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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 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
About the best Italian Food in Lowell area

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
phyllis90
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Billerica, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Whenever my wife and I have a special occasion, we have dinner at Ricardo's. The food is excellent, Dennis, the bartender has an amazing ability to remember what his customers like and he makes excellent, generous drinks, the dining side is romantic, and the bar is packed on Friday and Saturday nights, and they have live jazz on Fridays. If... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I will go to Ricardo's every few months. There is live music weekend nights. We like to sit at the bar. Dennis the bartender is amazing. He remembers the new wine I tried and liked a few months back. We don't even bother with the menu and just get the specials. The meals are really big. We... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Ricardos offers some good basic Italian dishes at good value and usually appealing daily specials (typically non Italian and a little pricy). The red suace is a little sweet for my liking but the lighter sauces are good. The atmosphere is rustic without TV's and they have live music on weekends. I believe this place would do better if the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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