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Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
724277332
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Osteria provides the best Italian food in Nairobi. In addition to their...
Osteria provides the best Italian food in Nairobi. In addition to their stunning chain of restaurants, Osteria also delivers to locations in Nairobi. The launch of Osteria takeaway in the city has received a warm welcome. The Osteria del Chianti restaurant menu is by many considered the best Italian in the region. With the launch of Osteria Warwick in Gigiri this year, Osteria now offers Sushi and Teppanyaki, arguably some of the the best Japanese food in the country. Visit us today for a slice of Italy.
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
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  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mid week meal

Went here for a mid-week meal after work. You enter a compound, seemed busy. Unfortunately we parked next to the outside toilets, which smelled badly. Not a good start. Once inside, I liked the place. Neat decor with wine bottles and cases all around. I had a Mojito and this needs work. A little... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
David P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Large groups
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here for a mid-week meal after work. You enter a compound, seemed busy. Unfortunately we parked next to the outside toilets, which smelled badly. Not a good start. Once inside, I liked the place. Neat decor with wine bottles and cases all around. I had a Mojito and this needs work. A little too much of the fake stuff... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My craving for fresh pasta ends when I get to this place. I especially love the Karen branch for its scenery and ambience. Oh..I must mention that this is the only place where the chef grills my steak black and blue to perfection!!.

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Dakar, Senegal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The reviews for this restaurant are divisive to say the least. It seems that you either love it or hate it. Maybe it's because of the inconsistent quality of the individual plates and the overblown expectations of those who appreciate fine Italian cuisine. Some of the offerings are very good (e.g. pizzas) and some are middling to over flavored (e.g.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is Very Famous for Italian food in Nairobi. This one on Lenana road is Very Good. Next to Casablanca another Famous night club in Nairobi. Their House wines are Excellent. They make very good Pizza. Place is also Ideal for Large Gatherings. Their service is excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We liked the atmosphere and design but the service was slow though friendly. The food is expensive and not what we expected for the price. It was a bit like a poorly cooked meal at someone's house where you feel to embarrassed to complain but know its just not what it is supposed to be. I would not go back... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

In some ways, Osteria del Chianti is a typical up-market Nairobi restaurant: a converted house with a big garden, it allows one to eat in the lush garden outside (under big umbrellas or an awning in case of rain) or inside. The food and service are good. There is ample parking. If you happen to be there on a Thursday... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had an office function at the Lenana rd branch & we all agreed that it was a lovely visit. We had a good server who was fast & explained all options & specials quite well. Out of 8 people who ordered different meals there was only one complaint from someone who tried the special of the day - Homemade... More 

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Aarschot, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Close to our local office (Laiboni Centre) with a nice sitting area, the best Italian dishes (look for the specials of the day) and some good wines :)

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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The set-up gives a sense of dining in an Italian home. The host/hostess gives personal attention to the customers as they walk in. The food is always a tad bland (I've been to 2 other outlets including the Malindi one) but the assurance is usually that Italian chefs prepare it fresh. The home made ice cream is a winner though... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Over the years I have been to Osteria many times as it is a popular place to eat in Nairobi. Every time I go, I seem to get my hopes up that THIS time it will be different and meet my expectations. It never has. Despite their insistence in using fresh homemade pasta in most of their dishes and fresh... More 

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Address: Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 724277332
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 724277332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Osteria provides the best Italian food in Nairobi. In addition to their stunning chain of restaurants, Osteria also delivers to locations in Nairobi. The launch of Osteria takeaway in the city has received a warm welcome. The Osteria del Chianti restaurant menu is by many considered the best Italian in the region. With the launch of Osteria Warwick in Gigiri this year, Osteria now offers Sushi and Teppanyaki, arguably some of the the best Japanese food in the country. Visit us today for a slice of Italy.

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