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Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen
Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen

Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ricardos.ca/
  • Phone: (250) 766-6810
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Ricardo's never disappoints!! Best service and food, hands down"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The only thing missing were shears to get through the crab a little easier."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have gone to this restrauntant for special occasions for several years now & have always found it to be a wonderful experience so I was extremely disappointed to find this wasn't the case on my last visit. The seating,ambiance,food & service were all terrible. The place was too noisy to talk.We were seating right next to the door where we were continuously being bumped by people entering & leaving. The steak was so tiny my husband could eat it in two bites, literally! For the cost of the meal the amount of food supplied was minuscule. A 3oz steak & 2 crab legs for $33! The utensils were defective & when staff were asked for scissors we were told to use the crackers & told"it's crab. That's how you do it" in a condescending manner."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "13 year anniversary crab fest was a success , staff working very hard service was still top notch with full house . Food as usual superb !!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Good experience. Were pleased to be recognized on our 45th anniversary. Food was very good, but the Tortellini with pesto & chicken was very salty. Service was excellent. Unfortunately, it was VERY noisy and was difficult to have a conversation with the couple we were with. Will definitely return, but will try mid-week next time, not a weekend."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I always love dining at Ricardo's! The food is delicious and the service is always great..drinks arrive soon after you are seated, followed by fresh bread. With the addition of local live music, the place is a real gem..not to be overlooked!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The restaurant was hot, the chairs uncomfortable and the food mediocre."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The pasta was great. The ribs were flavourless and dry with very little garnish. Bread to start was wonderful. Our server was very nice. So overall, fairly good food, nice server, spend some money on infrastructure and cleaning."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "It was a little warm in the dining room, but food was awesome!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great service, good food, very clean, presentation very lovely. This is definitely a place to celebrate special occasions..it was very hot outside, but lovely to hear the sound of the waterfall and see the little pond right there. The dark chocolate mousse is worth the visit on its own!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "First time visit. Food was delicious and great service. We will be back !"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We visited kelowna for the weekend and friends recommended Ricardo's. Even with reservations, we had to wait 20 minutes for a table(although we got the best one). After getting drinks and appies pretty quick, we never saw our waitress again. A group of 8 came in shortly after us and I think our waitress got reassigned to them- but no one took over our table. After waiting an hour & having finished the only drinks we were able to order 45 mins prior,we finally asked a waitress where our food was. After consulting the kitchen, she said ours was next in line (after the table of 8 who was seated well after us). When our food came, it was cold.pretty sure they just forgot about our food until we inquired. How hard can spaghetti and meatballs be?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I would say that the menu is more limited than I would have expected. The price was very high for the amount of food and variety in the plate, although the taste was good. I found the traffic through the doors, and noise, to be very distracting. I would not recommend Ricardo's for a special or romantic meal out, maybe for a large group and just to eat outdoors."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We have frequented this wonderful resterant many times since it is our absolute favorite. All who work there are always friendly and accommodating. Whether we dine as a couple or bring others along everyone totally enjoys the whole experience; most especially the food. If I had to scrounge for one suggestion it would be ''bring back the angel hair pasta and cappalini/veg entre---- we crave it and are so disappointed they are no longer available."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "While the salad was ho hum the seafood pasta & hot olives were terrific!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Unfortunately not a place I would recommend. Went to this restaurant on a recommendation. My meal was a lobster pasta combo. On special the evening I was there. Tasted like the meal was cooked in a burnt pan. Charcoal flavour to the pasta. Thought it was me, but had my other members of my party try it. It was horrible. Sent the meal back. The waitress took it back and did not charge our group for my meal. The others in my party did seem to have an okay meal. No visit from the manager to acknowledge the issue, no apology, no apparent concern that they had sent me an inferior meal. Very disappointed as I have heard good things about the restaurant. Will not be returning or recommending to anyone else."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We are repeat diners because of their friendly and prompt service plus the offering of an ample Okanagan wines list. A bottle of Gray Monk unoaked Chardonnay was thoroughly enjoyed! We both ordered the special, lobster linguine and although it was cooked to perfection, the sauce had no flavor. I am not one to add seasoning at the table but was thankful for the chili flakes and s&p. One pet peeve I have with outdoor patios with string lights/lanterns - make sure the bulbs are all working!