Riccardo's

4.5
973 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 973 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HALH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

North Street location much nicer than the hectic mob on Hanover

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vipPaul
New England
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Jeff, host and waiter made us feel very welcome and provided excellent service. Food was excellent

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Ricky25
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinners at Riccardos. The food is excellent.

Since it is soon after re-opening at full, everyone was very busy. It took a couple of tries asking for Parmesan cheese for our pasta dishes that we went without, and by the time some came for the main pasta dish it had gotten cold.

The wait staff was pleasant and along with our main waiter, there was a team of people who brought the food and drinks.

I do recommend the restaurant based on the quality of their food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nothing special, there’s a reason you get 1,000 points for booking here. Server wasn’t friendly and the food was below expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was perfect as usual. It is out favorite restaurant in the North end! Great food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very attentive staff. Food was overall very good. The mussels and clams appetizer was just ok. Very few clams in it.

The kitchen did fall slightly behind for our main course but it was worth the wait.

Would definitely return for a second visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing lasagna ever!!! Service was great. Family friendly. Great overall experience.

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HeatherD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were too notch!!just A little too noise for my taste but would for sure go back. Have the 2 meatball appetizer special!!! OMG!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio was amazing! Great service and very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of my favorite spots in the North End. The staff is always very welcoming, prompt, and makes you feel like home. Highly recommend the veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella!

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KathyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter was visiting from Virginia.

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vipBriannaO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing food and service experience! Will definitely return. Loved the friendly and welcoming hostess, Katie!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Good food and our waiter was great! I was a little disappointed with how the host stand and reservations were run. I checked in for my 6:30 reservation at 6:20 or so and told we would have to wait 15/20 minutes, which is fine. But the host (manager?) didn’t have any sort of system for keeping track of who to call for their table and when. I was waiting outside (no room inside to wait) and noted people kept checking in and getting sat after I had arrived - finally went up to the host stand again at 7 and I got the impression the host had forgotten I was there and still needed a table. I was a restaurant hostess myself for years and it was the first night the city had opened after dropping COVID restrictions so I’m sympathetic but still a little turned off!

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JeffreyW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Excellent food, wine and service

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, excellent service, a reunion of friends. We had a fantastic experience and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo’s is just the kind of place you want to go when you’re traveling in a new city: the food is excellent, the staff are friendly, and it has a wonderful atmosphere. Their tiramisu is the best I’ve ever had - and it’s my favorite dessert, so I get it everywhere. Excellent experience all around.

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LisaS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our four dishes were each excellent. Server was timely and very friendly. Great night.

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BrianS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, the staff was awesome. Attentive, helpful, knowledgeable but not at your table every 5 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Luciano was very attentive and engaged with all of us at dinner—young and older!!
Very enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Prompt service. Good value

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Obie211
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a group of 6 for a celebratory dinner. The food was outstanding. Service was good but it was hard to hear the waiter (and sometimes each other) over the loudness and music in the restaurant. We had the calamari appetizer along with the eggplant rollatini. The breading on the calamari was nice and light. The sauce (for dipping) and on the eggplant and entrees was amazing. We asked for extra bread just so we could soak it up and eat it. I would definitely recommend Riccardo's to any friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in the North End for authentic Italian experience!

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PaulaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Windows were open so it was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met with our family at the restaurant to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday . Service was excellent and food was outstanding .

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Devy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as delicious as the last time I was there! Highly recommend Riccardo's!

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AdrienneL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The good thing is they comp’d our meal. I don’t know if was because of covid, but definitely better places.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Way to crowed for a pandemic, also all employees seemed to not know how to wear a mask, as their noses were sticking out, service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
79 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to go for dinner

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Franks8604
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipBobK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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TNoons
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kitty
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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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Riccardo's is rated 4.5 stars by 973 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.