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Il Riccio

4.0
488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 639-9111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Lexington Avenue
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Public transit
4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room
What 488 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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vipTico (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was bland. Not much of a wine selection. It was not worth the price. The only positive thing was the service. Will not be going back.

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vipANB1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Love I’ll Riccio. Good food in a quiet intimate atmosphere Neighborhood gem

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vipANB1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This my first time here but I liked it so much that we are coming back for Valentines Day!

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vipOne2Go (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

A pleasant, long lasting neighborhood shoe box. They were extremely nice about resetting our table in a different area than the one where they set us up originally.

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Bladthedog10 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

In the grand scheme of places to eat in nyc at this price point this was not bad by any means but there are lots of other places I’d go back to before here. 3 stars means average to me. Not bad.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

REstaurant was empty for lunch, but our food was v
ery good and certainly allowed for conversation. Would go again. Service was very pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The place had a nice menu and food was very good. The service was ok, not great. The tables were too close together and you felt crammed in. Perhaps on a week night it would be better. Great location if in the upper east side. The price was a high for what you got.

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vipEllenD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious food, friendly service , quiet. This restaurant is not a scene.

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vipTouristjim (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Dinner with extended family pre-Thanksgiving. Had our own quiet room in back. We have eaten here several times but this was the best ever. Truly great food, beautifully prepared.

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vipJerry (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

As always Il Riccio delivers. It may be among the best Italian food in town. The service can wane, but, a word with the head man will solve that. They start you off with the house's fried zucchini. After that, you are in the hands

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susane (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

I just love this place. Friendly, no pretensions, not too noisy, they never make you feel rushed, can sit for hours, and the food is always delicious

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vipsushilover (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

always a pleasure-always consistent- warm and always a welcoming environment

a real neighborhood spot-eeven though i travel from upper west side

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viplunchlady (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Pleasant place with good enough food. The veal chop milanese was not what it used to be. More breading than veal with a limp salad.

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SunnyZ (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Staff could smile more and be more welcoming. Food was so so- average.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

front of restaurant over crowded. HAD TO GET UP FROM CHAIR TO LET PEOPLE PASS OR THEY BRUSH UP AGAINST YOU

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I took our (NYU student) daughter there on a Saturday night while in town for the weekend. It was fabulous - warm atmosphere, attentive and yet relaxed service, incredible pasta dishes (my new favorite), great bread, a comp chef appetizer, perfect portions, delicious cappuccino, comp biscotti, I could go on! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Burrata appetizer was sour and couldn't finish it. Branzino was very dry and tasteless, and the salad it came with tasted horrible. Service was prompt but attitude was abrupt. My friend didn't like her seafood medley - was very dry. We've dined there in the past but won't return.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful meal and service!

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vipsushilover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

great food-great service-been eating there for years

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vipJackR (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

The menu (and prices) have changed at the restaurant since last year, and not for the better in my opinion. Favorite dishes have disappeared and the replacements are not as good, although the prices are a bit higher. What had been a better than average neighborhood place is now simply average. With all of the choices in the area, being average is not enough.

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