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2112 E Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511-1170
11:00 - 20:15
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warren, ohio
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here for a very late lunch and we quite pleased with the choices. One of us had ravioli and the other had beef tenderloin tips with mushrooms. As with all Italian restaurants, you live or die by the sauce and Ricardo's is great. It had some sweetness to it, which made it stand out from many others. A... More 

Thank dalefromohio
Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We tried going elsewhere tonight, but being Monday, others were closed. We went to Ricardo's and had a great meal. With our meal you get bread, zucchini, and a small dish of pasta. I got the filet and shrimp special. I feel that they have the best filet in Erie, period. The shrimp were butterflied and nice sized. The home... More 

Thank jsignorino
Erie, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you want an excellent steak, Ricardo's is the place. The secret is in the marination that gives the steak it's taste. Breaded and fried zucchini is a staple.

Thank edbacad
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ricardo's is the only restaurant where everyone in my extended family has the exact same order: the zucchini sticks as an appetizer and the Filet Mignon as an entree. It's a staple of Erie, has been under the same management for years and years, and consistently serves excellent food. I love coming here when I'm in town. They advertise as... More 

Thank Explorers36
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful local restaurant that I need to go to more often. For the record, this is the only place I eat zucchini. ..the fried zucchini is just superb. Tender steak and a great chicken parm. My wife tells me the seafood is quality too. Don't forget about Ricardo's!

Thank CapnPitt
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I was dining here with a group of three friends. We were celebrating the retirement of two of us. Our meal was excellent, but we all witnessed something that shook us to the core. We saw a server chase a customer out to the parking lot and proceed to throw the tip the customer left at this customer. She said... More 

Thank 121347
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with friend and sister enjoyed the food and the service was great! Eat every time I come to Erie. Lunch specials are great and varied.

Thank gal6533
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Erie to eat . The staff is great Gina is normally are waitress and she she very nice very accommodating and always has a smile which is very nice compared to some of the other local places where waitress dont seem to like their job or even want to be at work lets talk... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food is really, really good. The prices are reasonable. Might be the best filet you ever had! It gets busy on the weekends so you need reservations.

Thank PeggyPA1
SE Michigan
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:15
11:00 - 20:15
11:00 - 20:15
11:00 - 20:15
11:00 - 20:15
11:00 - 20:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2112 E Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511-1170
  • 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?