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“Nice food but slow”

Olive Oil Restorans
Ranked #66 of 1,196 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$23
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We went there the first time in winter, it was quite good, so this time we tried out the terrace.

Our orders had been taken very fast but, we had to wait more than 20 minutes for the first drinks to come (a bottle of housewine and a bottle of water...)

Our orders for the menu had not been taken before the drinks arrived and the mood in our small group of six decreased slightly.

Three had starters and main courses, three only mains.
The three starters came together with these three mains and then...nothing happened after we’d finished for the next 30 minutes.

We then finally went in and asked for the remaining mains or either the bill, miraculously two of them (Pasta Genovese) now came very fast, for the third main (pork) we’d been told some 5‘ later that they’d forgotten to order it. So our friend then said that he did not want to wait another 15‘ and skipped his order.

Over all, the served food was good and tasty, the way how it was served was pitifully disappointing.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jafischer
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Prices were great too. Nice and quiet place. Would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jon-Martin H
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Very well made Italian dishes. Service a bit slow, thoug, you cab get hungry in waiting your dish, but it is worth of waiting!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank hakulyrj
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We waited an hour for our food... that is not nice... and they didn’t have any explanation to way! Just not ok

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Linnea D
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We had a very good family time at the husband's birthday. The atmosphere is perfect - cozy, trattoria style interior, good and careful service. The food is really tasty, fresh and uncomplicated, according to Italian cuisine traditions. We definitely will come again!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ineseff
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