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Limoncello

Avenue Tombalbaye 20 - Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 815 141 111
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Ranked #1 of 59 restaurants in Kinshasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's the kind of restaurants that make you forget where you are, once you step in closing a garage door behind you. The population composition of clientele, the decoration, the food served, the whole atmosphere has nothing to do with Africa. The food is very good, the service friendly. Both outdoor and in-door sitting. A nice culinary in a city... More

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Livorno
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Whenever I miss Italy, I go to this place. The cuisine is purely Italian (although my understanding is that the owner is not Italian, but the cook is!). I tried both the pasta and the pizzas and they are just very good. Good selection of wine! And you are lucky enough you can also get some shots of Limoncello for... More

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

One of the rare places in Kinshasa where one can eat very well, in a wonderful setting, for a reasonable price. I come here around once a week and were never disappointed. Pizza's are great, parmegiani is delicious, pasta's are good, sole meuniere, risotto and the tiramisu are excellent. Also good wines, cocktails and sorbets (nice cream). And a refreshing... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The food is amazing, the place is very original, gives you the comfort cozy and welcome ambiance. we have tried the Calamry and fish carpacio starters and some pizza, and all are great. when you ar ein Kinshasa this is a must visiti restaurant

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Memphis, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I couldn't believe what was behind the entrance of Limoncello. The outdoor patio is an oasis. I couldn't believe it existed in Kinshasa, and if I lived in Kin, I'd frequent this place. Everything was comfortable and clean, service was great, and the food was delicious.

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Dubai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Both the service and the food can be a bit variable. The pasta (even if simple) is some of the best i've had, but i've heard that it's only good when "mama" is in the kitchen. The wood fired pizza is good... but really, you can't mess up pizza, right? One of Kinshasa's hidden gems.

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Jakarta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Sounds Italian!, You're right. It's Italian restaurant- but you also can choose some non italian foods like sandwiches and burgers. My colleague from our representatives office in Kinshasa took me there. The food itself I amy consider it as something ok to very good (4.2 out of 5). I give more weight on having a nice restaurant in the middle... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Tripadvisor did not disappoint, the restaurant has a calm ambiance, nice decor and a diverse selection for Kinshasa. I had the wood-fired pizza and it was pretty good. The manager/owner was very nice and helpful and the servers were very attentive. Wifi was very good (which cannot be said for many other places in DRC)!! Bonus points for being 1... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The food here is probably one of the better experiences of a run down Kinshasa. All good italian offerings like wood oven pizzas and great pastas that are cooked just right. The service is the usual combination of "I forgot" or "did you order this?" So more training is required for this place to top the list. But it has... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

In short. Pizza is good. Pasta too. An aged couple of Italians is running the business. It's quite an experience if late at night you talk to them. They are around from the 60 ' s. Lot of stories to hear. And drinking limoncello the stories grow... grow a lot. When too big the wife tells to the husband: stop... More

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