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PRICE RANGE
£12 - £19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traditional family run Italian that serves traditional sicilian food cooked by the main himself Ricardo! Delicious fresh food - I had a fish soup to start and a meaty pizza freshly made sicilian pizza - delicious can’t fault it - support this local Italian! Really...worth the visitMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

A Little gem We came here o raccomendation And the food wine and service superb The chef Is out standing the lobdster Was massive the wine and service best of the best Thankyou chef Riccardo PS. We Just visited his cooking Channel and my wife...cant stop whatching It Ricardos kitchen cucina rusticaMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

What a lovely little restaurant i was amazed the wine the food the service and chef riccardo amazing he also has a wonderful cooking Channel for italian food lovers

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Can’t fault this restaurant - always a warm welcome from Ricardo, brilliant food in an authentic setting at reasonable prices. Definitely need to visit again soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Wow it's a diamond of a restaurant the chef is fantastic friendly and professional we had a barolo wine 🍷 on his recommendation the steak wow see you soon chef Ricardo oo by the way I love his cooking channel You can check out his...channel on the restaurant website ☺️More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

First time here, for dinner ahead of a show at The Palace Theatre. Cosy, authentic, attentive service, fairly priced and excellent food! We’ll be back for sure - would highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

FOOD WAS FANTASTIC! Really friendly staff. I had a ribye steak and it was one of the best I've had, also tasting my friends dish I can quite happily said some of the the best Italian food I've had since going to Italy... Real home...feel.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Our first visit and definitely won’t be our last! Greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. Our food was very tasty; garlic bread, stuffed peppers, steak, Mar E Monte, lemon cheesecake. Absolutely fantastic! Service was impeccable. Cannot praise this restaurant enough.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

I had a delightful late-night meal at Riccardo's Cucina Rustica! The pizzas were mouthwatering, boasting a perfect crust that was crispy and tender. The toppings were fantastic, and each bite was an explosion of flavor. I couldn't get enough of the deliciousness!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Can't recommend this place enough - stumbled upon it about five years ago with a friend that was looking for somewhere that catered for those with Celiac disease....was fantastic for her and we've been back several times each year - always fabulous food, and a...lovely warm welcome.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Ricardo's Kitchen Cucina Rustica in Westcliff-on-Sea is a standout Italian restaurant, renowned for its authentic Sicilian and Southern-Italian dishes. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the food is exceptional. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

We always receive a warm and friendly sicilian welcome at Ricardo's and love eating here. The food is always delicious with great specials available every time. Very much recommended 👌

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

From the moment you enter Ricardo’s you are overwhelmed with a sense of the true meaning of the word rustic: the hustle and bustle of the open kitchen; the warm greeting when you enter; the range of ages gathered around tables all hint at a...trip to your cousin’s house in the country. There is an authenticity to a trip to Ricardo’s-you can’t fake what they have. I dined there recently with five friends on a Wednesday night before Christmas. We were greeted like old friends but then, that’s the way everyone is greeted at Ricardo’s. Although the restaurant was busy that night with families celebrating with relatives and a scattering of couples enjoying some pre-christmas quiet, we were quickly welcomed with drinks, smiles and menus. I went for Calamari which tempted my tastebuds before Tagliatelle Arabiatta continued my Sicilian journey. A simple meal but that’s what Ricardo does well: simple, honest food, cooked with care and well sourced ingredients and a nod to his homeland in most every dish. I don’t want to tell you about the dessert because I promised myself I wouldn’t have one but it was Sicilian and delightful just like our whole evening at Ricardo’s-we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Had the most enjoyable evening. Great food and atmosphere. Enjoyed the carbonara and wine very much.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

What an amazing spread of food. It was so relaxing and the food is mouth watering. So delicious , we left more than satisfied!! I would recommend this place for anyone. Staff are so friendly and you enjoy their company as well Thanks

Date of visit: December 2023
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There’s plenty of free parking on the road at the front of the restaurant
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Yes they do serve alcohol, best garlic bread as well ;)
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Riccardo's steaks at the Pizzeria are AMAZING - so thick and juicy and cooked to perfection. You can have them with a bit of spaghetti bolognesse, or you can choose to have a steak with sliced fried potatoes. You can... More
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RICARDO'S KITCHEN CUCINA RUSTICA, Westcliff-on-Sea - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Ricardo's Kitchen Cucina Rustica offers takeaway services.

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Ricardo's Kitchen Cucina Rustica is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5