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Riccio's - Riccio's Steak & Seafood, Palm Springs, CA
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Riccio's Steak & Seafood

4.3
4.3
426 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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 325-3111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    DAN RICCIO

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Alejo

  • Parking details

    Parking in back of Riccio's plus street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 426 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Steakhouse

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Steakhouse

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  1. AC

    AlvaC

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great martinis and good food. Good value.

  2. p

    phoenixsun

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been coming to Riccio’s for many years. You won’t be disappointed. We also like to have Jamie as our server as often as possible.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot with good service.

  4. r

    richard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We were surprised to see the menu price, Very reasonable for this tourists destination. The food was great and the service on point. Definitely a tradition to return.

  5. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent family time and the Italian food was delicious

  6. I

    Irishmannyc

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Apps. were decent (Shrimp Scampi and crab cake).One arrived before we even had our drinks (sodas mind you) and we got the first of many excuses from the server (oh, they didn't bring it?..) For our main we ordered two of most expensive items on the menu, lamb and cowboy steak. Both were ordered medium rare. The lamb came out medium well, leaning more to the well side. When I alerted the server and showed her clearly that there was no pink, she said the light at our table was different but if I took the lamb around the corner that light is different there and I'd see the pink. (Huh?) No I'm not exaggerating. That's what she said. The steak on the other hand had some medium rare pieces but it was mostly raw. She wanted to send them back but it took long to get what had, and we were hungry. The steak also tasted off (defrosted) and with no seasoning. I asked for the manager I was told he was busy serving. So the owner came over, showered us with platitudes and apologies and we were comped two uninspiring canolis. If you're going to have steak in your restaurant you better cook a good steak. Not here and not reccomended! We won't be back.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    After reading both good and bad reviews we decided to give Riccio's a go and form our own opinion ... For starters the patio seating was excellent ... Weather was accomodating and street noise was at a minimum ... We ordered the Carpaccio for starters and it was excellent ... Drinks were above average ... Our server, Oscar was both amusing and polite giving us ample time to visit before taking our order in which he made several suggestions. Our friends ordered the grilled salmon (tasty and no complaints), also they ordered the chicken Marsala which was average, not bad, not great. My husband ordered a filet mignon rare which was unetible (tough and the steak knife wouldn't even go through the steak and as you know filet mignon are usually the most tender and slice like butter)... This was replaced with a ribeye which certainly was a better choice ... Apparently the filets come in from the vendor presliced whereas the ribeyes and NY are hand carved in the restaurant (good to know). I ordered the Paella which was full of flavor and a slight kick ... The only downside was per the menu it was indicated that it was all seafood with Portuguese sausage ... Unexpectedly it arrived with grilled chicken on top ... I would of prefered more seafood. Bread was never delivered to the table until asked for. Now I must add, the highlight was the Italian wedding cake for dessert, which we sampled and was worth every crumb devoured! We ended up closing the place down as we were the last to leave the restaurant and I have to say, there was no urgency to kick us out so they get 5 stars for that and the dessert!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed spending our 22nd anniversary here! Service was great! Food phenomenal! We will definitely be back!!!!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very sweet and attentative. We had a great time.

  10. b

    beachguy

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service as always. Our first disappointment since eating here the past few years was the escargot; it seemed to lack the usual garlic and the sauce was watery rather than buttery. We may have to switch to another starter or a salad.

  11. BP

    BrianP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Horrible. Food was not even edible.

  12. J

    James

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. Highly recommend

  13. B

    Bruceonthego

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The crab cake appetizer and Salmon entree were excellent as was the Bellini martini. The chocolate cake was a little above average. The wait staff was excellent and provided great suggestions.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from service to our meals were excellent. Just one comment for a heads up for lobster bisque fans, it was not your traditional recipe but was very tasty. It wasn’t that creamy smooth type but it was absolutely delicious for what it was.

  15. KT

    KimT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Disappointed with quality of food. Server was very nice but the steak, chicken and shrimp tasted frozen. Lacking flavor. We were all underwhelmed with our dishes.

  16. B

    Billboy

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Mother’s Day dinner. Everything about the dinner was outstanding!

  17. B

    Billboy

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently an excellent dining experience. A+++!!!

  18. M

    Mrhungry

    Sacramento

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate at a lovely outdoor table and had a terrific meal. Will be back!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! As usual a terrific restaurant

  20. T

    Travelbabe

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After living in Palm Springs for many years this is the first time that I dined here and the overall experience exceeded my expectations. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better location. Started with escargot and the pear salad. The catch of the day was halibut and my husband loved it. My eggplant parmesan was wonderful. We were surprised with a slice of Italian wedding cake which was yummy. Food was excellent, service was excellent and overall value for a dollar was great. Highly recommend.

  21. S

    Sherry

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. Great lamb chops and salads are delicous.

  22. VG

    VickiG

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food, ambiance, price--all great for a lovely dinner for two. The staff is super friendly and attentive.

  23. LP

    LeannaP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, server, bartender, hostess was wonderful. One of our favorite places in town to eat and have a wonderful Martini

  24. A

    Altoraxia

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect timing between courses. Waitress was comfortable and confident to our needs.

