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Osteria Gigiri

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Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
020 7122661
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid meal

Very nice Italian food with helpful staff. Situated in a quiet corner of Village Market it definitely beats any other Italian restaurant in the complex.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very nice Italian food with helpful staff. Situated in a quiet corner of Village Market it definitely beats any other Italian restaurant in the complex.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant is located in the village market, upstairs. The Italian chef is always around and usually comes to your table to check if everything is OK. The housewine - which comes in huge glasses and is inexpensive for the amount served - is excellent. Food is average to good, a bit of a hit and miss. The pizzas are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went for dinner in a party of 12. We were extremely disappointed with the service. The food was below standard and one rice dish was not even properly cooked. . Getting ice is self service from the bar. Pepper mills were empty, and when one arrived the waiter did two twists and disappeared with it. When we asked for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Did not particularly enjoy the pizzas they served despite be ing a Italian food place. Later under renovation so could not check out other foods

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have ordered food from this restaurant and have been perpetually disappointed. I will never eat another meal from there. After waiting over an hour for my food to arrive it was completely cold. Further to this the salad dressing and tartar sauce where forgotten. I was then told that the forgotten accompaniments would take another hour. When speaking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Osteria is wonderful every time you go! The appetizer is amazing - the coconut chicken soup is phenomenal, and the wine is superb! Every meal is delicious! We go every weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

After coming back from a safari, we stopped at the Italian restaurant Osteria Gigiri in Nairobi. We were in the mood for non-African food. The food was amazing. They have a fire oven for bread and pizza. The Margherita pizza was awesome as was the Spaghetti Pesto. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic and the service was excellent.They also have... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went to the Osteria Village Market last weekend and was expecting authentic Italian food . The place looks a bit shabby with poorly laid tables and dirty chairs. The food was average and definitely not the best Italian food I've had in Nairobi.The service is bad and our drinks came after we were halfway through the meal. In all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went there with my wife a couple of days back for the first time after friends raved about it to no end. We were very dissapointed. We had made a prior booking but on getting there, it seemed that they had not listed our booking and wanted to send us on our way. Finally they offered us a table in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Osteria is an established name in Nairobi, but our last three visits have proven that is completely unjustified. Every we time ordered pasta, the sauce was scolding hot, very apparently out of the microwave. This means the texture and flavour is ruined. Additionally, the flavour of the tomato sauce (base for many other pasta sauces) seems as if it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 020 7122661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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