Our History

Welcome to Riccobono’s Peppermill! We hope you enjoy your dining experience and feel as though you have been invited into our home.

Joe and Josie Riccobono opened the doors to the Peppermill in the Spring of 1976.  The pair had already become successful restauranteurs who had owned the Buck 49 chain of steakhouses, including locations on Bourbon St. and the Riverbend on Carrollton Ave., and Rick’s Pancake Cottage on Canal St.  Riccobono’s Peppermill was their first foray into the more upscale style of dining they enjoyed at many of New Orleans’ famous restaurants. It was also their first venture into the growing community of Metairie.

The concept of the Peppermill was to bring classic New Orleans dishes as well as Riccobono family Italian recipes to the city in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Now, three generations later, that tradition continues to live on.

The essence of New Orleans cuisine has changed little over the years. Trends come and go, upstarts abound, but what has remained constant for our family is warm hospitality and a reverence for timeless classic cuisine. Enjoy your visit to our restaurant knowing that you are as important a guest as the first person who walked through the doors nearly a half century ago.

Buono Appetito!

The Riccobono Family