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Il Riccio

152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075 (Manhattan)
212-639-9111
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Ranked #2,759 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Lexington Avenue
Transit: 4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.
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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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

A good Italian Restaurant, the backround is pleasant, the service kind,the fish and the mixed salades are delicious, the guestes are people living aroud, I had a povitive impression

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Have had dinner here many many times over the 15 years that Il Riccio has been here, and I must say I have enjoyed each and every meal. Yes, it can be a bit cramped and loud, BUT the food is terrific and puts me in a good mood every time I have eaten here. The 3 owners try their... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The restaurant in as narrow as the 6 line that snakes up the east side of manhattan. Don't let that fool you. At the end of the line is a small outdoor garden with a skylight. so pretty. Don't let that fool you. the food is perfect as is the service. pastas are al dente and pitch perfect. fish is... More

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Connecticut, USA
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is an old school Italian restaurant that does an adequate job delivering its menu's promise. Our apps were decent, a crab and arugula salad and a nice scallop and bean dish. The gnocchi was nothing to write home about and the grilled whole branzino was quite good. Prices were reasonable for the neighborhood and service was above average.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Il Riccio is a small italian neighborhood restaurant awkwardly located on busy 79th Street on Manhattan's East side. The restaurant has only a small number of tables and diners sit uncomfortably along the walls of the railroad style room in the front or are "sentenced" to the claustrophobic back room. On all counts, service, food quality, graciousness of the host,... More

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Love the entire place. The salads are fresh and the meals great. The price is also reasonable. Great find. Thanks Trip Advisor

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Six friends shared a good meal here. The food was above average and the pricing fair given the large portions. However, it was a packed restaurant and our waiter seemed disinterested and just short of annoyed as he took our order without once looking at anyone at the table. Perhaps he was having a bad night. The noise level was... More

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Felt as though I was dining on the Amalfi Coast; sat in the back. I had fried calamari, delicious paccheri pasta with light vodka sauce. Very good wine selection.

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hidden gem on the upper east side. Understated with great food and service.

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Nice atmosphere, excellent food, generous portions. Lunch was not inexpensive but was delicious and I had enough food to take home enough for another meal. Service was friendly and gracious. I'll be going back.

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