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Il Riccio

152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
+1 212-639-9111
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“east side” (7 reviews)
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152 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0424
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely small place with. A very good menu and terrific service. We had not been here in a while but we were pleasantly surprised with the new owners and the atmosphere. A bit different menu but done well. Prices fine for the are a and...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The manager sets the tone for the warm yet cool vibe. He effortlessly and genuinely makes you feel welcomed, and the excellent staff continues to offer just the right level of attention . The food is classic Italian, always consistently divine. They are so accommodating...More

Thank RAH47
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A small and intimate eating experience. It is very other world and in the midst of the city subtle is a real find. Without being over the top expensive, service attentive and thorough and full of ambiance this is a delightful place to imbibe a...More

Thank sesphd
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We've returned a neighborhood favorite now that it under new ownership with a simple Italian menu with enough choices and very good food, sensibly priced.. Two recent dinners were excellent with good service. The greeting by the owner was warm and welcoming. One dinner with...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Three weeks ago my granddaughter and I ate lunch at Il Riccio after my husband had been rushed to the emergency room at Lenox Hill Hospital (we're from Seattle) and we needed a respite and asked a local lady for a recommendation. We walked in...More

Thank BeverlyHoffman
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This old line Italian restaurant has a very comforting feeling of a restaurant on the Amalfi Coast with many reminders of the area. The staff was very welcoming, well informed and very attentive. Cleanliness was quite good including the men's room. We were very disappointed...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 10 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
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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