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We had a large group and we were able to make a reservation for nine people in the upstairs room at prime time on a Saturday night. We were seated right away.
The food was good and everyone seemed to enjoy their dinner. We had meatballs for one of our appetizers and they were outstanding.
The restaurant was off the beaten track and was a great place for us to gather and celebrate.
Saturday was National Pizza Day....and boy did we celebrate with the best tomato mozzarella pizza ever!! the tomatoes and cheese were so fresh...they also added avocado, yum! we topped it with a delicious Provence Rose...perfecto!
All good . Great. Needed more white sauce on pasta, but ++
I found Riccardo's on Open Table and booked a reservation based on the reviews I read. In town for a concert and looking for a great place in the North End prior to the show. Riccardo's was fantastic! Seated right on time...the service was excellent even with the place hopping on a Saturday night! I ordered eggplant parm based on all the great reviews and I have to say it is the best eggplant I have ever eaten in a restaurant. I make my own at home so I'm pretty picky and usually don't order it out. Large portions and my husband had the Veal special that night and that was great too! Our son was with us and had the Fettuccine Alfredo which was awesome too! The menu has a little something for everyone and the prices are reasonable for the area. Will be taking a trip back to the North End just to eat at Riccardo's again!
Great food and drinks, and great prices for this area.
Our new favorite North End spot! Family run place (aren't they all) but we really felt welcome here. Plus is bigger than most North End places, so it's good for a larger group too! Food was excellent and Orlando's wine recommendation was far better than our plan. We'll be back often!
Service and place was great but good was mediocre for a high price
I love this restaurant. My boyfriend and I wanted to try somewhere new, and we found this place. The service was fantastic, the staff was so friendly and the food was AMAZING!! I absolutely recommend a visit for some fantastic Italian food!
Excelent food and place to have dinner pr lunch. The service was fast!
Got a recommendation for local business owner and we loved the place. Real authentic Italian feel and the food was delicious. Staff was quite funny and very nice. Great place to go in North End!
Excellent food and the service was great and comfortable. Highly recommend Ricardo.
Always good food and good service. Will go back again.
Main guy was a bit pushy/unfriendly, first thing he did was try to sell us bottles of water, first time in Boston we hadn’t been offered tap water, we ordered 2 glasses of wine and he persuaded us to buy a bottle, he poured our 15 year old daughter a glass of wine despite knowing her age and her saying no. We were a family of 6 which incurred a service charge, only time this happened during our week especially as restaurant was practically empty. Most expensive meal of our trip but not the best food. There are better places to visit
We had a large group of people. The staff was very cooperative but we felt rushed at times. At other times, we felt that the service was being pushy towards certain dining options, such as picking a predetermined plate of appetizers. Also, when we asked about the wine list, we were talked down upon as if we didn’t know what we were talking about it.
Excellent food and service! We could not have been happier.
We arrived promptly at 6:30 pm for our 6:30 pm reservation for four people. While waiting, I watched as larger groups that had later reservations get seated ahead of us (tables pushed together to accommodate them). After about a half hour, one of the people doing the seating told us that they were waiting for people to leave. He explained they had dessert, paid their bill, but weren't leaving. In the meantime, I was starving. I don't know why he couldn't gently nudge them along, but he didn't. At that point, we decided to sit at the bar which defeated the purpose of having dinner with my adult sons who I don't see all the time. I was at one end and could not even talk with them. I had to ask for bread which was mediocre. Our food arrived at 7:30 pm. My dish was salmon alla griglia served with broccoli. I had to ask for a side of pasta and sauce which was so hot, it burnt my mouth. At the end of the meal, the side of pasta with stewed tomato sauce was $8 - for a very small dish. Most good places that inconvenience you will usually throw in something for free - not this one.
I wondered why this restaurant is on Open Table if there really wasn't an Open Table to be found. This was VERY DISAPPOINTING. There are many restaurants in the North End. I will NOT be returning to this one.
This restaurant was amazing!!! We had a party of 11 which included 5 children. The waiter was attentive to not only the adult table, but he paid special attention to the kiddos sitting at their own table as well . The food was delicious! I highly recommend the stuffed veal chop!! Great service, great ambiance and really great food!!!!
