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Osteria Gigiri

Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
020 7122661
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Ranked #55 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Nairobi Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was looking for an italian cuisine restaurant when i chanced on this restaurant tucked away in a corner in the shopping mall at village market. Great food, okay ambience and best of all the personal touch given by the manager. Very warm and smiley. The complimentary bread with tomatoes is great. Kids thought its a pizza. The wines are great... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

There are several Osterias in Nairobi: all good, reliable Italian cuisine. We regularly visit the one at the Village Market, where you get the personal attention of the manager and good service from familiar waiters. Tuna carpaccio particularly tasty, and home-made pastas fresh and well-sauced. Never disappoints.

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Datchet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Osteria in Nairobi have four restaurants. I have visited one at Warwick Centre & the one at the Village Market. Complimentary pizza bread with splash of chopped tomatoes is good. The pizza base is good & crispy. Pasta portion could be a bit more specially if not having first course, a few garlic bread will be good. Taste like home... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We found this hidden gem almost by accident whilst exploring The Village Market on a Sunday lunchtime and- what a find! Lovely attractive courtyard terrace and very nice welcome. We were served a generous complimentary portion of pizza bread topped with chopped tomato & garlic whilst waiting for our main course of Penne Puttanesca- wonderful Italian flavours and a very... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Food was kind of Italian menue but ingredients and local vegetables making the dish a bit different than expected. Wine was good.

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Nairobi, Kenya
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Osteria is very pleasant, especially for lunch. The food is excellent and comes rather quickly. The service is always very good and staff are very friendly. However, it is much better to go for lunch or late lunch, as at dinner time it is very crowded, so food is not so great, and it takes a long time to arrive.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I had the grilled snapper with saffron and cocoanut and it was out of this world. The fish was so juicy it melts in your mouth and the mix of saffron and cocoanut challenges your taste buds and makes sure you have an unforgettable experience. As for the service, as we were waiting for a certain table to be cleared... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to Osteria on my daughters birthday for dinner. We were welcomed by the friendly staff.We odered our drinks and got the complimentary bruschetta which was very delicious.We ordered oysters which were yummy, All of us ordered different meals and they were all very well presented and great, It is my favourite place.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were there for a late lunch. The service was very good and a friendly staff. The complimentary tomato bruschetta was great. The pizza was just delicious but the best part were the salads that were served in the pizza crust bowls. Great spot to eat.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A lovely Italian restaurant with a great courtyard for outside dining. The service is friendly and the pizza and calzone very good. I'll definitely be going back again.

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