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Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria

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110 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852-2503
978-453-2777
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Downtown Italian Gem in Lowell

Great restaurant with an old-style Italian vibe and delicious food. The service was exceptional and each of our meals were delicious and somewhat unique for standard Italian fare. The only issue we had was parking, but fortunately found a spot in a small lot across the street. I would consider this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kclheart
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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Billerica, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant with an old-style Italian vibe and delicious food. The service was exceptional and each of our meals were delicious and somewhat unique for standard Italian fare. The only issue we had was parking, but fortunately found a spot in a small lot across the street. I would consider this one of the gems of downtown Lowell :).

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Chelmsford, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food and atmosphere at Ricardo's is like being in a large Italian household. Excellent dishes of all kinds. What your Noni made when you visited. Service is great sometimes a musical trio adds to the atmosphere. Recommend highly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Ricardo's with friends when we were in Lowell. The food was wonderful, I highly recommend the chicken parmasean or the chicken marsala. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was quaint, family Italian.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I took my wife and daughter here after reading some good reviews. We like Italian and seafood and it looked like a good combination. The location is very quaint and the ambiance is nice. The server was very attentive and helpful, but my complaints are directed at the kitchen. We were served bread and a dipping oil with lots of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wonderful ambiance, amazing food, fantastic wine and drinks! What more could anyone wish for? Bravo Ricardo! Well Done!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food at Ricardo's is truly amazing. We enjoyed a modestly priced delicious bottle of wine and for entrees and dessert. The ribeye special was a 14 ounce portion, the cod special was meaty yet light, the mushroom ravioli was not to heavy and the clams and chorizo was just spectacular. For dessert the tiramisu was spot on. The hazelnut... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband, Walter, and I had a Gift Certificate which we decided to use last night. We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent - I had the rack of lamb and Walter had a special - blackened ribeye. Our server, Samantha was wonderful . . very attentive. We loved the atmosphere and the drinks were reasonably priced.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

had a very nice night i had veal parm and pasta .it was great i eaten the mushroom ravioli and it is always great .but to my surprise they had music it was a friday .having this music really set the mood.that got me to have a night cap this was the best i would do this again. but i... More 

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North of Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I haven't eaten here recently but when I have gone the dishes on the menu are fantastic. They are individually prepared and you can tell - nothing here is pre-made but honestly if it was it would be fantastic. Ricardo's is also where I met my now husband for our first date. Can't wait to go back soon.

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went to an early dinner with a friend. The front door leads us into the bar area. The atmosphere was very homey. Lighting just right. Warm yellow painted walls which were adorned with paintings and scenes of Italy and Italian wines and food. We ordered fried calamari which was served with a pomodoro tomato sauce. The calamari was cooked perfectly... More 

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Additional Information about Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria

Address: 110 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852-2503
Phone Number: 978-453-2777
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: 978-453-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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