Authentic Tuscan Kitchen
1220 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 | (202) 835-0459
  • Woman-owned and operated, Chris Ricchi is a pioneering and highly respected chef and entrepreneur in the restaurant industry. Read her story here.

  • With its original location in the hills outside of Florence, Trattoria i Ricchi was the first restaurant to bring authentic Italian cooking from Tuscany to the sophisticated diners of DC. Learn about this extraordinary culinary journey, because the story is as good as the food.

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Authentic Tuscan and Regional Italian Cuisine

Christianna Ricchi_014It is 2020, and we have just celebrated 31 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 features wines 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.

-Christianne Ricchi

Food Club: October 27-31

Halloween may not be so foreign to Italian culture as some might think. There are legends, rites and traditions around All Saints Day (Nov 1) and All Souls Day (Nov 2) that coincide with Halloween as we know it.

This menu highlights Autumn’s ingredients with a nod to regional specialties and a “spooky” Tuscan dessert.

Although modern Halloween carries no sort of significant meaning for those in Italy, it is still a holiday that involves doing something all Italians love: celebrating.

Food Club: October 20-24

The Italian assimilation into the US was particularly difficult, marred by stereotypical images of unsavory people prone to criminality.  Despite these depictions, Italians focused on building their American identities.  Interestingly enough, it was through their food that Italians forced the rest of America to adjust.  It was the Italian restaurants opened by immigrants here that changed and improved America’s understanding and appreciation of Italian culture.  Once only available in their neighborhoods, Italian food has won its way into the hearts, minds and stomachs of all Americans.  Here’s to another delicious week of featuring some of the most famous food from around the country!

WELCOME TO RISTORANTE I RICCHI: Covid-19/Phase II Guidelines

WELCOME TO RISTORANTE i RICCHI
Covid-19/Phase II Guidelines

The health and safety of our team and guests is our number one priority. That’s why we have additional measures in place to ensure your dining experience is safe and pleasurable. 

Our outdoor Piazza and dining room are both open for socially distanced dining. We have reconfigured both dining areas to promote a comfortable and safe experience.  We perform daily temperature checks on our staff upon arrival and they are well-equipped with masks and gloves at all times. We have implemented frequent cleaning of all touchpoints, and continue to enforce proper hand-washing technique and sanitation practices. We are enforcing all CDC and local guidelines.

We are dedicated to ensuring that Ristorante i Ricchi remains a safe place for you to enjoy a meal with your friends and family. We look forward to serving you soon!

Helpful Information:
  • Our Current hours are:
    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday-Sunday: Dinner only 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Masks must be worn upon entering and any time you move throughout the restaurant.
  • Reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested.
  • We are strictly adhering to social distancing throughout the restaurant.

Take-out orders are available for pick up. Call 202-835-0459 or at www.iRicchiFoodClub.com.

OUR BEAUTIFUL PATIO IS NOW OPEN!

Fresh flowers, spaced tables, red umbrellas and a quiet retreat off of 19th St. We are ready to serve you safely and professionally.