We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurant Desiderata

#217 of 749 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
International, European, Central European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 214 555
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 42: English reviews
Riga, Riga, Latvia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Very comfortable and romantic atmosphere ,what suitable as for randevue as for family dining,so I wold recommend it to everybody ! One of the great moments of my visit always been perfect service- stuff is always attentive ,knows which one advice to give to every single customer-high level. This is gourmet restaurant,do be ready to have a slow food style,we... More 

2 Thank VeraPachkoria
Level Contributor
110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Tjhis was by far the best restaurant I visited during my week in Riga. The food was ecellent as well as the service. I could almost go back to Riga just to eat here again :-) On top of it was it not too expensive and we enjoyed good wine with the food without being ripped off. Wonderful and highly... More 

2 Thank Carl S
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Just perfect. It's hard to say more. Wide selection of dishes (European and domestic kitchen) and wines, helpful advises from attentive an diligent staff. Needless to say that every single piece of food from welcome bread to final crème brûlée was of very good quality and very delicious. One of the best restaurants that I have ever visited.

3 Thank maxwolf
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2012

The food was fantastic and authentic. The best bread basket we have ever tasted in our lives, anywhere! The service was excellent and the restaurant spotlessly clean. The interior and ambience gorgeous. Splurge and eat here! If you like beer, Zelta is the best.

2 Thank Janice T
Stavanger, Norway
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012 via mobile

This must have been one of the finest restaurants I've ever been to. The food was very good, the service was excellent and the atmosphere over-the-top! The prize was not to high either :) This is a must-visit when in Riga.

1 Thank Melisany88
Haugesund, Norway
Level Contributor
341 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Service is perfect at the Lobby Bar, thanks Alvins :-), food is great and to my opinion the best in Riga at the moment( have been to a lot of the restaurants higher up on the list) Recommendations for wines to go with Your food is great and prices is actually not high for Riga. But I only have been... More 

1 Thank svharkes
Haugesund, Norway
Level Contributor
341 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

was here 17 February in the evening. Food was good but not great this time and service excellent. But it was well worth the visit and I will return,

Thank svharkes
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Excellent service and good food. The prices very a bit high considering Latvia, but it was a high end restaurant so...Recommend!

Thank P_H_Helsinki_Finland
Haugesund, Norway
Level Contributor
341 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Was in here late 3 days 8,9 and 11 of september. Service great, Food very good but overall not excellent. Ate trough their desert list and it was excellent deserts same was starters.. Try their cheese cake and chocolate fondant. Wine list is good, list and the Lindeman is good with meat, beer list could have been longer. Coffe is... More 

Thank svharkes
Prestwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

This resturant was in the hotel we were staying, the meal was excellent, the bread beforehand wonderful and baked on the premises, the staff very attentive,nothing to much trouble.There were 9 of us and they put 3 tables together for us so that we could all sit together even though we had not booked and they were expecting another big... More 

Thank Retiree05

Travellers who viewed Restaurant Desiderata also viewed

Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region

Been to Restaurant Desiderata? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$46
International, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 214 555
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Desiderata staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?