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Ricciuti's Restaurant

4.2
1210 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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About

Ricciuti’'s Restaurant highlights locally grown and
seasonally inspired dishes. Our menu features locally grown produce, free range chicken, pastured beef, lamb, pork, & sustainable seafood, as well as local beer, wine, & spirits.
We are 100 % committed to creating an impressive,
positive dining experience while adhering to
responsible ecological business practices.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday Dinner 5pm to 9:30pm
Saturday Lunch 11:30am to 4pm Dinner 4pm to 10pm
Sunday Lunch 11:30 am to 4pm Dinner 4pm to 9pm
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Phone number
(301) 570-3388
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Ricciuti
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rt 97 & Rt 108
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Parking details
On-site private lot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 21, 2016

Another great evening with friends at Riccuiti's! We'll be back again.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2016

A big whiff!
Been coming here every few months for the past several years but this time was pretty poor. Experience began with a 10 minute extended discussion on asking to sit upstairs, caused major consternation for the staff which took considerable time figuring out how to do this notwithstanding that we had an open table reservation.
Next we were mistreated to a waiter who royally messed up our orders, brought the wrong salad, did not order one of the requested entrees. Got so bad one of our friends sent her husband for the manager on duty who at least saw that the correct order was received. We were then told that we would get complementary desserts and encouraged several times by the waiter to order them, only to be told when the check came that they had meant only one complementary dessert for their bad service. One final comment, my spouse who has ordered the penne pasta bolognese on other occasions found it kind of gluey this time - like it had perhaps been sitting around. Really made me think twice about whether we will return!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

First time to eat here. The food was great, the owner put us in a small private room upstairs it was wonderful to be able to talk to the group and actually carry on a conversation. Would recommend this place far r a great evening.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

I've been going to this place for 10 plus years and I have never been disappointed.

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2.0Dined on November 10, 2016

The meal was very good. The service was....well, if you would like great food and service, look elsewhere.

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1.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Wouldn't handle a special diet request. I'm done after 22 years. Flexibility is an expectation these days.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2016

As always, we had delicious meals at this neighborhood delightful restaurant. It was only l'y the second time here particular friends had eaten there, and they said they enjoyed their meals, as well. My husband and I always appreciate the delicious food and attentive service here.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

I've been there 4 times now. This time the service was very very slow and disjointed. Got drinks 40 mins after we were seated. Food arrived after 80-90 minutes. Just not what I would expect at those prices.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

They brought back chicken saltimbocca--it is out favorite dish---the restaurant is a great local spot in Olney with nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Fabulous meal irregardless of entree selection. Fresh, local, seasonal, and dependable excellence.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Ricuittis never fails to disappoint. Great food with fresh ingredients, best pizza ever from their wood burning oven, great service, and nice ambience! Always a winning choice.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2016

This is one of our favorite places to eat. Cozy, good food, nice and quiet.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

This restaurant never disappoints. We have our favorites but are always delighted by the new options. We have always been very pleased with the service too.

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2016

My friends and I enjoyed our dinner at Ricciuti's. Jess, our waiter, was friendly, helpful and considerate. The food was great, as always, and it was a pleasure to return to the restaurant after some time.

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1.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The service was very bad
It's a very expensive
The plates and glasses were dirty

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

We had been here several times before attending shows at Olney Theatre. On many occasions, the service was so slow that we had to rush to get to the theater. Happily, the service this time was much faster. Crab cake was delicious, as were the roasted brussel sprouts. The vegetarian chili is a bit spicy but good. We shared the homemade vanilla ice cream, which is delicious. The dining rooms are all small, so sometimes it gets noisy.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

We love this place, with its delicious, fresh, locally sourced food, and great vegetarian options. We were in a lovely, quiet small room when suddenly pop music (like you might hear at a pizza shop or sports bar) started playing from a speaker nearby. We asked the host to change the music to something more appropriate for dining. Eventually, they changed it to very classy jazz. Then the ambiance was just as tasteful as the food!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Michelle was great! Food was amazing. The house was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2016

Great service and food!

