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Riccardo's

4.5
4.5
1437 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (617) 720-3994

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Travaglione: (877) 646-6735

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Parking details

    Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.

  • Public transit

    Haymarket T Station (Green and Orange lines) and Government Center T Station (Green and Blue lines)

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. l

    lisam

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Riccardo's was a very nice spot for a late lunch on the July 4th holiday, the service was fantastic and everything we ordered was delicious. They were very accommodating to one of our party with their dietary restrictions and had no issues with any request. Service was prompt and our pasta was cooked perfectly. A great place to go for food and people watching in the North End!
  2. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    170 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    170 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Let's begin with the food - outstanding! Nice menu variety - well prepared dishes. This was clearly a challenging night for the staff - they needed more staff considering the traffic. Everybody was working hard, but it was a losing battle. Riccardo's has a great reputation which is why it's a huge draw. As an aside, we're not a fan of the outside dining arrangements for any of the North End restaurants. I believe this is what impacted the service level this night. I also wish that they have a full bar but that's being nit-picky. We will be returning this summer and will give it a fresh look.
  3. M

    Momof3

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    First bad meal we had in Little Italy Service wasn’t good and food was not fresh
  4. m

    mrgastronomie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Based on the many great reviews, I was expecting so much more from Riccardo’s. I should mention that the warm welcome and friendly service were great, and I loved the overall vibe. But the food, while tasty, really underwhelmed. The caprese salad drew most of its flavor from the salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, and very little came from the natural flavor of the cheese or tomatoes. Better sourcing of the ingredients would help here. I was told that all of the pasta is homemade on the premises. While the linguini was tasty, I have doubts about the provenance of the pasta. The marinara sauce was tasty, but not rich and flavorful. The shrimp was over cooked. Overall, the restaurant is decent, and the service is warm and friendly. However, the quality is nowhere near the level of the many raving online reviews. If you’re looking for a fun spot to grab an Italian meal on the North End, by all means, go to Riccardo’s. You’ll have fun, and the food is certainly enjoyable. But if you’re looking for something a bit more refined, or if you’re after truly authentic Italian food, you could find plenty of other restaurants that fit the bill better.
  5. PB

    PatriciaB

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun
  6. K

    Kissimmee

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Foods are great, but the restaurant is too busy for server to pay attention to each table
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great, will be coming back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a nice location and we were seated promptly when we arrived. We were seated at a nice window seat and our waiter Ned suggested some great dishes. The food was delicious and plentiful ! We enjoyed the excellent service and the whole Little Italy neighborhood!
  9. KS

    KimS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food options were outstanding. They accommodated our party of 10 with ease. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding. Highly recommend.
  10. A

    Amanda

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining. Terrific outdoor seating and very attentive waitstaff.
  11. MM

    MariaM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service! Huge portions. Food was really good!
  12. KS

    KristenS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious! We were greeted by Tommy at the bar - has some delicious cocktails and our food was ah-mazing??
  13. AB

    AlysonB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved this restaurant with a true family-owned feel. The food was entirely excellent. Even though the North End is busy and popular, we felt this restaurant was quiet and calm and intimate with no problems for conversation. The service was very attentive and I have a severe food allergy which was handled with no problems and great consideration. The decor is not fancy inside but is everything you need and want in a restaurant.
  14. TB

    TerriB

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to go for dinner last minute, so glad we did. It was pretty busy and only seemed to have 2 servers taking care of all the tables, but they did an awesome job. Sunny our server never made us feel rushed or that she didn’t have time for us. Got everything right and out on time, food was delicious. The Server assistants really made a difference too. Great food, service and overall experience.
  15. AN

    ANDRIAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our waiter was top-notch! I make sure I hit Riccardo's every time I visit Boston! It's extremely authentically Italian!
  16. DR

    DanaR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The servers were very nice with a smile
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service here is outstanding!!
  18. P

    Pedident

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service and the ambience were all 5-star. I brought out of town guests to dinner and was very proud that I picked such a great restaurant. Will definitely return for future dining experiences.
  19. DM

    DMY1

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    All entrees were over cooked and somewhat flavorless. Disappointing for the price, however they did have some nice wines on the list!!
  20. M

    Momx3

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here tonight for the first time. We knew nothing about it, found it on Open Table. The service was amazing, professional, friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was amazing. We had Chicken Parmesan and Linguine with Calamari. The pasta was so fresh and cooked perfectly, the sauce was amazing. We enjoyed every bite. We finished up with a delicious cheesecake that was just the right amount of sweet. The atmosphere was great, we had a simply wonderful night!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Loved it!
  22. KB

    KimB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting from out of state, and us from Rhode island. It was the perfect Italian meal!
  23. r

    robertl

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff and food we will be back
  24. SA

    SamanthaA

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Thanks Michael!
  25. g

    googoo

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Location was good, but service was a little scattered. All night, the food runner kept bringing every dish out of the kitchen by every table to ask patrons if it was ordered by them; what they call “auctioning” the food. Also, chicken piccata came without pasta, just two grilled breasts with about 3 artichokes and 3 capers on it. Asked for pasta to go with it, and server brought a side of pasta covered in marinara sauce that we were charged $9 for.
  26. SC

    SandyCK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waiter was excellent, he recomended wine and gave our table the right amount of atttention!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael S. was fantastic and very friendly!!! The food was AMAZING. The next time we are in the north end we will definitely be eating here!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Disappointed our waiter never told us specials! Would have definitely tried meatballs! Heard another waiter after we had eaten.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    7 of us in town for a couple baseball games. They got us seated 20 minutes ahead of our reservation time. Other than being out of an appetizer most of us wanted, everything else was amazing. Food was excellent. Service was good. Have to note they do not have a full bar - a few beer choices, plenty of wine options, and a few cocktails. Would highly recommend for good Italian food!
  30. BW

    BethW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Chicken Piccata was excellent and my friend loved the salmon.
  31. TM

    TMoney

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tom was the best server. So courteous and even gave a recommendation for pastries after!
  32. DC

    DCdiners

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic italian restorante. Perfect pasta. Friendly staff.
  33. JL

    JohnL

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a reservation for a Saturday night. They were very busy but were able to find us an outside table. The food and service were great.
  34. e

    ehhh

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best risotto ever!
  35. AP

    AdamP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the staff to the service to the food was fabulous!!
  36. MV

    MaryV

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good,. My dish was cold.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food. Timely service. Overall good experience
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was incredible. The wait staff made us feel like family and made us feel welcome. The food and wine was great, and the location (away from Hanover street) made it less busy and a better outdoor dining experience.
  40. SW

    StephanieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Our server was kind, funny, and very helpful when we asked him what else we should see around the city. The food was delicious!!

FAQs

Riccardo's is rated 4.5 stars by 1437 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Riccardo's

175 North Street Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.

  • Public transit

    Haymarket T Station (Green and Orange lines) and Government Center T Station (Green and Blue lines)

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (617) 720-3994

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Travaglione: (877) 646-6735

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