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Riccio's Steak & Seafood

4.3
337 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
For three decades the name Riccio has been synonymous with fine dining in the desert. Richard and Patricia Riccio set the bar for outstanding Italian cuisine 40 years ago when they opened the original Riccio’s in uptown Palm Springs. Two of their sons, eager to carry on the family tradition, last spring unveiled Riccio’s Steak and Seafood with a new menu concept in a higher profile location downtown. Service and personal attention have been the Riccio’s hallmark and they pledge to continue this tradition.

For the casual diner, Riccio’s offers a relaxed patio presentation for watching downtown Palm Springs unfold while sampling their intriguing, seasonally changing menu. Riccio’s bar faces lively Palm Canyon Drive, and picture windows frame a sculptural fountain.

The desert's top steak and seafood restaurant. Come taste why over 40 years of customers keep coming back to this downtown landmark.

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What 337 people are saying
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Hugo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal seafood and tiramisu are great! Love this place

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MelPat
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came in for my friends bday and 2 other awesome tables celebrating bdays! Oscar was an awesome server, food was great, other patrons and the vibe was super friendly and happy! Magical! It is a bit noisy bc on street but great people watching (we sat outside on sidewalk side). Would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. We'll be going there again.

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vipBilltowner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The veal marsala was excellent and the accompanying vegetables were cooked just enough to be hot but still crunchy. Too many restaurant kitchens are lazy and overcook veggies, but Riccio's got it exactly right. The paella was good, but a bit lacking in the sausage department (only one small piece in an otherwise generous serving). Don't know what brand of gorgonzola they use with their green salad, but it was some of the best I've ever tasted. The wine list was pretty reasonable. All in all, it was a really good meal and we would definitely eat there again. As an FYI, I typically save 5 stars for meals that blow me away, so giving Riccio's a solid four stars is NOT damning with faint praise, but reflects REAL praise. This is a very good place to eat.

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PhilipG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful.
From greeting when I arrived to service and of course the food.
Staff was friendly and attentive.
Filet Mignon was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful.
Couldn't ask for better experience.

KB
vipKonaBob4
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok but the menu was not inspiring.

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AngelaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff

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CarlosL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family owned restaurant, with an easy, casual elegance. the staff is terrific, This restaurant will easily become a favorite place to dine. The food is authentic and delicious, and drinks generous and great price. Will highly recommend, to friends and family. Wish we would have come sooner!

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vipBillboy
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an outstanding dining experience served up by a welcoming, accommodating and friendly staff.

DM
vipDarrenM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very slow, and food quality was bland and extremely disappointing. Reading the good reviews on here makes me wonder if they had a different kitchen staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this spot so much, we ended up here twice in one weekend!

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vipHSanders
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was really really good, and also the service, drinks, experience and every thing else about the meal were exceptional !!

Solid choice for a great meal with friends. We will be back!

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DeserieF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambiance! Food portions were good. I would definitely come back for dinner.

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LaurieH
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Probably because it was early (6:30) on New Years eve, the experience felt rushed. Had reservations but not great table. Food was good but again very rushed (hadn’t finished drinks before food arrived). Staff was friendly but obviously wanted to hurry us out for the next seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Picked this restaurant for NYE and was quite surprised that the food and the value the restaurant provided are quite good.
Comparing to the next door restaurant we went previous night, this one is way better.

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BethanyM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Our order of mussels was inedible. After that dismal first course, we stuck to simple salads with shrimp and salmon, respectively. Those were adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 80’s is the soundtrack to my life! The waitress was extremely helpful and pleasant! Best of all, the food was OUTSTANDING! The Paella risotto was EXQUISITE!!!

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vipKarenB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was excellent but the food was very lacking in quality. The calamari was ok but had spice on it that took away the flavor of the fish. The sauce was good but they put hot chili pepper flakes on top. The lemon chicken and veal piccata were just terrible. Covered in garlic which is not how they should have been made. The side of veggie was good but the rosemary roasted potatoes were old not fresh. The olive oil served with the bread was not olive oil.

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vipAmazing
Denver
76 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and Jamie was phenomenal, great Christmas Eve dinner. Definitely coming back soon.

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vipSoozieqz
Palm Springs
229 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I fully expected this to be great as they have been here for ages but everything was just ok. Pasta was flavorless, steak was average at best and chicken was inedible. Our server was nice but absent. The wine and desserts were good and sitting outside they had enough heaters to make the chilly night comfortable. Probably won’t go back any time soon. There are so many other great options for Italian food nearby.

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ChristopherN
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was spectacular!
The staff was very friendly and attentive to our every request.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat and celebrate.

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vipVictorM
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cocktails great. Food boring/bland, except chicken parm, which was best.
San after dinner drink would have been better than the expensive desserts.
Disappointed.

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vipedkup
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with high quality food. We will return.

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vipJohannaG
Los Angeles
109 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The seafood was delicious and abundant . Service was very good.

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vipPedro
Vancouver
76 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very disappointing meal... way overpriced for that quality of food! Both the paella and broiled scallops were not up to par given that other customers apparently really enjoyed those dishes. Hard to imagine based on our experience. Only saving grace was the carpaccio appetizer. Service was very friendly.

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vipMarkC
Palm Springs
70 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed sitting outside watching people go by! Attentive service and my dessert was heavenly! Try the Cassata Cake...

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beachguy
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our pre theatre dinner choice. Our server (Oscar) remembers us and our meal is serve in a timely manner. The outdoor patio is excellent, and the portions are big.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great experience to dine in here!We’ll definitely be back!

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GraceO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Owner is very friendly. Wine was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! Great food and perfect service.

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vipRappman
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a charming restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere, friendly and attentive owner and staff. We had a large group of eight that they were able to serve well. I had the Veal Marsala which wasn't as tender as I like but the flavor was outstanding and the vegetable medley it came with was fresh and not over buttered or cooked as so many other places do. Its not the fanciest place, but I appreciate the value and friendly staff. I would definitely go back.

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vipSAWRPh
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always excellent at Riccio’s. The martini’s are the best in Palm Springs. Pasta is awesome. Love this place!

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vipDate2019
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails.
Service is impeccable.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was great but the food left us bummed. Two of us ordered the halibut which had virtually no flavor and was very mushy in texture. Another ordered egg plant Parmesan which was also without flavor. In our opinion, the overall flavors in the food were bland. We were thankful for the good service.

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TinaF
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian Restaurant in Palm Springs Food is delicious authentic Italian

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KrisM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the drinks and the food, as well as the super professional service! I will definitely recommend to friends. Thank you for a lovely meal!

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vipCheChe
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Poor quality food.. the oysters were not fresh, steak and seafood were poor quality, and food was tasteless. Overpriced. Also the parking was tricky. The best thing were the servers who were very nice and gracious! Not recommended.

CB
ChrissyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous meal! We had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday. Everyone was so nice and professional. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was diablical, its pretty dificult to make a Paella a total tragedy but that is exactly what they achieved. I completely understand during covid its difficult getting staff, so i would suggest they reduce their menu and focus fewer dishes and ensure they maintain a level of dignity and not allow vile food out of their kitchen. I refused to leave a tip something I have not done is years, thats how horified i was by the dishes presented.

FAQs

Riccio's Steak & Seafood does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Riccio's Steak & Seafood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 325-3111.

Riccio's Steak & Seafood is rated 4.3 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.