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Restaurant Desiderata

3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67214555
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Ranked #64 of 514 restaurants in Riga
Price range: $25 - $46
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Ufa, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 made of glass, so you can see the anscient well under it. Truly delight for... More

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

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 wines and beers !! The only thing missing was other diners !! Saturday night at... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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 Desiderata. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food you get.

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Riga, Latvia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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!

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Essaouira, Morocco
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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 person who DID wouldn't be the only one left eating at the end of a... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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. Our waitress was pleasant and smiling, but seemed to be a bit insecure regarding comunicating... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

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 visible through. Realy special feel to the place. We had quince soup with goat cheese,... More

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Vasteras, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 got all the attention from the professional staff! The food was delicious. Extra points for... More

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