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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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4.5

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4.5

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4.5

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4.2

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Business Meals (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Tasting Menu (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

This service and experience is more about up-selling from the moment we walked in the door and did not feel genuine. We were rushed through the entire dinner and the staff interrupted our conversations frequently to bus the table and move our dinner along. Very disappointed we chose this restaurant, based on the reviews we read, over all the other excellent places in DC.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is always consistently very good. Fresh pasta, fresh sauces and really great pairing of wines are some of many features of this jewel in the DC crown. Highly recommended and wonderful staff!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

An enjoyable night and wonderful service except that they threw away my take-home which was not cool. The food was good but not excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious pasta, appetizers, bread. Personal professional service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. The food took forever to come out, but I think that was due to it being Valentines day.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

ıt was the worst place ever ı go ın Washıngton DC

Service was very slow

food was really bad I did not eat anything

First they bring me check for $245.98 after I complain they reduce it to $129.87

Don't go ever to this place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Very disapointing diner. Ok it was Valentine’s Day which is probably not the best time to eat out since Resteraunt’s are busy but this was a bust. Mushroom soup had to be returned as it was basically thin vegetable consomee and not a good one, followed by a lobster rissoto with specs of lobster which was ok but lacking the principal ingredient followed by a lamb chop and rib dinner which had to be returned as way over cooked. The replacement was great but 2 out of 4 courses no good at first is a record. My date had the pasta vongole which consisted of a handful of clams and the rest canned. A very poor showing for this once great Resteraunt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I was a little hesitant in making my reservation due to some of the unfavorable reviews. There were also a large number of more recent favorable reviews. Those are what sold me on making a reservation here for Valentine's Day. It was a great move! The atmosphere, service, appetizers, main course, and dessert were all wonderful and made for an outstanding evening. The price was a little high but certainly acceptable for a classy DC location. We can not wait to come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Went on Vday and service was great. We Arrived early before the crowds came in but service quality did not change one people arrived. Our waitress helped us lots with the menu and staff seemed genuine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This remains one of our very favorite traditional restaurants in DC. The lunches are especially good value and the Italian food is really exceptional. We have always had fine service--the staff are always close by, but never intrusive.
This week we shared a wonderful mixed salad (certainly large enough for two), each had an entree (my strozzapreti was really delightful) and then shared the walnut cheesecake, which is the best dessert in DC, in our opinion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, delicious food. We were there on Valentine’s Day for lunch. It’s an old fashioned place that still feels fresh.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

This was as close to being in Italy as I could ever imagine.
The food was superb and the service was outstanding.
First rate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We loved this experience, we used a living social coupon and everything was absolutely great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Second time for lunch at this restaurant. We shared appetizers of calamari and prosciutto and melon. Both were delicious as was the foccacia bread. Service was very pleasant and the maitre'd also checked on us a couple of times. As a slow eater, I especially appreciated that the busman was obviously trained not to clear plates until all have finished. Pretty restaurant. For entrees we had ricotta stuffed pasta with sage butter sauce and rigatoni with a long cooked beef ragu. Both were very tasty - I was only able to eat a few bites but my husband had my leftovers for dinner and enjoyed them. My only criticism was that the pasta was a little tough. I think the sauces are house made but maybe not the pasta? This is a classical Italian restaurant, you don't have to endure small plate decisions or weird combinations of ingredients. Refreshing in this day and age! I'd go again in a flash.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Not thrilled with the pasta dish I ordered. Very dry.
We were there for restaurant week and found it more enjoyable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a delight. From the warm greetings to the absolute delicious food, we love this place. After being pounded by weeks of a hectic workload, my husband and I felt renewed and refreshed from our visit there. And our waitress was the perfect bow to this gift of fine hospiltality.
Thank you I Ricchi
Until the next time!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous! The best in DC

