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Riccardo's

4.5
4.5
1514 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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: (877) 646-6735

  • Neighbourhood

    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)

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. HR

    HR1971

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Generous portions at a fair price
  2. ME

    MECRN

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night….dinner and a show! Anticipating the Eggplant Parmesan for months and it did not disappoint!! LOVE this restaurant! Whenever we visit Boston this is a must stop! The Staff are awesome and the ambience lovely!
  3. SM

    StoneMtnCouple

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Outdoor dinning at its best. A beautiful evening. The food was good, nothing spectacular. Portions were enormous, Id suggest splitting appetizer’s by 3 or 4 people. entries can easily feed two or more. This is perfect for a large group feasting family style.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service and meal was excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent Best veal chop I’ve ever had
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nadir was amazing waiter. It was my daughters birthday and he went above and beyond to make the night so special ! Food was amazing and we can’t wait to come back ! What a sweet gem in the heart of the north end !
  7. JJ

    JeanneJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s dish was delicious. I had the shrimp infused with cognac and fusili.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Daughters birthday
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    I’ve been to Riccardo’s before and the food is very good. This time though, they seemed understaffed and I think the air conditioner may have needed servicing. It was hot enough that we really cut our evening pretty short given everyone was uncomfortable. The food was good, but maybe missed the mark a bit on how good it’s been in the past. I’ll try it again for sure, but this time around it wasn’t the hit it’s been in the past.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    First impression as soon as we got the door was how great the Host was. He seated us earlier than our reservation and was very kind and personable. As soon as we sat the bus boy brought water and bread… he was lovely. Took some time for the server to get to us, which was fine we weren’t in a rush as we were on a date for our anniversary and had driven from Manchester NH to have a great meal and celebrate. The server takes our drink and appetizer order and takes some time to get us our drinks. My wine glass was dirty… and this is where things started to fall apart. We finished our appetizer and waited a long time to order. So much so that our first round of drinks were dry and we actually asked the bus boy if he could put in another order only then did the server bring us out drinks and ask about dinner . The bus boy was the only attentive person through our experience here. I was very excited to order the Pollo Piccata as its stated as one of their specialties, and I was extremely disappointed. The chicken was drowning in the sauce, there were barley any capers to be had and it was served only with 2 pieces of artichoke-not potato or vegetables to be had. My husband was equally disappointed his chicken and broccoli was very soggy and the white wine sauce was chalky and pink. Very confused. We ended it there. We were very disappointed in both the meal and the overall service. We will not be returning to this Riccardos.
  11. S

    Shannon

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was by far my worst dining experience. 3 hours for the mediocre, overpriced food to come out. Followed by no explanation or apology. Do not go here. All of the positive reviews are a lie.
  12. AM

    AndrewM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great food, affordable price for the area. Great service and accommodations.
  13. p

    peabodyfoodie

    New England

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    First time at Riccardo's. Started off fine. We were seated at 6:45, before the crowd arrived. Waiter was attentive and offered several wine options. Food was excellent: caprese salad and grilled octopus were tasty, and entrees of Chicken Picatta and Seafood Fra Diavalo were prepared nicely. However, at the end, we waited well over 30 minutes to get the check after we requested it. Clearly, not enough wait staff during peak time, which put a damper on the evening.
  14. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This is my second time at Riccardo's. The first time was amazing, but this time it was awful. The manager at the door was very rude when we arrived. Went around and asked how everyone else was doing, skipped out table every time he went by. This guy was so unprofessional. Towards the end of our meal a different guy did come by to ask. The waiter kept forgetting what we ordered and had to keeping coming by to ask again. The appetizers came out at reasonable wait, even though it was just an antipasto and a burrata cheese and prosciutto plate. No genius work there. However, we wanted almost an hour for our meal and it came out cold. The drinks were subpar. Sadly, I will not be returning.
  15. FN

    FleetwoodNH

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience at any restaurant ever!
  16. P

