Welcome to Riccardo’s by the Bridge

Indian Corn Pumpkins Mmmmm, Pumpkin Pie Jumbo Shrimp Hot Crusty Bread Table Setting with White Roses Beautiful Topiary Table Seting Bride and Groom Kiss Carving Board - Roast Beef Groom’s Boutonniere Exchange of Rings Beautiful Bride Whiskey on the Rocks
Autumn Scarecrow Autumn Berries Thanksgiving table Lemon Wedge in Cocktail Glass Bride and Groom Kiss Beautiful Place Setting Bride with Bouquet Beautiful Table Setting Tossed Salad with Fancy Greens Martini Bridal Bouquet Table Setting Fruit and Cheese Platter
Pumpkin Cart Thanksgiving Leaves Autumn Maple Leaf Champagne Table Setting Champagne Toast Pasta with Clams Grilled Salmon Flower Arrangement 1950’s Wedding Couple Wedding Rings and Roses Beautiful Red Table Dressing Bride digging in to dessert Table Setting

Riccardo’s by the Bridge is the Queens caterer where your elegant affair does not have to cost a fortune.

In our landmark Astoria, Queens catering facility, we cater weddings, corporate banquets, meetings, parties and social events of all types. We place a special emphasis on providing the highest–quality service at the lowest price, always staying true to the Riccardo’s philosophy that wonderful food and excellent service should be as inexpensive as possible.

From the moment you arrive at Riccardo’s By The Bridge you will see why this Astoria, Queens catering landmark has been the setting for over 50 years worth of memories. Riccardo’s is the perfect banquet hall, able to host an event of any size, from a gathering of 50 to a grand affair of over 400 guests. Located just two minutes from the Triboro Bridge (now the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) and snug in the heart of historic Astoria/Long Island City, Riccardo’s is convenient to Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, and enjoys several mass transit connections. On–site Valet parking for all your guests make the convenient trip even more so.

As part of our Wedding package, Riccardo’s is proud to offer each bride an exclusive, spacious Bridal Suite complete with an intimate cocktail hour, open bar and closed circuit color TV that scans the reception so that you and your bridal party may enjoy your own private time in style. Just imagine…never missing even one moment of your wedding reception!

If you’re planning a special event, you owe it to yourself to be pleasantly surprised at Riccardo’s, where your elegant affair can also be inexpensive.

Business & Corporate Events

Have special requirements for your business event? Just ask us. We’re here to help you in any way we can.

Our History

We’ve been creating memories since 1951. We must be doing something right for generations of customers to keep coming back! Here's our story…

Brides & Grooms

Plan your dream wedding at Riccardo’s by the Bridge.


Testimonials

  • Thank You from the Bottom of Our Hearts

    We want to say that without all of you our wonderful day would not have been possible!

    You guys were awesome!

    Thank you so very much for everything. God Bless!

    With all our love,
    Mr. & Mrs. Santiago

  • My 65th Birthday Party

    Thank you so much for making my 65th Birthday party special. As usual the food was very good. I had a wonderful time. We will have more parties at Riccardos soon. Everyone was great!

    Love,
    Carol & Manny

  • Shannon Gaels GAA

    On behalf of Shannon Gaels I sincerely thank you for helping us have yet another very successful Dinner Dance and sucha  fantastic first journal.

    Our existences and development of this Club would be impossible…

    Yours Sincerely,
    Colin Mathers
    Shannon Gaels GAA Chairman

  • Thanks from Astoria Lutheran School

    Dear Mark,

    On behalf of Astoria Lutheran School of Grace Lutheran Church, I want to thank you for your generous support for our recent "Amazing Celebration." Once again, we have benefited from your kindness and…

    Sincerely,
    Mary-Elaine Leake
    Director

  • Our Riccardos Family

    To the Riccardos Gang (Family),

    The Joe Ricevuto gang had a ball last night! The D.J. was excellent, the food fabulous, and real nice service. Also nice to meet you all, it was a pleasure to talk and joke with…

    All my love to you all,
    Joe Ricevuto
    Jackson Hghts, NY

  • McClancy H.S. & Sandy Victims Thank You!

