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Da Ricardos

122 Bayswater Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
+61 3 9725 0112
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average33%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
3 days ago
“High standards and great atmosphere”
3 Feb 2018
“Court Monthly Feed”
Opens in 6 min
Italian, International, Sri Lankan, Australian, Asian
$$ - $$$
122 Bayswater Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Da Ricardos
1. Our local "little gem"
" if you are looking for a function or dining with a larger group"
Neil T
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2. Never disappointing
"We've never had a bad experience here. The food has always been good "
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3. Excellence
"Was great food."
Cody M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This suburban restaurant is a real find. It is family run, with chef Ricardo being an absolute stickler for quality. We loved the excellent mussels in Napoli sauce entree and the Venison main course. Most of the menu is very traditional, but with a mix...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We've been coming to Da Ricardos for a number of years - I wouldn't say "often", but but we've certainly been more than once. We've never had a bad experience here. The food has always been good and there is a good range on the...More

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Steve M, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you for the feedback. We try to be as attentive as possible without being intrusive. We look forward to having you back soon

Reviewed 4 February 2018

It's been around 3 years since our last visit. We need to shorten our time on visits great menu choice for all on our Visit there were seven of us three went for Veal Parmigiana's True veal light in colour buetifully cooked. 3 had Chicken...More

Thank Greg D
Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for the feedback Greg. Glad to have you back after 3 years. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed this unassuming restaurant several times. Food is usually good value for money (especially the steaks) and staff are always attentive and courteous. During our last visit, the venue was quite busy and meals took approximately an hour to arrive. By no means...More

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Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hello we are sorry to see this. Not sure when this occured but doesnt sound entirely correct. If you could give us the date so we can investigate this. It would be much appreciated. The owner is the chef so I am not sure this...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had a birthday dinner here. Haven't dined here for a few years. Disappointed the pizza oven has gone! The meals were generous serves and very well priced. I ordered the Chicken Avocado with a creamy sauce, it was nice, but the sauce was toooo...More

Thank Marpear
Steve M, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for the kind feedback. We understand some people eat less salt than others, can be hard to judge. The pizza oven was removed back in 2009 for extra seating. We try to keep it affordable so people can eat out more frequently without...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

As a first time patron I Visited the restaurant for a work function . I was very pleased with the service of the staff, the meals are lovely and all up a great night.

Thank Corrine S
Steve M, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you so much for the positive feedback So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you back soon

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a chance on this restaurant.. What can I say.. Extremely slow and inattentive service. Waited half an hour for coffee and cold drinks, had to track down staff. Waited an hour and a half for mains - not good enough. The...More

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Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed. A few things to clear up from our perspective - Our Bruschetta is not served with Balsamic Vinegar, it can be added if requested. - All Fish dishes including the Salmon comes with a butter sauce which...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Four of us sat down in a warm busy room looking around at the action. I was a good job we booked ahead as it was full. The menu was one of the reasons we chose this place and we were not disappointed. Food was...More

Thank Paul B
Steve M, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

One of our regular alternatives to cooking at home. We have dined here over the past 5 or more years although more regularly in the past year or two. This week I declined entree and went straight to the Saltimbocca Alla Romana, veal with prosciutto...More

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Steve M, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Was great food. Me and my partner both enojoyed our meals. The service was great staff had great personalities and sense of humor. Great atmosphere. Would reccomend to anyone.

1  Thank Cody M
Steve M, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback. Hope to see you back. I apologize for the late response, I got no alert for this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Italian, International, Sri Lankan, Australian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Bayswater Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maroondah  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9725 0112
  • E-mail
At Da Ricardo’s we strive to bring you authentic dishes from around the world along with friendly service, fresh produce all at a reasonable price. We all know how much we love to celebrate with family and friends, so we now offer an upstairs function room available for parties, weddings and almost all types of functions that require a special celebration. Da Ricardo’s is situated in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. It has brought something new and different to the suburb of Croydon South and its surrounding areas and in return our loyal regular customers along with the many new faces coming though have helped make it a huge success. Our aim is to make dining out an affordable experience that brings people together in a happy and comfortable environment. With such a unique atmosphere we have seen firsthand new friendships forged and many memories made. From weddings, birthday celebrations, conferences and so many other types of function, we are delighted to offer a range of options to suit your individual needs. Our upstairs function room can accommodate space for approx. 100-120 guests seated or 100-170 standing. Your guests will enjoy a mouth-watering selection of food and beverages. Da Ricardo’s also boasts excellent service with an experienced and professional team including an onsite function consultant; all this makes it a perfect venue for any event.
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