Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen
Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen

Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ricardos.ca/
  • Phone: 2507666810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Scebba
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We offer live jazz every Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Special Events: Check out the Fundraisers that Ricardo's does for charities every 2-3 months.We will be celebrating 10 years in business with a party on August 20th. Enjoy Live music, door prizes and dancing!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking inside the restaurant area, but if it is full, please go to the Holiday Park Entrance and park inside their secure park and enter from the resort side into the restaurant.
A word from Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen
Featuring authentic Italian cuisine in a casual warm setting with impeccable service and attention to detail.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)great for outdoor dining (74)neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (50)romantic (48)notable wine list (33)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (9)great for lunch (6)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Close to the airport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We like this neighbourhood spot that is a very friendly family run restaurant serving good Italian food. One of us travels a lot and often arrives early evening at the airport in Kelowna. Rather than drive back to town we head north a short distance and have a quiet dinner and reconnect before heading home. It works well for us. We prefer vegetarian cooking and there are lots of menu choices for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a local. Not the best Italian food I've had but quite good. The desserts were the best part by far. Generous portions but a little over-priced. About 25 min outside of Kelowna.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    blackfrog
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had a wonderful romantic dinner at Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen. The food was spectacular - flavourful without being too bold - and reasonably priced for the quality. This will be a regular spot for us from now on. I still think that the pumpkin chai spice tiramisu was the best dessert I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary at Ricardo's with good friends, great atmosphere, good wine, and excellent food. Staff were friendly and efficient. One of our favourite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let's CHANGE
    Holiday
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service-Exc. Food-Exc. MUSIC TOO LOUD, TABLES ARE ONE ONTOP OF THE OTHER, LET"s Spread them out, Do you Guy's need the money ??????
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Seven of us went to Ricardo's to celebrate Thanksgiving and it did not disappoint. A 3 course dinner that everyone enjoyed from starter to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic meal with my parents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Ricardo's is a fantastic find! From the welcome to the goodbye we were treated well the whole way through. Given time to read the menus, chat and all drinks requests arrived very quickly. The only thing I would say is that the portions were so big I could barely finish my main. We took dessert home as we didn't want to miss out on the infamous Tiramisu. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    Koli
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    One of our favorite spots even though it is quite a trip Well done to all at Ricardo's
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ricardo's escape.
    Glutenfree
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We have been going to Ricardo's for many years and every year they never disappointed. we are a family who need to be strictly Gluten free and they have always been able to take care of us without any issue. Great Restaurant for us as a couple or even the entire family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant and Relaxing
    ARicardosDevotee
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Ricardo's has a great mix for the elegant dining experience or the relaxing special occasion. The food is consistently cooked to perfection. The staff at Ricardo's want to provide you with a friendly atmosphere and quality food. The staff and management are outstanding and succeed to provide a great dining experience all year round.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SADLY DISAPPOINTING
    JETPILOT
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My first visit to Ricardo's in September 2013 was a wonderful experience and we eagerly looked forward our return. We arrived promptly at our reservation time, the table was very comfortable and the restaurant did not appear to be totally occupied. Our wine arrived quickly and orders where placed. The experience thereafter was less than optimum. After waiting for 1 hour and 5 minutes our server finally asked how we were and I politely stated that it would be nice to have the crab-cakes and she clearly gave the impression that this portion of the order was never placed. 15 minutes later I asked about our food, received another blank stare and were finally served. By now the excitement of our visit was gone. We shall not return
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • devine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We found Ricardo's to be the best restaurant we have dinned at in years. I felt like I must have picked the best meal on the menu. However my husband also said his meal was excellent .I would certainly recommend the restaurant to all . Elaine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over rated
    Nogood
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Drove the half hour based on reviews from others. Won't bother to a second time.Not terrible but certainly not memorable. Food was just Ok and the service less than. Overall disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More a pasta house than restaurant
    kelownadiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was basic, soup special a little gluey, lobster pasta without much character, service was very slow and erratic. Granted, the place was really busy. While I have a very strong constitution and very rarely find any food in any amount disagrees with me, the lobster pasta was definitely off and I spent most of the night ill. Cannot recommend. Other people in our party thought Ricardo's was OK but not worth a return visit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    BestCF
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    i love this place I go quite often. But this last Saturday was Amazing 13 friends came for a birthday celebration, hands down the best food I have had there yet. The service was perfect. The whole night was great. Great food, best cocktails around. Thx Sue
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    BestCF
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love visiting Sue and Ricardo, they are so welcoming and nice... Luke makes amazing cocktails and the staff is always friendly and nice.. from dining with friends to sitting at the bar alone the staff and is always great.. the food is tasty and good and the wine list has some hidden gems on it for sure.. Well done see you in a few weeks for my birthday..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our return visit
    LeaLea
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined as a couple in May and enjoyed it so much we returned in September/2014 to treat our son and girlfriend. We all enjoyed the menu and our choices. The service was very friendly and good. We noticed on our way out that a nice outdoor seating area was also available if we had so chosen. The serving sizes were very generous and presented well. We found food pricing was good but the wine prices higher than most resautarants in the area of the same quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is all the hype?
