Riko’s Thin Crust Pizza opens its doors in Tequesta

TEQUESTA, Florida (SOUTH FLORIDA WEEKEND) - There’s a new pizza spot to try in the Jupiter area! Riko’s Thin Crust Pizza opened its doors in Tequesta this August. The restaurant is the southernmost location for the New England-based pizzeria.

“It’s thin crust, crunchy, when you take it out, it’s flat as a board, there’s no flop in it. It’s just delicious pizza,” said Mike Christie, co-owner of the Tequesta location.

Riko’s signature pie is Hot Oil Pizza. The spicy homemade hot oil and stinger peppers give the pizza a different kid of flavor profile and the topping can be added to anything on the menu.

In addition to its iconic thin-crust pizza, Riko’s serves up delicious salad pizzas. This lighter option is a crispy thin-crust pizza topped with fresh ingredients like mozzarella, basil, olives, peppers, and more.

“We also have wings that are oven-baked,” said Amanda Christie, co-owner of the Tequesta location. “We have no fryers in the kitchen at all, it’s kind of a healthy spin on everything. All of our ingredients are fresh and the franchise itself just hangs its hat on quality and consistency so you’re going to get the same thing every time you come in.”

Both Amanda and Mike said their goal is to make Riko’s a go-to for folks in the Jupiter area. There’s a full bar with 14 televisions, outdoor seating, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

“I think we want it to be the hangout spot for sports and come in and have some pizza after a round of golf, after sporting events for kids,” said Amanda. “We want it to be really family-oriented for the community. This is where we live, this is where we want to work and we just really want this business to grow and for people to love the pizza as much as we do.”

Riko’s is located in Jupiter, Florida at 560 US-1. The location will be open Monday through Friday from 10am until 10pm, Saturday from 11am until 10pm, and Sunday from 11am until 9pm.

For more information, visit www.rikospizza.com.