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i Ricchi

4.6
3155 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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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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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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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

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

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What 3155 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on November 5, 2011

Food was good but nothing exceptional and not commensurate with the high prices (about 20% more than comparable food in other DC restaurants of equal stature).
Wine list is interesting but few offerings in the $35-$45 range. Most wines are 4-5 times the wholesale price which is excessive. There are many very good Italian restaurants that are better and less expensive.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2011

My dinner companions seemed happy, but my grilled veal chop and appetizer asparagus were both tough and bland. The waiter was a bit tactless in recommending alternative wines to the ones I had picked, with all of his choices three times the price of what I had chosen.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2011

As always when we visit D.C. for business or pleasure, i Ricchi is a must visit. The food is excellent as is the service and we feel very comfortable in this environment, never rushed.
I am a great fan of most of the pasta dishes, but when looking at something different the Oso Bocho is outstanding!!

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2011

TOO BAD THIS previously exceptional restaurant has gone way down hill. It used to be worth paying extra for well cooked and presented classic food, but this time the menu has changed (with addition of "house wine" that are only average) and the food arrived luke-warm and with no panache. This one is off my list after being a fav for years when visiting DC.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2011

WOW Thats all i can say about this I Ricchi. This was one of the best meals we have ever had. When we arrived they were aware that this was my birthday. I was given a personalized menu that wished me a happy birthday. Our server Nick was top notch. Nick walked us through the menu as gave us some of the best service i have ever recieved. My wife an I go out to eat often and we were very pleased with I Ricchi as a whole. I would encourge anyone going to Washington DC to dine at I Ricchi.

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2.0Dined on November 2, 2011

I've been eating at this restaurant for ten years but last week was my last visit. I arrived five minutes before my reservation and asked to be seated, knowing my guest would show up very soon thereafter. I had to decline the invitation to wait at the bar several times before finally being given a chance to go to a table. The Maitre-d'got even by putting me at the worst table behind the bar. If the restaurant had been full, I might have understood but, since it was empty, I think this fine restaurant and I will go our seprate ways.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2011

The scallops on the special were fabulous!

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2.0Dined on October 29, 2011

Slow service is a common problem at DC area restaurants, but our experience at I Ricchi was the opposite. We felt so rushed that the pacing overshadowed any other aspects of our meal.

Our appetizers arrived within 2 minutes of placing our order. While we were still eating our apps, our waiter actually asked us if he could bring the main course. This was probably 20 minutes after we had been seated. We felt like we were part of an assembly line designed to get us in and out as soon as possible. The hovering waitstaff further detracted from a relaxing meal.

Not the experience I'm looking for when eating a $37 prime rib. (Which, the waiter emphasized, was available ONLY medium rare. And which was very chewy and gristly.)

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2011

The food was good. Service was a little challenging. Some unclear and uncomfortable communication. Tables to close together. The pasta was really good.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2011

i-Ricchi was very good, great ambiance, good service, great food. The beet salad with faro and shaved fennel was particularly good.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2011

Above all, the service was out of this world - very attentive staff, meal was well-paced, just lots of people watching to make sure everything went well. But I would offer that the food is over-priced. While my entree was spectacular, my insalata misto at $9 was just average; I'm actually not sure why they even offer a basic salad if what they're going to offer is so ordinary. My husband loved his mushroom soup but thought his risotto with lobster should have had more lobster chunks (only had 4-5 small pieces). That said, they did something off-menu for me: a scoop of vanilla gelato with lemoncello. Overall, I think the restaurant is a bit overrated. We'll go back to our favorite little Italian bistro next time.

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2011

The manager and the waitor didn't do the same service for us as White american people were gotten. example ; didn't explain in details at their menue when next tables were sit by other guests,,spoke storange language to us with grinning.
Dishes were good.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2011

First time I ordered the truffle pasta, and I wanted more from it. Specifically, more truffle essence and more complexity in the dish, but it's a cream sauce, so not sure how much to expect in that regard. Last time I was at i Ricchi, I ordered the stracciacate, and it was heaven. This was really good, but it wasn't heaven. I was much more satisfied last time. The wine list is good and has some lesser known Italian offerings. My dining partner had the "fried" chicken, which he loved. To me, it looked a little heavy, but I'm not big on fried.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2011

I Ricchi is a wonderful restaurant that I have enjoyed visiting for years. The cooking seems to have gotten even better over time, and the service, while a tad starchy, is efficient, knowedgable, and pleasant. Keep it up, I Ricchi!

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2011

I've had better experience at i Ricchi. I had the veal chop lunch special. The meat was flavorful but tough and not very sizable. The service is always good at i Ricchi, except this time one of the servers dropped a dish of hollandaise sauce or something similar all over one of my colleagues and a guest. No offer to pay for dry-cleaning. With all the good choices in DC, it'll be a while before I pick i Ricchi.

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3.0Dined on October 24, 2011

The food was great, but the waiter nearly ruined the evening by persistently hovering over our table, even when we repeatedly asked him not to do so. The restaurant was not crowded that evening (a Monday), so there was no need for us to feel rushed, but we did.

