Riccardo's
Riccardo's

Riccardo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://riccardoslo.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 5036364104x

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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Riccardo's reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (63)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (60)special occasion (37)fit for foodies (35)romantic (32)good for groups (17)great for lunch (15)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A Touch of Italy Right in the Neigborhood
    Bill
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Want some real Italian food? Give Ricarrdo's a try. Our waiter was terrific and made some great recommendations both for dinner and of course paired everything with a beautiful Italian wine. The lasagna is their signature dish and you won't be disappointed, it's excellent!! The menu changes daily depending on what's fresh. If you like scallops and they are on the menu, go for them-wonderful. The list of Italian wines is extensive. If you don't know Italian wines this is a wonderful place to learn about them and pair the right wine with your dinner. Riccardo's is a neighborhood gem and one of the best Italian restaurants in Portland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rediscover a classic
    JBirdieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had not been to Ricardo's for several years. We re-discovered what we had missed during that time. Service was outstanding food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful lunch
    WeinbergA
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I came in for lunch with my mom, 2 sisters and young niece and nephew. The service was very good and my lunch, the shrimp scampi, was delicious! I definitely would not bring kids in ever again, this is a nice grown up time place. My only complaint was that the minestrone soup wasn't very good. Very bland and watery but everything else was great and I would love to go back again, no kids this time, and have dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem In The Burbs!
    Karen
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Riccardo's is a gastronomic gem offering authentic Italian cuisine. The menu changes weekly ranging from a variery of pasta dishes to chicken, veal, beef, and fish entrées. Each main course includes a choice of salad or soup. Of course, the appetizer and dessert offerings rotate, also! Once seated you are presented with a veritable book of of wine choices. The wait staff is well versed and more than happy to help you with your choice offering a taste before deciding. Riccardo's offers al fresco dining on two spacious patios with a lovely fountain and outdoor heaters. The ambiance inside is quiet and cozy. I have dined and "lunched" there for years and have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your "factory" spaghetti restaurant!
    DinedWorldwideBusiness
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A excellent and varied menu of Italian specialties from all regions of Italy. The French - Austrian influences of the North with the cream and brown sauces together with the red sauces of the south. Plus they make their own pastas. Serving mostly Italian wines that are also available in their adjacent wine shop and even an espresso store and barber shop across their parking lot. A true "Little Italy."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Had a couple bottles of good wine. We were a party of 3 that shared the scallop appetizer and ordered individual entrees. I had a roasted pumpkin, prosciutto, red onion with linguini dish. It was super yummy. We all had dessert. The carrot cake dessert was especially good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lake Grove Option
    kevan11
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our dinners were good. I had the spaghetti with gamberetti and peppers. Too many peppers that overwhelmed the flavor of the shrimp. Others were happy with there meals but didn't feel they were outstanding. The pine nut, almond cookies were delicious. Our server was quite good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHWMDPC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food and service were excellent. A bit pricey. Wine list was only Italian, priced well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forgettable meal
    eattoomuch
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've gone to Riccardo's probably 4 times in 20 years. Each time the food has been forgettable. Because I forget, I end up going back. I went again last night and had the lasagna and it was almost tasteless. I hope that by writing this review it reminds me not to go back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service, outstanding food
    rjitk
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    As always a tremendous experience with superb food choices, all of which exceed expectations. Combined with unbelievable service this is truly an outstanding choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall Good!
    Dutch
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Riccardo's overall has good ambiance, food and service. Nothing stood out as amazing and nothing was bad.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Ambiance
    Claire
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were visiting the area last weekend and were fortunate to stumble upon Riccardo's. The outdoor eating area was lovely and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, friendly
    Nutmeg
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Always exceptional service, great food and excellent wine list
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lake Oswego gem
    Delicious
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Riccardo's never disappoints! The food is fresh, refined, and delicious. The service is attentive but not hovering. And, there is the bonus that it's just a couple miles from my house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Italian food .
    Buster
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food at Richardo's is always excellent. Never have sent a plate back for anything . You can tell the chefs are very well trained. Most of the wait staff are a little arrogant but professional . The wine list is extensive and matches the menu perfectly . Dinning on the patio is preferred as you feel as though you are in Italy , only the food is better ! We will return again because very few restaurants present food at this level of quality. Every dish is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem on Lake Oswego, Portland
    MrSeattle1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The experience was fantastic. From the moment you step in, you can feel the great atmosphere of respect and extraordinary service. Food was excellent and the taste was exactly as indicated by the server. Fabulous pairing wines as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gadwall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great neighborhood place. Food is wonderful and menu changes often. Sometimes service is slow but that would change if they hired one more person for outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Riccardo's Is A Gem
    markemarkVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Riccardo's never fails to impress. Delicious food, amazing service, precious wine list. Everyone that I take there leaves with the same impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining in Lake Oswego
    RegularDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great dinner on Riccardo's outstanding outdoor patio. Great service from Walter, as always. Razor Clams were just perfect as was the lasagna - the best in the metro area. Their wine list is the best Italian selection you can find anywhere. Ask your waiter for a recommendation - you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TessaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    perfect as always. We go to Riccardos about 3 times a month. I have been a customer 15-20 years, I have NEVER been disappointed. Superior dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good value
    brhm
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were seated outside by a water fountain which helped with the ambiance. It does not feel crowded even when it is full, great for romantic conversations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved my good, the service and the ambiance. What a find! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    PXDfotog
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Gracious and attentive service, informed wine suggestions, beautiful plating, and complex flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    Linderlee
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Lovely spot. We are outside and enjoyed the food very much. I thought it was a bit over priced. Our waiter "Ben" just about ruined the evening for us as he seemed to be on some kind of upper. He would just flurry about and then totally disappear for long stretches. Would like to go again but will have to save for special occasions due to prices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service
    letsdine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was terrific but more importantly our service was outstanding. Our waiter, Walther, was very knowledgable regarding the food and wine, very helpful with the wine selections, and had a wonderful pleasant attitude. We sat outside in the patio area and it was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad
    shane
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Waiter was too hyper, we had to ask for bread, there were 2 couples, he split the bill between the 2 couples. Which was messed since the other couple had expensive wine, we didn't, we had an Entertainment card, they didn't. He made us feel like we needed to hurry, yet the place was not full, he had 2 other tables. Second time this has happened. Won't go back. Plus friends with us...felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has No Equal in the Area
    Sloweater
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were very excited to have another opportunity to dine at Riccardo's this August. Our reservation was easy to make but hard to keep due to a freeway slow down. We called to let them know and we were told it was okay. Once inside the restaurant we recognized the lovely patio with fountain and soft lighting and were glad we requested outside seating. Riccardo's staff is very busy on a Friday night in summer with lots of regular customers; we were given the same sincere attention the whole evening. Great authentic Italian food and wine-caprese rivaled what I ate in Assisi! The wine book gives accurate information making it easy to choose the one you want and a huge range. Riccardo's is pretty expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Italian food
    PDXfoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food wasn't that great. Restaurant was very crowded and understaffed. Very long wait for food. Won't eat here again, at least for dinner. Also overpriced. Lunch is a much better value. Outdoor patio is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Perfect!
