i Ricchi

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$31 to $50
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Italian
A restaurant specializing in the preparation of "Cucina Rustica" - Tuscan country-style, scratch cooking. Attentive service from experienced and caring staff. Italian wine list. Outdoor dining on the Piazza. Free valet parking.
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Ristorante i Ricchi is celebrating it's 31st Valentines Day event !!! Our two day event is Friday 14th & Saturday 15th . Please join us in celebrating one of our biggest Italian Festival Events of the year featuring our aclaimed ala cartye menu as well as a Very Special VD Menu!!

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LN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came for a reunion and all of us were pleased with our meals, the excellent and even entertaining service. The sea bass was succulent and the beans and compote that accompanied it were delicious. The chocolate mousse was heavenly.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was attentive and kind. The food was good but not extraordinary and the portions were small for the price. Perhaps they were sized smaller for restaurant week. That being said, the tiramisu was excellent and complimentary valet parking is very accommodating. Overall it was a good experience and we enjoyed ourselves, however, we didn’t feel the value was worth the price tag in our initial visit.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant week menu was weak. Typically restaurants go above and beyond with their menu selections but it feels like i Ricchi did the bare minimum. The portion sizes were so small and the food wasn’t all that great.

RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Considering that it was restaurant week, we had excellent service. The mushroom soup and pasta were excellent!

AD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

At first, our server was not very attentive. This was remedied without me saying a thing. Very nice man, but never gave us his name. First course of meatballs and polenta was cold, second of chicken Parmesan was very hot. The ambiance of this restaurant has changed for the worse. Although the were nicely dressed, many tables had guests in torn jeans a flannel shirts. This is too expensive to sit next to tables full of people who think they’re at McDonalds.

D
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant week. Waiter was perfect!

LN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This visit did not live up to my previous experience. It was restaurant week and crowded so also noisy. The menu for restaurant week was not inspired. I asked the waiter for a recommendation and he steered me to the chicken cacciatore. It was OK. I will be back, though, because I know they can do better.

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We ordered a side of spaghetti w/ tomato sauce to complement our entrees. The waiter said he forgot to put the order in. When the spaghetti finally came out, we were nearly finished with our entrees. We thought the waiter would take it off the bill, but he didn't.

BS
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for winter restaurant week. The food was outstanding and so was the service. This is an excellent "date night" place.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and highly recommend this restaurant (thanks, Said!). The service was great and the food is the best Italian in Washington. Our only quibble was that the food came out way too fast. Other than that, a great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Tuscan food and atmosphere, great service.

CG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Ricchi is always excellent all around - food, service and ambiance.

RB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I would return for the octopus salad. The service was very rushed, despite our having told the waiter that we were in no hurry. We had drinks, two courses and coffee, and were out in 1 hour. Also, be cautioned about the chairs. They are incredibly uncomfortable.

RJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Very friendly and accommodating to special requests.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and service were very good.

GH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Understanding it was New Years Eve the large, noisy crowd was expected. However having informed the restaurant when I made reservations that it was also my wife’s birthday I was expecting a sitting arrangement other than in a corner against a wall. No offer of anything special for my wife. Waitor (Alex) was challenged throughout the evening to meet modest requests for extra wine, etc in a timely matter. The food was excellent but service focus was not.

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad and I were in DC for the Military Bowl and were celebrating a Carolina victory. Our waiter, Carlos, was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. His recommendations were spot on. The homemade pasta was exceptional and the desserts were worth every calorie! We both plan to return.

WG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is fresh, well prepared, and beautifully presented. What a joy!

RB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, great food and ambiance.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

iRicchi is a pleasingly comfortable venue true to its Tuscan roots. We love this place! We enjoy the bar and the atmosphere in the dining room each time we visit. Christianne's presence enhances the ambiance with friendliness and expertise. The menu is broad enough to meet our needs whatever our resolutions and the Tuscan food always a pleasure. It is a good value compared to other DC restaurants. Valet parking makes it an easy Dupont Circle destination. Go there; we recommend it without hesitation.

