Ricarda's

4.4
455 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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to the Sunday jazz brunch for my two years olds birthday. I found this the perfect place to eat really good food and have your kids be able to play. The play area and staff in the play area are really nice. They brought her a little cake and everything. Both my kids had a great time and ate a lot.

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EL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great! But portions were much smaller than we expected so we had to order charcuterie after our meals. It doesnt normally come wth cheese however the waiter went above and beyond to get us some great cheeses. Service was on point!

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CA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I chose Ricardas because I was looking for a wheelchair accessible restaurant and they came up in a Google search of the top ten accessible restaurants. The accessibility is excellent, but the food is even better! Will definitely be going again. There are so many layers of flavours to their dishes! Every dish we ordered was superb. Service was excellent. No complaints whatsoever!

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HR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was as delicious, portion was good and wide variety of selections

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shared the four course dinner for two. It was delicious and good value.

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RT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

One person in our Group experienced food poising, when paying for food at this price you would expect the food to be safe. Service was also extremely slow. We would not recommend eating here.

If you do go. Don’t order the Halibut and make sure you taste your Wine.

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GP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visit pre theatre dinner! We started with the octopus! delicious! a little small, but cooked well! Main was the halibut! Again delicious! Home made bread was sooo good! we finished it all! Definitely recommend! Their flatbreads looks too good! next time!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a fantastic Sunday brunch with delicious food. Will definitely be back.

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EH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is fantastic. Favourites - oysters and crab claws. Happy they had seared fois gras (although a little over done as they cook a bunch and leave it sitting there which I guess is what happens at a buffet)

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly every step of the way.
Great service and having an ECE on site to monitor our children in the bouncy castle play area was a godsend.
The food was devine and I couldn’t get enough of the crepes, pastries, and desserts!
Great ambiance. Highly recommended

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

service was excellent. The food was delish! I especially loved the octopus. Great ambiance. Table was a tad uncomfortable. We were seated at a high table and the chairs weren't high enough for the table.

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SJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor at Ricarda’s, our server seemed too harried and we had to ask for the drink menu, the croissants, had to clarify our order, ask for butter, all the attentiveness that a restaurant of this caliber and price point should have. Also, the bread was stale. Shame.

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NW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, nice brunch with some tasty selections and friendly staff.

However, I personally didn’t see the value for the money. But since Collette’s closed I would say this would be the next best thing.

Ricarda’s is just missing that je ne sais quoi that I’ve enjoyed elsewhere.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was great and server was awesome !

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BG
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday lunch. Beautiful restaurant. Cute gimic on your birthday of the discount of your age. My mom was 82 so it was a great deal for her meal! We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst birthday dinner experience ever.
Food was bad and the service was terrible.
The waiter was the rudest waiter I ever had.
Never going back.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went for brunch with a friend and the food was amazing! We were torn on what to get and decided to share 3 plates (Eggs Benny, Croque Madame and the amazing Lemon Ricotta Pancakes). We were seated at a high table by the window. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely. I would definitely go back!

My only complaint was that it took some time to wave down our waitress to get our bill, but we weren't in a hurry so it's not that big a deal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Mom's birthday, and we took her out for brunch. Not only did the staff make her feel extra special, but they also gave us a discount on her meal, a free dessert, and a free umbrella! We had an excellent time, and the food was delicious, especially their freshly baked goods. I'd very much like to try their lunch and/or dinner service, next time! Thank you for making my Mom's birthday celebration a memorable occasion :)

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre. Nothing worth remembering. The baked goods were decent enough. Service took forever.

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TZ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall had a great experience
My boullibaise was a bit too salty but our waiter was amazing!!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great! But the food could be better

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h
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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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RM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Went there for Valentine's day. I would have appreciated knowing it was going to be a fixed price menu beforehand.
Food was good. Not fantastic, but still good. While the ambiance was initially nice, the fire alarm was going off for what felt like half an hour. Not great considering how much we were paying for the meal.

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g
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service are very good. Will go back sometime

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JA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I came to Ricarda’s for Valentines Day. The ambiance and food was great that night. I have been to Ricardas before and the service seemed to have a bit of an off day but overall it was a great date night!

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 8, 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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