Ricarda’s Toronto

4.4
540 reviews
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Mediterranean
JULY 5-20 is SUMMERLICIOUS AT RICARDA'S.

From July 5-20 we will only be offering our Summerlicious Prix-Fixe Lunch & Dinner menus & our Summerlicious A La Carte menu (a limited version of our regular menu). With the exception of Saturday and Sunday Brunches, and our Bakery & Café, no other menus will be available during this time.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE DIRECTLY TO EXPLORE OUR SUMMERLICIOUS MENUS.
Join us for a special meal at a special price during this fabulous City of Toronto event!

Ricarda’s is a modern Mediterranean restaurant that produces all of its pasta, sauces, stocks, and pastries in-house and with the best quality ingredients, just as they do in treasured dining spots along the Mediterranean Coast.
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DL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice summerlicious lunch beautiful and trendy surroundings! The food was mostly good and nicely presented, but the pasta with squid ink was a bit of a disappointment because it was bland with no hint of squid ink taste, and there was hardly any sauce coating it to add taste.

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w
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience weather a special occasion or not. This particular lunch with out-of-town friends was wonderful with good food and service. And for special occasions their birthday offer can’t be beat!

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AT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I booked Ricardas for summerlicious lunch with my team. Some of my team members ordered the Mussels, chorizo and squid ink mafalda. When the order came there were no mussels. We asked the waitress to double check and she actually looked surprised that our dishes were missing mussels. She soon came back and informed us that they ran out of mussels and instead they added more chorizo to replace the protein. They didn't bother to inform us of this change until we asked?!? Maybe if we knew earlier we would've changed the order or at least agree to eat more chorizo. Although I really don't think they added more of it either. It sure did not look like it. Of course the waitress apologized and offered free coffee. But I think they should've comped our meal. Poor customer service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my m

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak for summerlicious was perfect. Both my friend and I got it medium, and it was super juicy. The summerlicious desert Torte was amazing. We tried the Almond cake and the ChocolateTorte and the Torte was our favorite. I got a nice table by the window to celebrate my friend's birthday and it was a fantastic experience. Our server Zoe was perfect with checking in on how we were doing with our food. 10/10 would go again.

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DT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

I booked for Summerlicious but only serves brunch on weekends?!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

Hi David: ) We are so thrilled that you wanted to joined us for Summerlicious as we love being a part of this wonderful city-run event! We do have a disclaimer on our OpenTable page and website outlining our Summerlicious schedule, but we are so sorry if this was not made clear to you. Just as a note, we would have been serving Summerlicious on Saturday nights, when we are regularly open for dinner, but on the Saturdays during Summerlicious we happened to have been booked for private events.

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A
Toronto
144 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, nice place.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

Amir, thank you! Do visit us again soon, won’t you?!

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P
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, prompt service, and amazing interior.

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CY
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both food and service were great! Will definitely go again.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

This review is music to our ears Clarke, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Thank you for being part of summerlicious or else I wouldn’t have found you!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

No, thank YOU Amanda! Guests such as yourself are why we do what we do; we’d love to host you again in the future many times over! Visit us again soon, perhaps for our Tapas Tuesday or our Pairs Prix-Fixe menu, both which will be available agin once Summerlicious is through : )

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IR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location!
Very friendly staff, knows the menu, can give good recommendations, cheerful atmosphere.
Will come again.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

IrinaR we love feeding happy guests such as yourself and are so grateful you came and spent time with us at Ricarda's. Do visit us again soon - have you had a cocktail on our patio yet? It’s quite the spot! xx cheers!

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not usually a big fan of summerlicious as I feel the dishes are not representative of what the restaurant has to offer but this was not the case at Ricardas! Everything was delicious. Service was excellent and we even tried the Winelicious which was $19. The panna cotta could have been creamier but as it's GF I couldn't complain.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, this review absolutely made our day! We’ll be sharing it proudly with the team; thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and the rest of the OpenTable community, cheers xx

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w
Toronto
72 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great place to return to. So visually stunning and food to match

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

Warren you are a dream – thank you for the kind review! We are quite proud of our space and are flattered you’ve noticed our attention to design detail! Cheers, and we hope to see you again soon!

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food, loved the lobster risotto. Portions could be a little bigger but overall a great experience and outstanding service.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

Marinela thank you for the flattering review and honest feedback – we’ll be sharing it with our team so they can receive your praise and learn from your review, all the best, cheers!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food and ambience were great for lunch time. 0ur server was lovely but we felt as if we were forgotten. People came and went around us while we waited and waited for our food, both for the first course and then between courses. It wasn't even particularly busy. We just got 'a thank you for your pateince' no apology. Our table was booked for noon and we were still waiting for food at 1:20pm. It was the summerlicious menu. Hoping it was a one off.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

We’re so happy you joined us for Summerlicious, and even happier that you enjoyed your food and our space. That said, at Ricarda's we pride ourselves on our service and your wait time doesn't sound like us at all; we will most certainly be sharing your review with our team, so they can learn from and discuss your experience. It’s feedback like yours that keeps our team in tip top shape! Thank you, and we do hope you’ll visit us again so we can impress you start to finish like we know we can!

