The small family-run restaurant where mother and daughter carry on a tradition that began back in ’68 is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the island of Ischia, the right bank. You dine a stone’s throw from the sea overlooking the mouth of the harbor among moored fishermen’s boats and unique sunsets.
The meticulously designed venue embraces a vintage style playing with colors of sea blue and yellow, amid frames on the walls and wax monuments to light up the faces of patrons.
Mrs. Lucianna, hostess par excellence, will guide you on this journey of flavors without ever being intrusive; hers is a unique and familiar welcome that will make you feel the warmth of home.
The open kitchen will allow you to watch young chef Valentina, daughter of the art and interpreter of the latest Ricci generation, juggle the stove and create a unique magic whose true protagonist is your palate. I Ricci is certainly synonymous with quality; the chef’s care begins right from the search for raw materials, from fish to meat and vegetables. His cuisine brings traditional flavors to the table with an eye always toward innovation because you know, roots are always key.
You can taste excellent raw fish dishes from shellfish to the symphony of carpaccios to various tartares.
Definitely try the spicy mussels, Gennaro cod, and shrimp cooked in an earthenware pot with garlic and chili, workhorses of the kitchen. The first courses are all excellent choices from the very delicate spaghetti al riccio to the tubettone cozze pecorino, from the fresh pasta ravioli with avocado to the black pasta tagliolino, you will not be disappointed at all.
On the other hand, if you are a lover of earthy dishes and meat, there is no problem because these are also carefully chosen and selected. You can also taste rabbit all’ischitana, a typical dish of the island.
The chef’s kitchen also pays close attention to those who prefer vegetables with vegetarian and vegan dishes and those with intolerances such as to gluten. To top it off are the home-made desserts that are simply delicious capable of accommodating the tastes of multiple palates.