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Riccardo's, Boston, MA
Riccardo's, Boston, MA
Riccardo's, Boston, MA
Riccardo's, Boston, MA
Riccardo's, Boston, MA

Riccardo's

4.4
4.4
2357 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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2 people

22:30


Booked 25 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 16:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 11:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    (617) 720-3994
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Michael Travaglione: (781) 799-7944
  • Area
    North End
  • Parking Details
    Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.
  • Public Transit
    Haymarket T Station (Green and Orange lines) and Government Center T Station (Green and Blue lines)

What 2,357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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2,357 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rack of lamb with mushroom risotto was delicious, Riccardo’s Manhattan was wonderful, and service was outstanding. Love this place!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The prizes on OpenTable are out of date. For example, gnocchi are listed at $17 but it was $26 at the restaurant. The food was good, but cappuccino was serviced without milk, just as double espresso. The services was good overall, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in, our experience was over the top!! The food and service exceeded all expectations! We will definitely be back, and I will highly recommend this restaurant to people as my favorite in the North End!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing. A tad bit crowded, live and loud but the environment itself is full of energy and love. The food is exquisite, wine compliments the traditional Italian dish. Definitely would recommend to friends and family. Make reservation ahead of time to avoid the long and dreadful line. Will be back again.

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  5. Anonymous

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Started off on the wrong foot when we had missing silverware on our table and the host didn’t walk us to our table, he said “you’ll be sitting over there” and just pointed. It seemed like the servers didn’t know what was going on as two different people came and claimed to be taking care of us. The food was subpar especially at the price point. The fettuccine was clumped together and hard. The Alfredo had no flavor to it. It was just cream on clumped noodles. The shrimp was over cooked and must’ve been from a frozen bag. We ordered espresso martinis that came with ice which I have never seen before. Overall would not recommend this restaurant in the north end. Many better places in the north end at the same price point with much more attention to detail

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 10 and everyone had a decent meal. The waiter and host were pleasant and even sang happy birthday. Meatball special for the appetizer was pretty good

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  7. Alice

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and service was wonderful. The food came out quick and was delicious

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  8. KeithK

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner. Food & service were excellent. The fried mozzarella & Eggplant Parmesan were delicious. Tiramisu for desert was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! The food was amazing, cocktails and wine were amazing, service was amazing! It was my first time going to Riccardo’s and I took a friend on a business trip. I’ll definitely be going back and bringing more friends! If you’re looking for good Italian food and nice vibes, this is the place to go to. Special thanks to our server(possibly the bartender/manager, didn’t catch his name) for the impeccable service.

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  10. LoriH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an awesome dinner and fantastic service. Mike is very personable and treats us like family every time we go.

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  11. Jeff

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was underwhelming and dissapointing. Bathrooms upstairs werent kept up with. Trash barrels overflowing onto the floor.

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  12. StaceyH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place exceeded my expectations. The server was very attentive and efficient. The food was very good. The drinks were amazing. They even had a singer come in and serenade the restaurant, which made the experience so special.

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  13. Candace

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived on time for our reservations and were seated immediately however we were seated at a table with bench and chair seating. Two benches were pushed together and the "seam" was right where a customer would sit so whoever was sitting there was either uncomfortable or had to sit so close to the person on their left. We ordered 2 apps that arrived quickly and were very good. The entree's however were disappointing. Lasagna was basically a slab of ricotta cheese in sauce with a little overcooked ground beef on top. You couldn't find the pasta noodles. It was almost inedible. My husband got the special, a veal dish, that was so tough that he couldn't cut through it even with a knife, I ordered the pollo exquisite which was good but it was disappointing that it didn't come with some pasta. Be aware, prices are $3-5 more than what the menu on Open Table indicates.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was a great dining experience. Drinks were served very quickly, but they also felt premixed. We wish there was more burrata with the prosciutto and burrata dish but our dinners were delicious and the free chocolate wine was an awesome extra. On a sidenote, there happened to be a lot of traffic and the restaurant seemed to be doing everything they could seat everybody despite delays. 

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  15. HappyEater

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak came out way overcooked and flavorless. Had to send it back, which I would rarely ever do. Wasn't a huge fan overall.

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  16. ElizabethP

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Even with a reservation, we waited almost an hour to be seated. When we arrived, there was a line out the door just to check in. We were told multiple times that there were 2 or 3 parties ahead of us. We sat at the bar when we waited and I think they forgot about us. Almost everyone else was seated before us. The waiter tried to make it up to us with free dessert and drinks after dinner, but by then the experience was already soured. They overcommitted and underdelivered.

