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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 5:30PM - 5:45PM

Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM

About i Ricchi

A restaurant specializing in the preparation of "Cucina Rustica" - Tuscan country-style, scratch cooking. Attentive service from experienced and caring staff. Italian wine list. Outdoor dining on the Piazza. Free valet parking.

1220 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Contemporary Italian

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross street:
19th & Jefferson Pl.

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$31 to $50

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 835-0459

Website:
http://www.iricchidc.com/

Catering:
We cater small & medium sized events in office or at home.

Parking Details:
Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.

Public Transport:
Dupont Circle South

Executive Chef:
Christianne Ricchi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Nightly Happy Hour with reduced prices & free hors d'oeuvres. See our Weekly / Monthly Calendar for special events. Wine Tastings, Dinners, Ladies Nights, and many special promotions. Sign Up and receive special deals !!

i Ricchi Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (36)
Authentic (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Outdoor Eating (22)
Neighbourhood Gem (21)
Cosy (21)
Group Bookings (18)
Lunch (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Fun (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (5)
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Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Brunch (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Usually I Ricchi does not disappoint. Usually the waiters are very attentive and knowledgeable. This time was different, however. Our waiter seemed rushed and barely gave us time to look at the menu before he asked what we wanted. When we asked him if we could have bread he informed us that a couple of large groups were in the back and that this was unusual. Honestly I can be understanding to a point but I don't like the insinuation that I should be understanding while my waiter is more accommodating to other guests. Our business is just as valuable as theirs. We are also repeat customers. They recognize us every time we go. The food came quickly and was cooked well (I emphasized a very specific temperature for the veal) but he also asked us if we wanted our dessert to go. He offered to package it before we even ordered. The whole thing felt rushed. My boyfriend even said "you just want to turn em and burn em, right?" Disappointing experience at a restaurant that usually provides excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience3
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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food. The pasta is out of this world. The veal Milanese was excellent. Highly recommend this place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The ambiance, food and service always wonderful!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on 16 October 2017

one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The quality of the food continues to be fantastic

Also the waitstaff are very knowledgable and helped themembers of our party make good selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
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Value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Great high quality food with impeccable service. Wonderful fresh made pasta
with great sauces. Excellent wines by the glass or bottle.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Excellent night at I Ricchi with absolute amazing food and service. From the fresh bread to the dessert this place knows how to wow a customer. We had delicious scallops with mushrooms and gnocchi and very tender, crispy calamari for our appetizer! The pasta was also cooked to perfection and the perfect portion size. I wasn’t overwhelmed with a heavy pasta that I can barely make a dent in. Lastly the dessert was one of the best desserts I have ever had! It was chilled, refreshing, and we cleaned the plate. Overall we experienced a great night with a beautiful atmosphere. The waitress was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. This place is excellent for a special occasion as well. I have been twice in a month! I will for sure be coming back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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Food3
Ambience2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Food was fair

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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Centrally located and easy to meet friends for lunch or business lunch. Service is very good, menu diverse and excellent, and overall quiet so one can converse easily. Enjoyed a reliable and dependable lunch, as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Good hearty italian fare, and good rotating specials

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 10 October 2017

Really good food and service. We had the tortellini and rigatoni. Both were superb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Another successful visit to I Ricci. Family from out of town came in and as they did last year, insisted on dining here. The level of customer service is unparralled in the area and the food quality is superb. We always enjoy when Ms. Ricci stops by the table, as she is a joy to talk to. The entire staff is incredible and the kitchen crew one of the best around. We can't wait until our next visit, which will be very soon, as this is our favorite spot in the city to dine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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Food2
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Value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 October 2017

We used a Groupon for this occasion. I am sorry to say that this time one of our main courses was way below par. Described as loaded with backfin (and carrying an upcharge over the Groupon) it arrived as two hockey pucks of breadcrumb filling with microscopic amounts of shreds of crabmeat. We have received an apogy and a different dish which was very nice. The rest of the meal was excellent as usual. Our server was efficient and very pleasant. We hope for a better experience next time.

Tags: Business Meals
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Wonderful seevice, fabulous food, even on a groupon, and wven free valet parking! Love i Ricci, after all these years, still first class.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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Food5
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Service5
Value3

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on 30 September 2017

A great way to end an evening. Everyone working there were great. The Calamari was the best ever. Try the Scallop appetizer. The best! I would definetly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Consistent expert service. Consistent with delicious food. We visit iRicchi every time we're in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Took friend to lunch and the food was wonderful. Service was out of this world! All the staff was so welcoming and I would love to go back for dinner. Finally found a new favorite place to dine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 September 2017

The salad, main courses (both fish) were excellent--flavorful and well prepared. And the desserts were excellent. Also, I asked for a quiet seat to deal with a hearing impairment and, after a little negotiation, that was accommodated, too. The service was okay--some issues with a server with a heavy accent and our water glasses sat empty longer than I would like.

