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Il Riccio

4.2
493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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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Neighborhood
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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 493 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It was a good night there!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always delicious fresh fish in this neighborhood favorite

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Never misses. Excellent, authentic Italian with exceptionally good pastas. Food and service are terrific and always have been (after a dozen visits over several years).

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It is a great restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent all around!

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful meal and service!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

great food-great service-been eating there for years

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on September 24, 2017

The fish was awful. The appetizer was in same tasteless cream sauce as pesce. mista. Food was simply awful.

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

The meat dishes (hamburgers, lamb) have been undercooked recently. Had to send my order back on two occasions.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Good and wine very good. Service very good. We
like sitting in the back room and will always request
It. Not rushed to leave.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Il Riccio never misses: service is unobtrusive but anticipatory, specials are varied, food is excellent.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2017

We were 3 friends trying Il Riccio for lunch during restaurant week. The setting is pleasant, a bit rustic, but bright and airy - made more so, when I attended, by the sparse afternoon crowd. Three of us ordered everything offered on the restaurant week lunch menu including desserts. Tomatoes in a salad were typically cardboard; something a more careful kitchen would avoid serving. Almost everything else was decent but uninspired - in preparation and presentation. Tiramisu, ordered by two of us, tasted stale as if it had sat in the refrigerator for a week. One bottled Peroni and two glasses of house wine rang up at $33.00, a disappointing surprise. Service was adequate but without any effort to ingratiate or charm. None of us plans to return.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Just moved back to NYC and had heard it was a nice place. Staff and food was great. Plan on going back.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

good authentic Amalfi Coast food.loved the fried zucchini that they served when you first sit down gratis

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent menu choices....all selected were delicious. Service was friendly and helpful.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Lovely restaurant with neighborhood ambiance. Our waiter seemed like he'd rather be anywhere else. Food was tasty but nothing special.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

I met a friend for restaurant week-- I loved the whole meal! The pasta was amazing , and the lemon sorbet did not disappoint! (I especially loved the presentation in the lemon!)

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2017

The restaurant was pretty empty, food was ok, service fine, but overall just dull. Sorry.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2017

The restaurant needs an update to its ambiance- the food was okay

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

I've never had a bad experience at Il Riccio, and I've been coming for many many years.
On this occasion, dinner with old friends visiting NY, we sat in the back glassed in "garden" and that was lovely. Service is always friendly, reliable and professional. Among other things, we had a nice bottle of rosé, delicious burrata appetizer, good pastas, and branzino. It was a most enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Great local foodie haven

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2017

A friend told me she loves this place, but I don't really see why. I thought it was a bit expensive, and the food not really special, just okay. I chose it because it was convenient for a companion who is not easily mobile, but I was disappointed.

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