Il Riccio

4.2
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585 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A favorite neighborhood restaurant for those in the know. Not only is the food good but the people-watching is terrific. Our warm friendly staff welcomes locals like Henry Kissinger, Ralph Lauren and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plus assorted Upper East Side beauties. Specializing in the fabulous flavors of the Amalfi coast, selections include delicious risottos, osso bucco, specialty pasta, as well as more exotic fare like roasted lamb garnished with balsamic vinegar and rosemary. Delectable home made desserts along with an extensive wine list. Soft hand-painted ochre colored walls, sensually sweet background music and attentive service provide a memorable dining experience at this distinctively chic restaurant. We have a private dining room for parties of up to 24. Details at the restaurant.
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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived at the restaurant on Oct. 3rd, it was closed and dark. There was a notice on the door that it had been closed by the Marshall and was in possession of the landlord. An employee was there and he said that they failed to pay their rent!!

MG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is NOT a fine Italian restaurant. There are several top notch ones near Il Riccio. What I like about this place is that the service is respectable and polite, depending on what you order the food very-good to good. Wine selection is also good. We've only been there for lunch and I will go back. I may even try dinner one evening......but not sure at this time.

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful site for an authentic Italian meal. A wide variety of fresh and delicious dishes and outstanding daily specials. I limited but delicious wine list. The service is professional, cordial and friendly. It was obvious there were many 'repeat customers'! We will definitely return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

always dependable for high quality and elegant meals served with warmth. The team is very focused on creating a comfortable yet sophisticated dining experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood restaurant.
The food is delicious. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The waiters will do anything to make your experience better.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

First time there since change of ownership.
Ambiance is very sterile-white walls, little decoration. Not very Italian
Service was OK but not very attentive.
Manager was excellent and probably the only saving grace.
Food was fair at best. Fish was tasteless, smelled "fishy" even though it was the special which usually means fresh. Bread was bland and not very "Italian"
Wine - a Chianti Classico - was overpriced and not very good.
Very disappointed as it is in my neighborhood.

SV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday lunch was brilliant. That we will be there tonite, says it all.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

IS
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. Celebrated our daughter's birthday. Food/service excellent. Did not rush us.

Will gladly return.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Mediocre neighborhood Italian

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant is not welcoming, does not have an upbeat vibe. Food OK but nothing special.

RD
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is great. Ambience is well done with nice table distance and setting. The service is a little “abrupt” in this particular servers manners. But overall good food and setting is well done.

OT
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I were in town for the weekend and wanted a good Italian dinner. We were seated in the back dining room under the skylight and treated to excellent service. The decor was dated, but the food and ambiance were good. Hailing from the Amalfi Coast, the owner greeted and seated all of the guests. We had a lovely time!

N
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was only fair

JF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were so good that I ate here both Thurs and Fri evenings

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant. Great food and service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. We brought our 10 month old son and they were very accommodative. They were also great with food allergies.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Unassuming. Comfortable. High quality food. Excellent service. Reasonably priced. Amalfi Coast decor and feel. A touch of the Italian Riviera on Upper East Side.

FD
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

DISAPPOINTING... In what world does an Italian restaurant serve the primi and secondi together? When we objected they only served the pasta and then brought us out our second course cold. Non-Italians and UESiders may not know the difference, but for true Italians it's just not done. While the food continues to be delicious the service is just too sloppy and inattentive for those prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Very fresh. Great service. Immaculate

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like the reviews said great neighborhood spot. Food and service were excellent! Amalfi coast meets NYC...

G
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious food...the flavors brought me right back to the Amalfi coast. Lovely spot with friendly, attentive staff.

NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Average Italian food at higher end prices.

JO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was the worst i have ever had in any restaurant! I will not be going back

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood place. Consistently fabulous food and gracious service.
Every dish is a wonder!

A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was excellent.
Service is attentive but not intrusive
Food is delicious, plated nicely
My dessert was a delicious chocolate cake and the waiters sang happy Birthday

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice and quiet place you could have a nice conversation, and the food is good

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service. A more imaginative wine list would be nice, but that's a minor quibble.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Neighborhood place

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The soft shell crab was expensive but excellent

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. No frills but good food. Service a bit slow.

NP
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot where the food, service and quality are great, and they don't ding you either on the cost of the food or the wine. I would definitely go back.

GP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Treated as if we were guests their home. A lovely experience.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes. New management, with excellent attentive service.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The waiters are excellent and helpful with suggestions.

M
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite restaurants for a quiet Italian meal with wonderful service. Menu has changed a bit, and I miss their no longer offering beef carpaccio. However, the ambiance and service remain excellent, and the main courses are varied and tasty.

RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Il Riccio for a pasta lover that understands authentic Italian food. We were not disappointed. Intimate, friendly atmosphere w/o feeling crowded. We had the goat cheese salad with best goat cheese i had - buttery with a hint of garlic. The pasta w meat sauce was delicious w/o being heavy and the chicken scarpariello traditional and tasty [you know when you eat beyond your means]; even the steamed spinach was flavorful. They also matched us very well with wine. All in all a delightful experience and we'll be there again

W
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely, friendly, neighborhood restaurant with good Italian food. The specialities change nightly. There is always something you would want to try. It is a great place to have a private, small party for up to 30 people.

m
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall it was a lovely experience all the way around.
From the ease at which we made the reservation on Open Table to the warm reception when we got to the restaurant.
The food, staff and service all exceeded our expectations.
I would recommend the restaurant for any occasion

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