Of course, eating Italian in Riga hardly allows you to discover Latvian gastronomy, however, if you would really like to give yourself a treat, come here. Owned by an Italian chef, the Antonio restaurant is reputed, and rightly so. Its decoration, which is simple, chic and colourful, evokes certain contemporary places in Rome or Milan. And this is not an exaggeration. Not all the walls are brick-coloured, the paintings hanging on them show stylised blown-up flowers. You sit at a table covered with a white tablecloth, you are served impeccably, and as in most good Italian restaurants, every dish makes you feel hungry. Try them with your eyes closed (by placing your finger on the menu at random): you will find orecchiette (pasta) with asparagus and tuna, Roman lasagne, or ravioli with ricotta and spinach (around £9 a dish). In the morning, breakfast is served in the same room, around a full buffet (omelettes, bacon, tomatoes and cucumber in a salad, pancakes, as well as rolls, pastries, and cereal). You serve yourself freely, and also for the coffee.