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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
2348 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 PM


Booked 36 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    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 2,348 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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  • Greater Boston

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2,348 Reviews
  1. LoriH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  2. Jeff

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. StaceyH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. Candace

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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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  6. HappyEater

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 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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  7. ElizabethP

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 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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  8. LawrenceW

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 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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  9. JimmyC

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 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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  10. ATar12

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 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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  13. JulieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 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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  15. LynneD

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 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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  16. AJPM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 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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  17. JB123567

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 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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  19. AlannahS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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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  20. Mikey

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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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  21. Alanaknh

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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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  22. RebeccaY

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

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

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  23. Paolo

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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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  24. LeonardoR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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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  25. Francis

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 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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  26. Snazzy

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 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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  27. FoodAndOenophile

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

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

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 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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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 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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  30. Mayflower

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 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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  31. JuliaI

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 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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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress Jordan was the best, she was sooo busy on this night and she really did a great job juggling all her tables. The food was just fine, nothing to rave about - we thought it was lacking a lot of flavor and the prices were a bit high - BUT we did love the service, the energy and the ambiance. It was packed and everyone was talking, Laughing and Having a great time. I think I would come again just for drinks or dessert!

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  33. 7ateNine

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was all cold when it came out. Could have used extra staff. They all seemed overwhelmed and running around like crazy with all the large parties

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  34. ChrisM

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our time here. Food was excellent. Our server Jordan was wonderful. Italian singers were a pleasant surprise. Very lively family energy.

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  35. JenniferB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lively atmosphere, waitstaff, music, and food were all exceptional! We had a fabulous night!

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  36. AndrewS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Tommy was our waiter and he made the experience even better. Our food came out quickly and was very well prepared. We were attended to with whatever we needed and Tommy made sure of that. Great place for any occasion.

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  37. EmilyMW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service really slow. Food was DELICIOUS! Overall, quiet and appropriate for a work dinner.

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  38. Roman

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food? DELICIOUS. I ordered the gnocchi with Veal and enjoyed a delicious, smooth bottle of chiati. Both very reasonably priced and delivered in flavor and portion size. Not crowded and moderately noisy but that was not a big issue. Aside from the flat screen at the bar and Taylor Swift playing on the radio. It was Great! We did go in the middle of the week. Maybe on a weekend, the music is different... only one way to find out! Highly recommend.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in, the staff made us feel welcome. The service was great and food is phenomenal! For appetizers we got fried calamari and eggplant rollatini and both were cooked to perfection. Main courses were gnocchi, seafood fra diavalo, fettuccini with chicken, and their take on chicken Marsala. I can't even begin to describe how good each dish was! I can not recommend this restaurant enough and we will most definitely be going back!!

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  40. AlexandraA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding!!! The restaurant was almost empty at 2pm, so we were worried it might be something wrong there. The opposite was the truth! And it got crowded within one hour. Fantastic meal, pleasant ambience and the Chef is simply God of the kitchen. Try their Tiramisu!

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FAQs

Riccardo's is rated 4.4 stars by 2348 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 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Riccardo's

175 North Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • 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
  • 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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