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Il Riccio

) #2,640 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Italian
152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
+1 212-639-9111
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
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11 - 20 of 47 reviews

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...More

Thank Tom X
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).

Thank Lee A
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...More

Thank Neem D
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...More

Thank Mirto56
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.

Thank CTSopper
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...More

1  Thank nouresm
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,...More

1  Thank TMDEsq
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Found this little gem when we wandered off Maddison ave. I was tired and hungry but fancied a restaurant, a nice salad and a glass of wine when we stubbled across this restaurant for lunch. Fab give them ago!!

1  Thank Dimon1708
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Being italian, i like pasta "on time" cooked. Unfortunately, pasta here was over overcooked and over salted. At that point the taste of the sauce is secondary... The bread was very good. The fried zucchini too oily. Nice wine list. Good desserts. Rude service putting...More

Thank tonymora
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Accidentally found this little treasure while entertaining guests from Europe who were visiting New York for the first time. It's a small Italian restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. The food was excellent and the staff was as well. We wound up sitting and chatting...More

Thank ergneb
Nearby
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Response from GRodecker | Reviewed this property |
It's a mix. We went on Sunday afternoon and I wore a Sports Jacket with a collared shirt, there were others more casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, 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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