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Lasite

) #98 of 805 Restaurants in Riga ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, , Eastern European
Anglikanu iela 2 | Entrance from the street Aklā, at the Pils 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 25 505 268
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European
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Anglikanu iela 2 | Entrance from the street Aklā, at the Pils 13, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and quiet place, in the evening live music, tasty wine. Delicious food. Staff is extremely helpful . Prices are reasonable.

Thank Olli R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It might be a little touristy but it is a very nice place with a special atmosphere with a lot medieval elements . We had chosen the medieval dinner plate for two and the food quality was very good, the vegetables comes typical Latvian pickled...More

Thank kerstinsteinberg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally, I shy away from places that have the lass dressed up with a menu on the street corner trying to talk you in. As it happened we were up Anglikanu iela looking at a house, and I spied the delightful looking courtyard and decided...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with live music. The meals were delicious and the prices fully ok. Very good service.

Thank Boris N
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

For an old Miedevel type restaurant e expected more. A bit overpriced for the meals served if you really like to eat you better ask for a side dish or you will be disappointed. The service was good though, friendly staff and quick response.

Thank NeloFernandes
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant , offers different kind of dishes vegetarian, modern and medieval, and variety on prices. The people are very kind! You can eat inside or outside the restaurant! Very Recommended!

Thank Oscar C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

As two locals who stumbled upon our first choice being closed for a private evening, we went around the town to search for somewhere interesting, not too fancy, not too casual to eat. Lāsīte does deliver here. The service was very attentive and lovely, and...More

Thank Evija Z
Reviewed 11 February 2017

During our walking tour of the old town we came across this restaurant …I think the words hot cocktails may be caught our attention. My companion had a hot cocktail with main ingredient being Riga’s local drink …Black Balsam. I had a mug of hot...More

Thank AndrewCTFC
Reviewed 24 January 2017

this restaurant is a bit hidden and you may easily miss it. We went after the recommendation of our guide and were not disappointed. While the actual restaurant is not as good as the other one in Riga, the food is highly superior in quality...More

Thank Catello L
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I went down a path and found this interesting place. I see from the previous reviews that people seem to like this place, however this was not my experience. I opened the door to the restaurant and a young girl was behind the bar, the...More

Thank Rayburn C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 29
Cuisine
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:45
Monday
11:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:45
Thursday
11:00 - 23:45
Friday
11:00 - 23:45
Saturday
11:00 - 23:45
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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