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  17. LawrenceW

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to wait to be seated 40+ minutes past our reservation time. We were told that everyone had been coming in 20 minutes late which led to a delay. Shouldn't that mean that we should at most wait 20 minutes if that excuse holds true? I think this restaurant overbooks its reservations based on the number of people that were left waiting, in the rain no less, outside. Once seated the staff were reasonably attentive, and the kitchen was able to prepare our food in a satisfactory amount of time. The food was decent but forgettable. Live musical performance was a nice unexpected addition. I think my ratings are generous for this experience.

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  18. JimmyC

    Southwest Florida

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not crazy expensive, and we were served very quickly. The appetizers were definitely better than the main courses, which just lacked a little bit of...something. Very friendly, and overall a nice night. Also, GLUTEN FREE FRIENDLY

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  19. ATar12

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time at Riccardo’s. The staff and food were amazing. Definitely try one of the cocktails. Two guys made their way thru the restaurant singing in Italian.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to enjoy authentic Italian food ! Staff is amazing and it was a beautiful place for a romantic dinner for 2!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was great and the restaurant ambience was good, brought in musicians who were incredible but veeeeery loud. Probably not an every-day thing, but definitely turn the music down next time when they’re singing.

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  22. JulieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riccardo's was great - food, service and value exceeded my expectations.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent authentic Italian food and service! Will return.

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  24. LynneD

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great old country food ! Great Ambience! Broad menu! Definitely be back again !

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  25. AJPM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Mike and all the staff, they are always so welcoming and personable, making you feel right at home. Drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert are always fresh and delicious. Portions are perfect, especially when you’re in town for a game and don’t have a place for leftovers. We leave with full, happy stomachs and appreciate the chef’s attention to each dish. Not our first visit and definitely won’t be our last!

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  26. JB123567

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere would recommend and come back when I’m Boston!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and friendly service! It was a full house but drinks and food were extremely quick!

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  28. AlannahS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, however, I was slightly disappointed when my chicken picatta came without pasta. Drinks were great, highly recommend the Don Q Coconut Colada! Great performance too, definitely would return!

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  29. Mikey

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have tried almost every restaurant in the North End and this is our favorite. The service was excellent! Our server was great, there were multiple other people tending to our table as well making sure we had bread, water, and plates were cleared. The ambience was great for a cozy winter night. The food was delicious. There was an extensive drink selection too. We all enjoyed our experience!

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  30. Alanaknh

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. It was quite busy. If you are seated near the door in the winter the cold air rushes in so dress appropriately. Our server was very busy between the bar and the food orders. Our food was brought to another table by mistake. They didn’t figure that out right away and we had to wait a little longer. We never got any bread. The support staff were great. We drove over an hour to get there, was hoping for a bit better experience.

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  31. RebeccaY

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent time celebrating my daughter’s birthday!

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  32. Paolo

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff. Our bartender Shaquira (I know the spelling is wrong). But she was over the top excellent. Food was fantastic. I felt like I was having dinner with my family. Great place.

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  33. LeonardoR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience. One of the best restaurants that we went in Boston. We will be back for sure. The food was spectacular!

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  34. Francis

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tommy was very nice and the food was delicious. We had a great birthday lunch.

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  35. FoodAndOenophile

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - incredible staff - food was superb

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  36. Snazzy

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great place to go to with a small group (10 or less) or friends, family or coworkers. It seemed a bit too noisy for romance. Drinks were yummy, the food was just average for me (heavier on the salt than I prefer). The Wait staff was extremely personable, listened to my requests and they all worked together as a team so there was always someone in the dining area if you needed anything. Large portions and very reasonable prices. My husband and I had a good time. Hope this helps :)

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a date night and it had such a cozy beautiful ambience that made it very romantic. The food was great and service even better- not to mention the amazing live Italian music!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome, waiter recommended a dish that was delicious. Appetizer was the meatballs and they were excellent.

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  39. Mayflower

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved taking some business visitors to this family owned wonderful restaurant. Great, fun, friendly and engaging staff. Enjoyed the food and recommendations and our team had a really great time. We booked earlier in the evening and it filled up so we felt lucky. One of our team really enjoyed the espresso martini, the rollatini and meatballs were great. Team really loved it. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

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  40. JuliaI

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience for those who are into Italian food

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Riccardo's is rated 4.4 stars by 2357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Riccardo's

175 North Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Area
    North End
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 16:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 11:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–21:30
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Validated parking at Parcels Seven parking garage is available, located on Congress Street by Fanueil Hall.
  • Public Transit
    Haymarket T Station (Green and Orange lines) and Government Center T Station (Green and Blue lines)
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Phone number
    (617) 720-3994
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Michael Travaglione: (781) 799-7944
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