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About Riccardo's

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.

175 North Street
Boston, MA 02113
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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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 720-3994

Website:
http://www.riccardosnorthend.com/

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)

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dinning room for party of all sizes overlooking Paul Revere House in historic North Square.
* several meal plans available
* meal plans created to accomodate all budgets
* for more information call Richard Jr 617-593-0777

Private Dining

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.

Riccardo's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
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Bar Seating (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Got a reservation at Riccardo’s last minute for a dinner with friends. Service was slow - waited about 45 minutes for appetizers that never came. Instead our dinners were brought out first & one meal in our party was wrong so we had to wait for that to be corrected. Food was just OK- especially for the price. With all the other options in the area, we won’t be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good and service was excellent even the kids liked it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

this restaurant is depressing. we all said it was like we were at the lunch after someones funeral.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been to Riccardo's in the past and knew it would be a nice time. Everything was as expected with two exceptions. Food was good but everyone at our table mentioned that each plate lacked seasoning. Not a big thing but it was mentioned. And the second remark is while the place is noisy and lively there was an incident with the owners son yelling at the waitstaff. Very unusual in such a friendly place and not professional.
I would recommend Riccardo's to friends and we will go back.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Orlando was an amazing waiter!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

There were 8 women for dinner. We had fantastic meals. Staff was very friendly. Water was never empty. Only drawback - meals were not served all at once. They delivered 3-4 meals right away and then they came out one at a time after that. Otherwise it was a great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent Italian food, fine dining, affordable, great atmosphere. Everyone in our party loved their entrees. Staff was pleasant, great service. A thumbs up!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Noisy, slow service. Mediocre food. Just don't go.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We came in to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday. The food was beyond delicious and the ambiance was exactly how I remember my grandmother’s kitchen — happy and upbeat! Definitely deserves a return visit soon!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Visited Ricardos on a busy Saturday night. We had a good dinner, not excellent but good. The restaurant is family owned, food was authentic & tasty, only complaint was that it felt a bit like a factory. The restaurant over booked reservations, making for waits even with a reservation, and servers were stretched to be able to provide great service, but that said, we really enjoyed the meal and had a great night!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

There were 18 in our party and we were seated in an upstairs room with two other large groups. The seating was very comfortable. The waiter allowed us to take our time which was very nice as we had a lot of time to catch up with each other. The room was noisy, but manageable, we could easily speak with the 4-5 people sitting closest to us. The food was good and the price was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Just steps off the craziness of the North End - Was a very good meal for the family. Fried Mozzarella was excellent, Chicken Parm was up there and the sauce was excellent, multiple pieces of excellent bread was needed to clean the plate. Service was good and nice view of Paul Revere's house.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We where finishing up our dinner and requested our check . The owner or manager was shouting at one of the waitresses as she didn't know how to close the windows in preparation for closing , he really did make a point of talking to her like she was stupid .we left with Not a good overall impression.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Vacation - made reservation on open table. Got there early and informed host we were there. Did not get notified when our table was ready. Inquired about it 5 minutes after reservation time and were told our table was given away. Took 30 additional minutes to seat us.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was excellent. The lobster ravioli, chicken parm and meatballs never disappoint. One of our guests asked the chef to "create something vegetarian" and we as very happy with meal.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

the food took over an hour and was not great compared to other north end restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Go for the fried mozzarella. An excellent appetizer. Terrific fettucine Alfredo. I enjoyed my lemon haddock. I think there are better places in the North End for gnocchi but the diner in our party was quite satisfied.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I knew i wanted to go to North End. Glad I made reservations on OpenTable an hour before our dinner time. When we got there, it was 45 minute wait... but not for us!!!
Wait staff amazing & friendly!!! Food & wine were outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Healthy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

35th anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Long wait for service, but very good meal and lots of choices.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service by Orlando was excellent! He made our anniversary dinner relaxing and enjoyable. Food was outstanding!

