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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

You might walk right by this unpretentious restaurant without noticing it. But it is outstanding. In food quality and service. A reasonably priced jewel. Thank you.

Thank Formerly F
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had the pleasure of dining here on Christmas Eve. What a perfect ending to a lovely evening. The food is spectacular and the service just perfect. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and wine excellent. Can't praise this restaurant enough. Next time we are...More

Thank MaryAnn H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have a residence on the UES and for some years Il Riccio was one of our go to restaurants, featuring an almost bewildering list of "specials", a very gracious service, a nice wine list and quite enjoyable food. Then things went downhill, and it...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Outstanding white fish with lemon sauce and an incredible tiramisu for dessert! A great meal accompanied by lovely Italian White Wine from the Amalfi Coast. We were with friends and enjoyed a great conversation in a quiet, pleasant setting as well as having wonderful food....More

Thank seattlefoodlover2016
Reviewed 8 October 2016

What a pleasant surprise. Visited Il Riccio for dinner this week and were delighted to learn that they were pouring Barolo and Brunello by the glass. Love the Barolo. The grilled salmon and grilled branzino were perfect - as always.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I had dinner here early on a Tuesday night in the summer, The food was great and so was the service. I especially liked the complementary bruschetta...just fantastic tomato and olive oil taste. The place was, admittedly, not crowded, so I can't...More

Thank Tom X
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's a lovely little restaurant. Very nice service but the food is really not at all memorable. In our party of 6, 3 had the same meal and each had different feedback ( one too dry and one too saucy).

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We tried to go to Candle 79 next door, but it was packed, so we tried Il Riccio, which is right next door. Good quality homemade Italian food, and very sweet decor. We had gluten free penne, linguini with clams, and homemade ravioli, all very...More

Thank Neem D
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I recently had dinner at Il Ricco while visiting New York City on vacation. A friend had recommended this restaurant, knowing that Italians manage it, and authentic Italian cuisine could be found here. Unfortunately, I was totally disheartened with my dining experience. I should start...More

Thank Mirto56
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A friend introduced us to this fine restaurant. Lots of locals dining when we visited on a Saturday afternoon. No wait for service. The food was delicious. Good service. Lots of dining options. Definitely on my list of go to places in NYC.

Thank CTSopper
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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3 August 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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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