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Il Riccio

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152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
+1 212-639-9111
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An italian restaurant with cousine of the Amalfi coast (and other italian fine dishes). We went in three, two of us from Italy and a relative living in NY. The owner Giovanni welcomed us with warmth and friendliness. As appetizers we tasted grilled artichoke hearts...More

Thank Raffaele F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch after a day of wondering the Upper East Side galleries. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Enjoyed a couple of nice Italian white wines, caprezia salad and pasta. Already recommended Il Riccio to a few friends that live...More

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Il Riccio is a small family style Italian gem in the Upper East Side and one of the best kept secrets. The authentic and freshly prepared Amalfi coast specialties are served in an attentive and elegant way. Vincenzo took care of every detail to delight...More

Thank Semih S
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Il Riccio consistently pleases with its Amalfi cusine and quality service. Its always fresh, always tasty food satisfies at every bite. This neighborhood restaurant is well worth to seek and enjoy.

Thank Skip_SS
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Il Riccio is a neighborhood gem. The food is consistently good and they offer special additional touches like fried zucchini, biscotti, after dinner drinks. Festive holiday decorations. New owners are doing OK.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This is little local gem. It is family run with care....and it shows. Great service and lovely food. I recommend it for family dinners and lunches. Excellent and not too expensive.

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Lovely small place with. A very good menu and terrific service. We had not been here in a while but we were pleasantly surprised with the new owners and the atmosphere. A bit different menu but done well. Prices fine for the are a and...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

The manager sets the tone for the warm yet cool vibe. He effortlessly and genuinely makes you feel welcomed, and the excellent staff continues to offer just the right level of attention . The food is classic Italian, always consistently divine. They are so accommodating...More

Thank RAH47
Reviewed May 5, 2017

A small and intimate eating experience. It is very other world and in the midst of the city subtle is a real find. Without being over the top expensive, service attentive and thorough and full of ambiance this is a delightful place to imbibe a...More

Thank sesphd
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We've returned a neighborhood favorite now that it under new ownership with a simple Italian menu with enough choices and very good food, sensibly priced.. Two recent dinners were excellent with good service. The greeting by the owner was warm and welcoming. One dinner with...More

Thank Richard L
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stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
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August 2, 2015|
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Response from GRodecker | Reviewed this property |
It's a mix. We went on Sunday afternoon and I wore a Sports Jacket with a collared shirt, there were others more casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
    (Lexington Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-639-9111
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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