JS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, exceptional service. Our waiter, Said, was wonderful! If you have the good fortune of having him as your waiter, make sure you consider his recommendations.
We had a lovely time! Thank you.

WB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment for a business meal with a staff that is very accommodating and food that is a delight to the pallet.

s
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and of exceptional value especially if you join the Women's Club and eat on Tuesdays. My server Angie/Angela was particularly knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. Luv her!

CW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here whenever I am in town on business and wanted to bring my wife during her first trip to DC. Our meal was excellent and our server Carlos was perfect.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Great food excellent service. Our waiter Said was very helpful and definitely enhanced the experience. After dinner, he introduced us to the owner with whom we had an enjoyable and engaging conversation for about 10 minutes. Will definitely be on my list for dinner plan next time I am in Washington DC.

CS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I can't wait to return.

m
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I was really expecting a much better experience. While the ambiance was nice, service was really good and the food was flavorful we were very disappointed with the portions of the dishes...especially the lamb chops (just 2 small pieces) and the corvina. I've got no problem paying more to enjoy a night out at a higher end restaurant but when all 4 of us left hungry, it was clearly a problem.

A
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was not up to the quality we were used to. The bronzino was dry and the risotto was not seasoned property

s
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! i Ricchi is a superb restaurant that NEVER fails. The owner is almost always present and nothing misses her attention.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Host didn’t get my note on reservation. She sat us on table but I wanted bar. I thought bar is reserved something like that. But when I asked to server he helped us gently to move to the bar. Bartender did amazing job a professional gentleman! I lived Italy for a while but never had shrimp risotto like that. Bread was like salty cake not crispy. And disaster was risotto! I ordered spinach shrimp risotto ($25-30) 4 piece of shrimp, spinach sauce butter and rice. That’s it:) I’ll never think to come back. Don’t believe that they know what risotto is.

SB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and ambiance in DC!

E
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was excellent. The waiter was very attentive and made good suggestions.
The food was superb.

KC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Getting water without ice took an enormous amount of time. I was about to ask our server where was the glass of water (first glass had ice and my boss requested it without ice - tap water) and it finally arrived. I think my glass and my sister’s were filled at least once or more before the iceless glass of water came. And, the bread did not come out until about a minute before the meal was served.
My sister’s chicken dish looked dry (poor cutlet looked like it was hacked to as thin as a sheet of paper)and the few roasted vegetables made the dish look paltry. She said it was dry and the 4 pieces of vegetables wasn’t enjoyable. My boss seemed to enjoy her scallop salad, and my risotto special was great. We had cappuccinos, cheesecake, and cannolis. All fantastic. The food was delivered in a prompt manner even though it seemed busy.
I think the waiter was fine, cordial and prompt. It was the person who brings the water (or doesn’t ) and bread, that was slow. Restaurant noise was minimal and it was clean.
I have eaten several times here over the years and this is the first time this was experienced. One of our servers was not doing a good job, and this rating is partially based on this recent visit.

R
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Frankly was disappointed. Nothing special. Our waitress was hard to understand and we had one miscommunication that resulted in a missed order. Probably won’t be back.

c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant meal for two at I Ricchi. Our waiter was excellent, making suggestions without 'upsetting.' The food was very good. The wine by the glass was average, and not great value. The noise level was acceptable for carrying on dinner conversation. Overall, very good.

B
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The breadth of the selections, the preparation, presentation, and service were all excellent.

OM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and ambiance as always. Truly wonderful food. A little too busy to be flexible and accommodate request for substitute sides with entre. We will keep returning over and again.

E
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the pleasure of enjoying our dinner in the excellent care of bartender Eric. Great service, fun conversation, delicious food. We look forward to our next visit!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute great service and the food was outstanding. Would definitely come back again.

EM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely night out. If you want great service, amazing food, and an engaging, romantic setting, this is the place.

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