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Monterosso

#132 of 749 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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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Were there after reading the reviews, thinking the food would be great (except for some reviews saying they were food poisoned). I had the minestrone soup and Bolognese, and my gf had the Salame pizza. In my opinion the food were quite bland. The minestrone soup was okay + but the pizza and the pasta didn't really taste all that... More 

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Thank AdrianHaaKaa
Germany
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273 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food, interesting old atmosphere and very good service and advice from the wait staff. Always look forward to eating here.

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Thank Ornithorh
Istanbul
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended for the connoisseurs of all pizza and Italian savory. Excellent service quality with a style. Every dish has its own flavour. Not easy to choose between variety of nice delicious food.

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Thank UstelM
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Hate when TripAdvisor deletes my review when I am almost done... But I will try to be fair to all of you and re-write with attention... The dark, heavy, carved wood decoration of this restaurant brings you back in decades, and you can easily imagine butlers serving gentlemen smoking cigars and reading newspapers. One wonders where is the match between... More 

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Thank Giovanni L
Channel Islands
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 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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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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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
US$11 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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