In a recent survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Business Times, readers were asked to name their favorite restaurant in the Pittsburgh area. Among the 240 mentioned, Rico’s was among the top 50 most popular dining venues in the Pittsburgh Business Times Readers’ Poll.
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Rico’s will be celebrating an Italian-American tradition by hosting our seventh annual Dinner of the Seven Fishes. Chef Dennis DeLuca will prepare a seven course meal, each plate featuring different seafood or fish. A reservation to attend is required; please call 412.931.1989 to reserve your seat.
winedinnerRico’s has organized a wine tasting and seminar with the Tenuta Torciano Winery for Monday, November 15. This winery, founded in 1720 in San Gimignano, remarkably produces wines from the five major growing regions in Tuscany: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Super Tuscan, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and San Gimignano. Our host Ida Isufa, owner and thirteenth generation family member, will discuss the wines and her family’s winemaking process. Please call Rico’s in order to reserve your spot.
Why did you become a chef? I was studying commercial art at Community College of Allegheny College on the North Side and worked at DeLuca’s, our family’s restaurant. I worked for my father, Vincent, and his brothers Henry and Larry–who did prep.
David Lorenzini comes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: his father Rico, immigrated to the US from Montecatini in the late 1950s, now runs a popular Italian restaurant.
The wine cabinet that is the centerpiece of Rico’s Restaurant dining room, in the North Hills, was actually built to house a priceless collection of Courvoisier. Eight bottles were designed by Art Deco artist Erté, and it’s rare to see the collection in its entirety.