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Amore, Italians and Traditions

We’re embracing Valentine’s Day since amore is what Italy is known for. Showing love all year long is classic for young Italian lovers. About 10 years ago, the best-selling book “Ho voglio di te” (I Want You) was released, and the tradition of locking padlocks to various sites began throughout the year. Lovers take their locks of love or Lucchetit dell’Amore, write their names on it, lock it on a bridge, railing, lamp post, etc. and then throw the key away, possibly into a river to symbolize that their love will never end. There are actually laws against this practice now, and at one point, 5,000 locks were removed from the ponte Vecchio in Florence! Read more

Delight your special someone next week by reserving a table for two for a 3-course dinner with a flute of sparkling at our Valentine Lover’s Dinner, Tuesday, February 14 from 5-10 pm. Go the distance, and surprise him or her with a box of Zoe’s Chocolates delivered to your table for just $18!  See the menu  Call us today at (202) 835-0459.  

Want to win dinner for two? Snap a photo of you and your date dining at i Ricchi February 10-17, post it on Instagram or Twitter (tag @iricchidc), and you could win a gift card!

Not smitten this Valentine’s Day?

We have a place for you to celebrate singleness with others. Plan now to come by Thursday, February 9-Saturday, February 11 from 5-7 pm for our Who Needs Cupid Anyway . . . Mingle with Singles. We have specialty $8 cocktails just for you like “Free to Be Me” that you can savor with the complimentary appetizers.

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