The biggest downer was that we both used the free valet parking and had a late reservation. By the time we were leaving, the valet (and his stand) were gone without a trace and we had neither car nor keys. We had to go back in, track down the keys and then trek to the car. NOT an elegant ending to an otherwise enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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Food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Phenomenal service made the food taste even better if you know what I mean. From the hostess on the phone who handled our delayed arrival and addition of one diner at last minute on a Saturday night to the waiter who perfectly orchestrated the course delivery and birthday dessert at the end, we all had a great time. Filet was delicious as were pastas but they could have been somewhat larger to facilitate sharing. Countless baskets of delicious bread were another highlight.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Nice meals and early dinner

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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Exceptional, as always, from Evan's warm greeting to the last plate - never disappoints!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 September 2017

We are back for a Groupon lunch. It is very flexible. We chose two appetizers and two entrees. There is no limitation on what you can pick from the menu. They are welcoming from the minute we walked in the door. Our server was friendly, attentive and very knowledgable. The mussels were wonderful. Th sauce was delicious with both the mussels and sopped up with bread. The mushrooms (four different kinds) sautéed with garlic was excellent. The pappardelle special with rabbit was very good (though not great). I had pounded thin, fried veal. It was not really dry but definitely would have been improved with a light sauce. I added some lemon and it improved the dish. It is served with a huge pile of greens and some chopped tomatoes. On the whole, we were happy with our meal and will return.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Another great meal at I Ricci! The food is always great. I had a new server this time who was OK, but not as seasoned as some of my favorites. Nonetheless, he was nice. The food is exemplary and the ambiance superb. An all time favorite among my DC restaurants. One should not miss it.

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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Great Service, food and value. We have been coming to this restaurant for several years. We were attracted by their Groupon offering which is still the best deal in town. When most restaurants are cutting back on their Groupon discounts, I'Ricchi continues to offer better than 50% off. If you don't pick the busiest night, their service is awesome. This time we got to try a couple of new desserts. While the chocolate mousse with chocolate meringue was good, the strawberry cream cake with gelato was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Our first visit and it was great! Great appetizers and entre. Desert was good also. We had a new waiter and he was great. The owner makes sure that all waiters have a complete knowledge of the menu and ours knew it all. He gave a complete description of the meal and it's ingredients and how it was cooked. He made us want to have one of each - they sounded that good. (We even had three appitizers for 2 people.)

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 September 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. Started with the pasta sampler and progressed to lamb, steak, and veal for those at the table. Cannot over emphasize how friendly the hostess was and the owner stopped by to talk with us - she very nice. The meal, the staff and the atmosphere - quite - were all great. Well spent time - great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 September 2017

This place was awesome, had the best Italian meal I've had in forever!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 11 September 2017

Very good, best cheesecake I ever had

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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on 6 September 2017

The food was excellent as well as the service. Great place for Italian.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Fantastic Service, Meal, Restaurant...We'll be back!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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Value3

 
·Dined on 29 August 2017

I Ricci is one of Washington's joys. Great for lunch or dinner with impeccable service and food. Wonderful atmosphere and you can hear the conversation at your own table unlike so many restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Fabulous service! Great food!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Probably my all time favorite in DC. Every aspect is amazing, food, service and ambiance. I can't say enough. I had an absolutely wonderful dinner here this time, as I always do. It is a restaurant one can call home and feel as if they are always welcome with open arms. A definite must to diners with high standards. Do not miss it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Always excellent at I Ricchi - gracious and welcoming service, delicious flavorful dishes and a comfortable setting make for a great lunch or dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Fabulous restaurant. We used a groupon which was a fantastic deal (got about $150 of food for almost half the price). Best calamari I've ever had, octopus (appetizer) was even better. Everything had flavor!! (Big plus). Veal was delicious, lamb chops were cooked very well. Tiramisu is a must!! Server was excellent, extremely polite and had great recommendations. Also found out about this great deal for ladies on Tuesdays - 50% off for everything with free valet parking, will definitely be going back for that. Really glad I found this place, best Italian food I've had in DC.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Fun, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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Food5
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on 23 August 2017

This definitely ended up on my D.C. Favorites list! The service was excellent and the house made rigatoni dish was perfectly cooked with a great taste The weather was so nice we ate outside but I'm looking forward to joining the setting inside the restaurant once the weather gets a bit cooler.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 August 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 August 2017

The fixed menu for RW was disappointing , unlike the regular menu. The corn risotto was quite tasteless and trout was not memorable. Would not go there for RW again but only when the whole menu is opened.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined on 18 August 2017

Amazing Restaurant with Amazing Food! - A friend and I traveled to D.C. from NC for a short vacation. We found a Groupon for the restaurant for $76. This deal includes 2 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 deserts. The food was great and came to the table at intervals. The wait staff clears the table after each course and provides new silverware. Portions are great as you get full, but not stuffed! 10 out of 10! I will be coming back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Very welcoming and friendly service. The food and service was excellent!! Much thanks.
Mr. J.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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