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About Rico's Authentic 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.
Ketchum, ID 83340
Hours of Operation:
Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sit down, buffet or passed, beer and wine only
Take the Moutain Rides bus to the stop on Main and 1st and walk a short 50 yards north. Our restaurant is on the east side of Main Street, Diagonal from the Limelight Hotel
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rico's Authentic Italian Ratings and Reviews
I loved substituting my pasta with spaghetti squash, but there was so much sauce on my plate, the small amount of squash I was given was drowning in it. The waitress needed a refresher course on customer service. She seemed very annoyed to be there. The highlight of the night was finding the picture of my dog I had given them years ago, hanging on the bathroom wall still after all these years. I had searched for her picture during previous visits, and was so thrilled when I found it this time. :)
Keep in mind, this is by no means a fine dining restaurant and so, it shouldn't take one hour to get a dinner salad. And so, when we (4 adults) didn't have our salads after one hour, we asked and were told that "they had gotten behind on making salads". Actually, in truth, what happened was that the waitress had completely forgotten to put in our order. She apologized and rushed our food out to us--not easy to do with a pizza that has to be baked. Rico eventually came over and offered a half-hearted apology but it was easy to tell he really didn't care. (I have since seen other reviews that say he is rude and yes, he is.) When our meals finally did arrive they were fairly good but by then, we really just wanted to eat and leave. And, their "compensation" for such a major screw up for four drastically delayed entrees and sides and one appetizer, we got one free glass of wine--big deal. The bad news for Rico is that we LIVE in this resort town. We are NOT tourists who will walk away dissatisfied never to return. We are locals who will never return and will spread the word all over town. Eat elsewhere and don't put up with this rude, gruff man's way of running an only "okay" restaurant.
We had a wonderful meal. Everything that was served was delicious and our waiter was great. There were 7 of us at a round table which made the conversation great. Rico stopped by our table to make sure we were happy. A very nice evening. Perfect after a long day of skiing!
We've been going to Ricos for years. It is a great family restaurant, especially in the summer with it's great outdoor dining. The food is good, not great, but good for the price. Kids like the bread sticks. There are gluten free options, and you can substitute spinach or squash for the pasta. Pleasant service and environment. We will keep returning.
When in Sun Valley we always make Rico's a must-do on my family's dining-out list. The food is outstanding and the service has always been excellent. The lasagna, puttanesca (recommend the spaghetti squash for variety) and clams bianco are always a favorite. Cannoli and Neapolitan ice cream cake are both fantastic dessert choices.
One thing that bugs me is when people seated after us got to place their order before us. It took 45 minutes to get our salads, then pizzas came for those who ordered pizzas. When they were just about finished, the pasta orders arrived. After those were eaten, the veal order arrived. Finally, after 1 hour 15 minutes, the chicken entree was served to the last of us. Not sure what went wrong but it took just under 2 hours to eat there (with 4 small restless children). It's not like it's a new restaurant - it's been around forever! Plus we got there at 5:15 when it was half full. We'll return though, as it's usually much better than that.
Made reservations 3 weeks in advance, arrived 20 minutes early to be told that it was a 45 minute wait to sit outside. Shocking, and there were empty tables outside as well. The inside dining was a bit loud but our food was great as usual. Seems like a reservation here does not mean too much, as this has happened in the past. Still one of our favorites!
It was a very busy weeken in town and there were only three tables available on Open Table at 8:00PM following a charity show and we tookRico's. When we arrived, Rico's confirmed they had received our reservation for 6:30PM not 8:00 PM. The restaurant was packed but they managed to find us a table (for 6) within a few minutes and saved the day. WORD OF CAUTION - BE CERTAIN TO READ YOUR OPEN TABLE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. I had selected the 8:00 PM table that was offered but Open Table confirmed then 6:30 table and I did not read the confirming email. Many, many thanks, Rico's, for salvaging our evening. Open Table, I will watch you very carefully from now on!
Open table made it easy and quick to make our reservation. Arrived on time and waited less than 2 minutes to be seated at our table. Service was prompt and the atmosphere was energetic with a lot of smiling, conversing patrons. Great family and group atmosphere with a menu and prices to match. The neopoltian ice cream cake is not to be missed, clearly for two! Would give it 5 stars for everything but then no one would believe it so you have to go see for yourself. We are Looking forward to our team dinner there at the Boulder Mountain tour in 2016.
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