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GB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summerlicious menu was outstanding. Unique selection. Loved the Wineilicious offering too !!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on July 11, 2019

Gail thank you for participating in Summerlicious! We’re so grateful to lovely guests like yourself who share their fabulous Ricarda’s experience with the online community. We welcome you back warmly, anytime!

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RF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Ricarda’s to try their Summerlicious menu. Outstanding food and great wine recommendations by the server.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded 3 days ago

This review warms our soul, thank you RussianFoodie! Come back anytime, we’d love to host you again, perhaps for Tapas Tuesday once Summerlicious is through! xx cheers

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C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The interior of this restaurant is quite nice and creates an great ambiance. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ricardos was a great place we enjoyed our time there and the food was good , service was excellent, staff are amazing ! 👍🏼

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you for the stars and kind words : ) Do visit us again soon, cheers!

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Summerlicious experience a birthday party! Great food and wonderful service.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on July 11, 2019

This is music to our ears Travelblogger! We’re thrilled you joined us for Summerlicious, it’s such a great event the city puts on and it brings new faces through our door which brings us such joy. Thank you for leaving us this review, we hope you’ll visit us again soon, cheers!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance with enough seating to accommodate dinner group of 10 comfortably (standard auto 18% grat and able to handle separate bills). Prices were a touch high for the portion sizes and most who ordered the Carbonara felt it was nothing to brag about.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on July 11, 2019

Chris it makes our day that you were a fan of our ambience at Ricarda’s; can we ask what you thought would have made your dishes more special? We’d love to learn all we can from your feedback. Everything we produce we make in-house (from scratch!) using ingredients we’re proud of, and we feel you can really taste the quality. That said, we are always looking to learn from our guests and improve where we can. Thank you in advance!

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at Ricarda’s where you can taste the south of France with a mix of Spain and Italy at the same time in the same plate.

The service was awesome.
Thnxxx again

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on July 11, 2019

Merci! Gracias! Grazie! Sloane you are our dream guest, don’t be a stranger xx Ricarda’s.

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OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have been there for Sunday Jazz brunch a few times over the years. My experience has really deteriorated in the past year and today marked the bottom. Today the egg Benedict was served on a burger bun top instead of English muffin. When I asked my server about it, he simply unapologetically said “look around how overwhelming busy it’s here today and when you come towards the later half (second seating, 1:15 reservation and I ordered the egg Benny the first thing I sat down at the table) things are going to run out. “.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Hi there, our regular customers mean a lot to us at Ricarda’s, so we have taken your note very seriously. We were quite surprised to hear about your experience, so we sent your note to management for further review. They assured us the event you have described here did not happen i.e. the burger bun and server comments. If you’d like to discuss your issues further you can contact our General Manager Michael Dietl at michael.dietl@ricardas.co m. Thank you in advance.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and ambiance, called in for reservation but informed no availability. Went to open table for the same time and booked after the I made the call and had a confirmed reservation.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Hi Budi, we’re so thrilled to hear you had a good time with us. We are curious though, was your reservation for our Sunday All-you-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch? We ask as we’d like to learn all we can from your review, and sort out the reservation mix up. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed overall dining experience at Ricarda’s. From the food quality, ambiance and services are outstanding. The environment is very inviting and perfect for any occasions, from dinner date to friends/family/work gathering. We will be going back to try their Sunday brunch buffet - looking forward to another great experience! 😊

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Wow, thank you for the kind review! It truly makes our day to receive such positive feedback. We think you would love our famous Sunday All-You-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch as well as our Tapas Tuesday which we truly feel takes you on a culinary adventure through the Mediterranean!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and loved the atmosphere!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Cheers!

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a
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great services. That by itself should be enough but the food was also very good so it’s just makes me happy!
AND: they have special discount as percentage of your age!!
Hurry- I got 63% discount as it was my “birthday week”.
We will be back

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Ricarda’s loves birthdays! We’re thrilled to have celebrated yours, come visit us again soon! Cheers xx

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good, restaurant was nice and had beautiful decor. The restaurant was very busy therefore service was lacking the waitress kept apologizing for her delay but it started to get annoying after waiting 45 minutes for food after ordering. We were seated at 12:20, ordered at 1235, Then finally got our food at 120 and were informed we needed to be done at our table for 2 because they had another reservation. Wasn’t the greatest experience service wise but overall had a good meal.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Hi there, we so appreciate the feedback on your recent dining experience with us. We’ll be sharing your experience with our team as we’d like to take a look at the operations of your service date and see what we can learn from your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and we do hope you’ll join us again in the future as we know we can impress! Cheers!