    WestcoastNewYorker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We made our reservation and arrived right on time. The parking lot was full, so my husband dropped the rest of us off, and parked in the next lot over. Our table for 5 was ready, in a lovely enclosed courtyard, complete with fountain. Although we were seated right next to the kitchen, it was never noisy or high traffic. The service was exceptional, and attentive. My Mother-in-law had special requests due to dietary restrictions, and they were very helpful in making suggestions to accommodate her needs. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tessa
    TessaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a five star dining experience. Have been dining at Ricardo's over 10 years and always delighted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Alan97
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best outdoor dining in town. Service a little slow, but with the great Barolo who cared. Food as usual was outstanding great veal and veggie lasagna. It is no wonder that we keep coming back Great Job Ricardo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing/Needs Attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From the waiter to the salad to the tired stucco wall that needs painting, this place needs help. The bread was cold and tough except one surprise piece of focaccia in the basket. Our waiter was slow to show up, then had an annoying habit of repeating everything ordered out loud. This might have been his way to remember the order, but we would suggest a pencil and paper instead. Then we had a switch without explanation or introduction when someone else gave us dessert menus and took that order. But then he was by to ask if all was well. Overall it was a noisy overcrowded outdoor dining experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This little Italian Restaurant tucked in off the street in Lake Oswego is an amazing little gem! The wine list is ample and well-inclusive of many highly rated Italian wines. The food is off the charts good. I have personally never had such tasty lasagna before that has amazing flavor yet is so delicate that the flavors aren't overpowering. Each bite was a simple delight all in its own. Though the desert was more of an afterthought for us it too was simply amazing. I have been wanting to go back since we left. Definitely will be visiting this place again in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think Italy in Lake Oswego
    PdnickVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Probably the finest Italian food in the area. Everything is from scratch. Many traditional items have been changed just enough to make them even better. The owners regularly travel to Italy to find interesting additions. And the wine list is superb. Prices are fair and reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riccardo's Rave
    Cogs12
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nothing better than a beautiful Summer evening at Riccardo's and our outside experience was equally, wonderful. Amazing food, as always! It was a busy Friday night so the service was somewhat slow, and the waiter had to ask what we ordered on a couple of occasions. Once the food arrived our experience was what we have grown accustomed to in this Gem of a 'foodie' hangout. Except for a small delay and busy staff, this restaurant held to its reputation... Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good people, Great food!
    Delightful
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have been to this restaurant sporadically for many years. Now, I've been twice in a month.It is better than ever.Riccardo himself is present and brought our wine to the table!Our server Francois is a favorite from another restaurant at another time and it is great having him here at a restaurant that does a fabulous meal with soup or salad and main course for $20- $38. He recommended the Caprese Salad and he was right to do so.The tomatoes were succulent and the dressing with a touch of pesto with the usual basal sets it apart. Among the four dishes we had, the Arrabbiata Pasta stood out.The tiramisu was fresh and flavorful. Oh and did I mention the fabulous outdoor courtyard? you can dine outside with beautiful plantings and fountains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just delightful.
    biblioneil
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food here is great! I had the Marlin and loved it. The side dishes are delicious as well. Ate so well could not fit in a dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 159 reviews are from the Riccardo's reviews archive.
  • BELLISSIMO
    Sherry
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Don't miss dining at Riccardo's. The atmosphere, both inside and outside is lovely. The plants and flowers around the fountain give a very relaxing feeling to your meal. The food is authentic and tasty. The Italian waiter will delight you with antidotes and stories from Italy. The wine list offers many different wines to experience. It is a long time Lake Oswego neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful dinner.
    2Cats
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. Great food, attentive staff and beautiful wine pairings. Will definitely be back and will bring family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lovely evening!
    LaurelVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We are frequent dining guests to Riccardo's, and were treating our friends to what should be titled "World's BEST Lasagna", when I wandered off my regular fair, to try the Chicken Cattitore! Yum! And, as this was a warm summer evening, surprise! Outdoor patio dining! Lovely. Thanks again to Walter, our waiter extraordinaire! He is from Italy, filled with stories from his home town, & quite entertaining as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.