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cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #55 of 315 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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122 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is very conveniently located in the Nairobi CBD. The menu is extensive, the quality of the food is good and the service is generally attentive. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, whether you wish to sit upstairs and enjoy the activity in the street below or the more secluded downstairs are. The restaurant provides a good selection of... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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462 reviews 462 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I had an excellent dinner here. The ambience is nice, especially with the outdoor balcony seating. The menu is extensive and there are a number of vegetarian options. Food was excellent, especially the pasta dishes and cakes. Service is also very good. Please note, this is a cash only restaurant.

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I've eaten here twice in the last 6 months and both times I wouldn't rate this at much better than good cafeteria food. It somehow just taste like it's been cooked en masse and lacks any care. Will not be returning a third time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Visited the restaurant a couple of times during our visit to Nairobi. Meals were good and basic Italian. Good wine but a little overpriced. Excellent service. Sitting on the balcony is nice.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It's the staff I feel sorry for at this restaurant. Having offered my credit card to pay the bill I was informed that the restaurant does not take cards; something that I had not been told earlier. When it was pointed out that this could lead to an embarrassing situation given that this place is not cheap, the staff admitted... More

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