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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Italian Restaurants

It is in city centre and very popular restaurants. Pizza, Sea foods are really best.Foods are tasty and special italian touch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Pondicherry, India
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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The service was fine. I asked for raviolli and being half Italian I know what al dente means. The pasta arrived too undercooked so I asked for it to be cooked a bit longer. The waiter was fine. He took it away and brought it back, still undercooked. I again asked for it to be cooked a little bit longer.... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is in city centre and very popular restaurants. Pizza, Sea foods are really best.Foods are tasty and special italian touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Little Italy bang in the middle of Nairobi. It has been around for a long time and the quality of food and service only gets better. One of the best meals i have ever had was at Trattoria.The wine list is impressive

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The problem we had with Trattoria was that we placed our order, only to have to change our order several times because it due to a power blackout they couldn't serve a lot of the meals. Unfortunately the staff weren't particularly apologetic or understanding. We were sat outside, which was great, until it started raining and their canopy was completely... More 

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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is by far the best Italian food in Kenya. As someone who has traveled in Italy I can confirm this is authentic Italian food cooked and prepared to a high standard. The young Italian lady who works in the restaurant, who I assume belongs to the family, is very welcoming and helpful. The balcony is a very nice area... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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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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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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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 

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