Owner & Chef
Rick Nelsen’s story is one of family, history, and good fortune. Rick was the grandson of Dave Wilson, owner of Dirty Dave’s Pizza, a staple in Olympia dining to this very day. Rick and his grandfather are two sides to the same coin. His grandfather was the same way back in the seventies. His personality was large as life! Dave was blinged-out, complete with gold chains, a big personality, a vibrant sense of humor, and a true pride and dedication to customer service. In reality, Rick’s eclectic style is a true reflection of his love for his grandfather. Dave taught Rick all about the business from a young age and helped inspire him to open Ricardo’s nearly 14 years ago. It was not long after, Rick met his beautiful wife, Marie. Rick and Marie run the business together and are the proud parents of their wonderful son, Royce.
Although Dave Wilson passed away a few years ago, his tradition and commitment to customer service, his personification, and his love for life live on through his grandson, who we know today as “Ricardo”.