Riccardo's

4.3
1058 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

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Abbey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capreae appetizer, fuzzily melon drink, fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp and vegetables

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DrErinH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food! Will definitely return and highly recommend!

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RobertL
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, lobster ravioli was done just right and the sauce was very good. My girlfriend couldn't remember her dish, but I'm thinking it was chicken and prosciutto and some delicious sauce. The meatballs appetizer and sauce was good as well. The tiramisu was very small and just ok. Service wasn't great as the waitress forgot to bring me a refill and check in, but she was probably swamped and when no one works anymore I appreciated that she was doing her best.

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vipLindsayW
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our first time dining here and was pleased with the menu selections and ambiance of the restaurant. Loved the outdoor patio option as well!! We knew it was extremely busy but service wasn’t the best, and didn’t reflect that on our server—he was managing so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD - GREAT SERVICE - The Fettuccine is out of this world! Great team who came over and makes you feel like you’re family.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We made a reservation. The table was ready without any delay. The restaurant is very noisy and we struggled to hear one another.

The food was ok, but uninspired. I ordered the chicken piccata. The waiter offered a side of pasta for my meal. When I received the bill, I found that I was charged an extra $5.00 for a small plate of penne pasta. I wouldn’t have had a problem with that, had the waiter mentioned that when it was offered. Other than that, the experience was good, but not exceptional.

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MicheleF
Acapulco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was cold probably because the waiter had too many tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Nice staff. Food is just so-so. Very loud restaurant- hard to talk at your own table!

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vipDebbie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service was exceptional.

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Andre
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Bathroom was not clean

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Came by after visiting St. Anthony's for a quick dinner. Great service from Lawwwwrence! Make sure to ask for him when you go by, he usually works the bar but was doing both tonight. Hilarious guy, great energy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a great experience. They were extremely busy so the wait time to be seated and to get food was a little long. But the service was great and the food tasted delicious. I would definitely go back!

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KatF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Set a new standard for poor quality of service. I had made a reservation but they told us the only availability was outside; 10 minutes after we sat outside it began to pour. Staff told us there were no more umbrellas for the tables (3 umbrellas for 12 tables). Was sitting there drenched while they continued to seat people inside instead of moving outside tables in. Waiter was standoffish and unhelpful. Our food came out wrong twice, leading to more than an hour wait. Being wet and cold didn't improve the quality of the food.

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KathrynS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I wondered why there were so many reservations open for the day of…I got my answer. We waited over 20 minutes just to find the host. We then had to either wait another 15 minutes to be seated (note at this point it was 10 minutes past our reservation time) or eat outside…and the forecast predicted a 50% chance of rain. We chose to eat outside because we were quite hungry. The server came to us within 5 minutes which was amazing, and he brought menus. The waiter took our order ten minutes later; it began to rain shortly after. However we were dry under an umbrella. We then waited over thirty minutes for apps. The calamari was not crispy and the bruschetta was soggy. We waited another 15 minutes for our entrees. The grilled salmon was actually poached, and the vegetables were underdone and not cut in a way to make them easy to eat. None of the food we ate was worth the wait- except the marinara sauce. While we waited for our Uber, we overheard a server swearing loudly because it was raining outside, and she actually dropped some plates of food on the dirty dish cart to avoid bringing dishes to customers. Overall I would not go back and I would not recommend it to friends. What a shame.

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Cheryl
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

All of our food was great. It seemed like they were a bit overwhelmed, so the service was a bit off and the staff was running around like crazy.

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robert
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Great food, great waiters.Issue was we were seated outside( not our choice).Made reservations 3 days earlier.When it started to rain, the guy said it’s blowing over in 15 minutes.I said it’s raining and we just got our food.Response was”I can’t control what’s in the sky….

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MichaelS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a little busy when we were there due to multiple events going on locally but it was great. The food was fantastic and service was good considering how busy it was. We made a reservation on line and were seated immediately even though we were a few minutes late. We have added it to our favorites list.

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NoelaniG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was a really busy night and it was understaffed therefore the wait to get drinks and food was a little long. I had a large group and the food was hit or miss. The Ravioli, caprese and chicken parm were great. The drinks had no real alcohol in them. The seafood was subpar in my opinion. The ambiance was very lively and fit my group of 9 perfectly.

