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Riccardo's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://riccardoslo.com
  • Email: vinitaly@zzz.com
  • Phone: (503) 636-4104
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Riccardo Spaccarelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Small group catering, either pick-up or delivery.
  • Private Party Facilities: Seasonal patio dining for up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Riccardo (503) 636-4104

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Quarry, Oakridge
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our lot holds 33 cars, with 2 handicapped spaces.
A word from Riccardo's
Welcome to Riccardo’s Ristorante!!
Our family owned and operated business has been pleasing customers with fine food and wine from Italy since 1980. We look forward to serving you.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The tomato soup was divine, and those who had the eggplant and the razor clams said "best ever"! Had a lovely Chianti Classico Reserva, Nozzole 2009 which we thought excellent and perfect for the food. We had two elders as part of our party, and the restaurant made every effort to accommodate them, including setting up our table to accommodate a wheelchair."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Riccardo's is a slice of heaven amid a dearth of fine dining in the south suburbs. The food is exquisite...never had a dish come up short, much less a bad meal. Fantastic place. Impressive Italian wine list. Fun characters for waiters. Don't miss out...!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been patrons of Riccardo's for 20 years. i must say that the chicken cacciatore and lasagna dominate our menu favorites but the scallops we excellent. The wine list is extensive and fairly reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Small restaurant with pretty good food. Parking is not that great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A little known diamond where you can often get reservations last minute. Menu is limited but everything we had was outstanding. Service we wonderful and staff knowledgeable and even though things were hopping, we felt we had the table for the night (true Italian style) if we wanted to. Wine suggestion was outstanding - a perfect outing for a date night with no kids!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We already knew Ricardo's was great, but we were reminded once again just how great. We had a great meal, great service. We were celebrating our anniversary, we may have established a tradition. The only problem was picking what dish to enjoy. Luck for us we are already booked to return with fiends in a couple of weeks!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent as was the service. Heaters made it comfortable to sit outside and enjoy a spring evening. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary and found it to be a great little gem. I read some of the reviews before I booked a table some reviewers thought it was noisy. We did not find it to be noisy at all. Service was great and food was excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "...excellent food, service, and ambiance! And, the wine list is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Rigel is amazing. He always remembers what we drank. How does he do it?"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was terrific, server was wonderful, friendly, took very good care of us."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The first time we tried this place is was ok. Gave it a second chance and it was very good! We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Once again had a wonderful meal at Riccardos this week. The wine list is excellent, the ever changing menu superb and the wait staff is very knowledgable and helpful. Everything about this place is amazing and I cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Everytime we go here we peruse the wine list. It's always fun to take a look at the "book". This time we were with friends who enjoy wine as much as we do. We ended up sharing a couple of bottles. My lamb was melt in your mouth tender. Everyone else was equally happy. We ordered three different desserts to share and agreed that the best was the peanut butter chocolate one. Quite an enjoyable evening. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We took my Mother to Riccardos for her 80th birthday. Wine, food and service were outstanding. Our waitress even sang Happy Birthday to her in Italian. We had requested a quiet table as several diners in our party are hard of hearing. Riccardo's came through with a very nice table in the back of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Dining at Riccardo's is a treat because this family-run restaurant is warm, and friendly offering delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. People make a place and at Riccardo's you can feel the passion and warmth this family brings to their restaurant by all who greet and serve you. We love it for family occasions and celebrations, especially in the summer, where the patio dining gives you a feeling of privacy and special comfort. No one rushes your dining experience at Riccardo's. Indoor dining is a bit more crowded and a wee bit louder, but ask to sit in the back along the wall... it's more private, especially if you bring a group. There's nothing like experiencing something, so if you're curious, go to Riccardo's and see for yourself!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Unique wine list, near perfect Italian food, and knowledgeable quirky server made this fun and memorable. If near Lake Oswego nothing tops this for Italian."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were "shuffled off to Buffalo" and seated across the parking lot from the restaurant in a wine store. Our hope for the warmth and ambience of the main restaurant was replaced by a drafty table, gas station single sex bathroom, indifferent service and luke-warm food. (Food is shuttled over in plastic tubs from the main kitchen). We made the best of it and used our back teeth to chew the over cooked entrees. Owner briefly swept thru this outpost, wagging hands of the regulars and skipping the unwashed. Two hours and twenty five minutes of slow motion angina. My take is they went for the Valentine Day money and stretched their their kitchen and wait staff beyond their reach compromising their reputation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first experience at Riccardo's. We had a few highs and lows. The highs= The Waiter: A real Italian who was not only an excellent waiter, but charming and entertaining. The Wine List: What they must be known for. An amazing variety of Italian wines. The Lows= Seating/Environment: One thing we hate is to be jammed in on a tiny two top table in a long row of tables. With the service staff's rear ends within inches of us whenever they are waiting on an adjacent table. A fine restaurant experience to us requires a modicum of personal space at our table. You wont get that at Riccardo's. The Food: While is was generally good, for the price I expected a little more."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love the lasagna and order that nearly every time we're there. But, I'm sure other dishes are equally good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife here on Valentines day hoping for a nice romantic dinner. Unfortunately, even though I made reservations 2 weeks in advance, we were put next door to the main restaurant in a little diner-like building normally used as a coffee shop/wine bar. Ambiance was nil. Fortunately, the food was good and if you're there during good weather, the outdoor dining looks nice. The food was somewhat over priced and the waiter forgot to ask me if I wanted a different wine than that my wife was drinking so I ended up with the same for $16 a glass. I could have complained and totally ruined the mood so I chose not to. I won't go back unless I can be sure of being seated in the main restaurant and even then I'd not go out of my way to eat there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Riccardo's has one of the best wine lists, wonderful and creative food, and most of all..a fantastic staff. Top ten!