The open app had several glitches, but the manager was very understanding and sat us down rather quickly. It was Monday night and we were surprised to se as many families eating dinner. It was nice because we had out three year old. I assume that the weekend would draw a different crowd. Excellent food, and perfect portions.
Wonderful meal and service! Can’t wait to come back when the white truffles arrive 😊
The food here is excellent and you can not go wrong with anything on the menu
Service was a little slow at the start [taking and providing drink order, taking dining order], but afterwards was really superb, as was the Manhattan, the carpaccio, and the orichetta con cinghale.
The noise level was on the high side. I would suggest the addition of table cloths to calm things down a bit. I know it would cost more. Maybe that is why most restaurants in Italy charge for “pane and copper to.”? I would be fine with an extra charge for the resulting quietness. And I would advice not taking a table near the kitchen.
Consistently great food and great service!
Zucchini flowers were delicious. Trout special and osso bucco we ordered were solid. If you like Affogato, definitely order but a couple can easily split one order!
I love everything about Riccardo's; it is one of my favorite Chicago restaurants.
My go to neighborhood restaurant. The place was packed and the service was spot on. The server make some great suggestions on pairing. The courses came out timely.
My favorite Italian restaurant in the city
Had a wonderful dining experience at Riccardo and will go back for sure!
We visit Riccardo Trattoria 1-2 times each year for the past 4 years. We have never been disappointed in any respect. It is a small place but with the noise level it remains conversation friendly but sufficiently private. Consistently excellent!
I have been there a number of times through the years and the quality is always outstanding. For my money, they have the best bolognese in the city, hands down. In fact, I lived in Italy for a time, and I never had better when I lived there either. I try other dishes off other people's plates whenever I go - and they are all excellent as well - but I don't think I'll ever go there and not order the bolognese.
Always the best experience.
Excellent as always
Excellent variety. Each dish prepared as requested. Friendly, knowledgeable server.
We found the food to be bland, and unenjoyable. We tried a few dishes and none of them stood out. Typically I will take left overs with me, but we disliked it so much we couldn’t see eating this food again.
As always, the food was delicious, the service extraordinary and the atmosphere warm and inviting.
Cute place, a Lincoln Park classic. Solid Italian food, good wine list.
Had a piece of plastic in my desert. At first the restaurant was mot going to even make the desert
no charge, but after speaking to the manager
the desert was made no charge. At most other
restaurants the whole meal would have been no charge. Instead the manager explained that the desert came in a plastic container and when the
item was served from the container the server must
have gotten some of the plastic. Not really concerned
where the plastic came from. The whole experience
made for a bad evening. Would not go back and would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Great service by an excellent waiter! Food was good, but not up to par w previous experiences
Food at Ricardo’s is always good. The osso buco is a mainstay and did not disappoint. I tried the Tiramasu for the first time and I realized that I have been missing out, it was one of the best I have had. Very friendly wait staff and they were very nice to the kids that were at our table.
Over the top food. The best Italian in Chicago. The menu had a great selection of items in it and everything we picked was spot on. Nice wine selection as well.
Excellent food - I had the pappardelle with duck ragu, and my husband had the pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon with pasta. Server lacked personality, however, and just did his business with little/no interaction when we tried to engage him. Place was empty when we arrived for our 5pm reservation but by the time we left the restaurant was full. Value was good for us because we were able to use opentable rewards.
Very nice spot for a quality meal in a lively setting!
Very disappointing. It was my husband’s birthday and they were very accommodating to get us and our three teens a table on a busy night. 5 of us were squeezed into a small table. We all ordered pasta and it was disappointing. Of the 4 items ordered, only one tasted great. The service was very professional but the server could see we were not really enjoying the food. We should have gone to the Riccardi across the street maybe it would have been a better experience. My guess is the non pasta dishes may be less risky. We just were not impressed.
Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Great service. It’s what dining experience should be.
Outstanding food and service, will visit again soon!
Riccardo Trattoria always provides a wonderful dining experience. The service is outstanding and the food is exceptional.
We had a great waiter who helped us choose our meal. The squash blossom stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto was a wonderful appetizer. I also enjoyed the parpadelle pasta with a beef ragu. All in all I would guess most everything is really good.
Excellent food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit again.
Absolutely delicious food! Exceptional, attentive service that wasn’t intrusive! Lovely Tuscan atmosphere. A wonderful dining experience! Delightful!
It was great. It was very extra good. It was super special.
We brought some friends here recently and they were amazed how excellent everything was!
The service was excellent over the entire meal. They paid attention to all 6 of us in our party and attended to every detail. The food was outstanding and the management and wait staff added to the incredible dining experience. I would definitely recommend and return again.
Delicious as always! Thank you!
A little noisy in the beginning because we arrived at “rush hour”. Better later when some customers had left. Excellent food and very friendly service. A real pleasure for Europeans like us to find a restaurant that focuses on quality and not only on quantity... Also very nice wine list.
In many ways, this is a typical Italian "red sauce joint," only the food quality is exceptional and the vast menu offers many options. The ambience is right out of the Godfather... and the service is old world, yet welcoming and professional. Looking forward to our next visit...
As always - fantastic.
We heard so many good things about Riccardo Trattoria. However, we were less than impressed. The food was good, but nothing outstanding. I had the Saltimbocca and it was good, but came out with two potato wedges. Odd plating and disappointing for the money. There were six of us at dinner and nobody in the group thought there food was more than average. Service was okay, but not very attentive.