Rico's Authentic Italian

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$30 and under
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Italian
A local's favorite in Ketchum, Idaho.
Serving both traditional and signature Italian food items. Known in the valley for its lasagna and artisan pizzas.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good prices. The meatballs are the bomb, tasty sauce. My lady just about wanted to drink the sauce, she loved it that much. Would definitely recommend this to everyone. Left with full bellies with some cabbage left in the wallet as well.

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vipSwimmerjan
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Food delicious

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vipRoadwarrior
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and tasty Italian food at a great price.

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute rustic dining area. The owner was walking around, visiting guests at their tables. He seemed very down to earth. I would recommend Rico's to my friends and will dine there again.

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vipCAPTAHA
Boise
35 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rico's is one of my favorites and we dine there regularly. The staff are personable and treat customers as valued patrons with impeccable service. Though I have my favorite dish, the pizza is superb and salads delightful. Save room for the baked cookie and ice cream.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a large party of 11 on a holiday weekend which is hard to accommodate in Sun Valley. Food was good. Great place for family and kids. Super nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good however it was difficult to enjoy the meal as the service was all about getting us through the meal and emptying the table for the next customers. Probably not a go-to place on our next visits.

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Susan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I recommend Rico’s for Pizza. It’s what to order.
But not for other enters. The Chicken parmigiana was definitely not what you would expect for that dish in an Italian restaurant. Lacked enough sauce cheese sauce no flavor.

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vipKevinW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Vacation. Thanks Rick!

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vipRomanS
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Family friendly

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RhinnonW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

we were made to feel like we were an inconvenience rather than paying customers. the food was ok nothing special. most frozen stuff from the grocery store tastes better. I would not waste my time or money their again

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vipFancy
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very good family restaurant, good value, lots of choices on the menu. Had the pasta with sausage, sausage was delicious. Garlic bread was good, generous serving plus two pieces came with the entree. It got a little noisy with some kids running around and a couple of larger groups having dinner while we were there, but it was okay. Service was great; Rick and Kyronan did a great job. House wine was good.

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Greekgirl59
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Although the server was nice and I believe was doing his best, we waited 20 minutes to have our order for dinner taken. He was simply overworked with too many tables. He did his best but it was lacking. We had to be back at the Sun Valley Jazz Festival for a gig. We allowed ourselves 90 minutes and had reservations thinking that would give us enough time, but it didn't.
My husband and I fell in love with Rico's Chicken Marsala back in 2015. What we had this night, October 2019 was not anything like the culinary delight of 2015. Unfortunately, it was more akin to what an Olive Garden may serve. Quite bland and unimpressive. The Chicken Marsala we'd experienced in the past was made with fettuccini pasta, served with a rich sauce tossed into all the noodles with a generous portion of chicken breast. What we had on October 18, 2019 were spaghetti noodles barely covered with an oddly sweetened sauce. I had to ask for some marinara to pour over it just to add some flavor to the meal. I was disappointed in the food. The server did his best, but there's just so much one person can do rushing to meet the needs of his customers.

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JillT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rick At Rico’s is an awesome waiter that made my birthday evening super fun and memorable! He’s a hard worker that makes sure the table has everything they need for s great dinner. Thanks, Rick!

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vipTBMORE
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just LOVR Ricco’s. Always the best service with a smile by wonderful “locals”. Never disappoints. Try the spaghetti squash instead of pasta. To die for!! And best pizza dough anywhere. Thanks, Ricco, you da bomb!!

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WenD
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 5 women with differing food and dietary preferences and everyone found something they really liked. Background music was good and we could still hear ourselves talk. Service was excellent.

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BoulderFoodie
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Rico's - been coming here for over a decade! It's my son's tradition to have his birthday dinner here, and we make a point to visit Rico's any time we are in Sun Valley. They serve up consistently delicious Italian fare at a good price, and they are always happy to accommodate large parties.

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vipRoss
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs were fabulous. Unlike anything I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific spot, food was delicious, service not too attentive, but adequate for what we wanted

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza;
Excellent service; good selection of wine & beers.

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SeanW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rico is an amazing guy with amazing food. Would highly recommend.

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AndrewG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our family was on vacation for the first time with our new puppy. The staff were just super, arranged a table for us outdoors and brought a no-spill water bowl for the pup.
The ambiance was just great, the food and drink were great too, but the staff was exceptional.