  25. TC

    TimC

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent. Everyone in our group thought they meal was great. Certainly will dine here again in the future.

  26. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Was looking forward to the dinner but it disappointed. Honestly it just at every step wasn't 'fine dining' advertised. Below are things at basically every step that could have been better- a. pre dinner cocktails, Old Fashion had maraschino cherries, with 2-3 muddled at the bottom and a slice of orange. b. oysters on the half-shell, these were from VA and pretty good but no mignonette available. c. 'wedge' salad was romaine sliced in half, not iceburg that this type of salad traditionally is d. ordered 3 medium rare filet mignons for dinner, all ordered the same--medium rare. Each one was cooked differently, one perfectly cooked with warm red center, the other two basically medium or even more as one was mostly grey with some red. e. ordered with herb butter but the steaks honestly just didn't have great flavor. They needed a little more salty crust and pepper. Pretty simple. f. the vegetables were julianed carrots and broccoli steamed. Nothing else. Red potatoes were very good. The server overall was pretty good except kind of pushing back when we gave just general feedback that two of the steaks had been overcooked. We weren't sending them back or asking for anything, just suggesting she could tell chef. Just seemed strange that 3 ordered exact same type and same temp were cooked so differently. She did comp us a cheesecake for dessert which was great but we weren't looking for that. In their defense, the filets were a little less expensive than you pay at many places--high 30s/low 40s for 8oz--but again not sure it was a deal because it just didn't have great flavor. We paid over 200 for 3 people, 1 alcoholic drink, 1 salad, 2 steaks along and one 'surf and turf', so honestly wasn't some great deal. Atmosphere was pretty good and service overall was pretty good. If I came back here I'd come for drinks, sit outside, hang out and then go somewhere else for dinner.

  27. S

    Shawn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Filet Mignon was very fatty and rubber like. The pasta did not have too much flavor.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All I can say is Wonderful

  29. LT

    LindsayT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my dad’s birthday dinner. He had the surf and turf. Raved it was the best lobster he has ever had! Service was great and gentleman at the front I think may have been the owner was very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Complimentary bread had no flavor. We were sat next to a group of rowdy drunk women. The steak was over cooked the side of veggies had no flavor. I saw a lot of people ordering pasta. Maybe they should stick to pasta and not market themselves as a steak and seafood restaurant.

  31. LS

    LisaS

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This was our first time at Riccio's after meaning to go for many years. The cannelloni was excellent - it is in fact made in a crepe not pasta, which was interesting and very good. Way lighter than pasta, so Liked it. Hubby had veal marsala which he thought was very good. Great service, nice ambiance.

  32. JH

    JudyH

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Ordered the calamari. It was AWFUL. Dry, chewy, inedible. The service was good, the patio was nice, but the food? just no.

  33. DS

    DavidS

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Some elements were excellent some less so

  34. C

    Caro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The ambiance is lovely. I ordered a veal piccata-one of my favorites-and it just wasn’t tender for a veal dish. Service was just ok.

  35. VF

    VanessaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The food was ok but not what I expected from all the great reviews. The oysters and seafood seemed to have been frozen. It didn’t seem fresh. All the other food was mediocre

  36. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    This was a very average dinner with below average service. The food was not terrible but was not special in any way.

  37. v

    vincec

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is consistently excellent. Employees are very friendly and efficient.

  38. M

    Mado

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The lettuce in our salads was all brown. Also,

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved that we were on vacation and the waiter knew it was my birthday in two days. Made me feel very special by greeting us and wishing me a happy birthday!!!!

  40. c

    chrisb

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    I come to Palm Springs every year and enjoy trying new restaurants. I was excited about this one because it is located right downtown and we could sit outside. Unfortunately it was just okay. When we got there, we waited a good 20 to 25 minutes before anyone came over to see if we wanted a drink or bread or anything. None of this is the fault of our waiter... He was fantastic and actually gave us a free bottle of wine for the wait. First we ordered the mussels and clams. We live in a fishing town on the coast and know exactly what good mussels and clams taste like. These had a very strong fishy taste and odor in the broth as well as in the mussels and the clams were very very tiny. We ended up sending most of this back to the kitchen. The caprese salad was excellent. For our entrees, my friend ordered a New York strip steak medium well. Instead, she received a ribeye which is very fatty with a lot of marbling... I have eaten many of these and I know exactly what it is and she does not like ribeyes... In addition it was cooked medium rare. She gets New York strip all the time and this definitely was not New York strip and was not cooked as she wanted. We also got a side of saffron rice which had so much garlic in it, you couldn't taste anything at all except garlic. I ordered the cannelloni stuffed with meat and smothered in bolognese. This was pretty good, the only thing I would say is the texture of the meat filling was very grainy because the meats were all ground very fine. If you like a chunkier texture, this would not be for you. But I did enjoy the flavors and the bolognese was excellent. The dessert was actually the best part of the meal! I ordered chocolate cake which was slightly dry but it was okay because there was a big fat layer of chocolate mousse and the flavor was wonderful! My friend ordered the cannolis which were also very good. All in all it was an okay meal but it definitely had some hiccups!

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Riccio's Steak & Seafood does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Riccio's Steak & Seafood

495 N Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alejo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking in back of Riccio's plus street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    DAN RICCIO

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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