdoor dining is available as well when we want lots of sunshine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BubbeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Went before theater at Olney - great service - food was very tasty - salad was delicious - chicken salt inboxes excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We always enjoy Ricciuti's. The food is delicious, the setting is relaxing and quiet, and the service is excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the wine list, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    Shell
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My birthday dinner was awesome! The server went above and beyond to make sure our food was brought out quickly so we could attend a 7:45 show. Everyone in our party raved about the pizzas and calzones. I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 80 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 758 reviews are from the Ricciuti's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Never Disappoints
    EastCoastCruiser
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Unlike many restaurant the quality of the food has been consistently good over the years. If anything it is improving with age.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pickyeatersreview
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have been going to Ricciuti's for years and always have an exceptionally pleasant dining experience. I am a picky eater but can always depend on getting an excellent meal when I dine at Ricciuti's. The staff is friendly and efficient without hovering or making me feel rushed. Dining there is always a comfortable, relaxing experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spot on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    we dine here quite frequently, it's usually the ba, maybe appetizers and salad. Friday night we had out of town guests and we went for all the courses. Everything was fabulous. Fresh ingredients, interesting combinations, a really excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Riccuiti's is a comfortable place to bring friends for dinner. The menu is Italian and contemporary. Our meal lasagna was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food for miles around
    LilJohn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This little place is amazing. All the food is top notch. Their simple menu is diverse enough to keep it interesting from one visit to the next. Knowing that their menu is all local foods prepared beautifully to please diverse groups makes this place quite an experience. Before finding Ricciuti's I never thought that simple, local ingredients could make that much of a difference in restaurant food. Now I am a die hard fan with a quick easy answer to the question..."Whats your favorite place to eat?"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Awesome food! Friendly staff very accommodating. We came for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    JySkrVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I was a bit disappointed this time around. The lamb special was not what I anticipated. Overly cheesy, shredded lamb, and soupy risotto. Not the usual quality that I expect.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ermahgerd, best wood-fired pizza!
    takajose
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Just went to Ricciuti's for our anniversary and it was fantastic. When we were first seated, a family with loud children was seated behind us, and after asking the hostess if we could move, they accommodated us and moved us upstairs very promptly. It took a moment for our server to get to us, but after she did, she was very attentive. Their wood-fired oven pizza was the best pizza we've ever had (Matchbox and Fireworks have nothing over this place). The crust was just ever so slightly charred on the edges and the toppings complemented each other so deliciously, we both had a look-across-the-table-with-eyebrows-raised moment after the first bite. The organic wine was excellent. Overall, a great dining experience, would dine again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - local growers
    sup2max
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was great. Local sources are used for several dishes.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Food
    Eat2live
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    They purchase from the local area which is always a plus. We found the quality of the meals a let down, b the desserts w ere very nice though. We will be giving them another try.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back to the usual great standard
    Clarkebar
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My last review on Ricciuti's, while not terribly negative, concerned mainly a particular evening's special dish of Rockfish. Neither my wife nor I enjoyed it at all, probably Rockfish purists, but chef's do their best to freshen the menu over time and often take chances ... and you can't please everyone. Glad to say the wonderful dining experience we usually have here returned on our last visit, an early meal for us with a 5:30 booking. My wife had the Filet Mignon, which she thoroughly enjoyed and I revisited an old friend, the Penne Bolognese. We both enjoyed the light crowd from the early hour and our server, Matthew, could not have been better, even though starting a second shift. Ricciuti's remains our "go to" restaurant at any time.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I live in the area & had 3 out of town guests that wanted Italian food. I chose Ricciuti's because I have been there many times & have always enjoyed the luncheons & dinners. My group enjoyed the friendly service, good food & the room décor. It was a win/win of an evening!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and setvice
    Zbanks
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Visited Ricciuti's with a group. The food was great! Delicious selections and options for vegans. Everyone at the table couldn't stop commenting on how great their selections were, We ended up sharing! The service was also outstanding from the time we arrived till the time we left. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and visit more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Secret in Olney
