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Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
020 7122661
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  • 4
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice treat in Gigiri

Very good dining experience on a Friday night. Very tasty crab and pasta dish with a generous and good glass of red wine. The atmosphere is really enjoyable thanks to a live band playing classic jazz pieces with an excellent female singer. Service is perfect and the Chef walks around to greet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Located in the Village market and run by an Italian chef, this restaurant has a great and tasty variety of starters, pasta, pizza, meat, seafood, and of course Italian wines.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very good dining experience on a Friday night. Very tasty crab and pasta dish with a generous and good glass of red wine. The atmosphere is really enjoyable thanks to a live band playing classic jazz pieces with an excellent female singer. Service is perfect and the Chef walks around to greet everybody.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

This was a very nice surprise in the expanding Village Market. We three had the lasagne, spaghetti carbonara and the ragu pizza, which after a large complimentary 'starter', proved to be more than enough. Good house wine, reasonably priced, together with good service made for an enjoyable evening out.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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133 reviews 133 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were at the Village Market yesterday to run some chores when we chanced upon their signage at the entrance for a set menu luncheon, three courses for $1000 ksh each. The choices sounded good, so without even glancing at their menu ordered our food and drinks. The patio was bright and light for Sunday lunch, and the wood-fired pizza... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This Village Market location has a soaring covered patio that is simple and elegant. I have been here a couple of times, but my partner dines here no less than weekly. The service and italian cuisine are consistently excellent. Each time I have seen a large family (10+ party) enjoying a gathering, so I suggest it for large groups as... 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

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