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“Great place to linger over food!”

Olive Oil Restorans
Ranked #67 of 962 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A cosy Italian restaurant with an excellent cuisine. It can be found at Pils laukums 4, near a park and opposite to the Riga Castle. This is the quieter part of the Old Town, a great place to hide from the crowd while still in the distance of a two minute slow walk from the Doma Square. The restaurant has a vast terrace with a view on a park and the Riga Castle during the summer. The restaurant has references to the film based on "The Godfather", the famous novel of Mario Puzo. The name of the restaurant is coming from the film too. The restaurant is divided into three relatively separate parts, each of them decorated in a different style. There is a Venice room with a six-seat table, a hall designed according to Sicilian tradition, and Sala Verde with a bar and checked table clothes. The warmth of interior painting together with antique breathing of a house in the Old Town of Riga creates a veritably homey atmosphere filling you up with agreeable peace and anticipation of a meal. And you will not be disappointed for the time spent in anticipation. The food is indeed that of the highest quality, with refined and balanced taste. Moreover, the prices are very reasonable. They have a thoroughly thought-out menu - classic, yet interesting, a menu where everyone, be it a vegetarian or a taste aesthete, can find his or her favourite dish. Seafood soups, pastas made at the restaurant, pizzas, brusquettas, traditional Italian snacks, meat and fish dishes are available there. And the dessert, of course, is an Italian classics - Tiramisu, Panna Cotta and other delights depending on the season. While you are waiting for your ordered meal, a waiter serves freshly baked bread with olives in a small basket. Italian restaurant "Olive Oil Trading Co." is one of the best combinations of location, interior, cuisine, and price that you will find in Riga. It can be most conveniently reached on foot.
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“Great place to linger over food!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Ok, so the service is not fast by American standards, but it was competent and good, albeit slow. Don't go here if you want fast service. The food was excellent. We shared a Margarita salad and Jim had the pork chop, i had the carbonaro. Both were excellent. We had camparis and shared a bottle of very good shiraz. Total bill $70.00 USD. We left full and happy.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Perfect Italian Restaurant!!!”
Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Perfect Italian Restaurant in the center of the Old Town!!! Calm atmosphere, like home...!

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Helsinki, Finland
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“Excelent food, nice and friendly”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Excelent foor, affordable pricing, nice service. Very quiet restaurant and we wonder why. Good food and especially they take care of food allergies. Believe or not, lactoce free food was not a problem at all in this Italian style restaurant. Really going there on our next trip to Riga!

Visited December 2011
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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good and quite place”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We spend lovely evening with great atmosphere and excellent service. The place is wonderful. And the stuff served really nice, they care about you.
Food was very good. Starters tasted excellent, the plate was big and enough for two persons. The pasta with tuna was very good. Chicken tasted a little bit dry but rice with vegetables was nice. They served tea in teapot what is possible to use for two persons.

Nice place where to come back and enjoy atmosphere! Recomend it.

  • Visited December 2011
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“Charming Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

Lovely restaurant on a side street in the old town. Food quality was excellent and staff were excellent as well. Reasonably priced in comparison to other similar restaurants in the city.

Visited November 2011
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