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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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

iRicchi offers good food and excellent atmosphere. Unfortunately, the prices are a bit too high.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything about this place is authentic, beautiful, and the atmosphere is so friendly. It's like you're coming home to your traditional Italian family.

The only note I'd have (which is an incredibly small detail), it felt a little bit like our server wanted to coach us on how to tip because we were African-American with a Groupon. But we're also both Drs. So, we could have went without the "lesson".

That aside, this is my favorite Italian food in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great atmosphere, outstanding service and excellent food.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

What a wonderful dining experience! Lunch is always great here as well as the service. Never a bad meal. Please try the Bass . So fresh and moist. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I started with the Caprese while my wife had the Scallops. Caprese was good, but Scallops were better. We both had the Lamb Chops. They were excellent. For desert, I had the Tiramisu and wife had the Strawberry Meringue. Both were very good, but Tiramisu was better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Four of us enjoyed dinner at i Ricchi the other night and it was fantastic! The ambiance and service were wonderful and the food was outstanding! I ordered the lobster risotto special (one of many specials that evening) and it was definitely one of the best meals I have ever had! My husband chose the minestrone soup to start which was fresh and delicious. Everyone loved their meals and we sampled each other's food because it was all so good! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We've been to I ricchi a few times in the recent past because we liked the food and service but will never return after this experience. The hostess was rude, and arrogant. And when I told the waiter there was no olive tapende on my trout as stated in menu and reason I ordered that dish, instead of taking it back he argued with me that it was there, I just didnt see it! The octopus salad I ordered for $19 was the biggest rip off. Octopus is not cavier. It is not an expensive fish. so for $19 and served on a tiny oval plate, buried in drippy lettuce, a few tomato slices and cucumbers there were a few, very few tiny pieces of octopus. a disgrace. Don't order that dish. The wine by the glass is very limited, with only overpriced, bad wine offered. There are many better Italian restaurants in Washington.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was prepared in an authentic Tuscan manner. So delicious. Beautiful ambience. The service was superb and we had a lovely conversation with Ms. Ricchi. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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