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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice, both times were positive. Lovely food, although pricey, it’s worth it. Always kept nicely and fairly quick service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Ricca’s on a Saturday evening, really looking forward to an authentic Italian experience. We had booked, were seated quickly and everything was ok at first. Our mains came out extremely quickly after ordering (5 minutes) and once they were put on our table...service became non existent. We were not asked if we wanted any more drinks throughout our meal and when plates were finally cleared we weren’t asked if we wanted anything else or a dessert menu (we would have ordered both more drinks and desserts if offered!). I had the ‘linguine pesto Rossi’ which was bland and contained no more than 4 small pieces of chicken, along with 3 pieces of spinach and 2 sun dried tomatoes. My husband had the ‘Pollo alla Crema’ at £20 and this was extremely oily. He didn’t feel well for the rest of the evening. Nobody came to the table to offer us our bill so I had to go up to the bar to arrange to pay. I explained we had been waiting for over half an hour and was just met with a blank look from staff. They knocked the price of our two drinks from the bill but we ended up coming away £40 lighter, disappointed and feeling quite unwell! This is the first poor experience we have had in local restaurants and we will not be returning.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Myself and my mother came to Ricca's a couple a days ago and we loved it . Everything from the atmosphere, the cleanliness of the place to the attentiveness of the lovely waiters. The food was delicious and the closest to real Italian food I...have had in this country . It was delicious. Reasonable price too. We had some breads with balsamic vinegar and oils, then a starter to share for two people which was so much we took the rest home and two big portions of fusilli al pesto and a couple of Peronis , it came to £50 . Will definitely come again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

My Wife & I visited due to us waiting for our daughter to arrive at Newton Abbot Train Station. We had a fantastic meal. My wife had a lovely chicken dish and I had the lamb on a bed of potatoes and leeks. I also...asked the waiter if they also do tiramisu and not only did they do it but it was also home made and amazing. We are so impressed by this restaurant that my Wife and I brought our son a voucher for Christmas for him and his Girlfriend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

We were on holiday in the area and looking for an Italian for lunch. So glad we found Ricca's it really is very nice indeed. Very quiet but still a good atmosphere and the food was excellent. The Tuscan potatoes are superb!!! Great pasta and...great service it's all you need. We will visit again when in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Insane food and friendly staff, would highly recommend, traditional Italian food and large portions so good value for money. One of the best Italian food I’ve had have. Definitely be revisiting soon.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We found this on Tripadvisor as we do most of our places to eat. Well what a high end restaurant it is inside , very smart and spotless . Called with no booking at around tea time , lovely lad served us, very happy to...help with our choice of food , explained how things were cooked and what they had in them. Next came the food . Starters were beautiful then mains ….well it was one of the best Lasagna we ever had, and believe me we eat a lot of lasagna. Garlic bread definitely worth having , very differently done to the normal . You must visit if in the area. Shame we found this at the end of our holiday or we would have gone again .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Food was lovely, staff friendly and helpful and the atmosphere calming. We always eat at Riccas for our special family occasions.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

I have been to riccas on several accasions. And have had a great meal..but unfortunately the meal of chicken in a picon sauce was quite greasy. The lasagne was tasty this is why I have I gave it 3 stars ...the staff were very friendly...and professional it was just my meal which did not stand up to park this time...More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Lovely food. Good service. Yes I think them offering you a drink when you first sit down would be better rather than waiting for it, but overall it was great and I shall likely return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Table hadn’t been prepared for us even though we booked in advance. Waited 40 minutes for anyone to offer us drinks, drinks arrived and a gin came in a coke glass I asked for a gin glass to be told they have no gin glasses...so they poured into a brandy glass.very classy Another drink never arrived at all. I had to call staff to take our order, food came but was slammed down on the tables young girls need to smile more very miserable and obviously cracking under the pressures of being unorganised. The food however was very tasty, but no offer of Parmesan or to check our meals was ok. They took our dessert orders which came but they still had cleared the table of the mains. I had to ask for cutlery to eat the desserts with. Staff need more training and learn to read a room, food was good service shockingly poor. This is our second time and will be our last. A table of 7 spending over £250 and only had 1 drink due to having to keep getting up to ask for some kind of service. Glad to get out spoilt the celebration. and if you want to eat and enjoy just go elsewhere that’s more attentive to customers.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

We turned up unbooked on a Saturday night the weekend about 500 cyclists descended on Newton Abbot for The Dartmoor Classic. Wanting some pre-ride Italian RIcca's popped up on trip advisor so we turned up on spec. They squeezed us in - it was full...and admittedly the service was a bit slow but we were warned so not a problem. Great food and a friendly owner - recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Last minute decision to take my wife out and give us both a treat. We don't go "out out" very often and I booked Ricca's on a whim. We weren't disappointed as our eating experience was excellent from start to finish. A dish I hadn't...tried (or even heard of) anywhere before was the starter Arancini Siciliani and it was absolutely delicious! So full of flavour, as was the rest of our meal. Great, friendly staff, quick service, superb food and an excellent house red! We'll definitely return and soon I hope.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

Lovely spacious restaurant. Informative and attentive staff. Good menu choice, fast service! Great meal

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

This restaurant is little gem! I go often and have never had a bad experience, the food, the service and the atmosphere are all top notch. I would recommend it for a special occasion or just a nice meal out with friends or a partner....From the greeting at the door till the time you leave they really look after you. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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ELP123000
14 August 2018|
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Response from spider050 | Reviewed this property |
They are children friendly ❤️they do small portions for kids
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Nic5h
1 September 2017|
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Response from MissDrCE | Reviewed this property |
I do not know sorry but I am sure if you give them a call they would be happy to share their vegan dishes so you can decide.
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Response from janeright | Reviewed this property |
They can make Gluten free pasta, there are some steaks, and very nice chicken dishes like pollo alla crema and some risotto options available as well.
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Yes, Ricca's offers takeaway services.

Ricca's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5