Riccardo's

4.1
1112 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Riccardo's Ristorante is located in the North End neighborhood of Boston and is a family run business which has been recognized by local and national known food critiques as one of the best authentic Italian Restaurants in Boston. Now being run by Richie Jr., Riccardo's has the same fine standards and quality of food as always. The staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Unlike other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood Ricardo's never skimps on portions. Come and visit. Renew your love for Riccardo's.

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

What 1112 People Are Saying
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Kerryb
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. We only randomly went here and are so glad we did. Get the meatballs!

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vipcantin2
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tommy, the waiter, was the best we have encountered in years. This server is a gem !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I will go here again, partially for the food but 100% for our server Tommy! Made us feel right at home and was attentive without being overbearing. I ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli, very good but a little overcooked and needed some salt. Would get again though! It was good enough for leftovers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent. Delicious Orichette with sausage and broccoli rabe. Our server tonight, Mike, even recommended a great Brunello that wasn't on the list! Make sure to ask if they have some hidden off-list gems. That was a nice surprise. But Riccardo's always delivers. Never disappointed.

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vipStephenS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there to celebrate my daughter and three friends who had the makeup 2020 BC Graduation.
The staff made it fun and even brought out shots for all to toast with. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was festive environment and they were able to accommodate a somewhat large party.

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Hungry
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived for our reservation and were told we would have to wait 20-30 minutes for table. They didn’t have what we wanted to order, and we left 2 hours later without eating as our food never arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful experience.
Terrible service, terrible food. Waited almost 2 hours for food and when it arrived it was terrible. Advertised as having gluten free options but when asked didn’t seem to understand. If you have gluten free needs, do not come here. Restrooms dirty. Would not recommend to anyone. Ruined our day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible food, awful service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

This was the second time in the last few months we ate at Ricardo's. Both times the food was fair and the service poor. Tonight was my daughter's birthday. We ordered drinks that took 20 minutes to come. Then my dinner came. My husband and daughter's dinner did not come for almost 30 minutes later . Meanwhile , no offer to refill drinks or water . No lasagna both times we went. They don't have a full bar - just beer, wine and cordials. Husband and daughter had pasta that was bland. We had been there so long with poor service and fair food that we didn't order dessert. Walked to Quincy Market to get dessert instead. We won't go back.

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MikeM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The entree dishes were very disappointing. My wife had eggplant parm and it was luke warm and in her words not as good as Costco’s. My seafood pasta which was the most expensive dish on menu was tasteless. Wine list good and appetizers good. Ambiance very good in the outdoor setting. Service adequate on a busy night. We would not go back.

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FeliceC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Meeting with extended family in Boston

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GayleH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter, was a crazy busy crowded night but great service. Was loud but expected with so many people around.

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MarciaF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE LOVED Riccardo's! We want a traditional Italian restaurant in the North end and we were so happy with our choice. The food was fantastic. Several of us had shrimp in our dishes and it was so tender and sweet and the flavors were perfect! If we lived in Boston we would ago her all the time! Than you for an incredible meal.

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CAITM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal with great friends. The stuffed meatball appetizer was amazing and so was the seafood fra diavlo. The piece of tirimisu they gave to the birthday boy was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible. Food and service both. Would not go back

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EricaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We waited over 1.5 hours for our food, couldn’t get our waiter’s attention and the food came out cold. Definitely not going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was quick and attentive. Food came quickly and was delicious. Got busy fast (we went at 6:30) so
I could see things slowing down the larger the crowd. Great staff sprinkled with new help.

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Sean
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Boston North End location, attentive staff, excellent food, great wine by the glass.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found Riccardo's to be an extremely great place to have dinner. Never been before but will definitely be back. Stuffed Meatballs are AMAZING. Mike our waiter was fantastic. Great wine selection paired perfectly with my dinner. Can not recommend this place enough

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DougM
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Nice, attentive waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a date night here as we were visiting Boston for the night. I had the fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and it was soooo good. My boyfriend got the veal parm with penne, he said he enjoyed it. For an appetizer, we got the limoncello shrimp (I think that’s what it is called) and it was such a unique dish, it was cooked to perfection and the flavor was great. Our waiter was very attentive. He was making jokes with us and even offered to take a picture of my boyfriend and I. I’m so happy that out of all the restaurants in the area we chose Riccardo’s.

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JulieH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They could not have been nicer. Such a great team there and the food was delish. Their wine list was a little limited but we were able to make do!

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anon
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We were seated upstairs, where the temperature was so cold and the waiters were screaming and singing. Our food took about 45 minutes to came out, only to be completely wrong . One dish was drenched in wine to the point that we couldn’t eat it. One meal didn’t arrive until 15 minutes after the entire table got their food. Overall, the food and vibe of the restaurant was completely off. Also, none of the staff in the kitchen wore their masks. They did offer free cake for my friends birthday but the waiter blew out the candle by accident. Respectfully, the prices of the food did not reflect the poor value of the food and restaurants hospitality.

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diner23
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

waiter was yelling and screaming (jokingly) with other tables (presumably of his friends) which made it INCREDIBLY noisy and hard to hear anyone at our table. All food was cold, and veal was entirely raw.

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PaolaH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This reservation was linked to a friends reservation. The restaurant was ready for all of us when we arrived, sat us quickly and were attentive. This was Boston marathon weekend so lots of people in town, could not have been happier with their service and not having to wait for our table.

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KathleenF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was good, service was timely. Only negative was we asked for 3 separate checks for our party and they said they couldn’t do that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The table around the corner from the hostess station is great. Near the window and much quieter. The meatball appetizer was amazing, the best I have ever had! All our food was great. Will definitely go again next time I’m in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was cold and the flat out was horrible.
The wait staff never checked on us. We had to flag someone down if we wanted something

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C1r2ns
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice, North side Boston Italian bistro. We chose to sit at the bar thinking it would be fun to witness all the hullabaloo going on by the wait staff and bar tenders. We weren't disappointed. It was a fun and energetic evening with good wine and drinks. My husband enjoyed his veal, I did not enjoy my lobster ravioli (which the bartender recommended). The ravioli was stuffed with something but it didn't taste anything like lobster so I didn't get past a couple of bites. The Caesar salad was simple, but good and thankfully plentiful - enough to share which we did.

I would certainly go back to Riccardo's but not for the ravioli.

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vipRobertaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Busy night i the North End but I had a reservation and expect service. Unfortunately the server had too many tables. Drinks were delayed, he missed our salads completely despite my hailing other help twice. Meal was a single smaller chicken breast for $25. No vegetables and of course no missing salad☹️

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Amazing food! Would definitely make this my go to restaurant if I lived in Boston.

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LaurieC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and waiter. Loved the ambience but a little loud. Food was excellent, except for the salmon dish. Loved the flavor of the sauce but a touch salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service - staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, classic Italian dishes that did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere. The starter was a wonderful chewy bread with a very strong olive oil dip, which made it unique to other Italian restaurants. One of the best, if not the best Veal Parm I’ve ever had
A great dining experience. My only question was if the pasta was homemade or not; I don’t believe it was.
Highly recommended for every type of experience, family, date, or gathering.
The real deal

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vipokchazmat
Oklahoma City
64 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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Maxwell
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Riccardo's was pretty cool. The staff were kind and prompt, and the food was delicious. We had a great time here and would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was not we got our food before silverware and the server seemed a little overwhelmed. They brought out the wrong risotto but did correct it.

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Riccardo's is rated 4.1 stars by 1112 OpenTable diners.

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