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Monterosso

#132 of 755 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Valnu iela 9, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 507 170
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Channel Islands
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the number of local Latvian restaurants in Riga, but sometimes its nice just to eat something more familiar. And these days Italian food is just what you need. Restaurant was busy, a group of 25 plus other tables, but had good service, no waiting and tasty, fresh food. Cant really ask for more. 2 starters and mains, 1... More 

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Thank grs3101
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

RUDE BEYOND WORDS. Food was excellent but we were party of 6 friends from Ireland starters ordered by 4 persons as 2 of the party had late lunch and we ordered our mains for 6. Our waiter brought our starters and the main plate for our 2 friends at the same time. We queried why do you bring the main... More 

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Thank Bernie W
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived early evening and were going to order Pizza's for 2. Our very nice waiter suggested that one between 2 should be enough. We said that would there be enough topping on the pizza and he suggested that we have extra cheese and it could be made with some porcini mushrooms. We also were served with bread and butter.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My friend and I stopped in here for an early dinner. The atmosphere was so relaxing & the staff was very friendly. We were greeted by a nice gentleman who took our coats & seated us. The food was so delicious & our waiter Aztuz was so nice & knowledgeable.

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Thank tmflyaway
Bolton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We only stopped in for lunch so can't speak for the full dining experience but the place is very classy with old world charm. Staff were formal and courteous but friendly after breaking the ice. I had the best coffee i had in Latvia by far and had spinach ravioli stuffed with cheese and with a pesto sauce. It was... More 

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Thank Steve M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We dined here on our stay in Riga The waiter was very surly and offhand to begin with but eventually warmed to us as we ordered more wine Food and drink are quite expensive but worth the cost - poached pear desert excellent Great location in central Riga

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Thank 508gerryl28
Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Both the pizza and dessert were absolutely fantastic. There was a piano man. Service was quick and efficient.

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Thank Gustavo0502
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch. Great service and great food. Plus a fabulous cup of coffee. Ordered Spaghetti and it was beautiful, meaty, tasty and just the right amount for lunch.

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Thank Mark H
Riga, Latvia
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The restaurant evokes the best memories. The staff is attentive yet nonintrusive, the food is good and so are wines. Vitello tonnato may be the best starter I ever had.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We booked a reservation for a Friday-night dinner and I think that's needed to make sure you get a table. The restaurant is very fancy with a good service and very tranquil and quiet atmosphere. The food was good but not excellent. I liked the location, right by the enter to the Old city of Riga and easy to find.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Cuisine
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valnu iela 9, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 507 170
Description
One of the oldest restaurants in Riga, «Monterosso» was established in 1913. After re-opening in 2000 it quickly became a favorable dining place for sophisticated locals and international visitors alike. Carrying the heritage of it’s past into today’s glamour, «Monterosso» brings true Italian cuisine to the heart of Old Riga. Our elegant interiors are complemented with a la carte menu created by world renowned chef Patrick Pages. Patrick is a rarity – he is a French chef who understands the fundamentals, essentials, and desirable taste of Italian food. Several years that he spent in Italy made him a true connoisseur of Mediterranian cuisine. Patrick’s background as a leading chef in France and his cooking experience in many European countries as well as in Japan, South America, and Africa ensure that only purity and freshness of the best ingredients shine through to create superb food served in our restaurant. A menu at «Monterosso» is complemented by the finest wine list in Riga. Our wine cellar carries a stock of a few thousand bottles of wine carefully selected from all over the world.

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