The Veneto & Venice Restaurant Guide
Ristorante da Riccardo
Via Val D'Assa 31/33 Carrè (Vicenza)
Il Ristorante da Riccardo has earned a reputation as one of the best
restaurants in Vicenza and the surrounding area – in fact from Venice
Italy all the way to Lake Garda you will be hard pressed to find a
Riccardo and Annalisa Giaretta have been running the restaurant, which
is around the corner from the house of my mamma, for what seems like
forever and the reputation of the restaurant continues to grow.
The atmosphere is a sort of refined rustic – like the food
really. The best of Vicenza and Veneto countryside cooking, combined
with the more sophisticated dishes of the cities.
Nowhere else can beat the Ristorante da Riccardo for fabulous
Vicentine classics and the wine list includes some of the best Veneto
wines. The sommelier offers expert advice on matching without any
There are about ten dishes that are truly superb so, unless you
have an enormous appetite, you will need to visit at least twice. The
other problem is that desserts are brilliant and you'll need to leave some
space for these too.
Some of the top ten dishes include the Sorpressa, Baccala alla
Vicentina, Branzino in Salt, Homemade Gnocchi and Gargati co'l consiero.
Not all are always available – the menu changes regularly according to
Service is impeccable and prices are very reasonable – three
courses, with wine and coffee , shouldn’t cost you more than 35 Euros a
Out of all the restaurants I feature this is my favorite and
though the food is amongst the best in the Veneto the restaurant is not
at all pretentious and welcomes children - important for Andrew (my
husband) and me.
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