    Dear Mark,

    Thank you for your continuous support and very kind and generous donation for our 29th Annual Fall Auction that was held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Riccardo's by the Bridge in Astoria, NY. Your…

    Sincerely,
    Bridget King & Beth Sexton
    Co-Presidents

  • Thanks from Psi Upsilon

    Dear Tony,

    This past year has been difficult for us; without a central home we are no longer able to easily host events and congregate as a brotherhood. Psi Upsilon's biannual Spagdin is a longstanding tradition of…

    Yours in bonds,
    The Brothers of the Lambda Chapter

  • Bryant High School 50th Reunion Class of ‘62

    Dear Mark,

    Bryant High School's Class of 1962 held its 50-year reunion at Riccardo's on October 13, 2012. Thanks to you and your staff, the event far surpassed the expectations of both the Reunion Committee and the…

    With many thanks,
    Dale Corey
    Chair, Class of '62 Reunion Committee

  • Thank You for a Wonderful Wedding!

    Dear Mark & Riccardo's team,

    We want to thank you for the wonderful evening we had for our wedding. Everything was perfect and very well organized, above all our expectations! …There are no words to thank you for…

    Sincerely,
    Biljana & Oleg Avramovic

  • 35 Year High School Reunion

    Dear Mark,

    It's been one month since our 35th High School Class Reunion on July 7th which tool place in the Suburban Room and I must tell you that we are all still talking about the huge success of the event. I…

    Sincerely,
    Dianna & Eliezer Maldonado
    Eli Whitney Class of 1977

  • My Wedding

    My Wedding was August 4 2012. I would like to give a special thanks to Eleanor and Mark, who made that night a night to remember! Eleanor you said it best: we did not have anything to worry about, and yes we're going…

    Ana and Ricardo Maynard

  • Better and Better

    Tiffany Room, May 27th 2012- the venue for my husband's Suprise 60th Birthday party. It was a fantastic afternoon - Ray and all our guests had a great time. This was all thanks in large part to the Management and…

    Sincerely,
    Raymond and Karen Miller

  • Our Daughter’s Sweetest 16!

    …From the very first moment we entered Riccardo’s as possible clients we were treated so well, especially by Tony and Mark.

    During our months of preparation, every concern, every question, every fear was addressed…

    Ernesto & Iris Perez

  • My 90-year-old Mother’s Surprise Birthday Party!

    On Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2011, we experienced a magnificent party given for my mother. This "Surprise" Birthday Party for a 90 year old was an ambitious task, but your gracious professionalism made it a…

    Yours truly,
    Patricia Mack & Family

  • Thanks to Eleanor, Tony and John

    Thank you so very much for your professionalism during my wedding preparations. Eleanor is a gem and a great asset to Riccardos. Thank you Tony for your generosity and kindness. And lastly, thanks to John for his hard…

    Warm Regards,
    Mr. & Mrs. R & M. Moss

  • A Sweet Sweet 16!

    Dear Tony,

    I wanted to thank you and your brother and your entire staff at Riccardos for making our daughter's Sweet 16 so special. The room, service and food were wonderful!

    All the…

    Sincerely,
    Dina Mangialino

  • Couldn’t Have Been Any Better!

    Tony & Mark…you both are certainly like family to me.

    Mark, you were with me through everything and so glad I had my buddy all day. It couldn't have been any better.

    Tony, you are amazing, always making sure that…

    ♥ Always,
    Heather Ann & Eric Cortes

  • Mom’s 90th Birthday

    Mark— the day we walked into Riccardos and met you we knew that's where we wanted to have our party. Your personality, professionalism and kindness made it a pleasure to plan our Mom's 90th Special Birthday.

    Thank…

    Thank you so much,
    Barbara and Ugo

  • Party Was A Blast

    Dear Sandy,

    You did it again! The party was a blast. Everyone loved it. Thanks again!

    Margaret Tucker

  • Amber Light Society

    Thank you all so much for a wonderful night on June 24th. All our guests raved about the delcious food and wonderful service. We really appreciate all you and your staff did tro help make our event a success!

    Thanks…

    Jaclyn and the Ladies of the
    Amber Light Society

  • Wonderful Party

    Thank you so much for the wonderful party and the use of the two rooms. The food was great and it was a fantastic evening and one which I will never forget!

    Warmest Regards,
    Charlie Lopresto

  • 25th Anniversary

    I want to personally thank you for all you've done to make our 25th Anniversary reception a success! The food, service and your staff—Sandy, Eleanor, Rosemarie and our Captain, Fausto, all assisted in catering to our…

    Thank You again,
    Joanne & Jim Viola (Castelli)

  • My Daughter’s 25th Anniversary

    Many thanks for helping me make my daughter's 25th Anniversary the success that it was.

    The tables were set to perfection along with everything we requested. The head wiater did a superb job.

    The food was…

    Sincerely Yours,
    Bridget Castelle

  • Hour Children

    On behalf of the entire Hour Children Family, I am writing to express my profound gratitude to you and your wonderful staff for helping us host such a successful fund raising event.

