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“One but big mistake”
Review of Salve

Salve
Ranked #25 of 1,003 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Latvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: "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.
Mechelen, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“One but big mistake”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

So the food is okay (the pumpkin soup is not a highlight though) and so is the atmosphere. The problem arose when the bill came. As we were a group of 10 persons, the bill automaticly adds ten percent. Ten percent for what? We received the same service as a group of 9 and nothing extras. So if you are ten or more, split up in groups of max 9 people and save 10% of your total bill. Totally ridiculous.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Average and quiet”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We came in for a light meal after our walking tour, i had the sauerkraut and pork soup served in a bread bowl. Nothing i'd write home about, presentation was nice, but being in such a touristy location you did get the tourist price.

Visited October 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A very cozy restaurant with a warm staff”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We've spent there an hour and a half which flew by. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is very warm a cozy and so is the food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Salve, Riga, Latvia”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We went to Salve from a recommendation & were quite pleased with our experience there. We were welcomed in a quick & friendly manner but once seated it was hard to get the attention of a waiter to order drinks from. Once we got the attention of a waiter, all was good, the food well served & the waiters very pleasant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank stormyweather60
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Haifa, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Salve after reading the reccomendations on tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. This place is great. We had the sauerkraut soup, liver patty, home made dumplings (pilmeni) and home made sausage. All was well made and served.

  • Visited September 2013
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