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Restaurant Desiderata

3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67214555
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Ranked #94 of 579 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $25 - $46
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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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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Brescia, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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188 reviews 188 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about Restaurant Desiderata

Address: 3a Kalku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67214555
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 46
Cuisine: International

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