    The food was delicious, the staff…

    Sincerely yours,
    Sr. Teresa Fitzgerald, CSJ
    Executive Director

  • EQY Reunion

    Hi Tony,

    I wanted to drop you a note of thanks after this past Saturday's EQY Reunion at Riccardo's. You, your brother Mark, and the entire staff at Riccardo's did an outstanding job of accommodating us and making…

    Lisa K. Baumann

  • County Longford Social Club

    Dear Tony,

    On behalf of our President, Siobhan Henry, I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to you and all the staff who did a wonderful job for our annual affair Saturday, October 4. That is not to…

    Sincerely,
    Dave Ross
    Treasurer

  • Great Time at Carnevale

    I had to write to tell you what a great time we had at your Italian Carnevale! I brought over 15 people at our table, and everyone had a great time. The food, the music, open bar, the comedian — he loved my pink tie —…

    Thanks,
    Joe Ricevuto
    Jackson Heights, NY

  • FF Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund

    …Fi­nal­ly, a word of thanks to Ric­car­do’s by the Bridge, who al­ways does such a su­perb job in host­ing our An­nu­al Din­ner Dance. Thanks to Tony and all the staff who al­ways ex­e­cute bril­liant­ly! Please…

    Maureen & Al Santora

  • My Daughter’s Sweet 16

    I wanted to thank you so much for making my daughter’s sweet sixteen celebration that took place January 15th, 2010 a night to remember.

    My daughter, friends and family were very thankful for the excellent service…

    Madeline Sinanis

  • Thanks at Thanksgiving

    It’s been a while but we just wanted you to know that when anyone asks us about the best place for any reception (wedding, birthday, etc.) we send them right to you guys. After having a wonderful Thanksgiving this…

    With heart,
    The Colas Family

  • Memorial Luncheon

    On behalf of my sister, Nancy–Ann Gallo, myself, and the entire Samboy family, please accept our sincere thanks for hosting the recent Memorial Luncheon for our Dad, Steve Samboy. Words cannot adequately express our…

    Sincerely,
    Bruce T. Samboy

  • Perfect Wedding

    Dear Tony,

    We can't thank you enough for all of the ways you helped us. Our reception could not have been more perfect than it was!

    Thank you!
    Frank & Erica Contino

  • My Complete Success

    Just a short note to say “Thank you” for making my event such a complete success. I had an event on Sunday, May 29 in the Tiffany Room. All of your personnel and staff were very attentive, well–spoken, caring,…

    Sincerely,
    Sonia Guadalupe

  • Funeral Repast

    I hosted a funeral repast at your restaurant for my mother, Louise Taddei, on Wednesday, February 23.

    I wanted to thank you for the fine food and service provided that day. I especially want to tell you how very…

    Sincerely,
    Andrew Taddei

  • Elegant from Soup–to–Nuts

    I would just like to express my sincere appreciation for the wonderful way my 80th birthday was handled at Riccardo’s. From “Soup–to–nuts” everything was handled in an elegant and professional manner. Some of my…

    Sincerely,
    Aurora Ciani

  • Exceptional Birthday Celebration

    I am writing to tell you that there are no words to express the gratitude for the hospitality that you displayed to me and my family during the birthday celebration which I had at Riccardo’s on July 24. I want you to…

    Thank you,
    Luke Gasparre

  • Long Island City H.S. 50th Reunion

    I am writing on behalf of the Long Island City High School 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee to thank you and Mr. Charles A. Campione for the excellent service and accommodations provided for our celebration on the…

    Sincerely Yours,
    Karline Waibel Dugal
    Co–Chairperson

  • In Love with Riccardo’s

    We would like to thank Riccardo’s and its staff for our wonderful wedding party on 9/10. All of our guests fell in love with your place.

    Special thanks to Eleanor who helped us plan it since the beginning and was a…

    THANK YOU.
    Mr. & Mrs. Herold Pierre

  • Shareing & Careing

    On behalf of SHAREing & CAREing, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of two tickets to “Murder Mystery” in support of our silent auction. As you know, your gift was included in our Silent Auction for…

    With sincere thanks,
    Larissa Kril
    Silent Auction Chairperson

  • Frank’s 80th Birthday

    How do I say thank you?

    A few weeks ago I called Riccardo’s and was lucky to reach you; I explained what I was looking to have and you were so helpful. That was just by telephone.

    A week later I drove in from…

    With Love and thanks again,
    Theresa & Andy DeLuise

  • Thank You Eleanor

    Thank you for all your help and patience. You made our day special and beautiful. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

    Riccardo’s is the best!

