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$2 - $16
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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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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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We got the sausage pizza and was disappointed with it. It was good but the sausage was sliced and not the ground sausage that this Jersey girl gets at home. Still searching for the best pizza in Sarasota.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Thank you, we love our Jersey girls! We always preferred the pizza shop in Englewood, NJ because it had the rope sausage cut~so that's what we decided to do here in our Florida shop! Thank you for trying us and taking the time for a...More

Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

You can't always please a Jersey girl when it comes to pizza, but Rico's does. They deliver AND they deliver!

Date of visit: January 2020
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FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Thank you Sharon, we love you Jersey girls! We'll keep cooking, you keep coming in for dinner. We hope to see you soon. Piece, Mark, family & staff

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