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2016

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary there since we had our wedding dinner there. Food was good, and our server Caroline was excellent. She gave us a small giveaway when we told her it was our anniversary. Our only complaint is that we wanted to sit upstairs which was closed or the night, so that sat us in a small room on the lower level. It was a small room with three other parties. Seemed busy for a Tuesday, as the noise level was high with all four parties trying to carry on conversations.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2016

We enjoy Riccuiti's - fresh food, well served, close to Olney Theater

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed. Appetizer came out cold. Food took longer than expected and no one was in the restaurant. I had the wood fire pizza-which was great. My date had a chicken and pasta dish which was basic and lacked the "fresh herb" taste.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2016

Always very good food and friendly service. We've been regulars for about three years and never disappointed.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2016

The room where my friend and I were seated was small, and so noisy, we could hardly hear one another. The dinner was just ok. Chicken Saltimbaca was bland and there was virtually no sauce. The portion was just adequate, no salad came with the entree. The server was very gracious and checked on the table a clue times. She was the one bright spot. Would not go back but Olney has very few decent restaurants to choose from.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Good place to grab a bite before catching a show at the Olney theater. Great food and service. Cant go wrong with any selections - apps or entrees

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2016

Delicious dinner, but it was surprisingly expensive.

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3.0Dined on September 18, 2016

Only reason not a better score was one of the party did not get his food until everyone else was almost finished. They forgot his order.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Ricuittis never disappoints.
Good us always fresh & Delish .

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2.0Dined on September 16, 2016

I ordered the Caesar Salad with Grilled chicken. Totally devoid of any flavor at all. Lettuce was limp and wimpy, no perceptible cheese flavor like Caesar Salad should have. Chicken was tasteless. Won't be returning any time soon.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2016

This was not our first visit nor will it be our last. This neighborhood gem serves locally sourced food in a delicious and creative way. Good for special occasions and for every day too. On weekdays and evening the noise level is lower and it is more enjoyable to converse with family or friends. Weekends the place is packed and the noise level goes up. The historic house is charming and the food is always tasty.

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Been there for lunch several times in the spring with coworkers and always loved it. But when I went with just my husband for dinner late summer, not so much. The menu was not inspirational, the service was slow, and the little room downstairs was dingy.

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2.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Went with high expectations because of its unique setting and its write up of serving organic and home grown/prepared food. Easy to find and good parking. Initial impression was positive (garden-like setting), but things went downhill after settling in. Food came very fast, almost too fast, and was surprisingly underwhelming. We had crab cakes and one of their specialty pizzas which was 90% crust and doe with good, but minimal toppings. The outdoor tables were spaced too close for comfort (they make more money that way). Though the strangers seated adjacent to us spoke at a normal pitch, they were (or we were) seated too close to one another. I wanted to listen to what my partner had to say without distraction from hard-to-avoid idle chatter. The waitress was quick, efficient and unfortunately artificially friendly. We could tell her motivation was facilitating a quick turnover (more money). We felt we were on a conveyer belt, being rotated in and out of the restaurant in record time to support a steady stream of new clients. The experience might be tantamount to future dining in the robotic age. I like IT, but not that much.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Love this place. Food is great, plenty of variety and local products when possible.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Loved the fig and ricotta appetizer, and butternut squash soup this time of year. And the Rockfish was awesome! Another great dinner, great job Ricutti

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3.0Dined on August 27, 2016

A couple of us were in the mood for Italian, another for nothing in particular (but loves crab cakes), and the other, for American. I chose the penne bolognese, which had more sauce than I'm used to and was made with ground beef (usually, I've had it with a combination of meats such as beef and pork or veal). In any case, it was satisfying. Another person in our party chose the spaghetti and meatballs. . . he said was "okay". The person who loves crab cakes got the (single) lump crab cake, which she proclaimed "very good". The fourth member of our party chose the pork chop. He said that, while he liked that it was covered with sauteed vegetables, he felt it a bit too dry. We each had one glass of wine, with one person adding a beer. Also, another person chose the tomato and watermelon gazpacho, to start (refreshing). The total bill was a bit more expensive than we expected. But, then, we weren't adding up the cost as we ordered.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Delicious, local food. Staff is very friendly & accommodating, especially with food allergies.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Excellent pizza and sangria cocktail.

Nice outdoor seating!

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2016

We always like the service at Riccuiti's and the farm to table cuisine. I did feel that this time my pork chop was dry and over cooked. I had asked for medium rare & it was well done. I chose oT to make a fuss because we were dining with others but if we'd been alone. I would have returned the dish.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

We visited Ricciuti's for the first time a couple of weeks ago, with an out-of-town guest. A friend had recommended it, and we like the fact that much of the food is locally sourced. The food was really good, the service was friendly and the overall experience was so pleasing that we returned two weeks later for our anniversary. While we were in "special occasion mode" on our first two visits, we look forward to going back for pizza.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

We have been here a number of times and it's always pretty good. If anyone in your party has issues with stairs it's worth arranging a table downstairs since the stairs are a bit steep. Food was very good and service was very friendly.

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