Riccardo's

4.7
844 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 844 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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hydawo
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All the pasta is fantastic, but the risotto is the winner!

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JonathanB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great value for North End of Boston! Great food, ambiance and service. Highly recommend.

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Bostonnative
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Meatball app, lobster ravioli and veal rolletini were amazing. The service was also excellent. Julian was great...very attentive and helpful. The music was a bit loud & tacky

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ChrisS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two of us spent an evening at Riccardo's and it was a perfect dining experience (not only because we were kid-less for the night). We arrived a little earlier than our reservation time, but they sat us immediately, even on a busy Saturday night. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, personable, and an all-around team. The food we ordered was authentic, delicious Italian from a Meatball app to Chicken Parm to a dynamite Risotto. The food you crave from the North End and they were on the money. We couldn't have asked for a better time and will certainly go back next time we are in the North End.

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vipkaren
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful! Our waiter was attentive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and such a romantic theme.

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vipLindaAnne
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding and very romantic. Enrique was an excellent server. Friendly and extremely helpful. Our new favorite restaurant when visiting Boston

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vipBostonFoodie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo's is a family-owned, neighborhood restaurant with great food and excellent service. We were immediately greeted at the door with a warm welcome and were served by an experienced server who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, specials and took care to ask us about allergies or whether we were celebrating a special occasion, etc. He truly made us feel like we were dining at home. The attention to detail at Riccardo's is exemplary. Warm bread, olive oil with parsley, parmesan and red pepper flakes (the Italian flag) were only the beginning of our fabulous meal. We had shrimp cocktail, meatball appetizer special, clams with linguini, salmon and of course, who could resist the cannoli for dessert? The cocktail and wine list was decent and we had so much to choose from making a decision was the only difficult part of this happy dining experience. This restaurant has everything: comfortable, stylish and excels in Italian and Italian-American food, wine, and service at moderate prices. Be sure to make this one of your go-to places for entertaining friends, family or just yourself.

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vipJulieD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Excellent service
Violinist was a little loud
Definitely going again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Lasagna I have ever had in my mouth.

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JamieM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOMB PER USUAL.. I sent a couple to you guys from Texas.. Hopefully they went.

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Taylor
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a welcoming staff. Would recommend to any of my friends. Would be great for a big group, as well a date.

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MS16
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was really looking forward to our dinner at Riccardo's, but it fell short of expectations. I had the lasagna, and it was overfilled with cheese and the noodles were overcooked. My boyfriend had the alfredo and was equally underwhelmed. However, the couple we dined with had the gluten free pasta and a risotto dish and loved it. I will say that the staff was very attentive, our waiter was helpful and great to talk to, and the wine and drinks were amazing. Given all the great reviews this place has, I'm hoping the next time we go, it's on a better night for the chef!

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viplynnfieldmom
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner very much. Made the reservation based on table availability, was very pleasantly surprised.

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NathanF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo's food was delicious. Fresh and cooked perfectly. The staff was attentative and and the vibe was great. Would eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very friendly and quiet environment, recommend for those nights where you want to just get away from the kids or just have a fun little date night with your significant other. People are friendly and treat you like a regular.

BE
vipBoston617Eater
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at this restaurant. I went with the pasta feta. It was so delicious

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James
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place had a great atmosphere, the service was excellent and very friendly! Helped to make the night a special evening! I highly recommend the mozzarella stuffed meatballs

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SE1s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Tables were very close to each other. Made me uncomfortable. Finding parking was really tough, was hoping there would be a valet.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I ordered the fettuccine Alfredo and added shrimp. Portions were perfect and prices were good. Will definitely eat here again when I visit Boston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

if you’re looking for fine dining prices but not fine dining service and experience, this is the place to go. service was super slow, waiter had a huge attitude with us the whole time. took an hour and 15 minutes from the time we sat down till the time we got our food... food was mediocre at best once it finally came out..

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BobS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Luciano was excellent. Started with stuffed meatballs. The bread was outstanding and the olive oil dip was fantastic. Lasagna, Chicken Parm and Gnocchi. All excellent! Lasagna portion was a little small but the other two portions were generous.

Would highly recommend! We will return.

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VladlenV
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Awesome space - kitchen closed on us at 10 pm unfortunately but they were kind enough to still take our orders for food at 9:50 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here early on Halloween and had a wonderful experience. Their large menu provided a variety of options. We enjoyed each course.

JM
JamieM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already recommended this restaurant to several pp. The food the service everything was way above par... I absolutely loved it and will def be going back..

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great ambiance great food! Went for a birthday dinner and had 10 people they could accommodate no problem

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vipSheila
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My husband and I were traveling with friends and found this restaurant on OpenTable so we wouldn’t have to wait in line for a table. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and they sat us right away. The only glitch was the pasta dish I had originally ordered was no longer available and that seemed to delay our entire meal, as we were done with our appetizer for a long time before we got our entrees. The food was good and the waiter seemed to forget us at times but he did apologize for the wait. Delicious food and wine at a reasonable price!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were seated inside and it was extremely packed. Definitely not following COVID guidelines. Service was not good but the food and drinks were very good. Had a GREAT time but was very concerned about COVID and the waiters seemed overwhelmed and inattentive to our table.

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paulap
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Servers masks kept dropping below nose. Larger parties, not socially distanced. Rushed service. Not impressed

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StephenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

my steak was all connective tissue and terribly overcooked. The seafood dish at the table seemed to be okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and enthusiastic! We would come back just for this reason. Came for espresso martinis and dessert and were not disappointed.

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AnnaM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Great food and place overall. Very charming but staff definitely need to be sure they are wearing masks at all times and over both mouth and nose!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Riccardo’s was so accommodating and took great care of us. The food was amazing and our glasses were always kept full. Will absolutely be returning in the future and will recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Italian restaurant in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect location for our friend’s birthday. We had the luxury of being served by Brett, who’s the most engaging and hospitable servers I have had in a very long time. He really was very attentive to our needs, a great conversationalist and funny! If you want to have the best dining experience in the North End be sure to ask for Brett!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!! Ricardos was great service with great food, I could not ask for a better time

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Johnny
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fantastic food, great location, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great outdoor experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitstaff was kind of all over the place. Had two different waiters take our orders and they debated on who had our table right in front of us

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vipToddO
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. It needs a full bar. The service was good while following guide lines.

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Riccardo's is rated 4.7 stars by 844 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.