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#29 of 717 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
European, Balti, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Ratslaukums 5, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 044 317
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Milan, Italy
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The resteurant offers excellent traditional latvian food in the very centre of the city, next to the tourist information office and The House of Blackheads. The interiors are very well furnished and it also have an external terrace just on the main square of the city.

Thank casteluc
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good meal and chance to try local Latvian cuisine. Food was good, ambience lively (we had a large group at the next table) and service was prompt. I had the blood sausage and barley porridge - which was OK, the other two mains were better. Star of the show was a rhubarb mousse, served in a Kilner Jar!

Thank JJRT_travels
Tel Aviv, Israel
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They are located on the central square next to Blackhead house. They serve kind of "tapas": 7 local dishes at small portions. One such serving is enough for 2 persons to get very good impression about Latvian cuisine. The service is professional. The prices are reasonable in despite the location is just perfect.

Thank igrowing
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking to try the local food, and this was a home-run. The food tasted great. I had the sourkraut soup in a bread bowl as an appetizer (it listed as a full meal), and the home-made sausage as the main dish. The soup was delicious, and while the sausage was slightly dry, the taste combinations of the plate... More 

Thank Siavash H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try some traditional Latvian food and ended up in Salve because it had good reviews from other people. Quality-price-ratio was very good, food was amazing and tasted home made + service was quick and very friendly :) seriously recommend their potato pancakes with salted salmon and sourcream, they were the best part of our meal!

1 Thank Heini M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food tasted like frozen and then defrosted, made in microwave. I doubt that this represents Latvian food.

2 Thank kerranviel
Rockville, Maryland
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

On our last day in Riga we stopped here for a late lunch. Had several of our favorite dishes. The Latvian Beef Stroganoff and the Pelmeni soup was outstanding. Beer was also very good.

Thank Rick F
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch alfresco on a brisk day in Riga. This place is spot on for location, right at town square...the perfect people watching spot. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food is delicious. We enjoyed the Beetroot soup (yum), Latvian Goulash (delish), and Dumpling Soup (excellent). All three menu items were served hot, presented well, and most of all were... More 

Thank AlohaTX
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a very popular location. There are tour groups passing by all the time. We ate outside and are now part of many people's family vacation photos. The food was good. As a starter, we chose the cheese sampler. It was good. They had a smoked gouda that was the best we had ever tasted. We also had a... More 

Thank Brent C
Oliva, Spain
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was friendly place to eat (I was on my own), fast service always with a smile. The outside terrace is large and great for summer dining, being right next to the Town Hall Square it's quiet too, but with plenty going on to look at while you wait. I had the potato pancakes with salmon to start, the pancakes... More 

Thank chrissie2689

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
European, Balti, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ratslaukums 5, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 044 317
"Salve" - a restaurant that represents Riga city cuisine
There's no better way to express the uniqueness of the people, its habits and tastes than through national cuisine. Restaurant Salve offers a taste of traditional Latvian cuisine in an elegant city manner. Restaurant Salve, which is located in the historic Blue Guard House which is part of the complex of the House of Blackheads on the Town Hall Square - the heart of Old Riga - is the right place to look for exquisite cuisine and enjoy the specialties of the capital.
We offer to appraise the elegant and at the same time cozy atmosphere of the restaurant with a fine Dutch style interior to all citizens of Riga and its guests. Internationally trained chefs and waiters guarantee exquisite food flavor and high service standards.
In Latin, "Salve" means - "Welcome!" Which excellently reflects the essence of the restaurant, as each guest is gladly welcome there.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?