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Rico's Pizzeria

6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-922-9604
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“garlic knots” (5 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
6547 Gateway Ave, GulfGate Village, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I had tried the pizza slices, good. Than I tried the calzone, outstanding, the small was huge, enough for two meals. The service is always good.

Thank H201MNdavidc
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you, thank you its a big menu take your time eating your way through. We hope to see you again soon and often. Take care, Mark, staff and family

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Anyone who follows me knows that I am a pizza Maven. I have had pizza in the best and the worst of places and this is among the worst. I cannot imagine what people are used to for them to even say this is "pizza."...More

Thank Katya m
FiveRileys, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you Ms Katya! We love getting real feedback. I guessed we missed the mark in your pizza eyes. We will strive to get better and hopefully you will try us again in the future. Thanks again, Mark, family and staff

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

There aren’t many tables but the pizza is worth the wait! I cannot speak to anything but the pie, but this was true New York style.

Thank cjefrun
RicosPizza, Owner at Rico's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you, you get us! Hopefully you will try the wings and Zeppoles in the future. We hope to see you again soon. Mark, family and staff

Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 19 November 2017

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 16 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 27 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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