Ricarda’s Toronto

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Ricarda’s is a modern Mediterranean restaurant that produces all of its sauces, stocks, and pastries in-house and with the best quality ingredients, just as they do in treasured dining spots along the Mediterranean Coast.

Located at the EntertainmentOne Building in the Queen-Spadina area, at the corner of Peter & Richmond, Ricarda's pairs modern Mediterranean-inspired fare with charming hospitality. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and everything in between, the broad offering also includes Saturday a la carte Brunch, Sunday All-You-Can-Eat Jazz Brunch Buffet, $5 mimosas for Weekend Brunch, Take-Out, Office Catering, and Private Events.
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing birthday celebration for my dad, from beginning to end! The hostess was friendly, came back to check up on us and my dad to make sure he was enjoying himself. Our server, Christopher, was lovely and gave us a tour, and came by to surprise my dad with a birthday cake and candle, while the wonderful trio jazz band played “Happy Birthday”. Best part was that my dad turned 74this year, so he got 74% off his meal with Ricarda’s birthday special. Love it!

And near the end, when the fluffy pancakes ran out, I asked the pancake station cook if there were any more, he surprised me by having the chef especially make me some special lemon ricotta pancakes, that they don’t usually have on Sunday brunch days. It was so sweet of him and I enjoyed it with the airiest fresh vanilla bean whipped cream (you can see the vanilla bean black dots in it!) and wild blueberry compote. It tasted like cloud 9! Needless to say, the service was fantastic!

Rest of the food was great as always, oysters were fresh, foie gras was tasty. Only thing that could’ve made it perfect was if the hot carving stations with the prime rib, porchetta and glazed salmon were hotter, and the meats more tender. Other than that, I can always count on Ricarda’s for a good time and the best Sunday brunch ever!

l
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience dining with the family. Executive Chef came out and gave a special treat for my young daughter. Was a nice, special touch.

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the great work! The server, Jacques I believe, was very helpful and service was outstanding.

MS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve really enjoyed out Thanksgiving brunch at Ricarda’s. In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes there was a wide selection of other brunch food, including omelet, crepes and pasta stations, seafood station and other salads and hot dishes. There was also an excellent offering of pastries and deserts and we were given a pumpkin pie to take home with us, which was a nice surprise. We are looking forward to going back to Ricarda’s again soon!

LK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Ricarda’s! Delicious food, fantastic service and a beautiful atmosphere. We highly recommend.

N
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful location. Knowledgable an unhurried service. Food was pretty good. Appreciate the smaller portion sizes.

EC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A perfect place for lunch - the food was delicious and not to heavy and the atmosphere was perfect!

MA
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place with amazing jazz band, excellent food and a supervised play area for children- an absolute dream so close to home!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish with great ambience! Drinks are quite expensive, but I’d definitely go again!

DT
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner here - sat on patio - wine prices a bit steep, but that was the only negative

LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricarda's is always a great time. The service, the food and the atmosphere are all phenomenal. My family comes to Toronto every summer, and we always come here at least once during our stay. We actually tried the brunch this time, and it was delicious. The pancakes and French toast are not to be missed!

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious!!! Excellent service!!!

S
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas menu on Tuesdays - initially we were a bit disappointed that the full menu was not available but we were pleasantly surprised at the flavours of the tapas offerings and we enjoyed the full range of dishes. Desserts were great too! Will definitely have to come back!

CN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately it was ‘tapas Tuesday’ and we weren’t alerted we couldn’t order from the full menu we’d planned on online in advance. The tapas were not good at all, portions were very small for the price and not what we wanted. Service was slow and flighty despite her having like 2 other tables in the restaurant. We asked for bread for the table - I mean we were excited they have a bakery in house and were told we couldn’t even have that. I mean why even open on Tuesday if that’s all you offer. Also, it was their birthday celebration- I got an email saying they would ‘pop a bottle for you’ somehow that translated into one glass each - not a full bottle. I call false advertising.

A
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very nice. Good food great service. Very nice ambiance. I will definitely return & recommend Ricardas to friends

A
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Will def be back. I loved the concept with the small portions as it kept the quality up and also maybe it possible to try lots of dif things without feeling like you had to be rolled out. The quality of the food was def good. We brought kids and having the childcare was huge - Ruth felt like family - very attentive and just nice and good at what she does. Not usually comfortable leaving my child with people. Awesome food. Will absolutely be back very very soon!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The servers were all very nice and approachable. However, for a $60 per person meal, I was a bit disappointed to find that some of the bread and seafood not fresh. The eggs benedict and dessert selection were the star of the show, while the main course items seemed a bit lacking. The Jazz was very nice and definitely gave the dining experience an upbeat vibe. Overall, great for a birthday get together or an informal meeting.

P
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great value. Would recommend to a friend!

DL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice summerlicious lunch beautiful and trendy surroundings! The food was mostly good and nicely presented, but the pasta with squid ink was a bit of a disappointment because it was bland with no hint of squid ink taste, and there was hardly any sauce coating it to add taste.

w
Toronto
75 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience weather a special occasion or not. This particular lunch with out-of-town friends was wonderful with good food and service. And for special occasions their birthday offer can’t be beat!

AT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I booked Ricardas for summerlicious lunch with my team. Some of my team members ordered the Mussels, chorizo and squid ink mafalda. When the order came there were no mussels. We asked the waitress to double check and she actually looked surprised that our dishes were missing mussels. She soon came back and informed us that they ran out of mussels and instead they added more chorizo to replace the protein. They didn't bother to inform us of this change until we asked?!? Maybe if we knew earlier we would've changed the order or at least agree to eat more chorizo. Although I really don't think they added more of it either. It sure did not look like it. Of course the waitress apologized and offered free coffee. But I think they should've comped our meal. Poor customer service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my m

m
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We visited for Summerlicious and it was an exceptional value. Service was a bit lagging, which was likely due to how busy it was, but perhaps it should be staffed a little more for something as busy as Summerlicious. The wine pairing add on was a really nice touch, and their selection is good. Presentation of the food was excellent, and the little microgreens they added to their dishes added a pop of flavour and elevated their dish in a way I've not seen microgreens accomplish. Their dacquoise was divine.

