Riccardo Trattoria

8 Feb

Last night, Len, Benita and I shared an early Valentine’s Dinner at our favorite Riccardo Trattoria and took advantage of Chicago’s Restaurant Week special pricing. For just $33/person, we each selected three dishes from the ANTIPASTI, PASTA E RISOTTI, CARNE E PESCE, and DOLCI menus, and then shared them family style.

We have been patrons of Riccardos since it opened in early 2006, even before it had been granted its liquor license. We saw the sign on the door and were delighted that an authentic Italian restaurant was opening just blocks from home. And it has not disappointed – ever – probably because owner/chef Riccardo Michi began his career and ignited his passion at a young age in Milan in the family business and continues his passion today.

So what did we feast on?

For starters:


Followed by:


And finally dessert:


Delicious, fun, and lucky for us, a little trip to Italy just a few blocks from home. 

Buon Appetito and an early wish for a Happy Valentine’s Day!





16 Responses to “Riccardo Trattoria”

  1. jeanfromcalifornia February 8, 2018 at 4:31 PM #

    You and Len are lucky to live so near to this restaurant. We are currently Condo hunting and you have just added another neighborhood requirement. lol

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly February 8, 2018 at 7:47 PM #

      Best of luck on your search and being able to walk to a good restaurant is definitely a requirement!


  2. bestson808 February 8, 2018 at 4:49 PM #

    Aloha Judy,

    I remember this restaurant soooooo well. It’s on my list to visit the next time I am in “The Windy City”.

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly February 8, 2018 at 7:48 PM #

      Always a good idea, but don’t head in tomorrow as we are expecting 10-14 inches of snow!!! Enjoy the sunshine!


  3. jknotts7 February 8, 2018 at 5:59 PM #


    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. Bobbie Morgan February 8, 2018 at 6:02 PM #

    We know from 1st hand experience that it was amazing! We were fortunate to experience Riccardo Trattoria with Len and Judy on a visit to Chicago a few years ago. We go there every time we’re in Chicago, it is truly the best!!

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  5. Glenys and Peter February 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM #

    Green with envy. Miss you and our Chicago Ricardo’s but grateful to have our own version and namesake so close to us down under. Love and hugs

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly February 8, 2018 at 7:51 PM #

      Every time we eat there and hear them pounding the veal chop, we think of all the fun dinners we had there together. Miss you both also and Happy BD to Peter! xoxo


  6. ksodonoghue@aol.com February 8, 2018 at 7:46 PM #

    Thanks, Judy. I always enjoy your posts. Keep them coming. Hope all is well with you and your family, it certainly sounds that way. Cheers, Kathy Sheehan ODonoghue

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly February 8, 2018 at 7:53 PM #

      Hi Kathy, so nice to hear from you. Yes, all well here and hope the same with you! Thanks for writing!


  7. Royce Larsen February 8, 2018 at 9:06 PM #

    Thank you
    It appears to be Great pictures, of Great Food , at a Great Restaurant for two
    Great People!
    Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Julia February 8, 2018 at 9:53 PM #

    We’ll have to try that place! Looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

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