The original Trattoria i Ricchi began as a family home and general store in the village of Cercina, located in Florence, Italy. Umberto Consigli, after building his home and store, added a few dining tables in the back, and his wife Ceaserina would cook for customers. Consigli’s daughter Irma married Biagio Ricchi and successfully grew the business into a trattoria, eventually involving their son, Francesco.
Christianne and Francesco return to the US, bringing Tuscan cuisine to Washington DC by opening Ristorante i Ricchi. The restaurant receives great reviews including Best New Restaurant in America by Esquire Magazine. i Ricchi maintains Tuscan traditions by cooking with a wood-burning hearth and using fresh ingredients. The hearty pastas, creamy risottos, smoky grills and tempting sweets are all expertly prepared from original family recipes.