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Il Riccio

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Upper East Side
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152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424 (Lexington Avenue)
+1 212-639-9111
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have a residence on the UES and for some years Il Riccio was one of our go to restaurants, featuring an almost bewildering list of "specials", a very gracious service, a nice wine list and quite enjoyable food. Then things went downhill, and it became average and below our expectations. Thus it was with pleasure that we returned a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Outstanding white fish with lemon sauce and an incredible tiramisu for dessert! A great meal accompanied by lovely Italian White Wine from the Amalfi Coast. We were with friends and enjoyed a great conversation in a quiet, pleasant setting as well as having wonderful food. Would definitely return again!

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Westchester County, New York
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

What a pleasant surprise. Visited Il Riccio for dinner this week and were delighted to learn that they were pouring Barolo and Brunello by the glass. Love the Barolo. The grilled salmon and grilled branzino were perfect - as always.

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NJ
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I had dinner here early on a Tuesday night in the summer, The food was great and so was the service. I especially liked the complementary bruschetta...just fantastic tomato and olive oil taste. The place was, admittedly, not crowded, so I can't say what it would be like on a busy night. BTW, there is a back... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's a lovely little restaurant. Very nice service but the food is really not at all memorable. In our party of 6, 3 had the same meal and each had different feedback ( one too dry and one too saucy).

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We tried to go to Candle 79 next door, but it was packed, so we tried Il Riccio, which is right next door. Good quality homemade Italian food, and very sweet decor. We had gluten free penne, linguini with clams, and homemade ravioli, all very good. Fun waiters!

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Thank Neem D
Venice, Italy
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448 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I recently had dinner at Il Ricco while visiting New York City on vacation. A friend had recommended this restaurant, knowing that Italians manage it, and authentic Italian cuisine could be found here. Unfortunately, I was totally disheartened with my dining experience. I should start my review by pointing out that I have been living in Italy for the past... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A friend introduced us to this fine restaurant. Lots of locals dining when we visited on a Saturday afternoon. No wait for service. The food was delicious. Good service. Lots of dining options. Definitely on my list of go to places in NYC.

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Cairo
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This wasn't my first visit. I have been coming here for the past 3 years and each and every time I leave fully satisfied and happy This was a family dinner. We tried a variety of dishes and appetisers and all were great. We actually ordered the daily specials and they were truly special. Now the highlight was the service.... More 

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Centerport, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We had dinner with two other couples on a recent Sunday evening. Our waiter was polite and lively, (although the host who greeted us could have been less gruff - he barked "get out of here" at one of the busboys) Appetizers included grilled vegetables, fried artichoke hearts, and fresh mozzarella with tomato etc. Our waiter provided a complimentary plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
    (Lexington Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-639-9111
Description
A favorite neighborhood restaurant for those in the know. Not only is the food good but the people-watching is terrific. Our warm friendly staff welcomes locals like Henry Kissinger, Ralph Lauren and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plus assorted Upper East Side beauties. Specializing in the fabulous flavors of the Amalfi coast, selections include delicious risottos, osso bucco, specialty pasta, as well as more exotic fare like roasted lamb garnished with balsamic vinegar and rosemary. Delectable home made desserts along with an extensive wine list. Soft hand-painted ochre colored walls, sensually sweet background music and attentive service provide a memorable dining experience at this distinctively chic restaurant.

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