What are others saying about Rico's at Gulfgate? They love it! Read below and be sure to send us a note after you've visited too.
I am tired of my old pizza shops that do not have consistent pies from week to week. They are either over loaded with cheese and dripping with oil, or if you order light cheese it comes out dry and burnt.
I have not had a bad pizza from Rico's. The perfect crust, just the right amount of cheese, and the spices I grew up with (NJ born and raised.) Tasty for starters. Larger slices to enjoy.
I live in Venice, so by the time I get home, I put the entire pizza box in my oven at 177 degrees for about 7 - 10 minutes which keeps it hot and ready to eat. Delicious! I go out of my way to Rico's. It's so worth it.
What can I say? Rico's is real "homemade Jersey" pizza (you can actually fold it and the slices are quite sizeable) and you get your choice of toppings, etc. Spices, and crust consistency are top-notch.
Salads are great, as are the entrees if you are really hungry and desserts. Sandwiches are also incredible after a day at the beach. I visit my mother on Siesta Key about 5 times a year and go to Rico's at least once per visit.
Service is friendly but not over solicitous. The delivery people are busy all the time. I love this place.
Rico's Pizzeria at Gulfgate is the best of all the Rico's locations. My wife and I drive from Zephyrhills once every couple of months or so just to eat there. It's about an hour and a half from our house, but well worth the drive.
Rico's is not a large place, so either arrive early or be prepared to wait a few minutes for a table. The food is WORTH THE WAIT!