Great meal!Why do almost all north end restaurants serve terrible bread? It weird. But look past that with Riccardos because the rest of our food was wonderful. We live I the north end so are pretty critical when eating out. We fully enjoyed our meals and the prices were reasonable. Nice ambiance. Service was prompt but not too much. We will definitely be back!,6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nIce North End restaurantI have dinned at Riccardo's several times over the years but had not been there for a while. I'm glad to say nothing has changed. The food and services is still great. The dinning room is roomy and warm. The food is tops and the owner will stop buy to see how you are doing. One of the better places in the North End!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, fresh and notableWe thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Riccardo's. We sat by the window and though it was raining, we were able to look out at the street scene. I had the mediteranean seabass that was fresh, and cooked to perfection. My husband had the Shrimp Riccardo and enjoyed the flavors and plumpness of the shrimp.
The service was attentive and excellent. All of the staff including management was very friendly and made our experience memorable.
If in the North End, you must give Riccardo's Restaurant a visit.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out!We had a slight delay in sitting down for our 8'oclock reservation, however, the owner went out of his way in accommodating so many large parties on one of the biggest college graduation nights in the city. Once seated, our party enjoyed one of the most authentic and delicious meals this native Bostonian has ever had in Boston's North End! Beginning with a wonderful antipasto right thru till the last bite of dessert, coupled with a wonderful wine selection, it was truly a true experience of the North End at it's finest! A must stop for those seeking the ultimate in North End cuisine!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service/Excellent FoodGo for the specials! My friend had the Bracciolinni special and it did not disappoint. I had a classic shrimp madeira ala riccardo and it too was tender and perfectly cooked. No room for dessert, but try for the chocolate infused sweeet red wine, a perfect last taste to finish the meal. Excellent!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experienceI brought a colleague from Kentucky to experience the North End and chose your restaurant because my husband and I had visited before. I knew it was nice, reasonable in cost and just the right experience for her. She loved it. Also I called in advance before you were open and you called me right back to confirm my reservation. I thank you so much, we had a great evening.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in Boston's North End!Had a great dining experience at Riccardo's! Service was prompt and professional. Food was well prepared and presented. Location is off the hectic scene of Hanover Street. A neighborhood gem!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place--Bachelorette PartyWe had 16 people for dinner at Riccardo's and it was excellent. The service was great, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic. The restaurant is a good size without being too big and has a really nice bar where you can wait. I would highly, highly recommend it. The prices were also very, very reasonable.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem off the beaten pathRite on north square across a ancient cobblestone street from Paul Revere's house is Riccardo's. I had been told the food and the service are very good. They did not disappoint. We had a wonderful meal and the staff was very attentive. The servers seemed to know we were in for a nice relaxing meal and did not rush us in the least. The pace was perfect. The room is very classy: rich, dark woods but with plenty of large bright windows opening onto the street. There was a large group upstairs in the function room but downstairs it was very quiet and relaxed. As much as I like the North End Hanover Street at times is unmanageable. Riccardo's, being off the beaten path, is a real gem. I will certainly be back as will the rest of my party.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent meal hereWe had an excellent meal here and would highly recommend to anyone looking for great Italian food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal! What a gem!I could not be more pleased with Riccardo's. We were a large group of 22 and the waiter was right on the ball, brining us appetizers offering suggestions and just being very helpful and friendly. The food was sooooo delicious, everyone enjoyed their meal from 6 year old up to folks in their 70's. Outstanding gem. We had been on an adventure in Boston and were ready for lunch and I am so glad that I had made reservations with Open Table and found such a gem of a restaurant. I would highly recommend Riccardo's to anyone. Fantastic meal and great wait staff.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcoming, even of kids, teenagers,Welcoming, even of kids, teenagers, vegetarians, jetlagged people - we had a fabulous meal and a great time. Thank you!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 7. TheWe had a group of 7. The food was very well prepared and reasonably priced. Service was excellent - knowledgeable and attentive. Would definitely go back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dinner. All partiesVery good dinner. All parties were very happy with their main courses.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 10 plusWe had a group of 10 plus a baby for lunch and the staff was very accommodating and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back again!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome, old-school ItalianAwesome, old-school Italian restaurant. Off the beaten path, in that it's not on the "main drag" of Boston's North End, but having Paul Revere's house outside your front window is not exactly playing second fiddle to any other locale. We love their food, service and location as North Square is a quiet, hidden gem of an area. Our waiter Nelson was new to the restaurant but seemed like an old hand. And as usual, Riccardo's was quiet on the night we went, but yet the food was fresh and expertly prepared. And Richie the bartender made our Espresso Matinis (which we had in lieu of dessert) exactly as requested; not too creamy and a touch of extra espresso. Take a group, take your kids or take your spouse but Riccardo's will take care of you....3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM