The atmosphere at Rifici’s Italian Cuisine is classic New Jersey Italian; the perfect combination of elegance, sprinkled with some over-the–top touches (sparkling three-tiered fountain, large fireplace and lots of faux flowers). In the summer you can eat out on the veranda or dine in the intimate interior rooms.
Rifici’s offers no nonsense Italian cuisine with all the classics on the menu. However, little gourmet touches, such as the red pepper-infused olive oil for dipping, make this dining experience a memorable event.
Get your meal started with creative appetizers like the sesame encrusted garlic bread ($5.95), the cross-culture nachos Rio ($6.95) or the herbed eggplant rollantine ($6.95).
The hand-tossed pizza (a hearty crusted pie with a healthy serving of cheese), is always a great meal choice. As is the vegetarian calzone ($6.25), packed with fresh veggies and a sweet red sauce that perfectly compliments the savory filling and the fettuccini alfredo ($11.95) is a rich and creamy delight, topped with a light dusting of nutmeg.
The waitstaff of Rifici’s is one of the highlights of the restaurant. Far from stiff, the knowledgeable staff will treat you like family. Just ask and they will get your meal prepared the way you like it without any fuss.
Digphilly Tip: After your meal, take advantage of the dance floor and dance off all that delicious food.