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.
Boston, MA 02113
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
$30 and under
Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.
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
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
I have been to Ricardo’s two times, most recently for Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, and it was lovely! The risotto is my favorite dish and it is absolutely exquisite. I’ve never ordered a bad thing from this restaurant. The service was pretty fast, but our waitress did keep coming over literally every two minutes to check on us which made it a bit harder to relax and enjoy our date and meal together.
Disappointing experience. Had a 730 reservation. Table was not ready. After about a 20 minute wait, we were put upstairs. Mistake! Upstairs was full of large parties. Took a half hour to bring our drink order and another to bring our appetizers, which were cold by the time they arrived. Dinner did arrive shortly after and was hot, but another half hour ordeal to get the check. Definitely won't be back
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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