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Lasite

Anglikanu iela 2 | Entrance from the street Aklā, at the Pils 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 25 505 268
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potato crisps” (2 reviews)
“pork knuckle” (4 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:45 pm Hours
CUISINES
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Anglikanu iela 2 | Entrance from the street Aklā, at the Pils 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant with our 2 teenagers. It's on the edge of the Old Town and a bit tucked away but there was plenty of choice for us all - the food was delicious and this place felt like a hidden gem - well...More

Thank jax2012
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We were ambling round Riga looking for a place to eat that evening when we came across a young lady, dressed in a medieval costume, armed with menus. We took a look and were so suitably impressed with the choices and prices that we went...More

Thank MarkWendover2013
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Found this place today and ate because we wanted some traditional Latvian fayre. I can only say magnificent. A modern twist on traditional dishes done with style and faultless execution. A real hidden gem.

Thank Orpster
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We found this place by accident and what a find. A medieval restaurant decked out as such with waitresses in uniform to suit. It's dark inside with a minstrel playing soft music. The menu has starters and mains with the same in medieval terms so...More

Thank mancitymad65
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Came upon this restaurant almost be accident. Fascinated by the menu which had "medieval dishes" . It is a small dark restaurant which gives the impression you are going back in time! I ordered the "barley porridge with pork and potatoes" with some trepidation. However,...More

Thank DeclanOBrien
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

So my gf picked the place, I thought it was a tourist trap. But what a pleasant surprise: great food, nice setting, good beer. And a fair price. All in all I recommend the place - unless you want to loose weight. Food is great...More

Thank Friedrich L
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Restaurant located in interesting old building which had been decorated in medieval style - not busy for a Thursday in late January (two other tables occupied). Good selection of rustic style food on offer - ordered placed ... deer steak, duck leg, turkey and pork...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Austere setting, dim lighting and cosy setting; overall, we enjoyed the experience. Following along the medieval theme, Lasite’s menu, although heavily meaty, can be savoured by vegetarians too. Reasonable pricing, and speedy service, so a thumbs up from us!

Thank Yann_LBD
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I went here for lunch few days ago and i really enjoyed the food. the place is quite small but it is nice. they menu is good. i would go here again

Thank Gianni M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Called in to this place after talking to the man outside dressed in rags and wearing something with a hood on his head the food was nice and plentiful but what I didn't like was the crockery everything was supposed to be medieval so the...More

Thank alsilverf0x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 29
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anglikanu iela 2 | Entrance from the street Aklā, at the Pils 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 25 505 268
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Description
LASITE is running its 43st season! LASITE is a legendary place since 1975 ... In older – Soviet period this wasn’t only a very popular Old Town cafe, but also, as common for those times, one of the most inaccessible places in Riga... Looking back even further in history, everything started in 1454, when at the same time with the ancient fortifications of Riga, here appears Blind street (Akla iela), where on the ground floor, beneath the ancient cross vaults, LASITE is located. Architect Silvija Petersone, in 1975, designing the cafe, tried to keep the old building and its medieval spirit as much as possible. Restored stained-glass appeared in the windows, the wolf and peccary skin were attached to the walls, massive medieval-style furniture placed in hall. And yet ... people say, that in Soviet times LASITE has been the place where the Latvian SSR senior management, with Augusts Voss (Latvian communist leader in 70th/80th years XX century) himself forefront after freezing in the Komsomol Quay podium, has come "to warm up" with cognac and continued to celebrate the October holidays and other communist celebrations. Stepping by in to LASITE, anyone enters a peculiar mix of atmosphere, where the old Livonian atmosphere mingles with the nostalgic seventies and eighties of the last century. For many centuries, these facilities have experienced a variety of events; there have been both luxurious feasts, both bloody and dramatic love drama, witnessed by a ghost (or ghosts) seen by many LASITE employees. In addition to the traditional range of a modern restaurant, we offer LASITE visitors Livonia (XV-XVI century) time dishes, which are served in the authentic clay dishes. Visitors are able to get nostalgic Soviet-era cocktails. Every night is live music. Often in LASITE performs Girts Pavenis (guitar, piano, mandolin) with popular music and early music performer Einars Kvilis (banjo, flute, mandolin, lute, guitar), as well as other artists. Especially welcome are all those to whom LASITE at different times has been a welcoming and lovely place.
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