    Poppy

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was very hot, so we ate inside. It was packed, so the service was a little slow. The food was excellent, and reasonably priced. Most importantly, Jason (sort of the maitre di I assume), did everything he could to keep us informed and made us feel as welcomed guests throughout the evening.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    August 2022, Good service, excellent entrees and large portions.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The pasta was over cooked and overall underwhelming. Meals came out different from what was ordered. I figured there wasn’t bad Italian in the north end but I was mistaken.
  19. J

    Jeff

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It met all of our expectations. Great food, service, ambiance and value…..loud atmosphere was expected and welcomed!
  20. t

    travelbug

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our party of 4 was excited to try this restaurant in Boston's North End. We arrived on time for our 7PM reservation and were seated within 5 minutes at a nice table near the front windows. We started with an order of the meatballs, caesar salad and caprese salad. The meatballs had a wonderful flavor, but were a bit dense. The caesar salad was good, nothing too exciting. Unfortunately we had to send back the caprese salad. The tomatoes were so hard and crunchy with no flavor, very disappointing. The entrees were a little better, but not as delicious as we were hoping. The chicken piccata was bland, the stuffed pork loin was flavorful, but poorly plated, the risotto was very good and abundant and the eggplant parmesan was just ok. Again, nothing was so good that I would return to order it.
  21. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing
  22. BL

    BostonLocal

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good spot in the North End! Recommend!
  23. J

    Jordan

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nadir our server was amazing. He couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was pretty good, some dishes better than others. Excellent meatballs, pork loin, swordfish, and calamari. Decent veal parm, risotto, and orecchiette.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  25. RA

    RitaA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t enjoy The food. Everything was awful. Too pricy for the quality of food. Very bad experience. Unfortunately the review were good but it’s not the case.
  26. c

    champ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The night we ate there, they were slammed with customers. The staff did an amazing job under stressful, demanding conditions, and the food was great!
  27. RE

    RiaE

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was amazing!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good was really good. The bathroom is old, dirty and lacked basic supplies like soap and paper towels.
  29. CC

    CarolynC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance and the food was delicious. Price was very reasonable We definitely will go back.
  30. MR

    MyraR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great. Would definitely recommend. The windows were opened for open air dining. We thoroughly enjoyed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great Meal, had the seafood Fradivalo, lots of seafood. Personally I really liked the sauce as I thought it was spicy but by no means over powering. Would go again for sure
  32. S

    Stevemacfla

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shakira was amazing as w As the food Keep up the good work
  33. x

    xoxo

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AWESOME FOOD!!! Everything we had tasted like grandma made it!! We cannot wait to go back and try more things on their menu!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    My 2 Sons and I dined at Riccardo’s last night, and we received disappointingly poor service. Our reservation was booked for 7:00, but we weren’t seated until 7:30. That wasn’t a particularly big deal, but we were crammed into a small table outside of the main dining area. Unfortunately, things got worse from there. We ordered simply; 1 appetizer and 3 entrees, but waited well over an hour to be served. All told, it was over 2 hours from our scheduled reservation to the time we signed our check. The food was quite good, but the service experience overshadowed it. The picture is of the main dining area, which we weren’t a part of.
  35. J

    Jenlynn

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this place! The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was perfect and the service was incredible! One of the highlights of our trip to Boston
  36. MD

    MarkD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Food and Service were excellent. The food was absolutely delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    The food tasted good however service was limited but friendly
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Amazing Atmosphere!
  40. TK

    TracyK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Riccardo's, we were seated right away at a window table. The menu is not over whelming and has some great house dishes. We ordered the eggplant rollatini app to share, you could actually have it as a meal with a side salad. I ordered the house made gnocchi with a light red sauce, veal and mushrooms. It was amazing and enough for 3 people to share. The Lasagna and Veal Parm were also excellent choices. Thank you Tom for a great evening, look forward to our next visit.

FAQs

Riccardo's is rated 4.5 stars by 1514 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
Google Map for Riccardo's

175 North Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    North End

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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: (877) 646-6735

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