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Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 214 555
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  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Latvian, Eastern European
Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Old Riga is very overcrowded on a sunny saturday day, so we were looking for a calm place to have a lunch. Once we got inside this restaurant, it felt like in another world. It is located in a cellar, part of the floor is...More

1  Thank tx3hrp
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Royal Square Hotel and booked this stunning Restaurant below . The interior is amazing with a glass floor illuminating a ancient well below .Big Versace style chairs are very comfortable . Food was fantastic as was the price €130 for 4 including...More

2  Thank David E
Reviewed 21 April 2014

You won't get wrong having dinner here. The restaurant is beautiful (great place for a romantic dinner), the service and the food are very good. A mix of international and Latvian cuisine. I've been to Riga many times and i almost always have dinner at...More

1  Thank CedricGlobetrotter
Reviewed 23 December 2013

It's really a pity to come to seemingly a good restaurant, to order a meal and wait for it for an hour, but suddenly find out that the waiter serving you simpy has forgotten about you!

1  Thank Elyur
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stylish interior, reasonable prices. You would pay a lot more for this quality of food and level of service in other countries. Waiter was perfect. Even offered a small desert to the people who didn't order any (because they were full), so that the one...More

1  Thank ginovandevelde
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Very nice and stylish looking restaurant in the basement of our hotel, situatet in the middle of the old town. There were only two other guests in the restaurant when we visited between 8 and 10 on a saturday evening, wich we found quite odd....More

Thank Greta_on_tour
Reviewed 26 March 2013

We had lunch there today. Interior is gorgeously decorated, with lighting spiraling on the ceiling like tentacles, glowing warmly under a wrapping of cream linen. Awesome semiprivate table with heavy baroque-versace armchairs, gold and black. Cool glass floor with a 13th century brick water well...More

1  Thank halfad0zen
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We came to Riga to celebrate a relative's birthday and chose this restaurant based on the reviews on tripadvisor. As a party of eight we were the only guests on the restaurant the whole evening except for a man dining alone. As a result we...More

2  Thank DrSandrew
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Always loved and reccomended this restaurant to all my friends ,but after my last visiting I have a lil bit mixed and dissapoined opinion ..Everything was very good,10 points from 10 for the staff,the same attentive ,very polite and professional ! What I did not...More

1  Thank VeraPachkoria
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We used to visit this place an year ago, but the quality dramatically dropped. More frozen ingredients, less taste, less fantasy and they hired one horrible waitress. Design doesnt save much anymore... I cant guess when we will be back.

Thank Erno R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$25 - US$46
Latvian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 214 555
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This place is temporarily closed due to renovation.

Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior - warm , comforting with wonderful lighting and exclusive design elements – the part of the floor reveals a 16th century well and old city walls . Desiderata has created a bright and beautiful space that is the perfect setting for a good lunch or dinner.Neverthless, we take most pride in our cuisine and service. The Chef presents delectable internationla gourmet menu thats’s truly a master work. The tases and aroma will set your mount watering for more of this secretive skills. Desiderata is a special place where to mark a momentous occasion, or easily impress any client or quest.
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