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Reviewed May 31, 2022 via mobile

2nd time going here. 1st time was carry out in 2020, but tonight we stopped in and thankfully they were having a slow evening in their dining room as we had a party of 14. They welcomed us with open arms. Extremely kid friendly. Waitress...named “ICE” was patient, quick to serve, and great with the kids. The food was amazing. YOU MUST GO HERE.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2022

It was great having you all in, your party filled every seat! Good times and Ice is such a treat, we are glad you enjoyed her service. Come back again soon and often. We'll keep the pizza oven lit for you. Be well.

Reviewed May 13, 2022

Great value, large portion sizes, tasty foods, friendly staff, and quick service! We can split a takeout order of lasagna and salad and be pleasantly full. Pizza is served hot and crispy!

Date of visit: May 2022
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RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2022

Thank you NSutton! We've made alot of friends over the years just because of our lasagna ~true story. We hope to see you again real soon and often. Be well, Mark

Reviewed February 11, 2022

The people were very nice and we sampled a large variety of items including pizza, spaghetti, breadsticks, and other items. The pizza crust was good, but everything, especially the spaghetti lack fine flavor or any special. But the whole staff was so nice -- I...just wish the food had more taste!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2022

Hey Doc and Sugar Bear! Thank you for trying us out. We do offer a very simple delicious marinara focusing on the good tomatoes and fresh basil we use. It's not for everyone but many do enjoy. We hope you'll continue to choose Rico's and...More

Reviewed February 8, 2022

I grew up "on the avenue" in Brooklyn in the 70's and 80's and the pizza places were everyone's go to...when I walked into Rico's I was taken back in time and felt so at home. The only thing missing is a jute box!!! So...much fun. Love the menu, the food and the realness of getting "a slice".... Don't change A THING!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2022

Thanks AJC! You get us!

Reviewed October 26, 2021 via mobile

We have gotten pizza here many times and gave great referrals but last night we ordered two pies to go and apparently they changed their sauce recipe. It was so spicy we had to throw them out. Very disappointed. No more pizza from here for...us.☹️More

Date of visit: October 2021
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2021

We never got a call back about this. That's the best way to solve any issues like this. Our recipe has not changed since 1999 and I'm not sure what could be spicy as we only use 2oz of black pepper for our 4 gallon...More

Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Called in an order for delivery at our condo in Siesta Key. The lady on the phone was very pleasant. Pizza was delivered within 35 mins on a Saturday evening. Delivery driver was extremely friendly, and pizza was delicious. I did try to place the...order online prior to calling it in, but the system continuously malfunctioned.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Thank you for trying us out, especially your patience with our online ordering. We are always learning and growing. We hope to see you again next vacation. Be well!

Reviewed July 29, 2021

I called twice as our food was very late. 2nd call I was able to speak to manager to no avail. Order from anywhere but here

Date of visit: July 2021
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Wow, actually I thought I had an understanding conversation with someone in your family. We obviously do not like to disappoint but it does happen. We are always learning and growing. Take care, Mark

Reviewed December 30, 2020

We've ordered from Rico's off and on for 20 years and the biggest problem that drives us away for year at a time is their inconsistency. Sometimes we get delicious food, and other times it goes right into the trash can because it's so bad....There is no quality control at all and they often screw up orders. Sorry Ricos, but the last order was our final order. The calzone was leather wrapped around a squishy, gooey mess that squirted out with each bite, our last pizza was a limp, greasy and tasteless mess on a crust so tough we couldn't bite through it. That was it, we're out. No more Rico's for us.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Thank you. Sorry to see you go. So much staff turn over is frustrating for all of us.

Reviewed November 22, 2020

last 2 orders the pizza qas not exceptional. the one o rdered today was cooked prfectly. unfortunately the sauce just didn't taste as good as previous the young lady taking order was very welcoming and nice on the phone. also the sausage on the pie...was almost non existing. too bad so sad and the there was a briny salty type taste with the vegetables? i'm sure they will check into this and i will be wiling to try again. hopefully after they see this they can do some quality control. he 4 stars is because normally they are deserving God Bless everyone and happy thanksgivingMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! Always give us a call directly to address things like this right away. We want you to be delighted every time and reviews can get lost in the shuffle of daily life. If you are a Rico's Pizza Rewards customer...More

Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

I’m from New Jersey and am used to great thin-crust pizza. After trying most of the pizza in town, I feel that Rico’s has by far the best pizza in town. Fabulous pizza!

Date of visit: September 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Thank you New Jersey! Glad you found us and you dig what what are doing. We use Roma Foods out of Piscataway, NJ. We hope to see you often, and try a slice of our cheesecake too!

Reviewed September 21, 2020 via mobile

Always delicious and a great value. Neptune pizza special a winner. Chicken Fra Diablo with pasta my wife’s favorite. Great takeout place.

Date of visit: September 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Thank you Bruce! We are making so many Neptune pizzas now that you must be telling your friends and family. Our Fra Diavlo is also a special treat to make and serve. See you soon and thanks again. Mark, family & staff

Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

The food tasted pretty good, but they messed up 3 different things in our to go order. They did apologize when I called back. Very disappointing though because I confirmed everything twice when I ordered it.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 14, 2020

Our first time visit turned into 3 visits in one week. I love the smell of pizza dough baking in the oven and Rico's on Gulfgate is just the place. I couldn't pass up the $6 Fried Eggplant app. It was crispy and delicious served...their marinara. Ask for a little on the side because It's good. We had a large cheese pizza which reminded me of excellent NJ Pizza. The baked ziti with Italian sausage and the Italian sausage sandwich with grilled peppers and onions were also winners. Good prices too.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2020

Thank you for the excellent feedback! We hope to keep seeing you. Be well.

Reviewed June 7, 2020

This place is a bit of a dive...but they have the best pizza in town - period. A wee bit Petite if you're dining in..and efficient for pick-up or delivery, and really good!

Date of visit: June 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2020

You are exactly right we are a tiny neighborhood pizza joint/dive. We've had to embrace it over the years and it seems many have as well. We thank you and hope to see you again real soon. Piece, love & pizza

Reviewed May 21, 2020

Making pizza is not rocket science - but Rico's does a really good job. Where they stand out above other nearby establishments is in customer service. Basically - Good pizza and good people. I will continue to come back.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Rico's Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5