Here through the craftsmanship of an Italian food connoisseur, dishes are prepared with an almost zen-like essentiality that has shaped Riccardo's professional and existential life course.
Always amazing! Service is top notch and the food is to die for.
The food from both Riccardo's locations is authentic, very tasty and piping hot when they bring it to your table. We love both locations.
My In-Laws came into town for Valentines Day and the restaurant was very welcoming for my wife and her parents. I let them know it was a special occasion and they welcomed us with some champagne. The staff was incredibly friendly and the drinks were fantastic.
Love it here! They made my birthday so special!!
Food was really good and our server was super nice!
One of the kitchen staff advices us to try the hazelnut cake and it was delicious!
Noise level was low and sound was very well contained which helped a tons to have a nice conversation over dinner!
Best Italien Restaurant in Chicago
Loved this place! The food was delicious and our waiter recommended some delicious appetizers and entrees for us. The ambience was intimate and very COVID safe. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.
The first restaurant I've visited since social distancing has started to lessen. The food, ambiance, and staff were all fantastic - I look forward to visiting again soon - the Risotto was perfection.
Food was delicious and pretty well priced considering its quality. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu
We had a great meal at Riccardo Osteria!
Our first visit here and we were very pleased! The lasagna was so delicious! We also had lobster risotto, calamari, and an artichoke rice ball special. It was all amazing. My husband and I sat outside covid-style in freezing weather, but we had a private little tent all to ourselves with a nice space heater. All in all we would definitely recommend and were definitely impressed!
Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back
super cute spot with amazing service + great food!
This place has the best pasta, salad, and tiramisu!!! The owner Niko is so nice and makes sure everything is going well, and the rest of the staff is super nice and helpful as well! I highly recommend this restaurant!!
We LOVE this local spot!! The staff is amazing and everything we have tried on the menu has been delicious!!
Best authentic Italian in town!
We had a great date night. The ambiance was really good, we felt comfortable. The service was great and the food was really good too.
Very attentive and friendly service. But the best part is how good the food was, especially for the price. After living in the west loop for a year and half, we’ve been to all the trendy restaurants, often. But had overlooked Ricardo Osteria as old school and probably not good. Wow. Were we proven wrong. Clearly have a strong staying power and also going to be our new go-to in the neighborhood!
David the waiter is the best. Makes the food taste better and the dining experience all that much happier.
We celebrated a birthday. The staff was attentive, food was all delish.
A great find. The food was excellent and the service was very good. Wonderful restaurant.
Absolutely loved our experience at Riccardo Osteria. We've been twice now and can't wait to go back!
The food just wasn't great. I feel like Italian is not the most complicated food and the risotto was undercooked. Gordan Ramsey would be disappointed.
A little off today. Branzino lacked flavor and service was erratic at times. But we really enjoy the restaurant and will be back for more.
We went at 4:30pm on a Sunday to avoid a crowd which was perfect - we were seated inside next to the huge open window, and tables were spaced far apart.
The service was amazing! Our server was very attentive and gave great recommendations. We got the stuffed zucchini flowers, short rib pasta, pumpkin ravioli, and roasted Branzino. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. My wife and I are looking forward to going back!
use sat for 20 minutes and no waiter. I had to go up to the bar together a bottle of wine brought over to our table. the bartender took our order never once did a waiter approach our table
not that pleasant with the el going by and have never been to a restaurant that doesn't have oj to mix in a drink
Overall enjoyed my experience, but I ordered the short rib pasta and there was only 1 bite of short rib in the entire dish. Sauce and noodles were still tasty, but not what I ordered and definitely not worth the price.
Great food. Good service.
Continues to be one of my absolute favorite Italian restaurants.
Love this restaurant. It is some of the most authentic Italian food in the city! Cozy room and fabulous service.
The food is amazing and the people who work there are so kind, they even turned the music down just a little because we asked to be seated away from the speaker. We ate all specials and can’t wait to try some more soon! Great experience.
The absolute best. I’m italian-American and have been to Italy numerous times. This restaurant mirrors and oftentimes exceeds the food experiences in Italy. Thank you and please don’t change. We always feel welcome at Riccardo’s. a presto...
We felt very comfortable dining outdoors. The tables are far apart. The food is delicious. The service impeccable. What more can I say?
We enjoyed the 3 course meal, each selecting a different item. The burrito appetizer was delicious, as was the calamari. I enjoyed the branding, while my partner had a lovely lobster ravioli.
Only 3 desserts were included on prix fixe menu. It was disappointing to find, at the end of the meal, that the one we'd requested at the beginning was unavailable, something unknown to our waiter. Still, what we had was very nice.
Overall, it was a lovely meal.
Food was ok kind of bland
Just dined this evening on their patio. I was super excited about the menu and the food was wonderful. The portions are a great size, at our table we ordered the linguine with clams which had 2 dozen small clams, the lasagna special which could have fed two and the branzino. Service was great and as someone who has not been dining out during covid, I felt super comfortable with the table set up and distance between. I would go back but would definitely order to go in the future.
The food and service is always outstanding at Riccardo Osteria. I highly recommend!
We love all three of the Ricardo restaurants, but Osteria is a homey feeling gem in the West Loop. The food is consistently good, the service is always excellent, the drinks are always flowing.
Riccardo Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 291-8620.
Riccardo Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.