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Riccardo's

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609 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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(617) 720-3994
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MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.
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Public transit
Haymarket T Station (Green and Orange lines) and Government Center T Station (Green and Blue lines)
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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

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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.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Not impressed. Host had an unpleasant attitude and the food was only so-so. Wait staff was excellent. Tomatoes in the caprese were flavorless, and the pork dish was tough. On the plus side, the salmon was very good and the bread was excellent. But in a neighborhood filled with rest, this one wasn’t good enough to make me return.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Waiter was a bit abrupt. Seemed in a rush even though it was on later side and not busy.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Riccardo's was very crowded, being the night before the Boston Marathon -- all places in the North End were packed! We made a reservation for 8 well ahead of time. However, we waited nearly an hour after our scheduled reservation before we were seated. The food was great, having to wait was not.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was by far the worst dining experience of my entire life. Had a reservation at 6:15, waited till nearly 7 for a table. Waited for another 15 to order and had tables and chairs getting lifted over our heads.

After being told my food was coming 3 times, it came out ice cold so I picked it up and walked it to the kitchen to get it done right. After finally getting my food, it was nearly 2.5 hours after our reservation time.

No apologies, nothing. I wasn’t expecting anything other than acknowledgement of how bad it was.

Upon leaving another family got up after having raw chicken served to them twice. Do not go here!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Waited over 35 mins with a reservation, was finally offer bar seating, and took it. Food was served fast after we ordered.
Food was good.
Bread was Cold (refrigerator cold), so that was disappointing.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was yummy; service was horrible. The waiter was friendly and upbeat until we indicated we didn’t need the wine glasses when asked. It was like a light switch flipped to how abrupt and rude he became. It became our dinner conversation watching how friendly he was to the tables around us then watching his mood change when he would occasionally check on us. Very disappointing that because we didn’t purchase alcohol, we were treated differently.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It has been a very long time since I received such poor service. The meal would have been *fine* on its own, but we were rushed, yelled at by the waiter and had to basically beg for our water glasses refilled and the most basic level of service. Would stay away given so many other better options in the North End.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

No good drinks

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was ok but service was very poor. I know it was a busy Marathon Weekend but they should have been better prepared for that. We had asked for separate/group bills up front but when the bill came they said they could not do it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great for a list minute reservation on a Saturday night with 9 people. We had a great table and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our group had a wonderful dinner here! The atmosphere was perfect for good conversation to enjoy the delicious food and drinks, and the staff extremely gracious and friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Solid Italian dining on the North End with good atmosphere and service!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a party with ages ranging from 7 - 76, and everyone was very happy with their dinner.
We were reminded of our family trip to Italy last summer. we'll be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

This is the second year that my family and I have gone to Ricardo's on our annual Holiday Boston trip. The food and service is excellent and we love the location.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Highly recommended, but highly disappointed. Still searching for that awesome Italian dinner in Boston and this wasn’t it

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Gluten-free options available including gluten-free pasta. Great sangria and excellent food. Would highly recommend!!!

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2.0Dined on November 11, 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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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Good and service was excellent even the kids liked it.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Orlando was an amazing waiter!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

35th anniversary

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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