Ricardo's Restaurant | 2112 East Lake Road, Erie PA 16511



Outstanding Steaks - a Ricardo’s Tradition

Ricardo's Restaurant was opened in 1943 by two brothers. Their dedication to serving the finest steaks possible has been carried on for more than 60 years. Their steaks are hand-cut, grain fed western beef, cooked to tender, juicy perfection. Hearty Italian fare compliments the casual feel of this fine dining establishment. Their reputation for outstanding service and superb food is known across the country.

Chef Peter West began with Ricardo's in 1964 and purchased the restaurant in 1989. Approximately five years ago Cathy Merski joined Ricardo's as Peter West's partner. Together, they run one of Erie's most beloved restaurants.

Thank You, Erie, for your continued patronage. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to seeing you very soon.

Private Events

Ricardo’s Restaurant is the ideal place for your special gathering. Our comfortable, yet spacious restaurant comfortably accommodates up to 100 guests for your private party or occasion. We routinely host:

+ Sports Banquets
+ Birthday Parties
+ Business Luncheons
+ Funeral Wakes
+ Wedding/Baby Showers
+ Graduation Celebrations
+ Anniversary Parties
+ Retirement Dinners
+ Receptions
+ Banquets

Business Location

Ricardo’s Restaurant
2112 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511



Kitchen Hours

Sunday and Monday - Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00 am

Loyal Ricardo’s Restaurant customers enjoying dinner while smiling and chatting with their waitress.

At Ricardo’s Restaurant, we offer more than just a place to eat! We treat our customers like friends. Our goal is for you to enjoy everything about your visit. That’s why we offer delicious food and fast, friendly service at reasonable prices.

Ricardo’s Restaurant building located at 2112 East Lake Road in Erie PA near General Electric.

Ricardo’s Restaurant is located just two blocks west of Franklin Avenue on East Lake Road. We’re less than ten minutes away from Perry Square in the heart of downtown Erie, PA. We’re easy to find and offer plenty of free parking. Come see us soon. You’ll be glad you did!

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At Ricardo’s Restaurant, we’re always glad to host your private event.  Call today for more details or to make a reservation 814-455-4947.