Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria

110 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 453-2777
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    Closed Monday. Live Conversational Jazz every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Attire Casual, No Jeans
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Live Music, Bar Scene
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines, Micro Brews
  • Banquet Facilities 50 - 100 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Payment Methods Amex Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa


RICARDO, our proprietor, is a well-seasoned traveler who has explored Italy and Sicily extensively. His love of the culture, the cuisine, and the wines of Italy have compelled him to open this Cafe Trattoria seven years ago. The word trattoria is derived from the French word traiteur, "to treat," which was applied to the activities of small cook shops. In Italy, the trattoria is a local eatery, less elegant than the ristorante and with a limited, seasonal menu prominently featuring the chef's specialties. Trattoria are traditionally family operated, modest in size and reasonable in price, though in recent years many trattoria have become large and quite fashionable. Ricardo's returns to the tradition of the family-operated trattoria. The atmosphere of the trattoria is reminiscent of the trattorias Ricardo has frequented in his travels in Taromina, Messina, Tuscany, Firenze, Livorno, Pisa, Citaveccia, Roma, and Venezia. A visit to Ricardo's is a guaranteed fine casual dining experience, influenced by the cuisines of every region of Italy. All the dishes offered are prepared to order, utilizing the finest and freshest ingredients available as selected by the chef. For North End-style dining in historic downtown Lowell, a visit to Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria is a must.

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Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 712.
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Date published: 2017-01-11
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Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meal, service and atmosphere!
Date published: 2016-12-28
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Date published: 2016-12-21
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Date published: 2016-12-21
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Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved that the owner came buy to say hi
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from food and service was excellent
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ambiance, food, and service were all excellent
Date published: 2016-10-27
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Date published: 2016-10-20
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