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I Ricchi
Reviewed By Thomas Head
Comments () | Published October 18, 2006

I Ricchi
Address: 1220 19th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-835-0459
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Italian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 1:45. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 9:45; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Starters, $9 to $20. Entre├ęs, $20 to $35.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials

January 2005

Owner Christianne Ricchi's restaurant, with its vaulted ceilings, terra cotta floors, and Della Robbia­like murals on the walls, is a good setting for the simplicity and elegance of Tuscan cooking. The wood-burning grill visible from the dining room is at the center of the menu. It's always hard to resist the hearty dish of grilled sausage with cannellini beans and tomatoes, but also from the grill come lamb chops, pork chops, steaks, and vegetables.

For a satisfying full meal, these main dishes might be preceded by a bowl of ribollita, the traditional Tuscan bread soup, or a pasta--the pappardelle with rabbit is particularly delicious--and followed by a selection of Italian cheeses or a simple biscuit and a glass of vin santo for dipping.

 

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