Riccardo's

4.2
1165 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was Ned
The best in the business
Extremely attentive and very efficient
Food came on time between courses because of Ned
Cant say enough

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vipSarahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jeff is very welcoming to people entering and exiting. Adds value to our experience

LA
vipLindaAnne
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with my cousin and enjoyed a very nice meal. They were extremely busy but handled it well. Only downside was the bill had to be all on one card but with Venmo it wasn’t too bad.

TL
TimL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Price was more than reasonable. Food was off the charts.

CC
CocoC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues & I are in town from Texas, RI, etc and we absolutely loved it! The food was phenomenal for everyone, and this includes the opinion of two Italian-American women! Our severs Jeff & Tommy made our dinner fun while providing great service! We loved everything about Riccardos and have been recommending it to anyone in our local office all morning! Highly recommend!

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Luca
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Food is not so bad but I don’t suggest as Italian food. Sorry but I’m Italian

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Zeee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three cheers for our waiter Brett! Attentive staff and great food. All top shelf.

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vipfoodlover
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo’s was a pleasant and delicious experience. We were warmly welcomed and so perfectly taken care of by our waiter Brett. Our party of 8 thoroughly enjoyed everything from the eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, clams fettuccine, chicken Marsala to rack of lamb which were all prepared to perfection. We will definitely visit Ricardo’s again when we’re near the North End.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately didn’t have enough servers for our large party, so she seemed a bit overwhelmed. They sat us in a cold, drafty area, but did their best to increase the heat. Some of the food came out cold, and the steaks were not cooked properly. The pastas were super tasty and drinks were good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for the meatball

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The service was terrible and the food not a whole lot better. The waitresses were inattentive and nonchalant. There are much better authentic Italian restaurants in the area. Will definitely never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was so poor, it was comedic. Table was terrible, waiters were slow and clumsy, getting our order wrong when they eventually brought the food. Was served the same incorrect appetiser twice - waited an hour for entrees and ended up leaving before having the chance to eat. Decor is old and tired, staff all seem to have somewhere better to be.

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KIRKW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation earlier in the week. Asked for a table by a window. We were seated under the stairs in between the wash room and a coat closet. I asked for a martini and was told they only served beer/wine and cordials. The entre came out too quick while we were still finishing our salad. Meal was o.k., not great. Piccata sauce was extremely thin. Overall, not terrible but not a great experience either.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the homemade pasta was tender and tasty.

PF
PatF
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food is very good, our waitress was great, my friend got ehe meatball appetizer so i ordered some to bring home to my hubby, he loved them

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Had the “Pollo Excuisito” and was one of the best Italian dishes I’ve ever had. The service was spectacular and the ambiance was nice as well!

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sheilae
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner! Great food, service, nice buzz of fun in the air

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Just your average place. Not so great service and food is good. Not a place for foodies but a place for people looking to spend money.

JB
vipJeffB
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and excellent service! I will return again and again when I am in Boston.

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GeneS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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DavidS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed dinner at Riccardo’s last night; the espresso martini was excellent (I happened to see it on the chalkboard outside the restaurant). Our server, Jeff, was attentive without being overbearing - we always had filled glasses and bread. The pace of service was good for us - we didn’t have to wait, but we weren’t rushed along. And the food was terrific - all of us ordered a chicken dish, and they were very good. Portions were ample.

I would go back happily.

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StefanieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinners were delicious and staff was really friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! Exactly what you expect when you think of an Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End. We received top notch service and food made to perfection. And the desserts are amazing (cannoli’s up there with Boston’s best).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The waiter we had was very bizarre. He kept giving my friend and I weird angry looks every time we asked for something. He brought the wrong appetizer and when we told him, he stared into the air and walked away. The calamari was good, the pasta sauce wasn’t that great.

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Leila
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tom our server was the best! Great food too and fun atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter was very informative and sociable, and the food and drinks were amazing!

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Katie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service! Food was not fresh. Please don’t waste your money at this restaurant. Me and my husband had a horrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to review because the food was sooo good and the service great too! We loved all the dishes we had - octopus appetizer (so tender), fra diavolo, veal and especially the fettuccine Alfredo. Waiters were all very friendly and attentive. Hope to go back again soon!

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SeanL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service. Could not have found a better place for dinner. Absolutely loved the espresso martinis and all of the amazing classic italian dishes

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Pamela
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The fettuccini alfredo was delicious. The pasta tasted fresh and the sauce was creamy. Our server was gracious and attentive. Would eat here again.

JS
JulieS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic server. Food was great- dinner out before Bruins game.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunny and her assistants were great! Very attentive. My only constructive criticism is that the bathroom was unclean with no toilet paper in the ladies room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Sat us at the table next to the bathroom, gave one us of the wrong order.

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Moviemogul
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

When we requested a more quiet table (we had been seated by a large party not yet arrived), we were immediately accommodated. Much appreciated, and then waited on by the Bar Manager who charmed us throughout our meal and helped us with menu selections.

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Peter
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic North End Italian Restaurant, great food and service, staff was very attentive. The chicken and veal dishes were outstanding as well as the cheesecake. Will return the next time we're in Boston

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas was excellent. Took great care of us. Food was outstanding. Loved every second of this experience.

BP
BellaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and fun atmosphere! The staff was so sweet.

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Riccardo's is rated 4.2 stars by 1165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.