Ricarda's

4.4
432 reviews
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Mediterranean
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.

Located at the EntertainmentOne Building in the Queen-Spadina area, at the corner of Peter & Richmond, Ricarda's pairs modern Mediterranean-inspired fare with charming hospitality. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tapas in between, the broad offering also includes Saturday a la carte Brunch, Sunday All-You-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch Buffet, Take-Out, Office Catering, and Private Events.
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Most things were great, seafood, pastries and desserts are amazing.
However, the cook food were a little disappointing. Pasta and omelette were over cooked...
Won't stop me from coming back but it would be great if there's improvement on the hot food stations.

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

Love this place the food is good quality the atmosphere is nice for a date or a nice evening

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SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This used to be one of our favourites, but the quality of food has slipped noticeably. The wine list has also deteriorated, I expect this is due to the sommelier leaving. Our server however was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great! But the food could be better

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h
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word: perfect.
We were there for Valentine’s Day. We were seated at the very table where we met (a request I had made earlier that week; the staff was happy to accommodate).
The food was extraordinary and the service was exceptional.
A building fire alarm was met with immediate visits to all tables to apologize for the disruption.
They took photos of us in the atrium and the living wall, capping the night with a complimentary umbrella.
Michael and the management team have done an incredible job assembling a team that delivers flawless customer service. If I ever need a family brunch or special night out to go perfectly, Ricarda’s is my first and only phone call.

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PD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The vegetarian valentine fixed menu was ok. The tartar was just cut bell peppers put together, it doesn't hold together at all. Beet salad was good. Risotto was excellent. The gnocchi was overcooked.

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

Michael the general manager was exceptional in making Valentine’s Day special for my wife and I. The chef’s preparation was outstanding. The service staff were courteous, and attentive. The open concept layout and lively atmosphere of the place made it a memorable experience

A perfect dining experience !

Ganesh

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

Food and service are very good. Will go back sometime

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband came from the states, for the week, and booked a reservation for Valentine’s Day. Holy Cow! EVERYTHING WAS INCREDIBLE! Minus the special cocktail but I don’t like grapefruit to begin with and that was an ingredient so I only blame myself. Do yourself a favor and visit this restaurant! Side not- I have a gluten allergy and the kitchen more than accommodationed me!

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AZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. And a special bday dessert was sent over for our Birthday boy and a discount was applied to his meal! Great experience, as always.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good. Wish there’s the tapas option on days other than Tuesday. Good dessert recommendation from waitress.

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was incredibly bad especially seafood bar. The dining room was So noisy! Seafoods there was so gummy and unfresh.

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MH
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did Sunday Jazz brunch. A good selection of high quality food. We were a big group with 4 kids, and the service was excellent. The kids loved the play area tucked in the back. It's a bit pricey, but overall we had a great experience and would recommend it. Added bonus, if it's your birthday, you get your age (as a percentage) off your bill.

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BM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

We chose the dinner for two. The food was nice, but skimpy. The salad was good but small for two people. The pasta was also nice, but laughably small. When the fish came I smiled at my husband and sarcastically said: "What are you going to eat?" That night after the show we ate cheese and crackers before going to bed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by this beautiful green floral/plant wall and a friendly smile. The place is well decorated and very Instagram-able. They had a nice table and view for us by the window (per request). Our server was very nice and attentive. He was great. The food was very good. We went for Brunch (Saturday not Sunday), and it was delicious

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A favourite spot with creatively tasty food, attentive service, and a nice atmosphere.

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DG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Good food. Good for casual or formal.

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AA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I am really looking forward to go to Ricarda’s For the winterlicious, when we went in the host gave us a warm greeting and the atmosphere was very bright and nice. We sat down and ordered our food, the food took a little bit longer than expected to come, the marinated salmon was just ok and what made me greatly disappointed was the entree pork loin, it was so dry and all 3 of us had a hard time to swallow it. We managed to finish it by drink our water while eating the pork loin at the same time. The dessert St. honore was really good, the puff pastry is flaky and crispy and not too sweet. Overall I will say it’s a just ok experience

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R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They had a really cool promotion where if you went for your birthday (it was my girlfriends) they would give you the percentage of your age discounted off of your food! Really awesome!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Light is a little too dim.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Stellar service and delicious food!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Restaurant, great food, great ambiance.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had once had dinner there and it was amazing. Saturday brunch unfortunately was disappointing. We had the classic breakfast which was underwhelming and not enough food. The French toast was good, but really nothing to write home about. I would go back for dinner because I really did love it the first time, but not for brunch.

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CW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great good and service.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drink selection. Brunch was on point. I really enjoyed their lamb confit and salad. Would love to go back any time.

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner Friday night at Ricarda's for a birthday celebration. We enjoyed a few cocktails before dinner, they were exceptional and the flavours were very unique. The food was fantastic and the plating was done with true finesse. They took such great care of our group and cannot wait to return back! Strongly recommend for a date night, special occasion or just a night out with friends!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Ricarda's for Winterlicious to celebrate a birthday. The food was fantastic from appetizer to dessert. The staff were especially warm and friendly. I would definitely go back again to try other dishes on the menu.

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could see each plate was very delicate and well shown how professional they are. My friend and I enjoyed pretty much. The server helped me a lot for my wines and a birthday surprise to my friend! Great food and service.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best place in a long time. Best thing that I could take my kids and they played in play area while I enjoyed 1 or maybe more mimosas. I will definitely come back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clark is absolutely wonderful. We love Ricardas

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LY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice time with my family. It was nice especially for our children. We really recommend this restaurant for a birthday, be with family or friends.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Experience was consistent with reviews. Service was good. We were very well attended to and food was also very pleasant ( winterlicious menu).

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A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The black truffle risotto was excellent. Can’t make sense of $18 risotto and a $21 glass of wine (doesn’t makes sense) ... I’d rather pay for service and quality of food than an inflated priced commodity glass of wine.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, comfortable seating, food was great except we felt it was a bit under salted.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the place and definitely going back again to try the Brunch and Tapas Tuesday

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, went for breakfast. Amazing, high end modern, perfect poached eggs, coffee euro style yum pastries lime in Paris. Very happy with my pick

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RP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great and quiet enough to have a conversation. The menu is good, not a lot of items to choose from but they have enough to cover all tastes. The food (I had the octopus and Moroccan chicken) was very tasty and well presented. The service was attentive and professional. Great place! I will be back again and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

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f
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Ricarda's jazz brunch was delicious! Everything was very fresh. I especially loved the fresh seafood bar and the omlettd station with fois gras.

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CM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ricarda was interesting. My husband and I were told by wait staff that we could share 3 dishes, that was not the case and although the food was decent we left a bit hungry. The brioche for desert is mind-blowingly delicious!

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RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome time! Loved the brunch :)
Plenty of options!

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