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Rico's Ristorante

320 E 1st St, East Syracuse, NY 13057-2954
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Ranked #16 of 59 Restaurants in East Syracuse
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
liverpool, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have always wanted to go somewhere and have a large course fancy meal and this was exactly what we got. The food was delicious and the only thing we didn't like was the 45 min. wait. In their defense they did have a few large parties they were attending to.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Rico's has been around for a long time - consistent food - service can be spotty. Our group ordered across the menu and no one had any complaints - seafood, pasta, veal and chicken. All was served hot and had nice taste. The sauce was "on" this evening - fresh - nice taste and was piping hot. Our waiter had... More 

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Cicero, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Four of us dined at Rico's recently. I had not been there in over a year and I remember poor service then and not much had changed. Our server acted as if it was a big interruption of her evening to serve us. Isn't that why she's there? I ordered the eggplant Parmesan and it was dry and flavorless. I... More 

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1 review
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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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Additional Information about Rico's Ristorante

Address: 320 E 1st St, East Syracuse, NY 13057-2954
Phone Number: 315-432-1862
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  East Syracuse
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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