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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:30 PM
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Riccardo's

4.1
596 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Riccardo's Ristorante is located in the North End neighborhood of Boston and is a family run business which has been recognized by local and national known food critiques as one of the best authentic Italian Restaurants in Boston. Now being run by Richie Jr., Riccardo's has the same fine standards and quality of food as always. The staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Unlike other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood Ricardo's never skimps on portions. Come and visit. Renew your love for Riccardo's.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday 12:00 pm- 9:30 pm
Monday & Tuesdat 4:00 - 10:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 720-3994
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.
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Public transit
Haymarket T Station (Green and Orange lines) and Government Center T Station (Green and Blue lines)
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Special events & promotions
Private dinning room for party of all sizes overlooking Paul Revere House in historic North Square.
* several meal plans available
* meal plans created to accomodate all budgets
* for more information call Richard Jr 617-593-0777

Private Dining

Adjacent to Paul Revere's House in Boston's Historic North End, Riccardo's offers a perfect location to hold your upcoming event. Ideal for birthdays, graduations, and rehearsals, we will accommodate parties of all sizes or occasions and customize menus to satisfy the needs of each and every guest.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been to Ricardo’s two times, most recently for Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, and it was lovely! The risotto is my favorite dish and it is absolutely exquisite. I’ve never ordered a bad thing from this restaurant. The service was pretty fast, but our waitress did keep coming over literally every two minutes to check on us which made it a bit harder to relax and enjoy our date and meal together.

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lovenorthend (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

This is the second year that my family and I have gone to Ricardo's on our annual Holiday Boston trip. The food and service is excellent and we love the location.

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leeb (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Disappointing experience. Had a 730 reservation. Table was not ready. After about a 20 minute wait, we were put upstairs. Mistake! Upstairs was full of large parties. Took a half hour to bring our drink order and another to bring our appetizers, which were cold by the time they arrived. Dinner did arrive shortly after and was hot, but another half hour ordeal to get the check. Definitely won't be back

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vipfmzip (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Highly recommended, but highly disappointed. Still searching for that awesome Italian dinner in Boston and this wasn’t it

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Gluten-free options available including gluten-free pasta. Great sangria and excellent food. Would highly recommend!!!

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KMS18 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Got a reservation at Riccardo’s last minute for a dinner with friends. Service was slow - waited about 45 minutes for appetizers that never came. Instead our dinners were brought out first & one meal in our party was wrong so we had to wait for that to be corrected. Food was just OK- especially for the price. With all the other options in the area, we won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Good and service was excellent even the kids liked it.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

this restaurant is depressing. we all said it was like we were at the lunch after someones funeral.

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maitrej (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been to Riccardo's in the past and knew it would be a nice time. Everything was as expected with two exceptions. Food was good but everyone at our table mentioned that each plate lacked seasoning. Not a big thing but it was mentioned. And the second remark is while the place is noisy and lively there was an incident with the owners son yelling at the waitstaff. Very unusual in such a friendly place and not professional.
I would recommend Riccardo's to friends and we will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Orlando was an amazing waiter!

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STuk1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

There were 8 women for dinner. We had fantastic meals. Staff was very friendly. Water was never empty. Only drawback - meals were not served all at once. They delivered 3-4 meals right away and then they came out one at a time after that. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent Italian food, fine dining, affordable, great atmosphere. Everyone in our party loved their entrees. Staff was pleasant, great service. A thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Noisy, slow service. Mediocre food. Just don't go.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

We came in to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday. The food was beyond delicious and the ambiance was exactly how I remember my grandmother’s kitchen — happy and upbeat! Definitely deserves a return visit soon!

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bmgpdx (Portland)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Visited Ricardos on a busy Saturday night. We had a good dinner, not excellent but good. The restaurant is family owned, food was authentic & tasty, only complaint was that it felt a bit like a factory. The restaurant over booked reservations, making for waits even with a reservation, and servers were stretched to be able to provide great service, but that said, we really enjoyed the meal and had a great night!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

There were 18 in our party and we were seated in an upstairs room with two other large groups. The seating was very comfortable. The waiter allowed us to take our time which was very nice as we had a lot of time to catch up with each other. The room was noisy, but manageable, we could easily speak with the 4-5 people sitting closest to us. The food was good and the price was excellent.

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BarksDad (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Just steps off the craziness of the North End - Was a very good meal for the family. Fried Mozzarella was excellent, Chicken Parm was up there and the sauce was excellent, multiple pieces of excellent bread was needed to clean the plate. Service was good and nice view of Paul Revere's house.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

We where finishing up our dinner and requested our check . The owner or manager was shouting at one of the waitresses as she didn't know how to close the windows in preparation for closing , he really did make a point of talking to her like she was stupid .we left with Not a good overall impression.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Vacation - made reservation on open table. Got there early and informed host we were there. Did not get notified when our table was ready. Inquired about it 5 minutes after reservation time and were told our table was given away. Took 30 additional minutes to seat us.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was excellent. The lobster ravioli, chicken parm and meatballs never disappoint. One of our guests asked the chef to "create something vegetarian" and we as very happy with meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

the food took over an hour and was not great compared to other north end restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Go for the fried mozzarella. An excellent appetizer. Terrific fettucine Alfredo. I enjoyed my lemon haddock. I think there are better places in the North End for gnocchi but the diner in our party was quite satisfied.

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KelleyG (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

I knew i wanted to go to North End. Glad I made reservations on OpenTable an hour before our dinner time. When we got there, it was 45 minute wait... but not for us!!!
Wait staff amazing & friendly!!! Food & wine were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

35th anniversary

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Long wait for service, but very good meal and lots of choices.

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JenB (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Service by Orlando was excellent! He made our anniversary dinner relaxing and enjoyable. Food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

We chose Ricardo's based on the recommendation from a friend. We were in town for a work conference.
Our waiter, Orlando, was a lovely older man who knew how to flirt with us ladies in an appropriate manner :) He made sure to get our names and remembered them the whole time. He was also great with drink and food suggestions. Our meals were fantastic and generously portioned.
My one small complaint is the homemade tiramisu for $9 was quite small and really didn't seem homemade.
All in all, I would certainly visit again!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful meal. Mike was very attentive and had excellent food selections for us. We Loved returning to Ricardo's on the North End, as they never disappoint. Everything was superb.

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Alvy (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Drove in from Maine just to eat the best Italian. We hadn't been there in years and we were not disappointed!
Awesome food. Authentic Italian.
Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food but a bit understaffed. Long wait but good company makes that a non issue

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