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Da Ricardos

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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USD 7 - USD 25
Italian, International, Sri Lankan, Australian, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed 2 July 2021

The three of us went to this local, supposedly Italian, restaurant for dinner on a cold Winter night. The place itself is modern and clean, but it was unpleasantly cold and although we asked for the heater to be turned on, it stayed cold for...the reminder of our stay. The menu is extensive and dishes are reasonably priced. However, the quality of food left much to be desired. My daughter's spagetti marinara was not cooked properly and boasted a solitary prawn, several small calamari rings and tiny prawns. Almost unedible. Although she left just about all seafood on the plate, no question was asked as to why. She was too timid to complain. My wife's dish was ricotta and spinach cannelloni. The pasta was far too dry to be enjoyed. Only my dish, mussels, was great and is recommended. I was a bit apprehensive about the origin of mussels as I never had such huge ones ( even the famous Portarlington ones are half the size) but I was reassured that they were Australian. The staff were efficient and friendly. The kitchen staff including the Chef were attired in civilian clothes ( no aprons) which somehow did not fit the image of proper and professional workplace. On my departure I was presented with the wrong bill which of course was rectified. I shared my views about the food with a woman in charge who simply said that she would pass my comments to the Chef. The atmoshere of this restaurant deserves Four stars. The food Two stars.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021

Dined in at this restaurant tonight. The service was below average. The food come out cold, the wine was flat and the coffee was burnt. No one asked how our meal was and the girl who took our payment didn’t even ask how our meal...was even though she could see we had left most of our food uneaten. Will never dine here again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Go816356, Owner at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2021

It would have been much more helpful for you to be completely honest in your review but knowing that the local council food safety officer didn't back your claim, you have now resorted to leaving bad reviews across our review sites.

Reviewed 18 March 2021

Went to our local tonight, go there once a month. The Garlic bread, which is normally good, was inedible. The waitress said she would take it off the bill. Went to pay, she said she had to check with the boss. Came back and said...we had to pay even though we only had 2 bites , NOT OUR LOCAL GO TO ANYMOREMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Ordered here for the first time, fast preparation and delivery, reasonably priced, the garlic bread was small and as a hard as a rock but the penne carbonara was beautiful

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020

Excellent service and friendly atmosphere. The chef often comes around to talk to each table. There is a wide ranging menu and all the food is tasty.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

Have not been here for a long time. Tried it again on the recommendation of a friend who is local Nice ambience, friendly staff, and importantly very good food . Will be coming back again!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

A wonderfully tasty and warm meal that hits the spot. Well priced too. The atmosphere is comfortable and it’s quiet enough that you can hold a conversation without bothering anyone or being bothered by anyone. The chairs are comfortable and the tables large enough for...two or more. Parking is questionable so plan in advance. It’s light, fresh and I fully recommend this place. The huge fish tank is cool, too!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Was looking forward to a lovely evening with my husband on Valentine's Day only to be very disappointed. Entree of frozen solid oysters was returned to kitchen to then have the chef tell us that's how they serve them? Frozen! Main meals were not that...much better...flounder had a off/metallic taste and dry.Veal was over cooked and salad that came with it was just lettuce and tomato and cucumber...that's it.Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Hi, we've already replied to the many reviews across other platforms with our sincere apologies and explanation about the oysters to which we offered to correct the issue to which your partner refused. At no point did you let us know that you were unhappy...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Went to Da Ricardo’s for a girlfriends birthday, it was a large group around 30 people and we had booked well in advance. The service wasn’t good at all, different tables ordered at different times, so everyone recieved their orders at different times, it got...even worse when the manager came out to my friend and accused her of not booking, the way he spoke to my friend was absolutely disgusting, we had proof as she had messaged them through Facebook, he then said he didn’t check Facebook but we had a reply from the restaurant. After this event the bills got put on all our tables so we would leave! I will never return to this restaurant, the wait 45 minute wait for food was just crazy when other people were getting their door fairly quickly! I feel sorry for the wait staff who did a really good job!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Sorry to hear about your experience. We just to clarify a few points. - All tables are served at different times. As the tables were ready to order at different times. Unless a set menu is organised. We make the food when ordered and go...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

To say that this is a good restaurant, would be an understatement. From the friendly greeting when you first walk in, to the relaxed atmosphere while you are there. Time permitting the owner and staff may join you for a chat, covering all subjects. A...great selection of food, from the menu, which caters for all requirements. I have never been dis appointed since finding this fabulous place. If you live in the area, and want a great eat out, you have to look at Da Ricardos.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for the great feedback. Glad you love coming here. We definately look forward to having you back. We hope to see you soon.

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Yes, Da Ricardos offers takeaway services.

Da Ricardos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4