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2011

The soup and pasta were excellent. Chicken was just okay.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2011

The food and service were excellent. We had a great meal. The Opentable reviews were spot on.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2011

Agree with many of the previous reviews. In general the food is very good to excellent, service was excellent with an attentive wait staff. The food and beverages, however, were overpriced.
Would only come again for a very special occasion. There are too many other Italian restaurants in DC of equal quality that are more reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2011

i Ricchi is a really nice restaurant if you want the "fancy," white tablecloth experience with good food. While my food was good, I didn't think it justified the prices. All of the appetizers are $15-$20 a piece, and the entrees $25-$40. My lamb chops were OK, but they weren't too big, and though they came with the promise of an herb crust it just had the faintest touches of extra flavor. The $12 cocktails and $18 glasses of wine were eye-rollers as well. In the end, great for a nice date night, but I'd probably rather go elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2011

Everything was wonderful about this restaurant. I thought it was perhaps a shade overpriced though. But the salad with goat cheese was utter perfection. Wine selection was a bit small, but very delicious. Menu was different from most Italian restaurants which was very nice and interesting - not solely pastas.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2011

It has been a while since I dined here, and I came away disappointed. orderd the lamb chops and my companion ordered pasta.The lamb chops, among the priciest menu items had come highly recommended by our server, but, in the end, they did not live up to their billing. Two small, thick chops, hard to eat as they were awkwardy shaped, and had less flavor than expected,and without practically any accompaniment. The pasta was chewy and heavy. But what really struck a raw nerve with me was the wine list. For a restaurant of this quality, selections were limited, lacked price and regional variety, and by the glass prices were between $15 and $19. Most bottles exceeded $100, most times over $150. Ridiculous and pretentious,and unworthy of i Ricchi

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1.0Dined on October 20, 2011

The decor of the restaurant does not justify the prices they set on the menu. This is not exactly a fine dining atmosphere. The selection on the menu is limited. Nothing on their menu stood out and the food was arguably the worst food I've ever tasted. The menu lacked creativity, the food lacked flavor. All the pastas on the menu sound pretty much the same, all came with a light cream sauce with variation of protein and veggies in it. The server will trick you into agreeing to try small items that you thought was complimentary, and then you end up getting an enormous bill. With all the choices of Italian restaurants in D.C., you're much better off going anywhere but here.

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2011

Companion's meal was cold; server stated he would bring a new plate. Didn't happen --the cold plate was nuked and returned. Not good!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2011

SERVICE was unmatched - just wonderful! Terriifc authentic food. A bit pricey - but worth it.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2011

Fabulous as usual. We'll be back. This time had the New York strip and Rockfish; both flavorful, but the sure winner is veil chop.

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2011

First visit, after long wanting to. A very mixed bag: when price point is set so high, you want everything to be perfect. It wasn't. The cosseting service was close, though: large staff that knows what it's doing. Our server had nice Italian and was helpful on the menu. For a kitchen that makes its living on grilled Tuscan specialties, though, unimpressive: dry, overcooked chops in 2 of 4 entrees at our table, one plate that had sat on the line a little too long waiting for the others to catch up, stuffed squab nice but a tad overcooked,juiceless, Veal Milanese fine but ordinary, no "chef's special twist." Exceptional pastas and deserts, pricey but good wines. Finished up with weak, lukewarm coffee. I expect more at 5+ bucks for 4.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2011

The mussels were some of the best I've ever had. I love that happy hour drink specials are available in the dining room. The host, bartender, and our waiter were all fantastic. I highly recommend for a fancy evening out.

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2011

We enjoyed the presentation of the food, however, the asparagus appetizer was bland and watery, so was the rockfish.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2011

Seated promptly for our reservation. Service was exceptional - specials were described, recommendations provided when requested, water glasses were always refilled. The risotto with crab meat was heavenly. The roasted chicken salad was also good, but needed more seasoning. You can't leave without ordering the tiramisu, either. Staff was friendly and very welcoming.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2011

This place is over priced, but only because it's Italian which is typically a bit more reasonable. I ordered wrong and got the Veal Milanese, but they do have some dishes that look delicious. The service was phenomenal, the wine excellent, and the vibe very nice and different than most DC establishments.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2011

I love this restaurant...martini's at the bar, awesome!

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2011

Good but overpriced. Even if you order four courses you still must pay extra to share the main course.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2011

Three of us were at i Ricchi for lunch. The food was very good. The service was very attentive. Although it is a little expensive, we would come back again for lunch. It is a good restaurant for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2011

Great food and exceptional service.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2011

For the price we pay, portions were small but nonethless one of the best Italian tasting food. We had a great experience. We took our son, and the manager was and the staff made his experience exceptional, as he said he would like to have his dinner celebration there next time.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2011

Everything, from the customer service when I called to confirm my reservation, to the free valet parking, to the maitre de to the wait staff and cuisine was five star. Absolutely fantastic ambiance and food. If you're a drinker, try the white cosmo. A little on the pricey side, but well worth it.

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3.0Dined on October 17, 2011

It had been years since I'd eaten here. I was disppointed - it was OK, but the food was not worth the prices that are charged. I won't go back any time soon.

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2.0Dined on October 17, 2011

Food was decent, but nothing spectacular. For what they charge, we expect better. Ambiance was pretentious. And to charge $2.50 for a soda, and refill it 3x without telling you the refills aren't free? $10 for soda is simply highway robbery. We won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2011

My friend and I sat outside on a perfect day. From the greeting at the front door to the service of our last cup of coffee, we were welcomed and treated warmly and flawlessly.

The food, as always, was spectacular. By far, one of, if not THE best Italian restaurants in the DC metro area.

Thank you for arranging the perfect weather for our al fresco dining!

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