    LuvKelowna
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We are in town visiting for a few days, and after finding this restaurant on several Top Spots to dine, we made a booking. It is well outside if town, situated next to a trailer park. No view at all. Courtyard kind if nice. Decor inside a bit kitschy. Food ok but not fabulous. I am glad we went...but would not likely visit again. I think the owners are masters at Marketing and getting their site at the top of search engines.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    DessertQueen1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I love this place. It is one of my favorite restaurants for ambiance and taste of course. Their chocolate mousse is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian
    BaldEagle
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Lobster pasta and ravioli were excellent. The peach cobbler was good, could have been crisper on top. My wife thought the margarita was excellent. Good choice for the wine list. The staff was one with excellent training, helping each other without being too intrusive. Other restaurants could learn from them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Bthere2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Unique atmosphere and the patrons all seemed to be having fun. The food was great and the Gorgonzola sauce was delicious. We have been several times and have yet to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    AlDeepCreek
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This has become our favourite restaurant in the Okanagan. Food and wine are terrific and the service is superb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We LOVE Ricardo's - it is our favorite special occasion restaurant. We go back every year for our anniversary (and numerous other times) and are pleased every time. We had a perfect table on the patio by the heaters (even blankets on the chairs if you get cold) overlooking the pond. It was lovely. The food is always outstanding and although my favorite dish wasn't on the menu they still made it for me. We highly recommend Ricardo's and always look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    Linw
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a great find! The online reservation made booking a breeze. The ambiance was great. The food was fantastic. Everyone at the table loved their meal! I would definitely return... This may just become a regular spot for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one concern
    Cashrus
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I would highly recommend the food and service however the decor is quite tired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner, except for the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to Ricardo's several times - whenever I pass through Kelowna. The food is great, the service friendly and accommodating, and the prices reasonable. Before this visit, we've sat outside, which is nice. We weren't offered a patio table this time though, and assumed there were no tables there. Only after we were seated and served did we realize we could have asked for a patio table. We would have preferred that because of the extreme noise indoors. On top of a couple of large parties, the music was overly loud, and the pop selections seemed out of keeping with the ambiance. Still, we enjoyed our meals once again. A few suggestions - increase non-meat options, stick to jazz or classical music, and expand the wine-by-the-glass list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fruit flies galore!
    redbeard77
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Decent food, not as good as last time we visited and being our anniversary, it would have been nice to have the owner come by and thank us for choosing her restaurant for our special day. the owner spent considerable time with a table next to us that was clearly high rollers but we like to go out often too and could have been turned into regulars with a little thank you. we spent 150.00 and both have money to spend, so we like to go out but i guess we left feeling unappreciated and like they could care less if we returned. we were by a window and i have never seen more fruit flies in my life, we both drank one and it stayed on our tongues. funny, but not really. overall disappointed this time around but will try it again down the road.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktails & outstanding food
    Rwalker130VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent and unique craft cocktails and a great menu of fresh, locally-sourced food. Amazing service and a great patio outside adds to the wonderful ambiance. Not a bad place for kids either, early in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I made reservations at Ricardo's after hearing about it from family and friends. It is a hidden gem, with lovely ambience, excellent service and a fantastic menu. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • stinky smokers....
    girlsnight
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hi, I was in last Saturday with 3 other women and overall had a nice dining experience. Good food & the owner has a great sense of humour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fooddude
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Charming restaurant in a location off the beaten path. Better food and service, and overall value than other regional restaurants on the lake. Drink menu is unique, with specialty infused liquors as an offering. In general, the experience was far better than what was anticipated, as it's in a low traffic area mostly only known to locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Party
    GoodFind
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my first time at the Ricardo's . It had a great ambience and very European, which we loved. My Dad isn't very fond of eating out... but he really enjoyed the food and evening out. thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise
    menu
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love going to Ricardo's BUT - they have music playing WAY TOO LOUD - it is quite difficult to sit and listen to it. If it the food was just mediocre we would not go there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was a great experience overall. Service was good. Food was excellent. Only small complaint was the music sound level. Was dining with my parents and it was too noisy for them to hear conversation. But, we did ask them to turn the speaker closest to us down which did help somewhat. Would return again. Maybe in the summer chose to dine outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favourite Place
    LoveRic
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen has been our go to restaurant for several years. We take all of our out of town company to Ricardo's. the food and, service never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening Out
    HotMamma
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Good food & service. The gnocchi was excellent! Great evening out. This is the restaurants 13th year - they are still going strong & continue to innovate & evolve!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely in Lake Country
    happybelly
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Five of us went to dinner and everyone left satisfied. Delicious specials, crab was the theme - you could not go wrong. They brought us out a special zucchini flower deep fried with an aioli sauce that was a lovely compliment. We had some lovely local vino that paired nicely with the food. The reason I put noise level to energetic as we are right next door to gated community and a car alarm went off and it set off several other car alarms. That was funny but a little overwhelming. Too bad they didn't have a view being surrounded by lakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Susie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Ricardo's never disappoints!! Best service and food, hands down
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great consistent service and food.
    CARCHVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The only thing missing were shears to get through the crab a little easier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Restaurant
    SandJ
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed an evening for 6 friends on the lovely patio. Service was great, and my friends pasta dishes were well received. The inside of the restaurant looked a little dated, but the patio was great, complete with waterfall!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.