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cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #42 of 317 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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129 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to this Italian restaurant or ristorante for our last stop in Nairobi for dinner before heading to the airport,the y have the best service,food ambiance and security deep downtown Nairobi,the waitresses were so helpful we couldn't get a better service,we shall surely return whenever in Nairobi!!!!!!!Keep it up guys

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been to Nairobi at least seven times and have made a point of swinging by Trattoria for a great meal. This past time, however - while the food did not disappoint - the service left a significant amount to be desired. In fact, it was the only time in the last several years I did not leave a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The best super duper Italian cuisine.....never have there been a glorious meal....Am thinking of coming working with you guys when am through with classes...cause believe you what you guys put on the table one find his/herself being a regular customer...

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Nairobi, Kenya
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

For top business lunch dates in the city center of Nairobi, Trattoria Restaurant is the place to visit. It is centrally located. It serves continental dishes.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The second floor balcony has an enjoyable street view. The pasta was very good. I had the three pasta vegetarian plate. The ravioli stuffed with squash was excellent. The waiter was cordial and compedent. Like others reviewers have stated, the no credit card policy is odd.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is apparently a bit of an institution ... and I'm glad we ignored all the hype about security and decided to go. There's a great a great choice of traditional, reasonably-priced italian dishes, and the dishes we chose were all very tasty! We sat on the balcony upstairs, overlooking the busy main street, so lots to see and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

very good food, service a bit slow. house wine is horrible, will order a bottle next time. Meat dishes are a treat

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have eaten at the Trattoria a number of times and enjoyed the ambiance the service and the food. One can sit inside or outside but the outside is preferable. One can enjoy it alone or for a romantic dinner. At the street level one can sit behind the leafy screen separating the dinner from the street. Upstairs the one... More

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El Segundo, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not a good way to start out meal when NONE of the Chiantis listed on the wine list were available...at and ITALIAN restaurant...really? Food was just okay...and trying to get parking was a nightmare. Food was just okay, nothing special. I would not go back except to sit and watch the world go by...as we did enjoy the balcony seating.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food was great and waiting staff very professional. I'm told this is owned by an Italian and the food really seemed that way. All the food was great and I'll be going back for sure when I'm next passing through. Really nice atmosphere and great place to eat with a partner.

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