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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only place I get fresh gnocci

I love this place for their lasagne and gnocci. Made by "momma" in the kitchen..oh...this gets my tastebuds come alive!! Follw it up with a great bottle of merlot and you have a very pleasurable experience,as you people-watch by the balcony. Great service and thee most delectable cakes ever! I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Jackie M
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love this place for their lasagne and gnocci. Made by "momma" in the kitchen..oh...this gets my tastebuds come alive!! Follw it up with a great bottle of merlot and you have a very pleasurable experience,as you people-watch by the balcony. Great service and thee most delectable cakes ever! I'm not even mentioning the pizzas! oh my!! This place never... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was recommended this place from a friend and went there for lunch two times. The service was very good and attentive. There are a nice possibility to select very different Italian inspired dishes form the menu. And the best is that you feel you are not in a hurry when being there. The food is good and there are... More 

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Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great Location on the corner of Wabera / Kaunda St. in Nairobi CBD. Take an outside table on the 1st floor t and watch the Nairobi wildlife / nightlife. Fish is usually fresh and tasty, beer could be colder and manageress more polite.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went for a dinner on Saturday and the place was 80% full. Luckily got a place on the balcony and following a very kind waiter's recommendation, ordered three dishes i.e. starter, pizza and pasta with red wine. The best Italian dishes I had ever!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Went for a Sunday lunch hoping to find a place worth its name. All I found is a name. First of all it is the only restaurant I have visited in Nairobi with no wifi. I ordered vegetarian pasta and it was brought 15 minutes later. Being an Italian restaurant, I thought I would find the best pasta here. The... More 

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TrattoriaKenya, Owner at Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Ezra, Thank you for your review and Criticism. Trattoria always strives to be better therefore we will take this in a positive light so that the same mistakes are not repeated. Trattoria has a standard of 15 minutes for all food to be plated and served as all of our food is made a la minute, may it be... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Trattoria is an Italian restuarant with a long tradition in Nairobi's CBD (central business district), It is located on the corner of two relatively busy streets but the the upstairs balcony s very nice.The food is excellent, with a good selection of daily specials, and the waiters are extremely polite and helpful. With main dishes in the range of 800-2,000... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went there one afternoon during the week. Not many people present which was great because we got a great spot upstairs on the balcony. The service was good, the food on point and the bread really fresh and tasty. Price is on the higher side, but I would say it was worth every penny. Looking forward to next visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not only the best italian food in Nairobi, but also the best italian i think i have ever had. and you simply must sit on the upstairs balcony and watch life! Every time I go for italian I think of this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a very good Italian option in the center of Nairobi. It is a bit pricey, but the food quality is quite good and the service is solid.

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Nairobi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stuated in the capital Nairobi, this is one of the classic restaurant that if you are visiting the country you cant live without having a taste of their meal. Best in Italian food and see food. Their outside catering is fantastic and you will love how they present their services. For those who go for classic meals this is the... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria

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

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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?