There is a long distance between Leeds and Italy, but when you cross the threshold at Rico’s Restaurant on Roundhay Road in Oakwood, you will feel like you’re setting foot in the bel paese. Their menu is packed with Italian favourites, cooking in an authentic and traditional manner, with all the commensurate flair and passion. The owners – the eponymous Rico and his partner Heather – are proud of their offerings, so let us talk you through what you can expect when you make the journey up to Oakwood. There are classic starters – garlic bread, Minestrone soup, calamari fritti – and mains such as pizzas, pastas and steaks. We’d go for a real feast: gamberoni Rico, a house signature of prawns grilled with herbs, wine and parsley followed by vitello alla Milanese, breaded and pan-fried veal escalope. That’s just our tips though: book a table and head up along Roundhay Road for an Italian restaurant in Leeds that is more than memorable in the form of Rico’s Restaurant in Oakwood.
A small Italian reastaurant with a warm welcome on arrival. We were a party of four and chose a variety of starters and main courses from the comprehensive menu including seafood, chicken, pasta and pizza. All were delicious. The house wine is served by the carafe and we found both white and red very drinkable at a good price. We shall certainly return.
I enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Rico's yesterday - my first time there. The venue is intimate with a lovely ambiance, the service is friendly and efficient, and the food is gorgeous. I look forward to returning soon!
Excellent as always! Friendly welcome, quick service, delicious food (although I think I should have ordered the Tagliatelle Pasticciate which one of my friends got, that looked really good!)