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our first time at Ricardo's and we had a wonderful meal. The selections and portions were good. I would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "So enjoyed taking a friend to celebrate her 79th birthday at your restaurant. She had never been there before, we have enjoyed it in the past so all 3 of us benefited!! Thanks so much!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A true hidden gem! If you are in the Kelowna area you must try this place. Great food, fantastic service!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Right on the airconditioner vent. Seated by window to a outside table, so no privacy at all. Food was okay but nothing special (for the price). Very noisy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was the first restaurant we visited when we moved to Kelowna. We loved it. Last week we celebrated our 2nd anniversary move to Kelowna. Every thing was excellent except our table was right next to the live music speaker by the entrance to the patio and we could hardly hear each the food was exceptional as was the service Will just ask for a different table next time"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere! This is a hidden gem!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! Love the gnocchi! Love the ambiance!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We finally made it out to the place after many friends and family members stated that we should try because they had a wonderful experience. Ours was not so great at all. We arrived and were placed in a corner outside, and forgotten about for 22 minutes. meal was less that good, drinks were small and costly. We often dine at Waterfront wines and are always willing to spend great amount of dollars for great food and service. You did not provide that. We were less than impressed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Ricardo's is a hidden little gem in the Okanagan. The food is great, the atmosphere relaxing, and the staff is friendly and attentive. You will feel like you are in Italy. Their Watermelon Sangria is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer night. If you enjoy being spoiled head to Ricardo's where the food is fresh and the wine list is long."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Ricardo's is our go to place for special occasions -- birthdays, anniversaries, friend gatherings. The food is delicious and the service is exceptional. We always love dining at Ricardo's. Half our family lives in Kelowna, the other half in Vernon -- having Ricardo's in the middle is perfect!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was good, but not outstanding. The menu was limited. We started with the Brie with roasted garlic and naan bread which we thought was really terrific. The main course of langostini lobster was alright but not something you would talk about the next day. I thought the price of $50 a plate was expensive for what we had. That included a bottle of good wine among 4 people."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The ambiance was perfect for a night to celebrate, and as always the food was great. we werre sat over the air conditioning duct which cause a little discomfort so we blocked it off. The service was very polite and well mannered if a touch slow. All in all an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It was our first visit. We would go back. Really enjoyed it"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First time to Ricardo's & I was very impressed! Small venue made for a lovely, intimate setting without being too dreary--the live music of Linus kept us entertained & engaged. Brad, Mike, & Brandon truly are "three of the best musicians in one band". What a fantastic way to spend an evening! And, definitely DO NOT miss dessert--fresh & fabulous!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was absolutely outstanding..... can't say it more than that!!!! Service was excellent, courteous, helpful, friendly. We ate 2 evenings there and would have gone again if we didn't have to leave the area!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The bartender is a genius, the pairing of liquors and home made infusion is outstanding. How they come up with such wild combinations is a sign of true commitment. The food is inventive and consistently adapting to the seasons. Mama's meat balls and spaghetti is the best comfort food in the Okanagan."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed our previous visits, but poor service left us disappointed with our most recent experience. For example, waiting several minutes before we were asked if we wanted anything to drink and then several more while we waited for our waitress to return. During much of this time, we could see her not doing anything. Appetizers and main courses were fine and desserts great, but apathetic service marred meal."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Family in town from Calgary celebrated a birthday, salads, appies, main meal, wine and the complimentary treat after dinner all exceptional."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Had dinner about a year ago and it was great. Took relatives this past week and didn't think the food was the same. Jambalaya dish was good. wifes $27 salmon dinner major disappointment. Dish was cold and after it was sent back to kitchen, came back about the same. Not"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Brought company from Quebec and they loved it . New menu is condensed not as many choices . It does say in the menu to ask for old favorites ."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was our first time to this restaurant and we were absolutely delighted. The food, table service and ambience were all excellent. We will definitely return during our stay in Lake Country."
    Dined on 6/24/2014