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Old 02-01-2021, 11:49 AM
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The Suleiman Family is the new owners of Riccardi's. It should be a big improvement. Good Luck to a wonderful Family. We can't wait to try it.
 
Old 02-01-2021, 12:46 PM
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The Suleiman Family is the new owners of Riccardi's. It should be a big improvement. Good Luck to a wonderful Family. We can't wait to try it.
 
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So far, So good....................diminishing returns??
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Old 02-01-2021, 01:46 PM
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The Suleiman Family is the new owners of Riccardi's. It should be a big improvement. Good Luck to a wonderful Family. We can't wait to try it.
What other restaurants do they own? I wasn’t impressed with Riccardi’s - we drive to Red Sauce for Italian
 
Old 02-01-2021, 02:35 PM
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What other restaurants do they own? I wasn’t impressed with Riccardi’s - we drive to Red Sauce for Italian
Francesco's on 441/27 in Summerfield has decent Italian....you might want to try that
 
Old 02-01-2021, 02:52 PM
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What other restaurants do they own? I wasn’t impressed with Riccardi’s - we drive to Red Sauce for Italian
Suleiman family owns Red Sauce. One would think Riccardi's will be similar.... or maybe not.

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Old 02-01-2021, 02:54 PM
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I really like Piesano's in Lake Deaton Plaza, the food is very good. Red Sauce is just ok for me. Haven't tried Augustine's yet but will when we get back.
 
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David Suleiman who owns Havana andLopez is taking ver Ricciardis. Additionally, David has a very good Italian restaurant in Ocala.His brother Jack owns Red Sauce and Glenview.
 
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I really like Piesano's in Lake Deaton Plaza, the food is very good. Red Sauce is just ok for me.
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Very glad to hear this. We went to Ricciardi's within the first month or two of them opening and were very badly disappointed. We realized it might take more time since they were still new. But it was an unreasonable wait from the time we were seated til we got our water glasses and menus. One of the hot dishes was served cold. Not just "not hot" but actually cold, as if they'd cooked it and stuck it in the fridge for a little while. The sauce was watery and tasted like it came from a jar. The grated cheese was generic or Belgoiso/Stella which - at home or at a local pizza joint is fine, but not for what's supposed to be a mid-tier family restaurant.

My fish dinner smelled off, so I ended up not eating it. My mom didn't get her side dish and by the time they finally brought it out after she'd told them it was missing, we were all already finished with our meal. We had asked twice for lemon for our water (once when we sat down and once after they'd brought the water to us without lemon). We never got it. The wait staff apologized but it was obviously not very sincere, since they never corrected the errors. We left without even bothering to take home what we didn't eat, and never went back.

Now that I know it has a new ownership, I'm definitely willing to give it another try. The menu itself was great, had plenty to choose from, lots of different types of italian foods. I'm betting the Sulieman family will do a much better job of presentation, value, customer service, and quality of the finished product.
 
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They are awesome. So excited they will be in Brownwood. Best news we’ve had in awhile .
 
Old 02-01-2021, 06:46 PM
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The Suleiman Family is the new owners of Riccardi's. It should be a big improvement. Good Luck to a wonderful Family. We can't wait to try it.
Does anyone know exactly WHEN they took over????
 
Old 02-01-2021, 08:08 PM
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What other restaurants do they own? I wasn’t impressed with Riccardi’s - we drive to Red Sauce for Italian
First, it's spelled Ricciardi's.

Second, the Suleimans also own:
The Legacy Restaurant
The Legacy Bar & Grill
Glenview Champions CC
Redsauce
Havana CC
Milano Ristorante Italiano, Ocala
 
Old 02-01-2021, 08:52 PM
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Glenview is definitely the step child of the bunch .. Not sure how they;ve managed to make it as terrible as it is.
 
Old 02-02-2021, 05:56 AM
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Not a fan of Red Sauce..never had any issues with Ricciardi’s, but also a fan of Piesanos...

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