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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings
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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So So Italian

Great view but average food..It was not all that fantastic.Service was great and the staff were friendly.Will eturn for drink on the patio

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Kabyr
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New York
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Rotterdam
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The Trattoria restaurant looks very attractive with the yellow shading and green plants on the first floor verandas, and certainly nicer than most restautants in the city center. The food was rather disappointing, supposed to be Italian cuisine but not really succesful in copying the dishes. Nonetheless a wide choice of dishes and acceptable quality food and also some of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I'd been here twice before and the experience was average. My friend was enthusiastic for us to come for lunch so I gave it the benefit of doubt despite my reservations. It was a busy afternoon and I'll commend the waiters for being speedy and attentive. The menu has a wide selection and I was spoilt for choice. Eventually I... More 

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Thank Foxychiri88
New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great view but average food..It was not all that fantastic.Service was great and the staff were friendly.Will eturn for drink on the patio

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Thank Kabyr
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Been at Trattoria a couple of times and i have never been disappointed by their service and delicious food.

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Thank linsylee
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have always heard about trattoria, and passed by it but never went in as first, I was told it was too expensive, and second I do not like Italian food that much. So I finally get some family and we decide to try it out, just to check it out for a lunch. First they told my brother that... More 

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Thank Cathysol
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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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Thank Laurie A
Pondicherry, India
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234 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
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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Thank PSChanda
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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Thank Chege G
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
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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Thank 89AVC89
Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Business meetings

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?