Riccardo's

4.4
1227 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 1227 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waiting staff was very friendly and kind. Our waiter was able to give excellent recommendations on wine and meal pairings, appetizers, and specials of the day. Great atmosphere for a date or get together with friends!

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ValA
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great music, great service.

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Isabel
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place! Awesome food! Fresh and tasty! Totally recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and entire experience were absolutely wonderful, mostly in fact due to the excellent service and delicious food. Jimmy was wonderfully attentive and provide us with great recommendations for food and drinks. This is an amazing, locally owned restaurant the provides the best when it comes to service, food and overall experience. We will definitely be revisiting the next time we are in town!

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CarolynJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening with a charming waiter who was personable and attentive. The fresh pappardelle was delicious and marinated eggplant unusually good. It was a cozy spot on a frigid evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was excellent. Good food, nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar service, impeccable delicious food and drink. Amazing experience!! Will definitely be going back

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KristenB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't post many reviews, but we had a great time here tonight. My husband, mother in-law, and I had an early reservation and were well attended to, even as the restaurant filled up. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and accomodating. Their dinner menu has a good mix of classic options, some with a twist. They just updated their wine list and we enjoyed a nice bottle of their new syrah that our server helped recommend. Our large portions were hot and well seasoned and our meat was cooked properly. We had the limoncello shrimp appetizer (the sauce was excellent and also paired well with their crusty bread), the rack of lamb, the stuffed veal chop, and the chicken picatta. We tried a chocolate red wine and it was definitely the best chocolate liquor my both husband and I have ever tasted. The atmosphere was cozy and the temperature was comfortable. We enjoyed everything very much. Of note, they no longer validate parking at the Haymarket garage but were able to recommend a nearby restaurant
where you could just get a drink at the bar and they'd validate your ticket. If you're looking for a place to try in the North End, we had a great experience at Riccardo's and plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Boston and this was the best service and experience we had all week! Highly recommend this restaurant! Food is amazing too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

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DaAnM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent linguine fradiavolo, haddock, montepulciano wine and tiramisu.
Terrific restaurant with brilliant service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! Highly recommended!!

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vipDebO
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Riccardo’s! The bar tender is awesome! Great drinks and conversation! Chicken Parmigiana is the best in the North End! Service is excellent!

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PamS
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our experience at Ricardos. It was a very authentic Italian restaurant with authentic Italian food. We went for New Year’s Eve and received a wonderful table by the window which was very festive. The service were excellent as was the food. Highly recommend!

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AprilO
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, we loved the Chicken Parm and Risotto Riccardo dishes. The servers were very polite and helpful. We will definitely return!

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PeterR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was amazing and welcoming. Food is great. Had a great family dinner.

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ScottB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding meal! Stuffed meatballs were not to be missed!

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Cathy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time dining here and we had a great time. Bartender and server were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Cheese cake was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipLindaS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived a little early for our reservation and was seated promptly. Very large menu with typical Italian Food. We had the Calamari Fritti appetizer, the batter was very light and crisp, the marinara sauce very hot! The Rollantini Di Melanzane was stuffed with cheeses and had a good amount marinara. Our entrees Tre Tipo Di Parmigiano (Veal) was sautéed to perfection, generous portion , not thin, pasta done to al dente as we liked!! Agnello (Rack of Lamb) with mushroom risotto. Lamb was a very generously portioned and cooked as ordered!! The risotto was very cheesy and had great depth of flavor! They handled my allergies very well with no issues!! Service was very busy, very attentive water person, waiter was also attentive. We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here and both times were spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We planned a day with friends and made reservations at Ricardo’s which was wonderful! Waiter was great and food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. One of the best family Italian spots in the city!!!!

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vipMoMo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us dined here last night. Everything, from the terrific service provided by Tommy, to the cozy, festive ambiance, to the very fresh, delicious and well presented dishes was perfect. We make a visit to Boston from CT every year around the holidays and all agreed to make dinner at Riccardo's part of that tradition!

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly environment…well decorated and the food was delicious.

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vipdm204
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Christmas Eve dinner. Food was absolutely delicious and wrll portioned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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DJones
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Very attentive manager and wait staff

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vipTimothyR
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Riccardo's and the experience was outstanding. The service and food were fantastic. Everyone in our party had a great time and loved the food. We will definitely go back!

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anthonyn
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our family Christmas together on Sunday. The food and service was outstanding. The staff made you feel very comfortable. Ambiance was perfect holiday setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very considerate and lovely!

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Mitchell
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were craving meatballs.
After being disappointed with a previous establishment this evening, we called other restaurants in search of scrumptious meatballs.
The welcoming young lady who answered my call at Riccardo's was courteous and accommodating.
Immediately, she gave us a seat!
When we arrived early, the host seated us immediately with a smile.
Fortunate for us, Riccardo's had plenty of gigantic meatballs!
Our server greeted us warmly and was personable.
He made small talk and brought our drinks over in real time.
Izzy complemented Riccardo's exceptional guest services by helping bring our orders to us.
He was friendly and personable, too.
Once the stars of the night arrived: the meatballs, my friend and I ordered three servings of these scrumptious meatballs!
For world class service,
a family atmosphere, delicious food, exciting entertainment, and great times, I highly recommend Riccardo's!
They create memorable experiences that last a lifetime.


Boston's most EPIC and delicious meatballs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Be sure to request the off menu stuffed meatballs. You won’t regret it! The service was fantastic. Highly recommend this little gem. The only ask I would have is to offer parking validation. Almost all North End establishments offer to validate parking at the nearby Haymarket parking garage.

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Sotiri
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation but running late. Called and they said no problem. Sat down right away. Server was fantastic. Food excellent. Will definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What absolutely fantastic food and the best service in the North End! Jeff and Tommy make the entire experience WONDERFUL. I love that the music is always playing here; it takes the ambiance to the next level. Sitting in the warm setting with "Time to Say Goodbye" playing throughout the restaurant while eating the most delicious Italian is truly the Boston experience. I found out on my most recent visit that the pasta is fresh made. Perfection! Always go to Ricardo's.

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LucyD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an amazing experience. The reception, the waitress, the food and the atmosphere is speechless. We loved it thanks so much guys for an amazing night.

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MichaelH
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a quaint Italian restaurant in the North End. We used OpenTable to ensure we could get in. There was no wait and had some choices of where to sit. The food was great and we were very pleased with the experience.

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KUri
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Had the potato gnocchi and the lobster ravioli, it was amazing!

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vipKevin
New England
41 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were top notch. We live in Providence but this has become our new favorite when we visit Boston!!

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Riccardo's is rated 4.4 stars by 1227 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 bookings at the moment.