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant is a solid restaurant that serves a fairly good meal. I did not feel that I received very much pasta on my main dish but that was ok because the appetizer was substantial. The wine was a good value and it went well with the pasta dishes we had. The food is good. It’s not great, but good. The tables were packed and I’d suggest this restaurant if you want a family restaurant or night out with friends. Not too expensive, just right. I would try another Italian restaurant before I went back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Was terrific!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

great service and staff.
Evan, the host, always makes it a personal priority to ensure everything goes right.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I Ricci continues to hold the top spot as my favorite DC restaurant. The food is always superb, the service unparalleled and the ambiance just perfect. Whether an intimate meal for two or a gathering of friends, the evening goes off without a hitch, executed beautifully by Ms. Ricci and her staff, all of whom deserve accolades. When you visit a restaurant in a major market and see the same faces year after year, it speaks volumes about the kind and caliber of business it is. We have found a home at I Ricci, and they never disappoint. I highly suggest a visit to taste what true Italian Provincial Cuisine is.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed trying this restaurant out during Restaurant Week and am interested to try several dishes on the regular menu when we return. Good service, nice ambiance, and nice cocktail selections.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice experience. Kind staff, valet parking lively atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As usual, I Ricci was spectacular. From first arrival to leaving, everything was magnificent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was excellent, particularly the grilled scallops and shrimp on salad. Unfortunately the hazelnut cake had not yet fully defrosted and thus lacked its expected flavors. Devious was outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always delicious food and great service. We arrived a little early for our reservation but they still sat us right away. Server is attentive but doesn’t interfere with enjoyment of meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I saw this place has the higher review from customer, decided to try it during the restaurant week's lunch. First, the greeting was very nice. Then they sent me to a window seat, but there was a large pot of plant and occupied some of my dining space. That was bothering me during the entire lunch experience. I had the mushroom soup. It was not well prepared. Felt like pour the veggie broth and put some mushroom into it. The main dish I tried was handmade spinach & egg pasta. It has the cheese sauce and top of parmesan, which was too salty. But the pasta was good. The last I had was cannoli, it was good. Not overly sweat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

great restaurant week lunch with a friend . Good value, nice atmosphere, good service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our food was very delicious and the service was top notch. We will definitely be back when in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We both tried fish dishes.... Should have stuck with pasta. They seat us and in a near empty restaurant seat another couple right next to us. Not very smart.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been going to the restaurant since before Christina took over. It is very high quality food and excellent recepies. The server was very good. It can be pricey, but you can occasionally find Groupon discounts. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Get here 3-4 times a year. Always very good to excellent. Impeccable service. Daily lunch specials alwys a favorite. Fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was our third time dining here and it was fabulous!
Attentive staff,Great food one can not ask for a more enjoyable meal!
When in Washington be sure to book a reservation as it will thrill your palet

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Very enjoyable experience. Food is excellent, staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Always a great time. We liked the fact that we were able to split all our dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food is always great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sausage and beans were awesome and the calamari was light and crisp -service and welcome were first rate

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Another great visit - I first ate here when it opened more than 25 years ago. I have good memories and always have a positive experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been coming to this restaurant for years and usually really enjoy the food and the great service. We went last night for New Years Eve, arriving at 9:00 and from the moment we sat down our waiter was hovering waiting for our order. We literally had not looked at the menu and he asked for our food choices. As the other waiters took down the New Years decorations around us as we ate, it became very clear their goal was for us to depart asap. After spending considerable money for the evening, it was an extremely disappointing outcome and very odd given our clear interest in staying and enjoying their menu and services.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious, great ambiance, and our server Carlos was outstanding!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was visiting DC and looking for a high end restaurant near my hotel. Found a Groupon for I Ricchi, read past reviews and decided to give it a try. It did not disappoint, menu selection was just about the right size and portions were all reasonable. Food itself was delicious and the bottle of wine included with the Groupon was quite good. Service was top notch and while we didn't spend time at the bar, it looked like a cool spot to hang for a drink.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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