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6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-922-9604
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11:00 - 22:00
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st paul
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 have been more full! We are big NY pizza fans, and Rico's definitely didn't disappoint!... More 

Helpful?
Thank cornelli00
FiveRileys, Manager at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

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 & Pizza, Mark Riley, family and staff More 

South Sarasota, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rico's is local, convenient and has AMAZING pizza. I am gluten intolerant, and Rico offers a great gluten free alternative.

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Thank Cindy H
FiveRileys, Manager at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Cindy! Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to accommodate those with gluten intolerance. We hope to see you again soon. Take care, Mark Riley, staff & family More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I love this place and my favorite pizza is "The Works"! Also, their Sicilian is the best I have found in Sarasota. It's located in the Gulf Gate block which is a foodies paradise. The food and atmosphere in this neighborhood is epic. It's like a pizza joint from the old days.

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Thank Heath C
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Heath C ! Thank you for your business and taking the time to write a nice review, we hope to see you again! Love that Sicilian Pie! Take care, Mark Riley, staff & family More 

CENTRAL WI
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212 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

TO GET an excellent pie,,, but was only average ,, good delivery service,,sausage is cut up itanian sausage,, thin sliced,,, the pizza was just ok,,, gonna look around for others ,,,thx

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Thank JOEYGCentralWi
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Joey G! Thanks for giving us a try, we strive to get better each and every pizza so we will keep practicing and you could check back with us at your leisure. Thank you taking the time and leaving a nice review, we hope to see you again soon. Peace, love & pizza, Mark, staff & family More 

Danville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The staff attempted to steal my change. I gave the staff a $50. For my meal. They acted as if there was no change due. I had to call them out on it to get the change. I won't be back.

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Thank johncouch1
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Totally my fault! I was the waiter, the cook and the cashier. We are not usually that busy on Mondays and I did not schedule accordingly. I finally asked my delivery driver to cash you out and he did not have access to "table service" function. He told me he couldn't cash you out and I asked him to just... More 

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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A hole in the wall, local place. Busy takeout, small amount of indoor seating. If you're looking for fine dining go elsewhere. Great place to go with a couple of friends. Good varIety of pizza Salad large portions. Tasty pizza, friendly staff!

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Thank Maryjo F
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Maryjo F, thank you! I think you just gave the best description of what we try to do day in and day out. We are a small fun, very casual pizza joint, nothing fancy, but we make it delicious. Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us. Take care and we look to see you soon, Mark, staff &... More 

sarasota
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343 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

and pretty much as good as I have ever had anywhere. every store in the local chain is equally good imo.

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Thank m v
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Mr. m v, Thank you for your continued business and taking the time to leave a few very nice words here. We look forward to seeing you again in any or all of the Rico's! Thank you, Rico's Pizza staff & family More 

Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Never went into the place, just take out, it is very good as far as pizza goes, but it is a bit pricey, you can almost go out for fine dining for what you will pay for a delivery pizza

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Thank allspice1
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Mr. or Miss Allspice1, Thank you so much for the nice words, we do strive to serve good food at a good price. We hope to see you and/or your family again very soon. Kindest pizza regards, Ricos Pizza staff and family More 

Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I come every year. 6 24inch pizzas for 30 people. This time when I walked in they even remembered the beer I order when I wait for the pizza. Amazing service and pizza is to die for. Be back next year.!!! Keep up the great food and service.

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Thank Peter_Miami123
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

That's a lot of pizza pie! Thank you for remembering us on pizza night each year while on vacation. Always a pleasure to serve delicious pizza to those on vacation in our little piece of paradise. Bring the kids in next year and grab some pieces of pizza dough to toss in the air with us. Piece. Kindest pizza regards,... More 

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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Fresh pizza made while you wait, friendly staff! If you dine in, your mouth is sure to water while you wait, with all of the amazing aromas in the air. My favorite place thus far on vacation, we will be back!

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Thank Nate23b
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and of course for the good review! We hope you had a great vacation and stop by again on your next vacation, Sarasota is awesome. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 14
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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