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About i Ricchi

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.

1220 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
19th & Jefferson Pl.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 835-0459

Website:
http://www.iricchidc.com/

Catering:
We cater small & medium sized events in office or at home.

Parking Details:
Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.

Public Transit:
Dupont Circle South

Executive Chef:
Christianne Ricchi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Nightly Happy Hour with reduced prices & free hors d'oeuvres. See our Weekly / Monthly Calendar for special events. Wine Tastings, Dinners, Ladies Nights, and many special promotions. Sign Up and receive special deals !!

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 5:30PM - 5:45PM

Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM

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Private Dining

i Ricchi provides private rooms and special menus for parties of 12 or more.

i Ricchi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (47)
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Authentic (36)
Romantic (35)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (23)
Notable Wine List (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (8)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Another successful outing to I Ricci. The staff is well above par for the Washington restaurant scene, and the food is beyond compare. We never have anything but praise for the place. The food service and ambiance are wonderful and they always manage to meet any special requests we might have. They are extremely good about getting us out on time if we have to make a play or concert somewhere. I will continue to go to I Ricci as often as possible, because it is simply the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. This is a keeper!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We really enjoyed the meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great hospitality and very accommodating. Maitre'd Evan was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server, Michael, was excellent and knowledgeable, and knew what to recommend. Each course of our dinner was delicious and service was leisurely but perfect. We always enjoy our meals, and will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Consistently good.. I had the pork chop milanese and the procciutto with melon everything delicious and our server was very attentive.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We would give a 100-star rating if we could! Delicious, beautiful food, and fabulous service! Looking forward to returning soon! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant has the best Italian food in the city bar none!!!!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Rude hostess - everyone there seemed very awkward and tense

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We always have a great meal and a great time there. We don’t understand any of the negative reviews we sometimes see. We go often and we’ve never had anything but a great experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had three courses...all met our expectations of quality, presentation, and taste. I highly recommend the mixed grill as a secondi.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My husband and I often meet here for lunch taking breaks from our hi-hum jobs. It's a nice romantic "getaway" in the middle of the day. The people are great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food. Recommend the Scallops for appetizer and Cavatelli Neri or Brazino for entree. Delicious! Service was phenomenal.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best restaurant in DC hands down!! The food and service are impeccable.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

When I was served my entree, I questioned why there was no arugula and tomato with the veal and the waiter said the vegetable changed all the time. Later it turned out I had been served the wrong dish, and only realized that when the bill charged an extra $8 over what I had ordered. It then took more that 25 minutes for the (waiter’s) mistake to be corrected on the bill. So, bottom line, because of the waiter’s incompetence, I didn’t get the dish I ordered (which I would have preferred) and we wasted a lot of time waiting for our correct bill. Management, aware of the problem, did nothing but say that the staff needed better training. This was our fourth visit to I Ricchi in recent years. Neither the food nor the service were up to previous standards. I doubt we will ever return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I have never had a less than perfect experience at iRicchi. The food is always delicious and the kitchen is willing to accommodate special requests. Every person on the staff is kind and goes the extra mile to make guests feel welcome.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first time at i Ricchi. I wish we had discovered this gem a long time ago. We went for our wedding anniversary. The service was balanced and just right, the food was outstanding, and the overall experience was special. I have no constructive criticism, only grateful thanks for a great meal and a great memory. I would go back in a heartbeat, and we probably will.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

i Ricci is our favorite special events restaurant. the food and service is excellent and the ambiance is delightful reminding us of our vacation in Italy. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I Ricchi provides authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan focus. I do not get there as often as I would like, but a friend from New York had an event at a nearby hotel, so I seized the opportunity.

We shared a lovely minestrone, as well as the taglierini with clams and zucchini. Both were wonderful, with lots of beautiful vegetables that were cooked sparingly. For our entree, we shared the mixed grill, with superb lamb and a great fennel sausage that outshone the usual ones one can get in a food store.

Our server was extremely knowledgeable, and appropriately opinionated. He guided me to an excellent Sicilian rose--if only I could remember its name!

Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Usually I Ricchi does not disappoint. Usually the waiters are very attentive and knowledgeable. This time was different, however. Our waiter seemed rushed and barely gave us time to look at the menu before he asked what we wanted. When we asked him if we could have bread he informed us that a couple of large groups were in the back and that this was unusual. Honestly I can be understanding to a point but I don't like the insinuation that I should be understanding while my waiter is more accommodating to other guests. Our business is just as valuable as theirs. We are also repeat customers. They recognize us every time we go. The food came quickly and was cooked well (I emphasized a very specific temperature for the veal) but he also asked us if we wanted our dessert to go. He offered to package it before we even ordered. The whole thing felt rushed. My boyfriend even said "you just want to turn em and burn em, right?" Disappointing experience at a restaurant that usually provides excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food. The pasta is out of this world. The veal Milanese was excellent. Highly recommend this place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, wonderful service, a little loud, but overall a great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The ambiance, food and service always wonderful!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 16, 2017

one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The quality of the food continues to be fantastic

Also the waitstaff are very knowledgable and helped themembers of our party make good selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Terrific service
Good food
Nice atmosphere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great high quality food with impeccable service. Wonderful fresh made pasta
with great sauces. Excellent wines by the glass or bottle.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent night at I Ricchi with absolute amazing food and service. From the fresh bread to the dessert this place knows how to wow a customer. We had delicious scallops with mushrooms and gnocchi and very tender, crispy calamari for our appetizer! The pasta was also cooked to perfection and the perfect portion size. I wasn’t overwhelmed with a heavy pasta that I can barely make a dent in. Lastly the dessert was one of the best desserts I have ever had! It was chilled, refreshing, and we cleaned the plate. Overall we experienced a great night with a beautiful atmosphere. The waitress was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. This place is excellent for a special occasion as well. I have been twice in a month! I will for sure be coming back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was fair

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Centrally located and easy to meet friends for lunch or business lunch. Service is very good, menu diverse and excellent, and overall quiet so one can converse easily. Enjoyed a reliable and dependable lunch, as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good hearty italian fare, and good rotating specials

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Really good food and service. We had the tortellini and rigatoni. Both were superb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Another successful visit to I Ricci. Family from out of town came in and as they did last year, insisted on dining here. The level of customer service is unparralled in the area and the food quality is superb. We always enjoy when Ms. Ricci stops by the table, as she is a joy to talk to. The entire staff is incredible and the kitchen crew one of the best around. We can't wait until our next visit, which will be very soon, as this is our favorite spot in the city to dine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We used a Groupon for this occasion. I am sorry to say that this time one of our main courses was way below par. Described as loaded with backfin (and carrying an upcharge over the Groupon) it arrived as two hockey pucks of breadcrumb filling with microscopic amounts of shreds of crabmeat. We have received an apogy and a different dish which was very nice. The rest of the meal was excellent as usual. Our server was efficient and very pleasant. We hope for a better experience next time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful seevice, fabulous food, even on a groupon, and wven free valet parking! Love i Ricci, after all these years, still first class.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A great way to end an evening. Everyone working there were great. The Calamari was the best ever. Try the Scallop appetizer. The best! I would definetly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Consistent expert service. Consistent with delicious food. We visit iRicchi every time we're in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Took friend to lunch and the food was wonderful. Service was out of this world! All the staff was so welcoming and I would love to go back for dinner. Finally found a new favorite place to dine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The salad, main courses (both fish) were excellent--flavorful and well prepared. And the desserts were excellent. Also, I asked for a quiet seat to deal with a hearing impairment and, after a little negotiation, that was accommodated, too. The service was okay--some issues with a server with a heavy accent and our water glasses sat empty longer than I would like.

The biggest downer was that we both used the free valet parking and had a late reservation. By the time we were leaving, the valet (and his stand) were gone without a trace and we had neither car nor keys. We had to go back in, track down the keys and then trek to the car. NOT an elegant ending to an otherwise enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Phenomenal service made the food taste even better if you know what I mean. From the hostess on the phone who handled our delayed arrival and addition of one diner at last minute on a Saturday night to the waiter who perfectly orchestrated the course delivery and birthday dessert at the end, we all had a great time. Filet was delicious as were pastas but they could have been somewhat larger to facilitate sharing. Countless baskets of delicious bread were another highlight.

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