About Sensi

Overlooking the James River, in Richmond's newest marvel, the River District, sits Sensi. Sensi offers current Italian fare in a modern and sophisticated space. Designer, Todd Yoggy and Architect, Mark Spangler collaborated with Paolo and Rhonda Randazzo to create a seductively warm surrounding, inspired by the stimulation of senses

— Sensi.

Five Senses of Sensi


The curved entrance — embellished with elegant curves, tactile surfacing and hues of tenderly aged Barolo — envelopes the guest upon arrival. A path of warm, burled cork leads to the bar and lounge, cradled by a sweep of glimmering bronze mesh. The comfort of ostrich leather-clad bar stools or the soft bend of the lounge seating keeps one comfortable while awaiting refreshments.

The spacious dining area is sustained by the height of immense columns encircled with sparkling ruby crystal beads. Reminiscent of the original cigar warehouse is the warm glow of the stone walls modernized with beams of washed, amber light.

The rich, multi-colored carpet squaring is the foundation for the plush, velvet Wenge wood-trimmed chairs. Crisp, burgundy table coverings, luminous crystal, gleaming silver and linen patterned napkins set the platform for an entirely epicurean experience — an awe-inspiring culinary encounter.

A luxurious private dining area covered in a warm cream with hand-painted gold arabesque can accommodate 35 guests for corporate or private events. This sophisticated space showcases the contemporary art of Christian Fazio.


Aromatic, infused liquors; the bouquet of a beautiful decanted Barolo; crusty Semolina loaves of bread; fresh herbs hand-cut tableside; fragrant, pressed olive oils, and wafts of fresh fish being prepared tableside. Sizzling, roasted meats; al dente pastas complemented with light Mediterranean flavors, and delightfully scented dolce accompanied by frothy cappuccinos and the perfect demi-cup of Illy espresso — just to name a few.


The eclectic collection exudes a contemporary, melodic vibe that is at once intelligent and understated — a distinctive ambiance. The simplistic approach layered with complex undertones offers the sensual reflections of sophisticated artistry.

Just as significant as the music is the sound of the restaurant. The wide-open flow allows for commensurate dining experiences — cracked pepper and laughter; gently clinking crystal and hushed conversations — with all of the ambiance you want and none that you don't.

Experience a sample of the musical collection by clicking here.


The tangible experience is more than food. It is more than the tenderness of the succulent beef, the warmth and softness within the crisp exterior of the fresh bread. There are, for instance, the sensuously comfortable surfaces of the restaurant — the beaded crystals and plush velvet. Even the chef's platform is supported with luxurious linens; smooth, curved sliver and mouth-blown glassware.


Of course, flavor is the pinnacle of Italian fare and the denouement of the Sensi experience. The freshest of complementary ingredients presented in a refreshingly simplistic fashion defines the kitchen's philosophy. Traditional Italian fare flirts with upscale, contemporary boutique ingredients to produce an entirely unique, neo-Italian menu — authentically uplifting its inspirations, while offering the guests specials and seasonal selections utilizing the finest in local ingredients.


"Top in Richmond"—Our pasta course was a pan-seared scallop on lemon risotto. Leave on Italian to know how to cook risotto perfectly! It was creamy with that hint of lemon and had that nice bite to it without being chalky. Best risotto I have ever had in a restaurant! The scallop was perfectly browned on both sides yet was tender and juicy inside. Chive trimmings were nicely laid out and served as a bedding for the scallop over the risotto.

— Kitchen Musing, 2008

Sensi masters subtle art of fine dining....chich restaurant feels as good as the food tastes.

— Richmond Times Dispatch

The best dinner experience in a long time!!

— Trip Advisor

Consistently excellent

— Trip Advisor


Winter 2011-12 For Reservations 648.3463$30

 Prix Fix Menu Winter 

$30.00 per person 3 courses

Choice of Appetizers

Zuppa Di pomidoro

Chilled Local Tomato Soup with Canteloupe and Parmigiano Tuille

Portobello Caldo

Roasted portobello Mushroom and Fresh Mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto

Gamberi Alla Griglia

Grilled Shrimp with Lobster Caper Cream Sauce, Sweet Corn and Bacon frittata

Choice of Entree


Lemon Basil Risotto, Seared Rare Tuna, Tomato Battuta


Pan Seared Striped Bass, Lemon, Tomato, Smoked Trout Butter Sauce


In House Formed Spinach Ravioli Filled with Crab,Lobster and Leek Cream sauce


New York Strip with Wild Mushrooms and Shallot Garlic Sauce


Penne with Roasted vegetable Ragu\\\\\\\' Basil and Four Cheeses



Amaretto Panna Cotta, Wild Berry Sauce

Warm Chocolate Torte




Date Night Menu $50 Per Couple from our Pre Fix Menu

Happy Hour 5 To 7 Nightly In Lounge




Private Events

We are very pleased that you have chosen Sensi’s services for your event. We at Sensi pride ourselves on providing the finest service and cuisine for affairs ranging in size from an intimate dozen to galas for hundreds. We use the freshest seasonal ingredients with modern interpretations of Italian cuisine.

We offer complimentary and secured parking across Cary Street from Sensi. The entrance to the parking lot is located at 23rd and Cary Streets. We will provide you and your guests with complimentary tokens for the parking lot.

In the main dining room we offer an Alla Carte Dinner Menu option or a Chef’s Seven Course Tasting Menu for parties up to 140 guests. In the private room we can accommodate up to 36 guests for a seated dinner or 40 guests for a cocktail reception. Following this letter please find the details and pricing of all menus. Alcoholic beverage selections and soft beverage selections will be priced by consumption.

In order to secure the space we require a $450.00 non-refundable deposit. A guaranteed final guest count is required by noon the day before your event, if the guest count drops after that time, your final bill will include charges for unattended guests.

One check will be generated for your event, including 11% tax and 20% gratuity the evening of your event. Any deposits will be deducted from the bill. The bill is payable upon conclusion of your event evening. We accept Company Checks, Visa, Master Card, American Express or Cash for final payment.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you and providing you with our services.

Rhonda & Paolo Randazzo

Private Party Dinner Menu

Private Party Lunch Menu

Light Cocktail Party Menu

Heavy Hors d’Œuvres Menu

Chef Tasting Menu for Private Party

This is a very special menu that will commemorate any special occasion. Chef –Owner Paolo Randazzo will collaborate with you to design the ultimate epicurean experience.

Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinner

Please inquire about our custom packages for Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinner with our events coordinator. For such a special day packages are customized to fit your vision and budget

Please contact:
Paolo Randazzo
804 648 3463.

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Dinner Menu

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Reserve by Phone: (804) 648-3463


2222 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223-7092
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(804) 648-3463


Monday - Saturday
5 - 10:00 PM


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