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Rico's Pizzeria

6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-922-9604
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (55 reviews)
“garlic knots” (6 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very good and enjoyable lunch at Rico's. We recommend it to anyone who may be in the area.

Thank geraldbraham
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mr. Gerald Braham, thank you and we look forward to serving you in the future. Mark Riley, family & staff

Reviewed 1 November 2017

I had high hopes when I ordered 2 eggplant parmesan subs from the Gulf Gate Rico's on Monday evening. The sandwiches turned out to have no flavor. The sub roll was pale and doughy, the cheese was sparse, and the tomato sauce was bland. The...More

Thank Alysun
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

This sounds very disappointing indeed. You ordered our second most popular sub too so we've had lots of practice. We do make our bread daily and it is traditionally a little more dense than some are used to. As for the garlic in the sauce...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The best pizza restaurant in sarasota! Top Service, top Pizza. We eat some pizzas in florida , but this is the best .

Thank Büsra A
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Büsra A! Thank you for coming in, so glad you enjoyed everything have fun on your vacation. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kindest pizza regards, Mark, staff & family

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

NY style pizza. An all around great pie. It has a lot of flavor. It cooked to a nice firm/crisp crust. I highly recommend Rico's pizza.

Thank dravenstott
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for the great review! Always striving to get that crust perfectly crispy. We hope to see you again and often. Mark, family & staff

Reviewed 17 July 2017

My family have lived in Sarasota for 50 years... Eat at alot of resturants, also travel alot and this is a favorite of our's.... Real great food at a good price. Thanks ... Im glad we found you..The price for very affordable and worth every...More

Thank Kimberly M
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hello Kimberly, thank you for the nice words in your review, we love meeting and serving our guests what we believe is some of the best pizza and Italian dishes around. We are blessed with a great staff always learning, always changing and of course...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Pizza was cold when it arrived. Drinks were not delivered. We ordered a cannoli, which was small and not good. I would not recommend this place and we are not picky eaters. Cost for a small pizza and a cannoli was $32.More

Thank Martin B
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Mr Martin B, so sorry to hear about this. Did you call us back at the restaurant? These things do happen BUT we can and do correct them immediately or we give you all of your money back! Not sure how to address the cannoli...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

I am always amazed at how fresh and delicious their pizzas are. I have yet to have any better in Sarasota. The restaurant is small so I always carry out my pizza.

Thank karlammitchell
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Woo Hoo Karla M! Thank you for your business and the very kind words. We will keep doing what we do and hope to see you again soon. Pizza, Love & Happiness Mark, staff & family

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you want the tastiest NY style pizza head to Rico's in Gulfgate! The nicest people and they best pizza in the Sarasota/Venice//Bradenton area!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

WooHoo! We thank you for your business and awesome review! We look forward to serving you in the future....we'll keep the pizza oven hot for you. Kind pizza regards, Mark, family & staff

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Servings were huge. Medium pizza looked like large. Wonderful chicken cacciatore. Took half home. Reasonably priced. Good variety of house specials plus usual items. Would definitely return. Just pulled in on a whim because the places near the beach were all crowded. Prompt friendly service.

Thank KayWangen
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you Kay Wagen for stopping in, giving us a try and definitely for taking the time to leave some nice words here. We are happy to hear of your pleasant experience. Please come back often! Kind pizza regards, Mark, staff & family

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

In town for a quick getaway from the snow, and we stumbled upon Rico's... We went in for some slices and some vino. We were immediately greeted by the owner who took our wine order right away and came back with 2 glasses that couldn't...More

Thank cornelli00
FiveRileys, Manager at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

WooHoo! Thank you for stopping and better yet for the nice words! Glad you enjoyed your little visit with us. Hope to see you when the snow drives you south again. We'll keep the beach and the pizza over hot for you. Piece, Love &...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-9604
  • E-mail
We are the original Rico's in Sarasota, Fl (the Rico's that Rico built) and we love making pizza! We are located just south of Stickney Pt. Rd. (South bridge to Siesta Key) we have a small dining room, we offer our full menu for take out and delivery. We make our own dough, grate and blend our own mozzarella cheeses. We use Roma foods out of Piscataway, New Jersey. Roma is an Italian and pizza exclusive high quality food provider. We are solely owned by me, Mark Riley and my kids Brandon, Madeline, Michael & Robert Riley. My youngest son Robert and I are there almost everyday. I do have a great staff that does allow us a day off on occasion. I have a manager Ben who has been working with us for over 15 years. We have a full money back guarantee. If we fail you we want to remake your food immediately or give you a credit for next time. We do mess up like every 75th order or so and if you want we even offer you your money back.
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