Excellent food and nice interior...great location in North End...upscale casual setting and kid friendly...too noisy likely because of small quarters and kid friendliness
At frist the hosts sat me were I was uncomfortable with the noise of a big party but in-matter of seconds I was given a table were I felt an intimate atmosphere, without even asking. Food and service were outstanding! Our server was helpful and new his job. He had a good attitude. Great job!! Please thank them all.
Food was amazing!
As always Riccardo's was a wonderful place to hold our annual cousins get together. They are one of the few places in the North who can accommodate a large party and the food is fantastic!
This meal was incredible!! Everyone’s sauce was an absolute delight. This place can really cook eggplant; best I’ve had in Boston. I ordered the linguine with clam sauce and they were REAL clams. Phenomenal. The service was super friendly and just the right level of attention. Can’t wait to come back!
Very enjoyable! Great friendly service!
Before show meal with reservations. Seated promptly, attentive service, great food! Bruschetta was delightful! My husband loved chicken dish as I thoroughly enjoyed risotto with fruitti de mare.Didn’t feel rushed as some restaurants do to turn over table.
Great Italian food, off the tourist path (this is good!). If you want great food in the North End, come here.
Friendly service no rush great good food and wine selection
Food was very good. Portions good sized. Service was not good. Waiter had a very large party and 2 other tables and we were overlooked. Too bad. May give it another shot
Orlando was our server for a party of 18. He made it easy for us by recommending wine, which was fabulous! His recommendation of family-style appetizers worked out perfectly and were delicious. The ambience was ideal for a birthday celebration.
This is my second time there in less than a week and both times the food was delicious, the service was exceptional and the ambiance was that of a quaint, family restaurant yet with fine food cooking.
This was our first time at Riccardo's and it was great. Not crowded which was a huge surprise. Nervous to recommend since we like quiet places, but we will. The carbonara was as good as I have had. A real North End gem.
We had a reservation for 8. We were seated promptly, service was excellent, kitchen was very accommodating, and food was delicious! Will definitely return!
When we arrived, the owner was visibly smoking a cigarette next to the kitchen. Gross. He then greeted us, smelling of cigarettes, and chastised us for being 15 minutes EARLY for our reservation. We were not demanding to sit, just happened to get there early. Some people enjoy the crabby owner bit, but I'm over it. Our waitress was fabulous as were the other servers. The food took a long time and the pasta was a bit soggy. The meatball appetizer was phenomenal as was the lasagna. I think that it good be a really good place to eat, the food definitely had potential, but the owner needs to realize that people will not come back if he doesn't make changes. I think we had a disappointing experience and if we ever go again, I hope it's better.
A real find in the North End. Off Hanover St but worth the walk. Took a large group including children and everyone enjoyed their meals. Portions were ample, service was attentive but never intrusive. We didn’t have desert but would definitely return. Ownership is in the house and involved which is usually a good thing. Feels like part of the neighborhood.
Had an amazing time....the place was packed at 3pm on a Saturday, everyone getting into the holiday spirit! A definite be-back!
During our visit to Boston we had the opportunity to dine at Riccardo's. The food is delicious, fresh, and prepared to perfection. The staff is efficient, professional and courteous. The after dinner drink from the owner was a nice treat. What a wonderful experience all around.
Party of 8 for a birthday dinner. The food was outstanding all around. Meatball appetizer special and the fried mozzarella was amazing. Our waitress was outstanding and the large (noisy) party didn't get to her. We recently moved to Boston and will be sure to return to Riccardo's soon!
Ricardo's is a hidden gem. Not as popular or well known as some of the other North End restaurants but it is equally as good. Because it is off Hanover you can usually get a table and it is more reasonably priced. Never had a bad meal there and always thought it was a good value.
Food was amazing
Riccardo's was busy and hopping on a Saturday night. The owner was at the door and was cool as a cucumber. Their service was outstanding. The food was worth the wait. We'll be back.
Came for my brother's birthday on a Saturday night. Had a reservation yet still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Once seated, almost every glass at the table had lipstick on them. Clearly never polished. The appetizers were EXCEPTIONAL! (We got the calamari and the meatballs) Entrees were so-so. The linguine with clams and the stuffed calamari were both excellent. The chicken and broccoli was prepared in a completely different manner than noted on the menu. Overall, a mixed bag. Definitely not destination restaurant in the North End.