Since it's opening in January of 1980, Riccardo's Ristorante has
become a favorite location for Northwest diners seeking
truly authentic Italian cuisine.
Owners Riccardo and Georgette Spaccarelli, married in 1969, bring
with them a long history of passion for family and the Italian
dining tradition. Both nurtured their culinary insights from
the early beginnings, where family dining was not just about
eating, but more about an event. The couple paid particular
attention to Nonna Rica, Riccardo's grandmother, who handed down
the cherished family recipes.
Their strong interest in cooking and pride in Italian heritage led
them into opening their first restaurant in Logan, Utah, which
they ran from 1973 to 1978. Their unending interest in the
restaurant field brought them to Lake Oswego, where they continue
to keep with refined traditions of Italian cuisine and Family at
The menu features a wide range of classic central Italian meals,
including lasagna, pasta with pesto and vitello parmigiano.
Other shopworn standards include vitello saltimbocca with fatless,
medium-rare veal medallions studded with fresh sage, fontina and
prosciutto; a two-fisted spaghetti con ragu arrives with Marche
Perhaps the most popular feature of the restaurant is its wine
selection, considered by some wine experts as one of the most
extensive Italian selection in the Pacific Northwest. The
Spaccarellis take great pride in traveling to Italy each year,
visiting wine producers and selecting wines that will best
complement their style of cooking.
family-style restaurant seats 55 and is adorned with candles and
Italian prints and travel posters on the walls. With weather
permitting, the outside seats 75 on a terra-cotta tiled floor with
fountains at the center.