We went out with a friend for dinner recently and ended up at Ricardo's (due to a small fire at the restaurant we were going to try). She had been there several times before and I had never heard of it. I had no idea this restaurant was there because I had never hung out in the Greendale village before. My friend said we may have to wait because it was a Saturday night, but it was worth the wait.
As we drove to the restaurant I noticed the village and that it was a strip mall, but very craftily arranged to look like a cute little English village. The area has a quaint inviting look, created as a destination type of place to spend a few hours and browse around. Near the holidays they have people strolling around in period costumes caroling and Santa waits for excited children. She brings her kids down each year. There are restaurants, boutiques, craft stores, and is anchored by the Reiman Visitor Center.
But that night it was all about the pizza. The restaurant was full, but not over crowded. It has a nice bar area with many TVs broadcasting sports and it smelled wonderful. In the back you can pick up food for takeout. It's not very big but it is cute and cozy in the seating area. The pizza was great, with a hand tossed thin crust that can't be found anywhere else in the area. The sauce they use is excellent. The menu had all kinds of unique pizzas along with other dishes. My boyfriend got a burger that he said was excellent.
The restaurant has been around over 10 years - I still don't know how I haven't heard about it before, but I'm sure going to go back to try one of their other pizza combinations and check out the rest of the stores.
Address: 5627 Broad St, Greendale, WI 53129-1812 Phone: (414) 421-1980