It is 2016, and we have just celebrated 27 years at the helm of the DC restaurant scene! My 18 years in the Tuscan countryside fueled the passion, authenticity and the magic for i Ricchi that has earned us accolades and awards such as the Hottest Restaurant in Washington and One of the Best Italian Restaurants in the World. In an age of constant change and innovation, we deliver what people expect of an Italian dining experience: comforting, authentic, quality food. With a wine list that is 100% from Italian wineries, a wood-burning hearth that produces the signature taste of the Tuscan grill, and our updated twists on classic recipes, you will leave with an appreciation for the rustic country food of Italy. From the food, to the frescos on the walls, the original terracotta floors and antique olive oil urns, we want to transport you to Tuscany even if just for a little while.
Our Cena Bianca on Monday, June 20 made quite a stir on 19th Street as passers by stopped to admire the long white tables, white flowers and candles, and twinkling lights. The smell of grilled meats, fish and vegetables lingered in the air as more than 70 guests dressed in white dined family style enjoying a Summer Tuscan dinner, ending with house-made gelato, almond biscotti di Prato and iced watermelon. We were fortunate to have several local business leaders take part in this special night ushering in the Summer Solstice. Even Chef Ricchi’s own grandchildren were decked in white for the celebration! Based on the positive feedback, this is destined to become an annual event and new i Ricchi tradition!
Imagine a magnificent Tuscan dinner outdoors under the setting sun, twinkling lights and starry night with
everything decked out in white–your tabletop, linens and chairs. Soft music sets the atmosphere for a spectacular welcome to Summer Solstice and celebration of the longest day of the year. Dress completely in white, and bring a white accessory–a hat, a flower, even your dog to our Cena Bianca (White Dinner), Monday, June 20
Start with cured meats, cheeses, mushroom truffle crostini alongside, summer salads and a beautiful mixed grill of salmon, shrimp & chicken. For a spectacular ending, enjoy artisanal biscotti, iced watermelon and our homemade gelato. Check out other delightful menu choices here.
A mainstay in European cities, the White Dinner serves to bring people together in public spaces to break bread and reconnect. This is a unique opportunity to organize a group of friends for a memorable experience.
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We are very excited to invite you to our variety of upcoming events after Memorial Day weekend:
Tuesday, May 31, 5:30-7:30 pm: Wine & Scents with Nancy Illman
Wednesday, June 15, 7 pm: Need to Know: Dinner Series with Chris McGoff
Monday, June 20, 6:34 pm: Cena Bianca (White Dinner on the Piazza)
Check out our Events page to see menus and buy tickets!
Celebrate your mom with i Ricchi by bringing her to our restaurant on her special day or by purchasing a gift card. Being a mother is one of the most paramount blessings in my life. I am especially enjoying being a grandmother to a sweet little toddler and her new baby brother. Motherhood is a rare gift with its joys and challenges, and I am pleased to tell you we are opening for the first time ever on Mother’s Day this year! We want to make your mom feel like a queen as she dines with us at our Festa della Mamma – Mother’s Day Sparkling Celebration, Sunday, May 8 from 12-6 pm. The 3-course meal is $59 (exclusive of tax and gratuity). See the menu: Festa della Mamma
If you are not able to be with your mother on her special day, consider giving her a gift card to i Ricchi! We are offering $100 gift cards for your mom for only $80! Call the restaurant at (202) 835-0459 to purchase. We will mail or email a card to the address you supply with a personal message from you!