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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $123
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Olivia Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The atmosphere was great
1. The atmosphere was great
"Excellent food and atmosphere, from the interior to the waiters and decor. "
Katy_Vilas_Boas
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2. Food was delicios
2. Food was delicios
"Excelent food and service. we order different meat"
377h_vardf
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3. Finally a good service besides
3. Finally a good service besides
"We had a great experience in Olivia Restaurant!"
kristil478
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

The food and wine was delicious and tasty. Unfortunately the service did not match the food. It took too long time before I could order any food and all the waiters seemed to disappear while I was eating. The restaurant can be recommended for the...food but you might have to be patient.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

This place is so good I went two nights' running. Wow! Very welcoming (and as a solo traveller that is important), and excellent food. I had great seafood dishes both nights, and had to stop myself visiting a third night in a row! (I suspect...I will be back at the end of this week for my last night as it was so good). Wonderful bread, subtle flavours, and from the outside it looks a bit ordinary frankly. Venture in and you won't regret it!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

We were looking for some place to have a dinner after theater and this one way exceeded our expectations. Waiter was really attentive and welcoming and suggested great pairings

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

Perfect place, great, delicious, nicely served food! Excellent dessert and compliment! Stylish and cosy interiour!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Food was very good but we were not impressed by the service - we arrived at 21:55 and they accepted us, but from then on, we felt rushed at every point. Staff seemed impatient and waited while we looked at the menu. Food arrived promptly...- whilst eating our main course, we were asked if we would be having dessert. We were out by 22:45.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

I saw an article about the restaurant when I flew with air Baltic, and the dishes they presented in the magazine was spectacular. I come from Norway and know good seafood, but never have I tasted such bad seafood. The king crab was a disaster,...but the service personnel was so kind to offer another plate off seafood - sorrowfully this was not much better. Restaurant looks top, personnel super and drinks, Appetizers and dessert was delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

We started off with tartare as a starter, octopus as a mains, accompanied by a beautiful bottle of Vermentino. Very tasty and delicious meals. The desert, however, was really bad. Our creme brulee was sour and tasted like it was expired. On top of that,...the service was disappointing. The staff seemed disorganized and inattentive, which made our dining experience uncomfortable. Overall the starter and the main were really good, but due to the bad service and the tasteless desert, I would not recommend this place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner and was seated right away. Server was knowledgeable and was able to explain the menu in English (much appreciated). I ordered the risotto and it was delicious. There were other things I wish I could have tried, but the bread...and risotto filled me up.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

We were hesitant to try Olivia, because from the outside it looks very basic. However inside it looks quite elegant and upscale with interesting decor. The service was excellent - attentive, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. The food was also excellent. We were surprised by the...bread basket - I am not sure if in Latvia bread is typically served. I had the roast cod, which was excellent, and a side of grilled vegetables. My husband had a steak and also the grilled vegetables- he said the steak was very good. The vegetables were nicely grilled and seasoned. For dessert I had a scoop of pumpkin sorbet- it was amazing! It tasted like squash in a very pleasant way- not the pie flavor like in the USA. My husband had the vanilla ice cream and enjoyed that. Wine in Riga restaurants is generally pricey, but Olivia had a reasonable selection of wines at the lower prices, and plenty of higher priced wines. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere, from the interior to the waiters and decor. If you are feeling like having a very luxurious experience this is definitely the place. And the seafood was extraordinary.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

Excelent food and service. we order different meat, all meals was tasty and realy good. All service was first class from start

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

We had a great experience in Olivia Restaurant! The food was excellent and the service was warm and welcoming. It was about the little things, e.g. the surprising sweets at the end. Would definitely recommend to my friends!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

By recommendation of a friend we tried Olivia this time. Friendly welcome and the host made sure the table is not too close to others. Excellent wines by the glass and the courses were nicely prepared. Chef did a superb job. Same goes for the...friendly and professional waiting staff. I can recommend and would go again when in Riga.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was pleasant. Atmosphere was calm and nice. We definitely recommend this restaraunt for everyone.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with delicious food, drinks and atmosphere. It has Mediterranean food and there didn’t appear to be any traditional Latvian dishes, so if you’re looking for Latvian food, this isn’t the place to go. We went on a Saturday evening and the service was...very slow, but the atmosphere was great and worth the wait. Definitely recommend (although not if you’re looking for a traditional Latvian experience).More

Date of visit: January 2023
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We went there during our Riga walk on a late sunday afternoon , so jeans and sneakers and a shirt was fine.
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OLIVIA RESTAURANT, Riga - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Olivia Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5