Overall, a very well run ship, and I'd certainly like to come back to try their regular menu, which looks great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak for summerlicious was perfect. Both my friend and I got it medium, and it was super juicy. The summerlicious desert Torte was amazing. We tried the Almond cake and the ChocolateTorte and the Torte was our favorite. I got a nice table by the window to celebrate my friend's birthday and it was a fantastic experience. Our server Zoe was perfect with checking in on how we were doing with our food. 10/10 would go again.

DT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I booked for Summerlicious but only serves brunch on weekends?!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

Hi David: ) We are so thrilled that you wanted to joined us for Summerlicious as we love being a part of this wonderful city-run event! We do have a disclaimer on our OpenTable page and website outlining our Summerlicious schedule, but we are so sorry if this was not made clear to you. Just as a note, we would have been serving Summerlicious on Saturday nights, when we are regularly open for dinner, but on the Saturdays during Summerlicious we happened to have been booked for private events.

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A
Toronto
163 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service, nice place.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

Amir, thank you! Do visit us again soon, won’t you?!

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P
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, prompt service, and amazing interior.

CY
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were great! Will definitely go again.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

This review is music to our ears Clarke, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Thank you for being part of summerlicious or else I wouldn’t have found you!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

No, thank YOU Amanda! Guests such as yourself are why we do what we do; we’d love to host you again in the future many times over! Visit us again soon, perhaps for our Tapas Tuesday or our Pairs Prix-Fixe menu, both which will be available agin once Summerlicious is through : )

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IR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location!
Very friendly staff, knows the menu, can give good recommendations, cheerful atmosphere.
Will come again.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

IrinaR we love feeding happy guests such as yourself and are so grateful you came and spent time with us at Ricarda's. Do visit us again soon - have you had a cocktail on our patio yet? It’s quite the spot! xx cheers!

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not usually a big fan of summerlicious as I feel the dishes are not representative of what the restaurant has to offer but this was not the case at Ricardas! Everything was delicious. Service was excellent and we even tried the Winelicious which was $19. The panna cotta could have been creamier but as it's GF I couldn't complain.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

Hi there, this review absolutely made our day! We’ll be sharing it proudly with the team; thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and the rest of the OpenTable community, cheers xx

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w
Toronto
75 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great place to return to. So visually stunning and food to match

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

Warren you are a dream – thank you for the kind review! We are quite proud of our space and are flattered you’ve noticed our attention to design detail! Cheers, and we hope to see you again soon!

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MF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great food, loved the lobster risotto. Portions could be a little bigger but overall a great experience and outstanding service.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

Marinela thank you for the flattering review and honest feedback – we’ll be sharing it with our team so they can receive your praise and learn from your review, all the best, cheers!

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M
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food and ambience were great for lunch time. 0ur server was lovely but we felt as if we were forgotten. People came and went around us while we waited and waited for our food, both for the first course and then between courses. It wasn't even particularly busy. We just got 'a thank you for your pateince' no apology. Our table was booked for noon and we were still waiting for food at 1:20pm. It was the summerlicious menu. Hoping it was a one off.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

We’re so happy you joined us for Summerlicious, and even happier that you enjoyed your food and our space. That said, at Ricarda's we pride ourselves on our service and your wait time doesn't sound like us at all; we will most certainly be sharing your review with our team, so they can learn from and discuss your experience. It’s feedback like yours that keeps our team in tip top shape! Thank you, and we do hope you’ll visit us again so we can impress you start to finish like we know we can!

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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summerlicious menu was outstanding. Unique selection. Loved the Wineilicious offering too !!

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 11 July 2019

Gail thank you for participating in Summerlicious! We’re so grateful to lovely guests like yourself who share their fabulous Ricarda’s experience with the online community. We welcome you back warmly, anytime!

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RF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Ricarda’s to try their Summerlicious menu. Outstanding food and great wine recommendations by the server.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 18 July 2019

This review warms our soul, thank you RussianFoodie! Come back anytime, we’d love to host you again, perhaps for Tapas Tuesday once Summerlicious is through! xx cheers

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C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The interior of this restaurant is quite nice and creates an great ambiance. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardos was a great place we enjoyed our time there and the food was good , service was excellent, staff are amazing ! 👍🏼

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 11 July 2019

Thank you for the stars and kind words : ) Do visit us again soon, cheers!

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Summerlicious experience a birthday party! Great food and wonderful service.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 11 July 2019

This is music to our ears Travelblogger! We’re thrilled you joined us for Summerlicious, it’s such a great event the city puts on and it brings new faces through our door which brings us such joy. Thank you for leaving us this review, we hope you’ll visit us again soon, cheers!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good ambiance with enough seating to accommodate dinner group of 10 comfortably (standard auto 18% grat and able to handle separate bills). Prices were a touch high for the portion sizes and most who ordered the Carbonara felt it was nothing to brag about.

Ricarda’s Toronto
Responded on 11 July 2019

Chris it makes our day that you were a fan of our ambience at Ricarda’s; can we ask what you thought would have made your dishes more special? We’d love to learn all we can from your feedback. Everything we produce we make in-house (from scratch!) using ingredients we’re proud of, and we feel you can really taste the quality. That said, we are always looking to learn from our guests and improve where we can. Thank you in advance!

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