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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.
Washington, DC 20036
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
19th & Jefferson Pl.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We cater small & medium sized events in office or at home.
Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.
Dupont Circle South
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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i Ricchi provides private rooms and special menus for parties of 12 or more.
i Ricchi Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are back for a Groupon lunch. It is very flexible. We chose two appetizers and two entrees. There is no limitation on what you can pick from the menu. They are welcoming from the minute we walked in the door. Our server was friendly, attentive and very knowledgable. The mussels were wonderful. Th sauce was delicious with both the mussels and sopped up with bread. The mushrooms (four different kinds) sautéed with garlic was excellent. The pappardelle special with rabbit was very good (though not great). I had pounded thin, fried veal. It was not really dry but definitely would have been improved with a light sauce. I added some lemon and it improved the dish. It is served with a huge pile of greens and some chopped tomatoes. On the whole, we were happy with our meal and will return.
Another great meal at I Ricci! The food is always great. I had a new server this time who was OK, but not as seasoned as some of my favorites. Nonetheless, he was nice. The food is exemplary and the ambiance superb. An all time favorite among my DC restaurants. One should not miss it.
Great Service, food and value. We have been coming to this restaurant for several years. We were attracted by their Groupon offering which is still the best deal in town. When most restaurants are cutting back on their Groupon discounts, I'Ricchi continues to offer better than 50% off. If you don't pick the busiest night, their service is awesome. This time we got to try a couple of new desserts. While the chocolate mousse with chocolate meringue was good, the strawberry cream cake with gelato was excellent.
Our first visit and it was great! Great appetizers and entre. Desert was good also. We had a new waiter and he was great. The owner makes sure that all waiters have a complete knowledge of the menu and ours knew it all. He gave a complete description of the meal and it's ingredients and how it was cooked. He made us want to have one of each - they sounded that good. (We even had three appitizers for 2 people.)
The food was absolutely fantastic. Started with the pasta sampler and progressed to lamb, steak, and veal for those at the table. Cannot over emphasize how friendly the hostess was and the owner stopped by to talk with us - she very nice. The meal, the staff and the atmosphere - quite - were all great. Well spent time - great experience.
Probably my all time favorite in DC. Every aspect is amazing, food, service and ambiance. I can't say enough. I had an absolutely wonderful dinner here this time, as I always do. It is a restaurant one can call home and feel as if they are always welcome with open arms. A definite must to diners with high standards. Do not miss it.
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