What You'll Get
When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine at Riccardo's Ristorante.
Riccardo's serves authentic and hearty Italian fare in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Explore surf-based starters like the calamari fritto, an antipasti dish dressed in lightly fried squid ($12), before moving on to earthbound entrees like the costata di vitello—grilled veal chop stuffed with imported prosciutto di parma and mozzarella and topped with a rich shallot and port wine demiglace ($34). Delicate pasta options include the ravioli ripieni con aragosta, which features light, lobster-filled pasta pillows slumber-party sparring with gulf shrimp in a creamy scampi sauce ($24). Sample sweet dessert cannolis and cakes to finish your meal, or order an internationally sourced coffee to reawaken taste buds that are nodding off or drooling.
A cozy gem nestled in the historic North End, Riccardo's boasts a romantic atmosphere fit for date night. Pull up a chair next to one of the dining room's large windows, or sit at the stone-topped bar finished with warm wood accents and Florentine–inspired touches. The restaurant's Freedom Trail location makes for accessible eating and, of course, an ideal launching point for ding-dong-ditching Paul Revere's house.
Riccardo’s Restaurant was featured by North End Boston; although Yelpers give it an average of 2.5 stars, Citysearchers give it a 3.5-star average and TripAdvisors give it an average of three owl eyes:
- Ricardo’s is one of the few remaining family-run, family-oriented North End restaurants offering fine Italian cuisine – the way it used to be – to an extraordinarily loyal and appreciative clientele. – North End Boston
- It was a tasty experience from beginning to end, including the desert. – tmhome100, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for alcohol. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.