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Rico's Ristorante

320 E 1st St, East Syracuse, NY 13057-2954
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Ranked #18 of 58 Restaurants in East Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The "shrimp riggies" were rigatoni's, shrimp, and sauce. The owner stated that's the way they make them there, which is completely wrong. Real riggies have mushrooms, onions, and peppers. IT'S A PASTA DISH! Do not call them riggies if they are not actual rigges, come to Utica and we'll teach you the proper way to prepare them. The steak was... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch on a sunny day. The host, servers and all the staff that we interacted with were very friendly, pleasant, helpful and professional. We ordered the pasta fagioli (small) and it was amazing-the best we have ever had-such a wonderful flavor. We then had a salad, ravioli and a meatball which were also the perfect size... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After reviewing several other comments I hate to be the person who just complains just to complain. Let's be honest, that's exactly what this forum offers. However, it's hard not agree with the comments below. Yes, Rico's is across from Walmart (not their fault) and petty much on a scenic dump of a railroad track, (again, it is what it... More

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Jordan, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Most all of Rico's servers are excellent. They are more than happy too answer any questions you might have.We started the meal with a deep fried calamari,that was so tender that it melted in your mouth.When our salads arrived they were large and very tasty.for my main course I ordered linguini with red clam sauce.the clams were tender and the... More

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Syracuse, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was treated poorly on 2 separate occasions: one for returning a veal dish with bad mushrooms and second for being unhappy with a 45 minute wait to be served dinner. The maitre d (owner) made me feel insignificant and offered no apology or retribution. Instead, he made me feel as if he could not have cared less. I prefer... More

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Syracuse, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My friend and I decided to give Rico's a try as it had been many years since we've been there. It was a chilly Tuesday afternoon and it was on the cold side in the restaurant too so we kept our coats on...no problem, it's the way it's been so far all spring in Syracuse. The menu had a nice... More

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Syracuse, NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Best Chicken Riggies in Central NY. We often will order a quarter-tray for takeout. Dine in, and you get a very nice three-course meal -- the main courses for which are always first-rate -- at very reasonable rates for this kind of quality. Definitely a family feel. Almost always quite busy at prime time . . . which is probably... More

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Once you find it across from the Wal-Mart in East Syracuse you will enjoy the food, usualyy a busy place with a lot of regulars who go there, have always enjoyed whatever meal I have ordered there. although last time there was NOT impressed with the waiter we had, kind of a snob and unfriendly not attentive at all and... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This restaurant started out so well as an authentic Italian restaurant years ago, but seems to be past its prime. Our last visit sealed the deal: Tables and people are on top of one another - so crowded and noisy. We had to move our chairs so people at the neighboring table could get out of theirs. Food is so-so... More

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Middletown, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Been there twice. Dont like Italian generally but it was a large group and they were able to jam us in on short notice. I do mean jam. The place was packed both times.I felt like I was in a cafeteria. I had the seafood bouillabaisse the first time. It was ok mostly mussels though. The second time I tried... More

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