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“A great local Italian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Oil Restorans

Olive Oil Restorans
Ranked #58 of 935 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Rostock, Germany
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“A great local Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Visited this Ristorante recently with some work colleagues for dinner.
Outstanding bread and olives served to begin. The food is fresh and tasty, atmosphere relaxed. Good wine choice and friendly stuff.
Thank you for a nice evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Nikol W
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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, but the food just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

We ordered tagliatele with chicken/tomato, steak (special offer) and dessert. Pasta tasted not very fresh. Steak was good, but quite small, also the fries portion was tiny. The desserts (tiramisu) was nice.
Prices are average for Riga. Service was not superb, but nothing too complain too much. The atmosphere - design is quite nice, the place was almost empty Saturday night.
There are better places in Riga, so I would recommend to skip this place.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Alveja
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Good food, nice staff, great and warm atmosphere. Main course (pasta with smoked chicken) was good but the panna cotta was somewhat disappointing. Anyway, we would absolutely go back to this nice restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank lasse2k
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Simply amazing. We chose this restaurant by tripadvisor and we really didnt expect that much of it. Meals were great and the service was also good. We both got aperitifs, appetaizers, main courses and bottle of wine for share, coffees and the total was about 50 lats. Definately best restaurant in Riga that i have visited.

  • Visited November 2013
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Estonia
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“Controversial feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Good:
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appetizer- carpaccio
dessert - panna cotta

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main courses - duck and lamb. The taste was ok, but the meat was extremely hard and almost impossible to cut.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank andrusl
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