i Ricchi

4.6
3228 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 835-0459
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christianne Ricchi
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Catering
We cater small & medium sized events in office or at home.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th & Jefferson Pl.
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Parking details
Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.
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Public transit
Dupont Circle South
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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 !!
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

Private Dining

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

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

What 3228 People Are Saying
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MB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We eat here a lot and have never had a bad experience. We usually use a Groupon or Living Social voucher which makes the dinner more affordable.

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RF
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First course was cold (scallop literally cold in center). Second course good. Service was geared towards getting in and out as quickly as possible. Waiter was pushing us to order, eat, and pay as quickly as possible. As soon as my last bite was eaten, the busboy swooped in, took my plate, and the waiter dropped dessert menus. The experience was uncomfortable. Won’t return.

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s
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a delayed, compliments of Hurricane Florence, 52nd Wedding Anniversary dinner. The service was spot-on, wine excellent, dinner choices plenty and the meal was superb. Our third time visiting and each experience is better than the last. Christianne’s team is well trained in service and execution. I highly recommend this restaurant, ne a touch of Italy dining to everyone. We were fortunate to pick up a Groupon voucher for 4, keep you eyes open for good deals.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food AMAZING service. Even walked us out of the door. Pasta was super fresh and decadent. Had an app, salad, pasta and dessert and don’t have negative thoughts about any of it

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N
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My birthday was not acknowledged and it was in the reservation. Our table was cramped in a corner. My pasta was very salty. The waiter was told so our dinners would have very little salt. I had the corvino special and my husband had the swordfish. Both dishes were very good.

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TD
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner just around the corner from our hotel.... fantastic price on a great Nebbiolo wine, everyone loved their meal!

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DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good - way over salted.
The Calamari was excellent, but again way too salty. The mains were delicious but would have preferred a different side option other than polenta - perhaps a little risotto would have made the meal much tastier.
Dessert was amazing - would return just for that. We had the frozen strawberry meringue layered with vanilla gelato. So good!

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is generally very good authentic. My beef tenderloin filet cooked "Gypsy" style in a tomato sauce was very tender, but somewhat tasteless. Also since the polenta was tasteless I couldn't eat it (would have been good if the sauce with the meat was better flavored then it would/could have worked better). Overall greate service, my meal was not great.

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n
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We selected this restaurant with the expectation of reliving last year’s visit to Tuscany. I can recommend the pasta. My husband ordered the mixed grill which was served Luke warm at best. The stuffed quail was dry, and he was very disappointed in his dinner. He would highly recommend the cheesecake.

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RH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant with an extensive menu. Hand made pasta dishes, the best risotto I have ever had.
Service was equal to any five star restaurant. Every dish we had was superb.

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RK
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous.
Food is fresh atmosphere oh so inviting. It's like a quick trip till Italy! And the best hospitality ever.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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BB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good but presentation was poor.
Service was sloppy. and lacked polish.
Disappointing after previously read good reviews.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!! The food is so good and the service is spectacular. One of my favorite restaurants of all time!

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The waiter, although attentive, was abrupt. He tried too "lead" us through our dining process when his "leadership" was neither needed or required. The overall look of the restaurant appears very dated and badly needs to be updated. The food is very good but service and restaurant appearance both need improvement.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find. We tried this place after my husband got multiple promo emails. Food and service excellent. Bronzino the one of the best I have had. Nice traditional dining experience!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch during restaurant week. The 3-course meal was well prepared and the service was excellent. But there is no excuse for charging $10 for a bottle of San Pellegrino water. Blatant gouging of the customer.

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e
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Based on the limited Restaurant Week offerings, very disappointing. Tuscan chicken was heavily breaded and greasy (admittedly, my poor choice on a muggy day). Although my dining companion liked her salmon entree, I thought it was bland. Appetizers and desserts (panna cotta + gelato) merely okay. Pretty surroundings and decent service, but definitely not the quality of the food I remembered from prior visits years ago.

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MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal, as usual. I Ricchi's pasta dishes are outstanding and the service is attentive.

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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of Restaurant Week. I Ricchi is usually higher than our budget permits so this was a great opportunity to try it out and we were very pleased. The appetizers, entree and desserts were all outstanding; the service was great (Jerry was fairly new but already had the skills).
I hope we don't have to wait for next year's Restaurant Week to go again!

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent three course lunch (restaurant week), beginning with a luscious roasted tomato soup through to an addictive chocolate-hazlenut gelato. Entree was a very satisfying grilled salmon nicoise-style salad. Attentive but relaxed service. Kind crew.

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C
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Consistently good food. Recently good choices as specials of the day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

i Ricchi had great food. We got the pasta of the day and the risotto of the day. The risotto was good, perhaps a little bland. The pasta of the day, on the other hand, was great! Though it was a small portion, the four raviolis stuffed with salmon and topped with shrimp and a “light cream sauce,” were more than enough after a generous portion of bread and oil. If I had another hundred dollars, I would go again tonight.

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful restaurant for authentic Italian food- have been going for 30 years! Christine welcomes everyone.

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BG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and wish I could go more often. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. I always have a great experience here.

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d
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love iRicchi. Year after year they make consistently amazing food. There are few places in DC with authentic Italian food that comes with an authentic Italian environment. The dining room feels like an extension of your home where food, family and time spent over delicious meal are all honored.

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j
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance and the service

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G
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops, pasta,steak, drinks & desserts
The best!

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T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Our waiter,Hoby, was excellent. Excellent food and very appropriately attentive service.

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DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and very accommodating. The food was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service and good food. Pasta was fantastic.

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MB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great dining experience here! The sauces are great ... not too much in the dish and nicely seasoned, especially their cream sauces. I recommend the Caprese as one of their best appetizers. My husband likes the scallops appetizer, and often orders the fish special (which he always enjoys). I am partial to their pasta dishes.

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have dined here several times and always enjoyed it. The food is good and the chef will make substitutions/changes to accommodate my diet. (I don't eat red meat, chicken, or shrimp). I especially love the cheesecake!!

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BR
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

No wonder i Ricchi has become one of our favorite restaurants, not only is the food good, sometimes excellent, but the service always leaves us feeling that we have been well cared for.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so knowledgeable and overall amazing! The food was on point, we actually got everything the server suggested and I’m so glad we did.

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J
Washington DC
200 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I still feel that this is one of Washington's finest restaurants, and definitely the best Italian restaurant in town. The menu is cleverly constructed, offering different selections from the usual Italian fare, All of the food is expertly prepared and absolutely delicious. The specials offer a departure from the usual menu that frequent diners are used to. The best part of dining at I Ricci however, is the amazing staff, management and owner. Everyone is genuine, welcoming and truly pleasant. I always feel confident taking friends and family here, as they go out of their way to make all visitors welcome. I look forward to many more successful visits to I Ricci.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and service, our server was very helpful and sweet.

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MD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good is amazing, but its the staff that brings us back to me and time again. It's just like we are family.

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FD
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Love to go here. The only issue is when I have the server - Said. He is just not on top of things. I have to ask for refills on water, etc. I would have to ask other servers for assistant. This is the third time I had him. Now that I know his name, I would ask for someone else.

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MW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable. Nice ambiance.

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