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Sun 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Thu 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 10:30PM
I picked this place as an out of Townes based on online reviews. I was not disappointed. The service was good, food delicious (try the tiramisu!) and the wine selection was nice. It’s a cozy little spot but very enjoyable.
We will definitely be back. Took friends who are world-travelers, and they said it was the best Italian they had ever had!
Pasta disappointing. Everything else was good. Service was great.
This place is terrific. When I want to impress someone I take them here. Nice staff and delicious food.
Riccardos is the closest we've come in Chicago to the great meals we've had when traveling in Italy.
Tasty and good service Will return again. Good salads
Come to Chicago 1 time a year and always come here. Closest to eating in Italy and I know, as I have a niece who lives there and have been to visit her 2 times. Although the service started out slow, the waiter picked up the pace and the rest of the evening was great.
This restaurant feels authentic and cozy, offers an extensive menu of Italian favorites, and provides warm and generous service.
Have been going here for years. The food is always excellent.
The feel is very authentic.
I am glad that they are still busy, but they seem to have added a few more tables and I don't like to be right on top of the people next to me. I like a bit of privacy.
Wonderful place! Great food.
Great restaurant within a short walking distance to Park West.
Very reliable, it is all about the food. Had a reservation for 8pm, got seated at 825 but they immediately gave us a fried calamari to compensate for the delay. The fried zucchini blossoms are outstanding, the seared tuna is amazing and the saffron rice balls, wow. Always top food.
After my first trip to Italy in November, I was convinced that I would never find a true authentic Italian restaurant in Chicago. WOW! Riccardo Trattoria is that place. Small, lively, friendly and attentive service, and the food is AMAZING! I had the Branzino and it was so fresh and light. It pretty much melted in my mouth. I will definitely be back. Next time I am taking my friends that went to Italy with me so they can re-imagine themselves back in Roma and Florenza.
Fantastic, authentic Italian cuisine. Great wine list and pro service.
I had the whole branzino and it was fenomenal. It is hard to find a dish like this. It was perfectly backed and the sauce around it was amazing. The presentation was beautiful. Don't leave this restaurant before you try a dessert, any dessert. They had profiterols as a special and I am going back for those.
My girlfriend and I went out for Valentine’s Day (a couple days late), and we both loved it. The service was incredible, and the food was exactly what we had set out for. Burrata to start, flank steak and risotto with veal meatballs for dinner, and tiramisu for dessert, all done perfectly. Highly recommend for a great Italian dinner at a reasonable price.
Trattoria Riccardo never disappoints. Wonderfully prepared food - based on classics but often with interesting ingredients and flavor combinations. Limited but well curated wine list. Attentive, competent, service. Simply decorated and comfortable room. Moderate energy and noise level from the mature clientele.
Superb! The extensive menu of rustic Italian delights with a heavy Tuscan bias is outstanding. Loved the bold flavors!!
Great food and service
THIS PLACE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE! Amazing ambiance, food, service... THE LIST GOES ON!
Great staff, tasty Italian, never disappoints.
Many choices, each one more interesting than those available in other high end Italian restaurants. Excellent preparation. You can't miss no matter what you select. Service is professional and attentive.
Great , love it
I marvel that a restaurant can maintain so large a menu of dishes each of which (so far as my experience goes--and I have eaten here a number of times and tried quite a few dishes) is entirely individual--and wonderful! The service is friendly and accommodating. And the prices are quite moderate, considering the quality of the food and the expertness--and I believe "authenticity" (that is, I believe it is genuinely Italian!)--of its preparation.
My favorite restaurant. Have never had a bad meal here. Have taken Italians who agree it is authentic.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great service and recommendations. Reasonable price for quality.
We love Riccardo Trattoria and return frequently. We particularly like the number of seafood options and that the menu and preparations seem to be authentic to their region and heritage.
Wow. What a night. This restaurant is a hidden gem in the city. You walk in and it feels like you’re at a table with all of your family. The wait staff was phenomenal and the food was even better. We will be back.
Was not very impressed with the food, especially having it been restaurant week in Chicago.
The service and atmosphere were great but the food was lacking flavor. Near by pasta bowl has better flavors.
Great food. Great service.
Always a pleasure to eat at Riccardo Trattoria! One of TWO authentic Italian restaurants in Chicago, my spouse is from Italy and I lived in Italy for a while. We had the spaghetti alle vongole and the restaurant week special of pappardelle with a black truffle cream sauce; both spectacular, pasta cooked to perfection, pappardelle housemade, and the sauces superb! The calamari fritti was a little off, the breading was light, tasty and crisp but the calamari was very tough and chewy. The eggplant parm timballi appetizer was a little off also, the eggplant was just a little hard, not quite soft and tender. It looked like Riccardo was not cooking Sunday night. The chocolate lava cake and the apple tart were both out of this world! Riccardo Trattoria is always a treat!
Sea Bass was delicate, flavorful. Wine selection complimented a wonderful meal
Best place n town!
As always Riccardo was delightful. Our waiter Christian was so helpful. He kept telling us his favorites and the meal ended up being delicious. We have been eating here for years and it never disappoints. We splurged on a bottle of Amarone that was one of the best bottles of wine we have had in a restaurant. All in all a perfect evening.
Added to my list of restaurants to return to on my next visit to Chicago.
This was our second time at Riccardos and we will certainly go back again. The atmosphere there is perfect - small, cozy, and delightful. The food was good but my scallops and shrimp lacked flavor and the bacon surrounding the scallops was almost raw. And this time we felt a little rushed by the staff even though there were no customers waiting for tables. The veal Parmesan was outstanding!
Always fabulous. One of our favorite places and it never disappoints. Food and service great. Highly recommend.
Perfect, this is a treasure of old world dining. Incredible service and the food is over the top!
Food was very good & creatively presented. Service was excellent!