Riccardo's

4.6
946 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

What 946 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Riccardo's has become my favorite restaurant in the North End. You feel like family there. The food is top notch. The service is excellent. So good!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to go for dinner

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Franks8604
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, our party of four was very impressed with Riccardo’s Ristorante! The food was outstanding. I highly recommend Pollo Exquisito, one of the house specialties. My husband loved his Scaloppine de Vitello. The service was excellent. The location is perfect - right across from Paul Revere’s home. It was the ideal place to celebrate my 60th birthday. I look forward to returning.

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PatriceM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Stuffed meatballs and Sangria were delicious. Chicken Picatta was bland. Overall not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipBobK
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience! Perfect spot in the north end

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TNoons
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome portions, great atmosphere. Service was a little spotty at times but still a great spot in north end!

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NJGirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We were there for a graduation dinner and the food and service were good but the ambiance left a bit to be desired and we were packed in like sardines! The tables were entirely way too close together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta is homemade and excellent. The salad dressing was amazing.

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Kitty
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food in the North End! Their marinara sauce is amazing!

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RodrigoI
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the calamari and stuffed meatballs appetizer. Very good. The veal with lemon sauce and mushrooms special was excellent. Nice view from the window of the classic North End streets. Plenty of wines for $10/glass. Service was fast.

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ChristineD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at the restaurant and it was fabulous the food and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant in the north end! If you’re trying to find amazing Italian food at a reasonable price - look no further! My favorite was the risotto and my least favorite was the fried calamari

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Masterbillson
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time here and will certainly return. Authentic North End Italian!

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DianaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and everything was absolutely outstanding... as always! The eggplant parmesan is exceptional!! Luciano was our waiter and was extremely helpful and personable -- every one there made my birthday so special. I would go here every day if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The meatball appetizer is fantastic!

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vipItalianshopper
New England
72 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again we had a delicious dinner at Riccardos. They accommodated our special requests without a fuss. Sitting outside on a pleasant evening was lovely. The only downside was there was a loud patron at a nearby table and the wait staff kept fawning all over her.

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KatieA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my daughter’s 18th birthday. Food and service were excellent!

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EricaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, great food, great staff. 10 out of 10

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vipslowrunner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Two of the dishes at the table got outstanding reviews, one was the stuffed veal.
My dish was a bit too spicy (yes, that's subjective) it was the shrimp & scallop linguine.
We liked the restaurant and will definitely return.

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vipCathyW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful...from the food to our waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding! First of all, we had reservations and. We’re seated immediately. Our server, Brett was simply amazing. He spent time going over the menu and wine list so everything was paired perfectly. We were celebrating multiple occasions and couldn’t have been happier! Will be back to this perfect North End spot!

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vipwizzie
New England
39 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time there and was pleasantly surprised. We will be back!

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ElleH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banessa was the most incredible server that we have had in a long time. We originally picked our open table review based on exceptional service and they did NOT disappoint. Family style service and incredible food throughout our entire visit. Would recommend 1,000%.

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vipRayM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate there on a Thursday evening the restaurant is quite small I am sure outside seating was not available because of the weather. Food was outstanding the octopus salad was a little small for the price. Overall good value and food

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Alti
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service at this restaurant was good. Our waiter was attentive but we left very disappointed with the food. It was definitely not worth the cost.
I ordered the grilled salmon and it looked and tasted like they boiled it and put it on the plate along with the broccoli. I ate a few bites and left the rest.
My boyfriend ordered pork loin stuffed with spinach and the meat was hard and it had some elasticity to it, like it was very old.
We don’t see ourselves coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Will come back

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UncleMorty
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Great vibe but our waiter was MIA for most of the meal. Every time he showed up he spoke so fast that he was not legible. He was a young wanna-be actor type who didn't seem to care but the older server or assistant waiter was great and tried to make it a great dining experience. Our waiter was not worth the tip.

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vipAndresR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The actual entrees and appetizers were unexceptional. The service was very stressed and one appetizer came out wrong. When the right grilled octopus appetizer did come out it was presented with cocktail sauce - not particularly authentic or delicious. The cocktails and wine were limited but OK. Our table was under a stair next to the coat rack - not very appealing. Parking in the North End is ridiculously expensive and the meal was too expensive for the value received.

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vipNonnie
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Delightful sidewalk patio, away from the bustle of Hanover but lively. The food is very traditional, well prepared, and quite reasonably priced. The service is excellent and the choices of both food and wine are plentiful. We'll be back!

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vipPaulM
Portland
46 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

OpenTable error of 11am reservation created an unfortunate conflict, since restaurant does not open until 11:30. Staff was gracious and manager handled situation professionally. Our server, Vanessa, was very kind and enjoyable to talk with! I look forward to visiting this gem of a location at a different time to savor the Italian flavors I crave!

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MonroeH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved having our Easter dinner at Riccardo’s! The chicken parmesan was amazing!!

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MelissaG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinners, everything is as great

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vipPowers
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic! Can't wait to go back!

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vipdoglover
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our daughter’s birthday. Food and service were outstanding!

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MikeyP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best experiences on our recent trip to Boston. My wife had the stuffed veal chop and she said it was melt in your mouth phenomenal. So tender you don’t need a knife.I had the stuffed pork loin and was very impressed. Great staff and great location. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything that we ordered from appetizers to entrees was outstanding! We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Service was amazing and food was awesome. Going back soon without a doubt!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They were on top of us the whole time the food was over cooked or not with a lot of flavor. the wine was good and reasonably priced

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Riccardo's is rated 4.6 stars by 946 OpenTable diners.

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