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

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  • 28
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little bit of Italy in Nairobi

The restaurant has very good Italian offerings (the chef is Italian); nice flatbread with tomatoes as an appetizer; generous servings of pasta; excellent risotto. There is an extensive wine list; it would have been good to be able to sample the wine before committing to a bottle, but the chef came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Agnes Q
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Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried the Osteria for lunch, but I really wasn't convinced by the quality of the food. While it s not pricey per say, it is not really cheap eats either. And what I ordered was not good value. I ordered pasta in a butter sage sauce, a dish I have ordered in several restaurants and always enjoyed. But what I... More 

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Thank Dina M
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant has very good Italian offerings (the chef is Italian); nice flatbread with tomatoes as an appetizer; generous servings of pasta; excellent risotto. There is an extensive wine list; it would have been good to be able to sample the wine before committing to a bottle, but the chef came out to discuss our wine choices (but only after... More 

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Thank Agnes Q
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. I also love the free appraiser that they give you. Flat bread with tomatoes and olive oil and vinegar on the side.

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Thank Adrienne S
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must in Nairobi. Whenever I'm in Nairobi I need to visit this restaurant. Good food and friendly staff

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Thank Paolo M
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food great service. Fantastic specials menu to compliment the varied main menu. Good value weekday lunch menu.

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Thank td254
Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I think of an Italian meal, the first thought is always "Osteria-Village Market". Lots of food items, wine selection and ice cream. The manager, the staff, the service is very good. Generous glasses of wine!

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Thank Silas N
Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to this place on several occasions with my family and i must say the food is finger licking good and service is superb. Their prices are pocket friendly, the make the best pizzas in town, and have a large variety of vegetrain dishes and their starters the foccacia is very tasty. They also have a good list of... More 

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Thank Mayur N
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large variety of Italian comfort-food which is elevated to the next level without being too fussy. The house-red is quite good (the pours are generous) and for special occasions there are always plenty of nice bottles to choose from on th wine-list. The staff is not just friendly, but also competent, which guarantees a pleasant dining experience. Also: Take... More 

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Thank Matt_from_Hamburg
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Very good Italian dishes, friendly staff and wonderfull foccacia. Not to mention VERY generous glasses of wine, so no need to order a bottle, go for a big glass instead! Pasta dishes, pizza and ambience as well as prices on the customer's side!

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Thank Einar T
Nairobi, Kenya
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a place that you will always make you feel welcome. The food and service are both above average compared to other restaurants in the Village Market. We wanted a a quiet cosy supper a deux and that is what we got.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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