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“Cozy and tasty”
Review of Martinelli

Martinelli
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Talsi
Price range: $7 - $34
Cuisines: European, Latvian, Central European, International, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Cozy family owned restaurant with international menu and monthly gourmets' offer where local and sezonal products are used. Traditional Latvian Grandmother's meal is also offered.
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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“Cozy and tasty”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed at Martinelli (which is also a B&B) for two nights and had dinner there on both evenings. We were very impressed by the quality of the food and charmed by the cozy ambiance and friendly service.

The restaurant has only a handful of tables. The low beamed ceiling, the chimney and the homey decoration (with countless cat figurines) make the space welcoming and comfortable. The menu offers a reasonable number of options, mostly Latvian or Italian/Mediterranean. The first evening, we had wild mushroom soup (yummy!) and slowly cooked beef slices in mustard sauce -- incredibly tender and tasteful. The next day, we tried the pork chop and the pork roast, both delicious as well. In all cases, the ingredients were fresh and the combination of flavours just perfect. As portions were very generous, we skipped dessert. We had the house wine, a good Argentinian malbec, but there is a wide selection given that the owners also run a wine boutique in the same building.

We payed about 25 lats for two soups, two main courses, and two glasses of wines, a very affordable bill for such a good dinner. Definitely one of the best meals we had in the Baltic States.

Visited September 2012
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