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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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent menu

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
165 helpful votes 165 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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TrattoriaKenya, Guest Relations Manager at Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support and we are looking forward to your next visit! More 

London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a business dinner at Trattoria. The menu is quite rich so it can be difficult to choose among many, but I went with pizza as it is Italian. Of course, this is not Naples but the pizza was above average with generous ingredients. Service was good. Only negative issue I can say: they don't accept credit card. It... More 

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TrattoriaKenya, Guest Relations Manager at Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Trattoria to host your business dinner and we are delighted to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. I will look into the quality standards for our pizzas so that we can improve on its quality for you on your next visits to come. Also, i would like to apologize for any inconveniences caused... More 

Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Best food I had in Nairobi and well priced. The outside balcony allowed me to enjoy my food without worry of things being stolen. Great atmosphere and service.

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TrattoriaKenya, Guest Relations Manager at Trattoria, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After a couple of weeks of eating local food in Kenya and Tanzania we thought we'd have a European meal. The food was excellent and the staff answered questions about the dishes on the menu with enthusiasm and knowledge. It was pleasant on the terrace overlooking the corner. I'd certainly go back.

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TrattoriaKenya, Guest Relations Manager at Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouragement. Trattoria strives to offer our guests an exceptional experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice place to eat Italian food! Reasonable waiting time to get the food. Nice staff as well. Good place to go with some friends or alone. Ask to have your meal in the terrace upstairs!

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Lund, Sweden
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Trattoria is perfectly situated downtown Nairobi in the same block as The Sarova Stanley. Menue is nice - we tried the homemade Ravioli with chicken spinach and mozzarella, and the Saltimbocca. Good dishes but nothing to write home about. On my way to the rest rome at 1:st floor, I could from the staircase see the fresh meat and fish,... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was in a party of 10 for dinner. Service was good but the food was below average. I had the lamb stew, that was a featured dish that day. Could only eat half of it--poorly prepared and not tasty at all. Others in party seemed to fare better, but nothing that you culd not prepare better at home. Only... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?