Though all foods must courageously face their impending demise, pizza has performed such heroic feats as feeding 10 people at once and replacing a missing manhole cover to keep a pigeon from flying below the street to lay eggs. Test pizza's bravery with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizzas, sandwiches, and more at Rico's Italian Pizza on Northgate Boulevard.
All of Rico's Italian Pizza's dough discs are tossed by hand before being slathered with sauce, strewn with fresh toppings, and baked to a bubbly golden brown. Create your own circular edible by choosing thin, medium, or thick crust, then picking toppings ($11.95+). Or, go for a prearranged pie, such as the generously topped Carnivore (pepperoni, salami, italian sausage, ground beef, linguica, and canadian bacon; $14.95). Take-and-bake pizzas await ovens where they can be incubated until their flavors hatch ($8.95–$9.95). Rico's menu also offers sandwiches and salads for people who don't like cutting circles into triangles. Plus, the restaurant's casual décor makes any meal there more relaxing than a picnic in a gutted bus at the bottom of a quarry.
Though reviewers are polarized about the quality of the pizzas, Yelpers give Rico's Italian Pizza an average of 3.5 stars. Multiple Yahoo! Locals and six Citysearchers give the pizzeria an average of 4.5 stars. Seventy-eight percent of Urbanspooners recommend Rico's.
- The taste and fulfillment I got was everything I had hoped for and expected. The pizza was still as big as I remembered it and I was more than satisfied. – Kimberly M., Yelp
- I have been going to this resturant [sic] ever since I was six yrs old with my family…when I have a craving for pizza that is my favorite spot to go . – vmartin86, Citysearch
Rico’s Italian Pizza
For nearly 30 years, Rico’s Italian Pizza has been hitting the spot with hand-tossed pies anchored by gooey cheese, savory meats, and fresh produce. The Rico’s Special stands out from an array of pizzas with its edible raiment of salami, pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, and sausage. In addition to doughy creations, growling stomachs are rendered speechless by the restaurant’s tasty pastas, chicken wings, and hot baked sandwiches stuffed with pastrami, canadian bacon, and meatballs. Glasses of wine complement Rico’s italian cuisine, whereas frosty pitchers of ice-cold brews tickle upper lips like a prop Groucho Marx moustache.
Inside Rico’s Italian Pizza, diners can also fill up on entertainment via big-screen TV, jukebox, or arcade game. The restaurant’s catering packages help party planners provision offsite parties, school events, and corporate functions.
2650 Northgate Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95833Get Directions