Ristorante i Ricchi Celebrates a Rare Feat—30 Years in Business in D.C.

Jan 15, 2019 170

BY: LAURA HAYES

In a news cycle swirling with notices of restaurant closures, Ristorante i Ricchi reminds us that longevity is possible in the D.C. dining scene. The Italian restaurant specializing in Tuscan cuisine opened its doors on 19th St. NW on Jan. 11, 1989. That's the year the Berlin Wall fell. Paula Abdul was singing "Straight Up," and Weekend at Bernie's was on the big screen.

Chef and owner Christianne Ricchi moved from Italy to the U.S. with her then-partner Francesco Ricchi to open Ristorante i Ricchi off Dupont Circle. A few years later, the pair split. Christianne went on running Ristorante i Ricchi and Francesco set off on his own. He now operates CESCO Osteria in Bethesda.

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