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Da Ricardos

122 Bayswater Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
+61 3 9725 0112
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
Italian, International, Sri Lankan, Asian, Australian
$$ - $$$
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 6 days ago 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...More

Thank 218georgias
Steve M, Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Restaurant's Favourite
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

Thank john3136
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 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...More

Thank john b
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.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Absolutely the worst restaurant we have ever been to. Hair in our main, no apology,still tried to make us pay. The cook is not qualified, the staff all crammed around their cctv saying they were looking for how WE put the hair in our food,...More

Thank michael b
Go816356, General Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

We apologize for this experience but honestly we’ve had a couple of issues like this pop us in the past few weeks and after 13 years of having no previous issue like this, we’ve worked with our local council to ensure extra precautionary measures have...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Met here with a group of friends, very accommodating staff, good choices on the menu and we were very impressed that all guests at each table were served at the same time. It’s a family run restaurant, waiting staff were all efficient and well informed...More

Thank Sheila R
Go816356, General Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you very much for the positive feedback Sheila. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We dined last night with family, haven’t been there before but service by staff was very attentive, good range of food choices and the owners were quite lovely, it was nice to have them come to our table personally and ask how everything was and...More

Thank rmka3137
Rossette M, General Manager at Da Ricardos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback, its always nice to hear, we don't always get a chance to check in on every table but we do try. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

What a great local find! We had a delicious meal, service was great and the owners took the time to check several times if everything was okay. We had a great night out and will definitely be going back to work our way through their...More

Thank susan2010_9
Reviewed 2 July 2018

When we visit relatives from interstate, we usually dine at Da Ricardo's and we are never disappointed. Service is always attentive and the meals are of good proportions and value. Ambience is friendly and happy. A nice place for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Our...More

Thank mcarruthers94
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank yvwords
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Italian, International, Sri Lankan, Asian, Australian
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
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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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