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2112 E Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511-1170
+1 814-455-4947
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“fried zucchini” (13 reviews)
“filet mignon” (7 reviews)
“rigatoni” (4 reviews)
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Italian, American
££ - £££
2112 E Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511-1170
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant that has been in Erie for a long time. Their menu is mainly Italian, seafood and steak. Their Servers are on top of it and very friendly. We had close to 20 if not more and we were all...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This restaurant specializes in steaks and their filet mignon is so good it melts in your mouth. With all the appetizers you get with your meal, if you leave hungry it's your fault. Their small filets run about $15 but they are marinated for a...More

Thank Jaredismyboy
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent Steaks and Filet Mignon. Fantastic Italian restaurant and the best Zucchini in the Lower 48 !!

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My family is all from Erie and this is the go to place for a nice meal. This restaurant goes quite a ways back. My grandparents, who were born in Scotland in 1884, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary there around 1954 and every time we...More

Thank Thelrose
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were camping with friends in Erie and found this place online, so we decided to go to Richards's for dinner on a Thursday evening. As expected, it was a fairly large facility with a quaint, no frills appearance, and every table occupied with satisfied...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is not a fancy place. Simple, but nice, family steak house with an Italian flare. All 4 of our filets were prepared perfectly. Not a small feat. The fried zucchini is outstanding. The home fries are also delicious. Prices, considering the quality, are very...More

Thank john-e-boo
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We stayed locally and they r commended we eat here. We did not enjoy our meal. Service was efficient but felt that although they said all the right things, they were going through the motions. Tables had plastic tablecloths and the interior is really dated....More

2  Thank Tappy Feet
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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....More

Thank dalefromohio
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank jsignorino
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Phone Number: +1 814-455-4947
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