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$11 - $27
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 miles from Old City Riga (Vecriga)
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Reviewed February 13, 2024 via mobile

Horrible the food is just awful and you expect for 13-15 euros that you at least can eat it. We did because we were hungry but the pizza dough wasn’t finished and the carbonara was so so. Then they charged 5 euros for a bottle...of water?!?! Yes in a nice restaurant I wouldn’t say anything but in an ordinary Italian? Well a horrible Italian it turned out. And another 5 euros for service charge that I haven’t paid anywhere in Riga!!!!! It’s not just horrible food it’s also a scam!!! Don’t go DONT GO ITS HORRIBLE!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 21, 2023

We went there on a quiet Friday evening in October. Nice, cozy place with great pizza and pasta. Note that service (about 10%) is included in the check.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed April 5, 2023 via mobile

Great italian restaurant! We had the pesto and the lasagna and they were incredible! The foccacia is a great and side and the tiramisu is a must for desert! The ambience is very cosy!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 26, 2023 via mobile

I have had a good experience here before but today was appalling. Service was bad, we didn’t get correct utensils with meals, a person from our group got served their main as other people were having appetisers and we could not split the bill in...any way. And what is even more sad was that the food was completely bland, carbonara was as far from authentic as possible, risotto was dry and tasteless and even lasagna was meh.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 27, 2023 via mobile

Yesterday me and my girl ate at Sale & Pepe. After a long day of sightseeing we where looking forward to a excellent italian meal. When we first came in we where not even great by a “hello” from the waiter. The fireplace, kept getting...blown out, so small particles got stuck on our clothes. Finally got to change table. Only got one waterglas, after asking two times we finally got two. We ordered a bottle of the house red wine, bruschetta, carbonara and the ragu bolognese. Wine and bruschetta where good, but the pasta was ok minus. I was expecting an Italian restaurant to have better control in heat, sauce distribution and over all experience in food. No parmesan, salt or pepper. The experience where like: here’s your food. Now f**k off. Had to ask for the bill two times. In conclusion; non existent service, below average food.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 21, 2023 via mobile

the pasta was horrible, undercooked and tasted awful, server was rude and stuck up when we complained about the food. Do not take the mushroom pasta, it was the most awful thing i have ever eaten. And they added a 7€ service fee to the...bill.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 2, 2023 via mobile

We popped in here on new years eve for dinner, the place was fully booked but they were very accommodating and let us sit at the bar. The food was great we had 3x bruscetta, aubergine starter and leek soup starter then pizza and lasagne...for main and to drink a bottle of wine. The food was great, one of the nicest Italians I have had in a while, real homely feel! The bar tender was the only person running food and drinks however he did a great job and servic was not slow! The only advice I would give to this restaurant would be to dim the lights and have candles at the table to improve the atmosphereMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 30, 2022 via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely looking wee restaurant on Sunday night, we order bean soup (starter) and 2 pizzas and after wait a good while 1 pizza and the soup arrived. Soup was luke warm and wife’s pizza was like soup on a pizza base……about 10...minutes afterward my pizza arrived so wife sat and watch me eat just a bit of my pizza with soup topping. IT’S JUST TERRIBLE AND THE STAFF MEMBER WAS NOT ONE TO TAKING COMMENTS ON MEAL,BILL ARRIVED ON TABLE VERY QUICKLY AFTER……HONESTLY just walk past for your own sake.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 24, 2022 via mobile

Sadly we were disappointed with our experience at the restaurant yesterday evening. Even though the restaurant was virtually empty the service was extremely poor with the waitress more interested in looking at her phone than supporting us. Presentation of the food was also not very...good. The shared starter was a plate of 20 baby tomatoes cut in half along with a chunk of mozzarella cheese. We had to request the condiments and the bread. We were never offered the Parmesan cheese with our main course which were both undercooked. Sorry but will not be going back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2022 via mobile

The service was decent. The food took an hour and 15 minutes to get. It was like the Cook just stood there and did nothing for 30 minutes The Margareta i got was all watery and oily.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022 via mobile

Porcini risotto had tasteless soggy mushrooms and the risotto was not risotto at all, it was cooked rise with weird watery sauce. Pasta was overcooked and sauce lacked taste. House red wine was average. The quality was so poor that we didn't want to eat...or drink anything but to leave as soon as possible. The waitress was sorry and said she was going to "make us a deal", which turned out be full invoice except for the normal +10% service charge, so we ended up paying close to 50 € for nothing. This place would be better off serving microwave meals. Never again, avoid at all cost.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022 via mobile

Very good food and a very kind server as well as other workers. I wish I could go back once more but we had to start packing to go home 😊 Very good pizza and focaccia

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2022

Had a lovely night at Sale & Pepe tonight. The restaurant is smallish but with great atmosphere. We had a capricciosa pizza and the prawn and mushroom tagliatelle. Absolutely first class. House red was great. Only one staff member on who was busy but we...weren’t in a hurry. Highly recommend the food.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

Delicious food in a quiet side street of the old town, pleasant service. The tables outside are a nice place to be when the weather is good. Only shame is that they had no blankets available to help with the coldish evening. At first, we...were also worried about the prices which are rather on the high side. However, the pizza and pasta very very tasty, so worth it for us. Also, the herbal tea was a lovely surprise (usually I don't enjoy fruity tasting teas, but this one was an exception). We would recommend this place for sure, but reading the negative reviews, I guess your experience will vary depending on expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

This was definitely was not the best choice to have lunch with family. The prices overcharged comparing to quality of food.

Date of visit: July 2022
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I guess you have to contact restaurant directly not the community but there is definately enough place
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5