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2112 East Lake Road, Erie, PA
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:15 pm
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SE Michigan
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ricardo's is like visiting the past. I had never been to Ricardo's before but it felt like I was going back to a time when life was simple and easy. I loved it! There is no pretense about Ricardo's, my guess is that not much has changed since the 1950's and that is just the way it should be. If... More 

Thank lovesfood13
Westfield, New York
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at Ricardo's since I was a child. It was one of my Father's favorite restaurants and I still enjoy it to this day. Their spaghetti and meatballs are still one of the best around and their steaks are excellent. The price is right. The service is good. All is clean and well tended. It is not... More 

Thank Rick M
Warren, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The cube steak sandwich on fresh Italian bread was very tender and tasty. The French fries were incredible - not one was left on our plates! The salad was very fresh and the Ittalian dressing was delightful. The waitress was very courteous and good. We will definitely go back.

Thank Paula C
Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Good find with steak a bit pricey but it was good. I got shrimp and steak. Family friendly place busy during dinner hours.

Thank pokie32
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I have never been treated so rude in a restaurant by one of the owners and a hostess. We increased our reservation a day and a half before New Year's Eve from 10 to 13. I was told that was fine. We get there and Pete the owner say right n front of us that let that 13 wait they... More 

Thank Donna F
Bredstedt, Germany
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Oct. 2. Very crowded, very nice place! Not low-priced. The food is EXCELLENT. I had a baked potato, a small steak and some perch, latter of which was very beautifully breaded. I assume the steak or filet was excellent,or I would have noticed. It was drowned by the perch. I do prefer my fish pure, but this was very good.... More 

Thank Muddleowl
Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Ricardo's is known for their steak and fried zucchini, neither of which are difficult to accomplish. I had steak here once and it was quite good. I am gluten free due to Celiac disease not because it's trendy and this place clearly knows nothing about it. At my last visit, I did not want to spend that much on a... More 

Thank eas258
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A friend told me about this restaurant. It looks like a mom and pop place, nothing fancy, but the food is delicious. We have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. The seafood is wonderful.

Thank Sheshw
Erie, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

For starters, the waitress took well over 5 minutes to even ask us if we wanted drinks. By the time she got to us we were all ready to order. We did have a large group, of 11, but at a minimum it would have been nice to be offered something to drink while we waited. They charge an extra... More 

Thank foodfitmom
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was 5 with my family and I'm 33 now. To this day one of my favorite restaurants in Erie . They have great food , anything from the filet to the chicken and ribs I promise you won't be disappointed . All the servers are great too the owner Pete is always out in... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2112 East Lake Road, Erie, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?