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Restaurant Desiderata

#55 of 631 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67214555
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior...
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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  • 46
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent!

We've just had a brilliant time celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Desiderata. The first impression was very good - relaxing atmosphere with lovely furniture and lighting. Polite and professional waiter. We had tomato soup and greek chicken salad for starters, fillet of beef as main course, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
asbjorng
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Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We've just had a brilliant time celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Desiderata. The first impression was very good - relaxing atmosphere with lovely furniture and lighting. Polite and professional waiter. We had tomato soup and greek chicken salad for starters, fillet of beef as main course, and chocolate fondants with ice cream as desserts. In between meals, we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, comfortable furniture and amazing food in the center of the old city in Riga. Great service and menu with interesting flavours. Highly recommended!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We do a lot of city breaks and having checked in we normally head for a recommended restaurant but never one attached to the hotel we're stopping in. However, having discovered the wonderful Desiderata, attached to the Royal Square Hotel and Suites we shall think again. We visited Riga with friends and having seen pictures of the restaurant on the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Well worth the money. Had main course and desserts, good service and food. Creative dishes, and helpful staff. Argentinian wine paired nicely with the food.

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Brescia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Me and my girlfriend were suggested this one by an Italian cook living and working in Latvia. That means that the expectations were good. However, things were not working smooth since the very beginning. The sign at the entrance tells working hours until midnight: however, despite it is 10:30 pm a waiter - that we had to call and wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a beautiful meal here - excellent quality of food, lovely presentation, and pleasant helpful service. A great interior, especially the glass floor over the ancient ruins. Highly recommended!

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Rustic decoration. Cosy. Attentive waiter. Diverse menu. Well cooked food. High prices. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I don't give 5 stars very often but I felt Desiderata deserves a 5. We stumbled across Desiderata after being told by Province that it was fully booked so we wandered around and came upon Desiderata. What we thought was the restaurant was the bar of the hotel and after finding the rather unassuming entrance down a set of stairs... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the best places in the city - delicious meal (smoked duck salad and shrimps as main course ) Elegant atmosphere, calm music and selfish waiter Dmitry ) But we had great time ! Prices : 2 salads 2 main 1 bottle house wine Pinot Grigio Italian = 75 euro without tips

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Vigo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a meal here yesterday evening. The food was first class, the service friendly and efficient, the decor unusual but fairly tasteful and the price was reasonable. I can certainly recommend this restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67214555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 46
  • Cuisine: International

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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