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4
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food experience, will definitely go again.

Shout out to the Host on the day we went, Sunday June 9th at 1130 seating.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

4sail we love hearing this! Thank you for sharing it with us; we’ll be sharing this one with the team so that they receive your kind praise : )

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our friend’s birthday and the cake slice presentation was lovely. It was also very kind to be given a complimentary appetizer because one of our main dishes was slightly delayed. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will definitely be returning!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

We’re thrilled to hear your experience was such a positive one and we are grateful you took the time to share it with us. We love hosting happy people who know how to celebrate life and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My new favourite place to meet with friends, family or clients

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Love this Laurel! We look forward to hosting you again and again in whatever setting : ) Cheers!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy for the best brunch experience we just had! The host manager went out of his way to make sure we had an excellent time! My guests were all very pleased and awed by the wonderful service! Hats off to Jerry(?) the host and his crew

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

What a lovely review to receive, we’ll be sharing with our team as we know it would make them proud. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and we hope to host you again very soon.

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CP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday - the staff know us and immediately greeted us at the door.

I highly recommend Ricarda’s the food is amazing plus it is an experience not just Brunch!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on June 27, 2019

Cheers Christopher! Thank you for the kind review we absolutely adore it! Do visit us again soon xx

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G
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

We ordered steaks (medium doneness) but we got rare. I had personally recommended Ricarda's for our team lunch but the food was really disappointing and to my shock, the server did not even check with the person who hardly ate anything off that plate/dish!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Hi there, we are thrilled you thought of us but surprised to learn of your experience. We have shared your note and the date you dined with our operations team so they can get to the bottom of this and speak to the team who was working, ensuring we use your experience as a learning experience. We so appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. As mentioned, it’s how we learn and improve, so thank you!

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TD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The vision behind this experience is inspiring. Thank you for providing 4 generations of my family around a dining table and I, a wonderful afternoon. We delighted in your delectable cuisine that is serendipitously perfect in menu choice, quality and portion. The 3-piece jazz ensemble was intoxicating. Once again, thank you.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Teressa you are a dream : ) Thank you for your reviews we so appreciate you! Come dine with us again soon, any time xx Ricarda’s.

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EL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved our Sunday Jazz Brunch at Ricardas. A truly beautiful ambience with great food. The guy who welcomed us in at the front was so kind and kept checking in to see how we were enjoying everything — 10/10 service from him and most of the staff. For the price you are paying, the food quality is good, although it would be nice if they added a bit more to the buffet, like avocado, bread (the croissants were awesome though), ice cream, cookies, etc. All in all, definitely recommend and will be back!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Hi EatLuxury, you are a delight and this review is music to our ears! We are so proud of our team and the service they provide we’ll make sure your kind words reach their ears ; ) We love when our guests provide feedback after their experience and as such we’ve shared your notes with the chef; we’re curious if when you joined us you ventured to the bakery area where there are many sweet treats to end your meal as well as a DIY s’more station!

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TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved being able to brunch while the children played (supervised) on the bouncy castle. What a lovely idea! And we adored our booth as well. Thank you!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Tracy, thank you! We’re thrilled you joined us for our All-You-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch, what better way to spend a Sunday with the kiddos?! We hope this becomes a regular occurrence for your family as we’d love to host you and yours again and again, cheers!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is nice, the food is good but pricey for those small portions.You do need an appetizer to go with it.The service was fantastic and the atmosphere great.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Mira, thank you for your review! We so appreciate you taking the time to leave it. We think every dining experience should be about delicious food, excellent service and a beautiful atmosphere; it sounds like we fit the bill with you : ) When it comes to portion size we are a quality over quantity type of place; we source all the ingredients we can in a 100km radius and proudly make everything we can in-house from scratch - we think you can taste the difference!

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food every single time! Been coming here regularly for the past year and it never fail to exceed our expectation. Kudos to the excellent team of Ricardas!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thank you Mariah, you are a dream! We’ll make sure your lovely words make it our team who are truly so deserving of the praise. We welcome you back any time, cheers! xx

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N
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Menu is diverse and not your usual boring bay street fare. The service took a bit longer than I would like and the portions a tad small but otherwise this place is great. I have no hesitation recommending it and always get thumbs up when I do.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Nakis we’re thrilled you joined us and are a fan of our fare! We appreciate the feedback and love when our guests’ take the time to share it with us. We’ll be sending your notes to the team as speedy, thoughtful service is the name of our game : ) Cheers.

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