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I recently took a date to Riccardo's and had one of the best dining experiences of my life. The night started off nicely when our waiter asked my date's preferences in wines and brought a sample that she seemed to really like. The waiter then gave us plenty of room while we chatted and decided on our meals. We were never rushed, which I really appreciated. The food was excellent. I had the breaded veal and my date had a prosciutto pasta. The flavors and appearance were wonderful. We finished with a tasty chocolate cake. What made the date so amazing came at the end. We continued chatting away when our waiter came to announce that an anonymous patron had picked up our tab because we looked like such a cute young couple. It blew me away."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "After a short wait to be seated we had attentive but not intrusive service, great advice about wine from Rigel who was also our waiter. The food was excellent and he explained how it worked with(out) specials, the way the dishes were composed and to a shared desert with a lovely sweetish red (port similarities) "Antonelli" which went so well with the chocolate torte. Not cheap but well worth it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We used to love the Veal Saltimbocca. This weekend, we had an order that was no where near what it used to be. They used to serve plump, succulent medallions of veal. This weekend, they were thinner, drier slices that were not appealing. In addition, the service was so slow that we considered just getting up and walking out. The restaurant was already tapering off its evening volume when we arrived, so the kitchen could not have been overwhelmed at that time, but I cannot remember having slower service anywhere. The server did not say anything to us for quite awhile, so they must be used to the slow service....Lastly, the prices were ridiculously high. $36 for six small, thin, dry medallions of veal...amazing. Ricardo's off our list."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I don't just recommend Riccardo's. When I have visitors from out of town, I invariably take them to Riccardo's. I rarely try anything on the menu other than the lasagne, because it is the finest I have ever had -- every bit as memorable as the legendary pasta dishes of years gone by at Genoa ristorante on Belmont."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Excellent service and the food was of the highest quality. A little crowded (tables are close together but noise was not to loud. Our waiter recommended wines and they were also excellent-a rose and a merlot-as they went well with our meals."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have dined at Riccardo's multiple times and they never fail to please. It was a pleasant surprise to be able to get a reservation for New Year's Eve at the last minute. The food was excellent, as was the service. A pleasant surprise also was the fact that the restaurant called about 15 minutes before our reservation time to let us know they were running about 15 minutes late. So we just waited a few more minutes at home and thus when we showed up, there was no wait time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Riccardo's has been around for a long time but we just discovered it and were not disappointed. Very good pasta and service, though a bit pricey. Small interior makes for a cozy atmosphere. We are excited to try their outdoor dining option on the patio in the spring. Very nice hostess offered prosecco for waiting guests which was a nice touch."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My husband and I had a delicious new years eve dinner at Riccardos! We will recommend this place to friends and we will for sure be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We eat here several times a year. The food and service are consistently excellent and this time was no exception. I enjoyed the best ravioli of my life on this evening and my wife and brother concurred after tasting it."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Our company had our Holiday Luncheon at Riccardos in Lake Grove, Oregon and we were all treated very nicely by our server, Kate, and everyone else. Food, of course, was excellent and the wine list was awesome. Thank you. We will come back."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was fantastic, so was service and the atmosphere was quiet which was perfect due to the fact it was a business dinner. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Dining at Riccardo's is always an indulgent pleasure !"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Exceptional service, food and wine selection. Our waiter was very kind and the all around service was great. The prices were a little high but well worth the price of admission. The occasion was for my girlfriend's birthday and the waiter sang happy birthday in Italian. We had a wonderful time and will recommend Riccardo's to family and friend's."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Celebrated a 30 year retirement with husband and two friends: Vegan, Vegetarian, & one Gluten Free! There were so many terrific food choices--my personal favorite was the Squash Ravioli! Friends enjoyed the Minestrone Soup & Eggplant Lasagna & mushroom dishes. The appetizers were also wonderful with great non-meat choices. It is great to go to a special restaurant where we all have wonderful food choices, thank you!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Just another excellent dinner. Both of us had the evening ravioli special and were very pleased. The sausage stuffing was just a little spicy and blended well with the cheeses and marinara sauce. Recommended wine was one of Ricardo's choices and truly enjoyed."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "The reviews I read said" romantic". Do not take your better half here if you want to be able to hear each other speak. The food overall was good. I had the lasagna which the waiter said was ther signature dish. I was good but I have had better at Nona's and bugattis. My wife had the veal saltimboca. We called attention to the waiter that her dish was not saltimboca but another dish on the menu he said no it was correct Having made this many times we know that there should be prosciutto and cheese the veal was naked. He could have handled this better but was not willing to admit he or the kitchen had made a mistake. We won't be back or recommend to anyone else."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My husband and I went here in the '90s and loved it but didn't return until recently. We loved it again and decided we wouldn't let much time go by to return. So a month later we went back. It was equally fabulous! We'll be back again soon. The only negative was the loud-mouthed waiter serving the table behind us. When he was talking, we couldn't. Fortunately, he didn't stand there talking to the other patrons for long. We were able to enjoy our meal and our bottle of wine, a wonderful Brunella! Can't wait for our next visit."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Riccardo's is fantastic. The food is always good and many times outstanding. The folks who serve you are the best and the fact that they have all been here for a very long times says something about the management. The wine list cannot be beat with details on the wine and area of the winery in Italy. In the summer, outside in the garden, you feel like you are sitting next to a fountain in Rome. For a neighborhood restaurant to enjoy on your way home from work or with a group of friends, Riccardo's is hard to beat. You are always welcomed warmly with an Italian greeting. Ciao!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013