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

We chose Ricardo's based on the recommendation from a friend. We were in town for a work conference.
Our waiter, Orlando, was a lovely older man who knew how to flirt with us ladies in an appropriate manner :) He made sure to get our names and remembered them the whole time. He was also great with drink and food suggestions. Our meals were fantastic and generously portioned.
My one small complaint is the homemade tiramisu for $9 was quite small and really didn't seem homemade.
All in all, I would certainly visit again!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful meal. Mike was very attentive and had excellent food selections for us. We Loved returning to Ricardo's on the North End, as they never disappoint. Everything was superb.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Drove in from Maine just to eat the best Italian. We hadn't been there in years and we were not disappointed!
Awesome food. Authentic Italian.
Can't wait to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food but a bit understaffed. Long wait but good company makes that a non issue

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I arrived with my party of 3 at 7:15 for a 7:30pm reservation and watched people without reservations be sat before me. I was finally seated at 7:50 and ordered at 8pm. One glass of wine and our entrees at the same time were ordered, no appetizers. By 9pm we began asking where our food was. Other tables that were seated after us had gotten drinks, apps and entrees and we still hadn't received anything but the 1 glass of wine. Excuses were made, no apologies and at 9:15 the owner finally came over and BLAMED US for the wait because we didn't order appetizers! We were given more excuses and at 9:30 - an hour and 40 minutes after being seated (an hour and half after ordering) we finally got up and left without any signs of our food in sight! I will never be back and I will never recommend to another!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Dined on 7/9/17. In sum, a good restaurant, though I would go to others in the North End first. All in our party of adults and kids enjoyed their food. Wine list was good, though there were two at the table which caused some confusion when ordering. Stand-out negative was the attitude of our waitress, she was very snippy when we asked the simplest of questions. For example, we were a party of nine, but the bread basket had only eight pieces. When I politely pointed that out and asked for one more piece, she didn't address me but instead said to the back-waiter, "They want more bread" and then walked away. Other wait staff were very nice. Also, it was a hot day and we were sat in a corner away from the windows. There was plenty of room to seat us with more air flow. We didn't ask to be reseated because we were a larger party with kids and didn't feel like making a fuss. Also, make sure to note you book through Open Table. The hostess did not note as such and we received a "no-show" email from OT. The food was good and a bit less money than some of the Hanover St. restaurants so I would give it another try.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The experience was mixed. Dry bread to start butceas replaced with fresh. Caprese was average--fresh greens were nice. Shrimp pasta was very good, fresh shrimp, nice sauce. Cannoli not worth $8. Service was ok. Wine was wrong temp for red. Better restaurants abound in North End.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The service was incredibly slow. We were there for over 2 hours. We ordered a bottle of wine and it was served hot. Appetizers came at different times. 40 minutes between courses. We were never even asked about coffee or dessert.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food, seated right away with reservation, nice ambiance but a little dated. Good value and staff was helpful, prompt and friendly

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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Went here with my out-of-town family as a group of 9. Great service, but the food was mediocre. On the other hand, it was relatively quiet and they could seat all of us at 8pm on a Friday night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

This place is not open for lunch, don't get fooled by the reservationes availability

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I love the atmosphere at Riccardo's, especially in the warm weather when the windows are open. The food is outstanding and service is great.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Although Riccardo's is a favorite for us in the North End, we were surprised, as we went recently that we felt very rushed. The food was very good as always, but we felt hurried from start to finish.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were greeted by the owner's son as we walked in then the owner came by as we were at the bar waiting for our table. It was very welcoming and the food was great. We sat by the window which was really more like the entire wall open the the night breeze. Prices were reasonable and quality of food and service was excellent. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Don't bother. I am not one to write really bad reviews, but in this case all I can tell you is do not waste your time and money here. There were so many things that went wrong from start to finish that I am not even going to spend the time listing them.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

A side of pasta was $9 and they did not even bring me the pasta that I requested. Compared to other restaurants in the North End that are in the same price range this restaurant makes some mistakes. For the prices they charge I think they should offer a small side of pasta or some veggies.

Tried it out since we had never been but would not return.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Came for an early dinner. Had a 6 year old and a toddler as part of our party. We have been constant patrons of a nearby establishment every time we visit Boston, yet we weren't thrilled the last few times we were in town. Thus we tried Riccardos based upon reviews we read. We have found our new spot. Food was fantastic. Server was super friendly. Prices were reasonable and comparable to others in the north end. We will return for sure! Solid A in our books!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Lamb was excellent. Salmon not so good.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

This restaurant had excellent Food Service and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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