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Trattoria

Nairobi Central Business District
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cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2240205
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7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Trattoria, the oldest family-run restaurant in Nairobi...
Welcome to Trattoria, the oldest family-run restaurant in Nairobi. Established in 1981, Trattoria is the product of a family dream- to share it's culinary traditions with Kenyans. Over the Years Mamma Ruffi has created Trattoria's recipes inspired from her hometown. Be it Breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply just a glass of wine, this corner of Italy in the heart of Nairobi is the place to be!
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Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 39
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Food in Crowded Table Setting.

Trattoria in Nairobi has one of the very good location in the city center of Nairobi. Our party of four had lunch today on the balcony of the restaurant which oversee the traffic passing by below. We started our lunch with an order of pizza with prosciutto to share and each ordered their main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Charn P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Sadly Trattoria has given Italian pizza a very bad name !!! Since demise of Mama Ruffo, Trattoria food has gone downhill. The Pizza are particularly disgusting. The pizza base is thin almost like a swahili chapati. Aren't traditional italian pizza base supposed to be crusty on edges & have a bread like texture in the middle ?? Not Trattoria pizzas... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went to Trattoria for a business meeting. We asked to be sitted near a socket so we could work on our computers as we ate. The waitress told us that they did not have any sockets. We spotted one near the door but they declined our request to use it, saying it was company policy. We asked to speak... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Apart from the ambiance and the great view from the balcony, the food is just ok, I wouldn't say it's worth the price. The service can be quite slow depending on 'who you are', there tends to be a lot of profiling from the waiters.

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Nairobi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

decided to have lunch while at the City center...we had to prompt for service from start to finish...the team seemed focused on everything else but attention to detail...clearing of plates were done when prompted&other place was not busy at all...Pure disaster!

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solrød strand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Food ok, but not outstanding , the staff did not pay much attention. Unpleasent situation, when we asked for the check, and they told us, cash only. No one had told us that.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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219 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Trattoria in Nairobi has one of the very good location in the city center of Nairobi. Our party of four had lunch today on the balcony of the restaurant which oversee the traffic passing by below. We started our lunch with an order of pizza with prosciutto to share and each ordered their main course. All the dishes ordered were... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

V.Good food, quick service, nice n' wide choice menu. Only (crucial) sticking point was it is a cash only restaurant - no visa (credit or debit) or even mobile cash. Nairobi (actually Kenyan) hospitality industry has gone cashless for many good reasons. Cash-only is not good, wise or desirable. Trattoria needs to solve that, and soon!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

just what I like, Italian restaurant run by an Italian with excellent local staff and good food - best place is on the 1st floor terrace

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Have been eating at Trattoria for over 18 years and the decor and staff don't seem to have changed since. A pleasant and dependable choice for authentic italian food in the CBD. Open quite late and has decent wine by glasss or carafe. The pizzas and pasta dishes are excellent but prices have risen a lot over recent years and... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The atmosphere,the service,the staff,the choice of menu and the food is excellent.A lovely place to entertain friends and colleagues at the end of a day of negotiations or the night before the business begins.Always travel there by easily readily available street cabs.parking a nightmare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2240205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Welcome to Trattoria, the oldest family-run restaurant in Nairobi. Established in 1981, Trattoria is the product of a family dream- to share it's culinary traditions with Kenyans. Over the Years Mamma Ruffi has created Trattoria's recipes inspired from her hometown. Be it Breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply just a glass of wine, this corner of Italy in the heart of Nairobi is the place to be!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?