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Rico's Pizzeria

6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-922-9604
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible21%
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6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am always amazed at how fresh and delicious their pizzas are. I have yet to have any better in Sarasota. The restaurant is small so I always carry out my pizza.

Thank karlammitchell
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Woo Hoo Karla M! Thank you for your business and the very kind words. We will keep doing what we do and hope to see you again soon. Pizza, Love & Happiness Mark, staff & family

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

If you want the tastiest NY style pizza head to Rico's in Gulfgate! The nicest people and they best pizza in the Sarasota/Venice//Bradenton area!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

WooHoo! We thank you for your business and awesome review! We look forward to serving you in the future....we'll keep the pizza oven hot for you. Kind pizza regards, Mark, family & staff

Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Servings were huge. Medium pizza looked like large. Wonderful chicken cacciatore. Took half home. Reasonably priced. Good variety of house specials plus usual items. Would definitely return. Just pulled in on a whim because the places near the beach were all crowded. Prompt friendly service.

Thank KayWangen
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you Kay Wagen for stopping in, giving us a try and definitely for taking the time to leave some nice words here. We are happy to hear of your pleasant experience. Please come back often! Kind pizza regards, Mark, staff & family

Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

In town for a quick getaway from the snow, and we stumbled upon Rico's... We went in for some slices and some vino. We were immediately greeted by the owner who took our wine order right away and came back with 2 glasses that couldn't...More

Thank cornelli00
FiveRileys, Manager at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

WooHoo! Thank you for stopping and better yet for the nice words! Glad you enjoyed your little visit with us. Hope to see you when the snow drives you south again. We'll keep the beach and the pizza over hot for you. Piece, Love &...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

Rico's is local, convenient and has AMAZING pizza. I am gluten intolerant, and Rico offers a great gluten free alternative.

Thank Cindy H
FiveRileys, Manager at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Cindy! Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to accommodate those with gluten intolerance. We hope to see you again soon. Take care, Mark Riley, staff & family

Reviewed January 4, 2017

I love this place and my favorite pizza is "The Works"! Also, their Sicilian is the best I have found in Sarasota. It's located in the Gulf Gate block which is a foodies paradise. The food and atmosphere in this neighborhood is epic. It's like...More

Thank Heath C
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Heath C ! Thank you for your business and taking the time to write a nice review, we hope to see you again! Love that Sicilian Pie! Take care, Mark Riley, staff & family

Reviewed January 1, 2017

TO GET an excellent pie,,, but was only average ,, good delivery service,,sausage is cut up itanian sausage,, thin sliced,,, the pizza was just ok,,, gonna look around for others ,,,thxMore

Thank JOEYGCentralWi
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Joey G! Thanks for giving us a try, we strive to get better each and every pizza so we will keep practicing and you could check back with us at your leisure. Thank you taking the time and leaving a nice review, we hope to...More

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

The staff attempted to steal my change. I gave the staff a $50. For my meal. They acted as if there was no change due. I had to call them out on it to get the change. I won't be back.More

Thank johncouch1
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Totally my fault! I was the waiter, the cook and the cashier. We are not usually that busy on Mondays and I did not schedule accordingly. I finally asked my delivery driver to cash you out and he did not have access to "table service"...More

Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

A hole in the wall, local place. Busy takeout, small amount of indoor seating. If you're looking for fine dining go elsewhere. Great place to go with a couple of friends. Good varIety of pizza Salad large portions. Tasty pizza, friendly staff!More

Thank Maryjo F
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Maryjo F, thank you! I think you just gave the best description of what we try to do day in and day out. We are a small fun, very casual pizza joint, nothing fancy, but we make it delicious. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed December 10, 2016

and pretty much as good as I have ever had anywhere. every store in the local chain is equally good imo.

Thank m v
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Mr. m v, Thank you for your continued business and taking the time to leave a few very nice words here. We look forward to seeing you again in any or all of the Rico's! Thank you, Rico's Pizza staff & family

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$2 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-9604
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We are the original Rico's in Sarasota, Fl (the Rico's that Rico built) and we love making pizza! We are located just south of Stickney Pt. Rd. (South bridge to Siesta Key) we have a small dining room, we offer our full menu for take out and delivery. We make our own dough, grate and blend our own mozzarella cheeses. We use Roma foods out of Piscataway, New Jersey. Roma is an Italian and pizza exclusive high quality food provider. We are solely owned by me, Mark Riley and my kids Brandon, Madeline, Michael & Robert Riley. My youngest son Robert and I are there almost everyday. I do have a great staff that does allow us a day off on occasion. I have a manager Ben who has been working with us for over 15 years. We have a full money back guarantee. If we fail you we want to remake your food immediately or give you a credit for next time. We do mess up like every 75th order or so and if you want we even offer you your money back.