It is 2015 and we have just celebrated 26 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.
LUCCI & CROSTINI
As far back as ancient Rome, it was popular to drink something aromatic and sometimes alcoholic before staring to eat in order to enhance the appetite. The word “aperitivo” is derived from the word “open”, in other words, something that will “open your stomach” – a little something to encourage you to feel hungry, to get the juices flowing, so you can fully enjoy your upcoming meal.
L’aperitivo plays an important role in Italian social life and is as much about the food and drink as it is about socializing.
We are calling our take on the Italian “stomach opener”, the LUCCI, short for “luccicante” or “sparkling”.
Our bartender, Dale Comardelle, has come up with a refreshing combination of Campari, Copper Fox Vir gin, lemon and prosecco served in a flute with a long ribbon of lemon peel. We are serving it with CROSTINI topped with whipped ricotta, lemon mosto, chives, black pepper and mortadella.
The LUCCI & CROSTINI will be featured at i Ricchi for DC Cocktail Week at $15.
We’re pleased to offer the following special promotions and events to make your holidays easy and memorable:
Thanksgiving Floral Arranging and Bottomless Cocktails Event
Tuesday, November 24, 6-7:30 pm, $69 per person
Grab a friend (or your mom!) and join us for one of our most popular events. Palace Florists helps us make a beautiful floral arrangement for our Thanksgiving table. Enjoy bottomless cocktails, featuring flavors of the season. Free valet parking. More details on Eventbrite.
Book a Holiday Event and Get Free Dinner for Two
If you book a 2015 holiday event for your co-workers, clients, family or friends by November 20, you’ll get a free dinner for two! Choose from our semi-private party room, our private wine room, or let us dedicate part of the restaurant to your event. Visit our Events page for more details.
$100 Gift Cards for $80
Give an experience this holiday season…and save!
A candlelit dinner, a lunch with clients or cocktails with friends are all unique experiences at i Ricchi.
Simplify your holiday shopping with our discounted gift cards. Throughout December, every $100 gift card will cost just $80. Stock up – there’s no limit to how many cards you may buy. Face value of each card must be $100. Offer is good through 12/24/15.
Be sure to visit our events page for more events this fall including DC Cocktail Week and Small Business Saturday!
Taste and learn how to drink champagne with almost everything this holiday season.
Taste 4 Nicolas Feuillate Champagnes (all 90 points or above) including GOLD MEDAL WINNER Palmes d’Or 2002 with food pairings at a sit-down guided tasting at our Champagne Tasting Event on Tuesday, November 3.
We’re sipping Brut Reserve NV, Brut Rose NV, Palmes d’Or 2002 and D’Luscious Dei-See Rose, all paired with delicious foods, easy to prepare for the holidays. Nothing says holidays and celebration like champagne, we hope you will join us for this fun and festive occasion! Visit the event page for more details and to register!
Chef/Owner Christianne R. Ricchi was recently chosen by Washington Business Journal as an honoree in the “Women Who Mean Business” section. She stands out in her field because she seeks to do everything with excellence from how skillfully she creates her dishes, to the way she treats her customers and staff, and personally seeks to do good in the community around her. She has forged her way into important roles like directing the National Restaurant Association without being concerned about doors closing on her. Networking and caring for women in the community are especially close to her heart. Read the full story here.