    Mike
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Ricciuti's is a great place to eat. What else is there to say? Though not regulars, we have dined there often enough to know what to expect: friendly, attentive staff; food that's locally sourced; innovative specials; and a comfortable setting for dining with friends or family. Patio dining is an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday, April12
    Robert
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We asked to be seated outside and were. Then we decided it was too chilly, after all. We were given a table inside as if we had asked for that. No fuss, no muss. The inside table was upstairs in a cozy room that, though filled with happy diners, was quiet and wonderful for conversation. Our waiter was prompt and helpful. Each dish we three ordered was beautifully presented and quite delicious. Each of us was happy with our selection. We used to get pizza from Ricciuti's when they were a strip center inhabitant in Laytonsville. Our grandsons remember fondly the pizza they used to get there. It is a pleasure to see that they have kept their wonderful pizzas and have also become a great local sourced elegant restaurant as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food less than average
    GuillaumeVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The service was good but sadly the food was not Interesting at all , blend ! Found a good bottle of Pinot noir , cheese plate Was not very special and dessert like every where else. A lot of local and familly with kid , the table next To us even have a baby on a Saturday night .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious as Always
    JQOlney
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We have eaten here a handful of times and it is always delicious. I was disappointed in the service on this trip. While it didn't ruin our time, our waitress was awful. We sat for 15 minutes before she ever came to our table, several times we asked for things that we were never brought (bread, drink refills) and she never even checked on us once she had someone else bring out our food- we actually were waiting for something but ended up eating. She pretty much checked out once she took our order, even though we saw her several times at other tables. Like I said, it didn't ruin it for our guests we were bringing here, but it left a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    As always, our dining experience was delicious, and the ambience was noteworthy. Both the pizza and the pasta dishes live up to expectations. Ricciuti's is a gem set inside a charming vintage house, and is a wonderful asset to the Olney neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Indega
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Hit or miss would describe an experience at this restaurant. Last night, it took forever to get noticed and even longer to be served. The food was above average; however, the menu is very limited.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    Dgeatsalot
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great, fresh farm to table food! Such variety! All served in a wonderful old White House in the heart of Olney! Have been there many times and will return for many more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jordan dinner party
    Jordan
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This was a perfect dinner party. The wait staff are friendly - very responsive. The food was served at the right temperature - an served promptly. My group all commented on what a great -friendly place to go for dinner or drinks/food. Thank you for all your staff did to make this so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still hoping for whole wheat pasta
    dedicatedvegetarianVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Ricciuti's is great. We eat there ~twenty+ times per yr. It wld be great if someone cld convince Mr. Ricciuti that whole wheat pasta and whole wheat pizza dough are his newest great idea. We had to stop eating the pizza bcse of the adverse health consequences (blood sugar through the roof for everyone) of white flour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant has numerous small
    DAandSA
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Restaurant has numerous small rooms which usually makes for a quiet, intimate dinner. The one we were in this time was larger with more tables and people, so it was noisier than I anticipated and would have hoped. The food was quite good, however, and I recommend the place highly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theatre Treat
    TimA
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It is always a special treat to go to Ricciuti's before the Olney Theatre. There are always wonderful pizza choices. Tonight's choice is apple gorgonzola. Their food is always local and fresh and this time was no exception. The bacon wrapped pheasant was wonderful and the rockfish was excellent. Service was fast and friendly! A great time was had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was good, but pizza was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    food was good, but pizza was not hot when it came out. The taste was good, but temperature was not adequate
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food was presented nicely. Bar service was Very Slow. The restaurant was crowded but someone should come up with a way to service the people in the upstairs rooms quicker. 20 minutes to have a glass of wine and a beer delivered needs to improve. Perhaps have some food items like bread and butter upstairs to make the service seem faster.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood Restaurant
    YummyInMyTummy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We've been here a few times. The food is out of the ordinary and quite good. I recommend the pizzas and house chianti. I love the way they make the birthday person feel so special with a mug filled with handmade chocolates.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Dinner
    Dennis499
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Nice environment. Pleasant staff. Food was very good. Excellent menu choices. We will be returning soon. Easy to find parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.