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“Decent Italian food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Trattoria il Riccio

Ristorante Trattoria il Riccio
Ranked #220 of 739 Restaurants in Luxembourg City
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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174 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Decent Italian food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

A good place to go for a "nothing" special Italian lunch. Service and owners are great....food a little less.

Visited September 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“relax, enjoy: an Italian restaurant where the welcome is genuine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

yes, the food is slightly pricey (but luxembourg gets a LOT worse), but really the family who run Il Riccio truly care that you like the food and the wine, and you can relax and enjoy the company of whomever you are with.
We arrived before their opening time (it was freezing cold so couldn't go for a walk around town), and all waiters were in jeans and chilling out before the service started, but they let us stay for a glass of wine and made us feel welcome. Food included a superb risotto (too much to finish), sirloin steak with superb green veg - straightforward italian food, well done. Both red and white house wines were great matches for the dishes.
Menu in italian and german; the family speaks english and americans are particularly welcome!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“I want to like this place but always end up disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

I've tried the Il Riccio a couple of time over the years and it's the sort of place you always find yourself disappointed with. It really all boils down to the price.

Lunch - the issue with lunch is that they usually have a lot of clients but just not enough staff for the service to the brisk enough.

Dinner - there is a lot of choice on the menu and so everyone will feel that they have found something to suit (note this is italian but that does not mean pizza!) There are then the specials which as other diners have noted, there are no prices and so they are presented based on what I assume to be the 'how high can we go' rule. Portions are not overly generous and if you only take a pasta dish you will be disappointed (or hungry)

The staff are a mix of friendly and pseudo-friendly. It's not really about the customer.

It's brilliantly placed in the city centre and is cosy, if it's not really busy. The rooms upstairs add more to that feel.

At €40 for a shared starter (antipasti for 4), a glass of wine and pasta dish it remains pricey for what it offers.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

authentic italian cuisine. Not very cosy but it has its charme.
The Risotto was fantastic, the service a bit slow. They were full though

Visited October 2012
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Good food and fair service, but sooo overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

A friend recommended the "hedgehog" (it's the meaning of "riccio"), so we went there at midday for a try. Actually I can only confirm the other reviews published so far on this site. The menu is not only in Italian but also partly in French, very broad choice and in addition lots of suggestions orally presented by the waiter, the staff is very nice, the food is not bad, but the price (around 17-20 euro for a normal pasta dish) is definitely exaggerated. We took a "menu du jour" ("today's special", with starter and main plate), accompanied by some sparkling water and rounded up by a nice cup of coffee: 29 euro per person. Neither quality (as said, not bad, but also not outstanding) nor quantity of the food (I ate one of my own apples right afterwards) justify this price.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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