    Maribel & Joaquin Reyes

  • Wonderful Wedding Reception

    We are sending you this thank you card for doing such a wonderful job on our wedding reception on Sunday, November 13th. When we first walked into the reception room we were in amazement at how beautiful everything…

    Sincerely,
    Alexandra Green

  • Thanks to Sandy

    You said that you would make my party very nice and you did. All my family and friends gave it praise.

    Thank you very very much. You made my Birthday a happy one.

    Sincerely,
    Margaret Tucker

  • WOW!

    WOW…what a wonderful and spectacular and sensational time we all had at our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebrated at Riccardo’s on May 19th. Being able to return to Riccardo’s where we were married back in May 16, 1982…

    Sincerely,
    Louis & Laurie Bauso

  • Our Wedding Day

    Thank you so much for making our Wedding Day a beautiful event. We had a great time. Everyone said the food was excellent, the place was beautiful, the staff was superb, especially the bartenders.

    Thank You!
    Allison & Philip Jones

  • Forever Grateful

    You guys are amazing! We want to thank you all so very much for your caring and your contribution to making our special day one that we will never forget.

    Forever Grateful,
    Mr. & Mrs. Burnett

  • Ravenswood Lion’s Club Luncheon

    The luncheon held by the Ravenswood Lion’s Club on Sunday, April 17th at Riccardo’s was a huge success! We are delighted that your contribution added to making this event so memorable for all who attended.

    The…

    Warmest Regards,
    Deborah Tarulli
    Chairperson

  • Kiwanis Cocktail Party

    We wish to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the fabulous cocktail party you displayed for our event on Sept. 22nd.

    Your friendship and support mean a lot to all of us, and especially to me. You can be…

    Sincerely,
    Linda Perno
    Event Chairperson

  • Thank You for Helping

    This past Sunday, Bishop Thomas Daily celebrated our closing Mass in honor of the 75th Anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi Church. We had a wonderful turnout of parishioners who attended Mass and then later retired…

    Very Truly Yours,
    Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca
    Pastor

  • Super Pre-New Year’s Celebration!

    On behalf of my wife, Lena, and all our friends who attended the super Pre–New Year’s Celebration, we all thank you and your womderful staff for a most delightful afternoon. It was just like going to a wedding—the…

    Sincerely,
    Paul Goren

  • My 60th Birthday

    Thank you so much for all that you did to make my 60th Birthday so very special. My family and friends cannot stop talking about how wonderful everything was.

    You are the greatest!

    Love, your friends,
    Marilyn & Micky

  • 50th Jubilee Anniversary

    On behalf of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church and the 50th Anniversary committee, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for a job well done. The room, food and service exceeded our expectations. We again want to…

    We Remain In Christ,
    Evangelist Kim Williams
    50th Anniversary Committee

  • St. Patricks Church 140th Anniversary Celebration

    When we plan special events like the 140th Anniversary Parish celebration that took place on Sunday, March 15th, we always hope it will be very successful and special. Needless to say, what took place far exceeded our…

    Fondly, Janet & Mary

  • Mom’s 60th Birthday

    I want to thank you and your staff for making my mother’s 60th Birthday party a wonderful success.

    A good time was had by all and the staff who worked our party should be congratulated on their hard work in making…

    Once Again, Thank You,
    Pamela Ricks

  • Our 50th Wedding Anniversary

    Since our 50th Wedding Anniversary affair my wife Antoinette and I have received many compliments and praise. They all had a wonderful time and so did we. Thank you once again, many times over.

    Charlie…the homemade…

    Respectfully,
    Joe Lavelli

  • “X” Marks the Spot

    Boy did we pick the perfect one for our Wedding! Thank you Charlie and Sandy, everything was amazing!

    Happiness never tasted so good. All thanks to you. Yum!

    Love,
    Andreina & Miguel

  • A Wedding We Could Afford

    Riccardo’s gave us the chance to have a wedding we could afford. Eleanor was always so pleasant and professional.

    Thank you so much,
    Lisa & Jardine

  • St. Mary’s Senior Center

    On behalf of the Members of St. Mary’s Senior Center I want to thank you and your staff for your assistance in making our 25th Anniversary Celebration a great success.

    Your staff was most cordial and willing to work…

    Yours Truly,
    Mary Hayes
    Program Manager

  • A Sweet Sweet Sixteen

    You made me feel really special. I’ll never forget how much you’ve done for me and how special you made my day. Thanks to you I will never forget how special my Sweet Sixteen was.

