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Restaurant Desiderata

#205 of 746 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
International, European, Central European
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Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 214 555
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Rustic decoration. Cosy. Attentive waiter. Diverse menu. Well cooked food. High prices. Well worth a visit.

Thank thompo07
Brisbane, Australia
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303 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

I don't give 5 stars very often but I felt Desiderata deserves a 5. We stumbled across Desiderata after being told by Province that it was fully booked so we wandered around and came upon Desiderata. What we thought was the restaurant was the bar of the hotel and after finding the rather unassuming entrance down a set of stairs... More 

1 Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

One of the best places in the city - delicious meal (smoked duck salad and shrimps as main course ) Elegant atmosphere, calm music and selfish waiter Dmitry ) But we had great time ! Prices : 2 salads 2 main 1 bottle house wine Pinot Grigio Italian = 75 euro without tips

2 Thank July_Sin
Vigo, Spain
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105 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a meal here yesterday evening. The food was first class, the service friendly and efficient, the decor unusual but fairly tasteful and the price was reasonable. I can certainly recommend this restaurant

1 Thank Stephen C
Ufa, Russia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Old Riga is very overcrowded on a sunny saturday day, so we were looking for a calm place to have a lunch. Once we got inside this restaurant, it felt like in another world. It is located in a cellar, part of the floor is made of glass, so you can see the anscient well under it. Truly delight for... More 

1 Thank tx3hrp
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Royal Square Hotel and booked this stunning Restaurant below . The interior is amazing with a glass floor illuminating a ancient well below .Big Versace style chairs are very comfortable . Food was fantastic as was the price €130 for 4 including wines and beers !! The only thing missing was other diners !! Saturday night at... More 

2 Thank David E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

You won't get wrong having dinner here. The restaurant is beautiful (great place for a romantic dinner), the service and the food are very good. A mix of international and Latvian cuisine. I've been to Riga many times and i almost always have dinner at Desiderata. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food you get.

1 Thank CedricGlobetrotter
Riga, Latvia
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

It's really a pity to come to seemingly a good restaurant, to order a meal and wait for it for an hour, but suddenly find out that the waiter serving you simpy has forgotten about you!

1 Thank Elyur
Essaouira, Morocco
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stylish interior, reasonable prices. You would pay a lot more for this quality of food and level of service in other countries. Waiter was perfect. Even offered a small desert to the people who didn't order any (because they were full), so that the one person who DID wouldn't be the only one left eating at the end of a... More 

1 Thank ginovandevelde
Trondheim, Norway
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Very nice and stylish looking restaurant in the basement of our hotel, situatet in the middle of the old town. There were only two other guests in the restaurant when we visited between 8 and 10 on a saturday evening, wich we found quite odd. Our waitress was pleasant and smiling, but seemed to be a bit insecure regarding comunicating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$46
International, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 214 555
Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior - warm , comforting with wonderful lighting and exclusive design elements – the part of the floor reveals a 16th century well and old city walls . Desiderata has created a bright and beautiful space that is the perfect setting for a good lunch or dinner.Neverthless, we take most pride in our cuisine and service. The Chef presents delectable internationla gourmet menu thats’s truly a master work. The tases and aroma will set your mount watering for more of this secretive skills. Desiderata is a special place where to mark a momentous occasion, or easily impress any client or quest.

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