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vipRichardH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a long time to get the food to the table as we had little kids that needed to eat. I think it was more of a Kitchen problem as our server was wonderful.

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vipnewton
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great for family. Kids birthday!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere and value. I'll be back.

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vipRomanS
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Excellent food quality. Service was sporadic. The servers were actually very good but seemed to have too many tables to take care of. Could use better staffing. There was no shortage of staff to refill my water and provide breadsticks. Should probably give them more responsibility to take the load off the waitress.

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skater
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just an awesome restaurant!! Regular dining spot every year for us. Ricky was over the top with making sure our dinner and experience was good. Place was jamming and they accommodated our party of 15 without a hitch. Great Sun Valley destination and their food is always good

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vipVirginiaS
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Best pizza in Ketchum!! It is always our first stop on our Sun Valley vacation!

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

There were 6 of us, so we had a variety of dishes and all the food was very good plus it was very nice they would let us share a meal. Extra shoutout for their chicken marsala..the sauce is excellent and made for a tasty dish! Rico’s will be on the list for our next visit to Ketchum.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everybody was wonderful, helpful in suggestions of main menu as well as desert.

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. You have no idea how much your kind words mean to us!

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MJF16
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than my pizza not being hot everything was perfect. We had a party of 10! I wouldn’t have expected everyone’s pizzas to come out piping hot. Always fun. A must!

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank your for your review. We're so happy that you enjoyed dining with us, and thank you for bringing things that were not ideal to our attention. We appreciate the opportunity to improve as a restaurant. Can't wait to see you again!

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SunValleyLady
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food. And our server was fabulous—great personality, attentive, made our evening even more enjoyable.

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on June 1, 2019

We're always happy to hear feedback from locals, and especially happy to hear good feedback (: We hope to get to be part of your evening again soon.

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Neil
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Extremely disappointing meal, we were four adults and two children. For starters we ordered the Burrata cheese, the Burrrata should be served room temperature, it was ice cold, however, I can live with this. The bread was so hard I almost needed to make an appointment to visit my dentist. My kid's pizza was pretty good, perhaps the best meal of the night. Three of the adults had the lasagne which was average at best. My chicken limone, is the one I can comment on most, it was swimming in Olive Oil. Olive oil is great, but too almost have a broth of olive oil for my pasta was not perfect - just imagine the food costs if chefs use so much olive oil. Then for dessert, we asked if they could please split the Toni's Neopolitan Ice Cream Cake for the kids - you should have seen the look on the waitress's face when we asked! It was as if they did not care to go that extra mile, then when they split the slice they cut he top of the slice off - so one large piece and one small. Any slightly experienced cook would slice it long ways like a piece of cake so its even.
I often say it could have been an off night for the team, however, this was not the case here, you can see that this is how the restaurant operates!

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you for the review. We always appreciate feedback and hope to get the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit.

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vipNeilT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, always fun night with the kids

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KimberlyT
Boise
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza and raviolis were great! Enjoyed the dog photos in the restroom!

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on March 22, 2019

Remember to bring a printed picture of your dog next time you visit us to receive a 10% discount on your meal. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Bring a picture of your dog and get 10% off the bill. They’ll put your pup on the bathroom wall!

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Foody
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food but unfortunately the kitchen was slow. Our pizza appetizer came out after our entree's.
Wasn't a very buys night either.

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on March 22, 2019

We're sorry to hear about your experience. We do also offer take-out every night and delivery on the weekends, which sometimes causes the kitchen to get busier than the restaurant appears to be. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to get the chance to give you a better experience in the future.

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vipDsw1027
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good. Staff is friendly. Easy, casual dining with children.

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on March 22, 2019

It's always great to hear positive feedback. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

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vipCAPTAHA
Boise
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, excellent choice menu. My favorite eggplant parmigiana. Can't beat the baked chocolate chip cookie dessert.

Rico's Authentic Italian
Responded on March 22, 2019

We really love to hear from our guests that our staff is doing a good job. Thank you for your feedback!

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visitingoutlaws
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick, our server, made the evening. He was amazing. The food was great. My son inhaled his plate of chicken alfredo and everyone enjoyed their selections. We'll definitely make it a regular stop whenever we come to town.

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