|Ad in Erie Daily Times, May 17, 1948.|
Jimmy Manucci and the Tune Toppers headlined the festivities on the opening night.
"Lovers of fine Italian foods will welcome the opening of Ricardo's Tavern. Skilled Italian cooks are on duty during hours the tavern is open. Antipasto, spaghetti and a variety of other tasty dishes...both Italian and American...will be prepared to patron's individual likes without advance notice. All popular beverages and mixed drinks are also served."
Ricardo's Tavern had fresh pizza every Friday and Saturday night.
The business was owned by Ricardo 'Ric' and Hank DeDionisio. (It was formerly Arduini's.)