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and had great cocktails and conversation with an awesome bartender. The servers were friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and the wine was a perfect match with the meal. We had stopped at other restaurants on the way through the North End that were overcrowded, noisy and the host acted annoyed that we would inquire about a table without a reservation. None of that attitude here. These people are gracious and respectful. Highly recommended!!

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AndrewD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its not often you find a quality restaurant such as Riccardo's. The food was fantastic and the service excellent!

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MonicaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Service was quick. Server was friendly. They were out of lasagna. The cannoli was the worst I ever had. Food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect dinner to celebrate a special birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall really liked Riccardo’s. The stuffed meatball appetizer special was incredible. Should be on the permanent menu and I could have had another order. Also had the Prosciutto and Burrata appetizer which was also very good. The Lobster Ravioli and Linguine with Clams in White Wine Sauce were both good. The restaurant had a credit card processing issue but thankfully we had cash and the restaurant was very considerate and understanding of the inconvenience. Dessert selection was subpar so we went elsewhere for some cannolis. Overall recommend as one of the many restaurants in this neighborhood.

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vipHeathers
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Had a veal special and chicken dish. Beer and wine only and that was ok. Service was awesome. Brett our waiter was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outside last night at Riccardo’s. Jeff served us. His fun attitude, humor and the good food made for a great night. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of Prosecco with the caprese salad. It’s was fresh and delicious. The bread was fantastic. I enjoyed pollo exquisco. It was perfectly cooked and flavorful. My hubby had the stuffed pork loin and also loved it. Jeff recommend a cheese cake dressed with cherries for dessert.y husband basically licked the plate clean. We’ll be back. Thanks for a great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing level of service and attention for a special birthday celebration. The group was thrilled with the level of energetic support from the wait staff. Especially loved the picture taking capabilities of the staff!! Food was delicious and everyone was so happy with the evening. Thanks so much!!!

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vipGaryD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent North End Boston Restaurant away from busy Hanover Street, where most tourists visit !!! Our server Julian was excellent and the food was outstanding. I had Lobster filled Ravioli topped with 2 Gulf Shrimp in a creamy red sauce & my wife had New England Hard Shell Clams steamed in garlic over a white wine linguine. Both were excellent along with "Real Italian Bread" served with an excellent dipping oil dish. Drinks before dinner were served in full glasses, which is rare in Boston!!
We would highly recommend to anyone visiting Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was immensely gratifying! Food was superb and service very attentive and friendly. We highly recommend it!

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vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
112 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Riccardo's needs a make over. The place is looking old and the decor is dated. The food is good, but overall, Riccardo's is not what is used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was not very good. She left us waiting upon sitting and then came over and took our whole order at once. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco, 2 starters and 2 entrees. The Prosecco was brought without an ice bucket or cooler. She said she would bring one but it did not arrive until we had already started our entrees. Our entrees were brought out while our starters plates were still on the table and we had to do the awkward plate passing thing. Lastly the food was good. My Fra Diavolo was good, not great but my sisters veal chop was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
323 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good we returned a few days later when we went back through town. If I lived here I would go every week. Love it!

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JCLinMA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We sat outside in early evening. It was excellent. Food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
323 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so busy and we had a fabulous evening. When we return to Boston we will return for sure. Brett is a phenomenal server and he took great care of us! Food is incredible! Loved it all.

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DanaO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Server was great , just very busy. Totally enjoyed

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vipDougT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had outstanding service and food. Very creative presentations, excellent quality, and season perfectly!

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vipACross09
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, atmosphere. You can’t go wrong at Riccardo’s in the North End. Brett was our server and made my moms “44th birthday” very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was the staff/owner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great highly recommend

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MarkS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quintessential North End Italian with wonderful food and timely service.

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JonathanB
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 9 including kids and Summer took great care of us. I had the veal chop which was fantastic! We all shared our food and everything was the best Italian food that we have ever had. I would highly recommend eating here you will not be disappointed with this choice!

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Riccardo's is rated 4.3 stars by 1058 OpenTable diners.

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