    Love,
    Larissa Kril

  • Funeral Reception

    Please thank Charlie and the staff at Riccardo’s for accommodating us on such short notice.

    When you’ve had a loss you’re not thinking too clearly, so we only contacted Charlie the night before the Funeral. He was…

    Love,
    Pat Belmonte

  • Death by Disco

    I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful evening at “Death By Disco.”

    The food was great and so was the entertainment. But it was your warmth and hospitality that made the evening even more special for us. A…

    Thanks again,
    Theresa & Frank Barile

  • Wedding Reception

    We thank you for such a great reception. We received first class treatment at an affordable price. The food was fabulous and the service—especially our Maitre 'd, Charlie—was great!

    We are glad we chose Riccardo’s!…

    Thanks,
    Doris & Galvin

  • Husband’s 70th Birthday

    This note comes to you with my sincere thanks for making my husband’s 70th Birthday Celebration one to remember. It turned out to be a great success enjoyed by all. This was due to your expertise and the expertise of…

    Sincerely,
    Betty Arlotta Walker

  • Most Beautiful Baby Shower

    Thank you so very much for helping Mom give me the most beautiful Baby Shower that I will always remember.

    The room looked absolutely beautiful, and the Venetian was delicious. People are still talking about the…

    God Bless you always,
    Lisa & Joey

  • Olivia’s Christening

    Just a note to thank you for all your help in making Olivia’s Christening such a huge success.

    The staff, room and food were all wonderful and it was a pleasure knowing it would all run smoothly under your care.

    Sincerely,
    The Lugo Family
    Phillip, Michelle & Olivia

  • Buffet Luncheon

    How absolutely proud and happy I was yesterday when I had my family at a Buffet Luncheon at your lovely restaurant. Everything was beautiful, spotless and efficient (Alberto!)

    My sister from Floral Park, who last…

    Fondly,
    Gina Grazia

  • Columbian Lawyers Association

    I wanted to thank you for a wonderful Luncheon for the Columbian Lawyers Association this past December. It was outstanding! I am especially grateful for you individualized attention and care!

    I look forward to my…

    Bruna L. DiBiase

  • Our 50th Anniversary

    Thank you so very much for the beautiful catering of Helen & my 50th Anniversary.

    You played to rave reviews — The food, the service and your assistance was terrific. You and your family have always distinguished…

    Sincerely,
    Justice Joe Risi
    Supreme Court of the State of NY

  • Western Queens Gazette 20th Anniversary

    Thank you for a wonderful party. Riccardo’s was the perfect place to celebrate 20 years of Astoria and Queens Gazette history. You are a phenomenal host and a gracious, generous person. I cannot compliment you enough…

    Sincerely,
    Tony Barsamian
    Publisher, Western Queens Gazette

  • 40th Anniversary of North Queensview Homes

    We would like to thank you and everyone else at Riccardo’s who helped us have a most perfect 40th Birthday Party for our cooperative, North Queensview Homes, Inc. We especially appreciate your effort to serve ethnic…

    Sincerely,
    Ruth L.
    North Queensview Homes, Inc.
    40th Anniversary Party Chairperson

  • War Veterans Temple Post No. 19

    We are so elated with the success of our affair held at Riccardo’s on Sunday afternoon, May 16th, that we feel impelled to write to you expressing our gratitude. We are not new to Riccardo’s, in that we used your…

    Gratefully,
    Leonard S.
    Over-All Chairman

  • Our Wedding

    I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know why I chose Riccardo’s to have my wedding reception at. My mother and I visited twelve different reception sites and three Bridal Showcases. We were able to narrow our…

    Sincerely Yours,
    Ms. Karen Lynn L.

  • St. Patricks Church Celebrates St. Patricks Day!

    Thanks to you our annual “St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance” held on Saturday March 16th was a great success. The evening was perfect in every way. The Cocktail Hour and Dinner was superb, and went very well with our guests.…

    Sincere Regards,
    Mary P. & Janet A.
    Chairpersons

  • Leap Year Celebration Party!

    Thank you so much for the contribution you and your staff made to the howling success of our Leap Year Celebration February 29th. Your consideration and help, along with Barbara’s and Sandra’s, in planning the event…

    Sincerely,
    Joan Geier

  • St. Patricks Church 135th Anniversary Celebration

    We are writing to you on behalf of Fr. Robinson, Sr. Flora, and the 135th Anniversary Committee. All we can say is WOW!! Our dinner dance on March 13th was a huge success, and is still being talked about by the people…

    Fondly,
    Janet A. & Mary P.