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“Great Italian and friendly service”
Review of Il Riccio

Il Riccio
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Ranked #2,982 of 14,015 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: Lexington Avenue
Transit: 4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.
Description: 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.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Love the entire place. The salads are fresh and the meals great. The price is also reasonable. Great find. Thanks Trip Advisor

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Six friends shared a good meal here. The food was above average and the pricing fair given the large portions. However, it was a packed restaurant and our waiter seemed disinterested and just short of annoyed as he took our order without once looking at anyone at the table. Perhaps he was having a bad night. The noise level was better than most crowded places in this neighborhood and the service time was fine in spite of the full tables. I suspect this would be a great place to have lunch.

I had the chicken Sorrento which was excellent. My husband had the pasta with crabmeat which he found dry, and another of our group had the jumbo shrimp which she ordered because the fish she preferred the waiter said would take 25 minutes to prepare. When it came, the shrimp were in the shells and the hot spinach she was expecting was raw salad.

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Felt as though I was dining on the Amalfi Coast; sat in the back. I had fried calamari, delicious paccheri pasta with light vodka sauce. Very good wine selection.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hidden gem on the upper east side. Understated with great food and service.

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Nice atmosphere, excellent food, generous portions. Lunch was not inexpensive but was delicious and I had enough food to take home enough for another meal. Service was friendly and gracious. I'll be going back.

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Thank lincan
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