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Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria

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110 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852-2503
+1 978-453-2777
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Massapequa Park, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in town from NYC to visit our daughter at UMass Lowell. Professor of our daughter recommended Riccardo's as an excellent place to eat. So glad we went and found the food to be superb! Atmosphere, Service and Food was sooooo Amazing. Will go back soon!!!!!

Thank Joanne N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

We recently dined at Ricardo's because of the recommendation we were given from Eric at the front desk at the Inn and Conference Center. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed as we sat at the bar to wait for the rest of our party. The owner gave great recommendations to our wine selections. After the rest of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Visiting Lowell on business, Ricardo's was recommended to us as a nice Italian place that also had a Kerouac connection (what in Lowell doesn't, right). The ambiance is great--warm yellows, adorable bar, and a welcoming clientele of well-dressed older Lowell residents. Excellent selection of wines (and a generous pour) and a diverse menu with good specials. I had the house... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This will be.our last visit to an establishment whose glory days are gone. The kitchen and wait staff was overwhelmed by a larger than usual crowd. Except for the portobello mushroom appetizer, which was excellent, all other dishes were very disappointing. This included filet mignon, pork braciolla, and veal marsala. Even the creme brulee desserts were below average.

1 Thank Allen P
Lowell, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Ricardo's is definitely a place to go if you want a great meal at a great price. It's not a place to go if you're in a rush as the service is a little slow but that could have been due to the fact our college student waiter had only been a waiter for 3 weeks. My wife and I... More 

1 Thank John H
North Chelmsford, Mass
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was our second visit to Ricardo's. It has a very nice atmosphere with a bar (at which you can eat) on one side and a dining room on the other. The menu is not very large, but there are always several specials. The specials are definitely your best bet. I had a mushroom lasagna (which I couldn't finish, so... More 

Thank Ambassador_Kosh
los angeles
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Fabulous food! North end quality. Wonderful service! Quaint atmosphere. What a wonderful find without having to go all the way into town! Ricardo is always at the door to greet you and the quality of the food never fails to satisfy!

Thank girlygirlz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Was up in the area overnight since my daughter was running a marathon and we decided to eat here since the reviews were all good. We didn't have a reservation but they accommodated us since we were eating early anyway. Nice selection of dinners and reasonably priced. The owner suggested a wine for us that he has "off" the wine... More 

Thank UsaBusytravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a hidden gem that makes pasta to order and is better than anything I have had in the North End and for under $20 you get the best lobster ravioli with a jumbo shrimp and asparagus added that is to die for. The atmosphere is very nice and wine selection is fabulous. They also have wonderful salads and... More 

Thank Russ G
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

The qualities I use to rate a restaurant are food, service and value. Ricardo's has lost their stellar bartender Dennis so, the service aspect has gone down. We have been back since Dennis has left, but miss his unprompted delivery of rocks with the drinks, the home made potato chips and a glass of water. I feel like we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-453-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?