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Windy Ridge Road, Nairobi, Kenya
0715456936
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not what it used to be

Sad to see this once humming place looking tired and a bit desolate. Good pizza, friendly service. We were the only people there for lunch. Won't be going back. Shame.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
barazani
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East Africa
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Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Osteria is our regular Friday night haunt and has been so for 4 years. If you like Italian then this is the place. Great food reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere and a wonderful open fire. Outside play area with a pool for the kids and a superb Sunday lunch venue. The staff are brilliant! Only one caution, we believe it (only... More 

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East Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Sad to see this once humming place looking tired and a bit desolate. Good pizza, friendly service. We were the only people there for lunch. Won't be going back. Shame.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have often eaten here and have to say that the food is very consistent and the staff are wonderfully attentive without being over the top. Nice little touches such as bruschetta when you arrive add to a customer driven property. Can be noisy at the weekends with families and children taking advantage of the grounds and swimming pool.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved the quiet,serene ambience. The service was rather good,and the menu presents variety. The food was superb!..and I even got free dessert.... One of my all time favourite restaurants.

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Sausalito, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

When I stumbled upon Osteria Karen, I was rather surprised. I've eaten high end Italian cuisine from Rome to Tokyo and like to cook Italian as well. This food isn't at the highest level but the intent and attitude and atmosphere are all there. It's a beautiful setting and if you are craving Italian food and in the Karen area,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Awesome ambience and setting. Was very disappointed with the slow service. The waitress serving us barely new what was on the menu and what she was selling. Food came late and cold. Expect more from such a big name.

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While it didn't blow my mind away, my friend who went with me loved this place he ordered the brace of lamb (Which i have to admit looked alot better than my choice) planing on going back this month and taking his choice, lovely garden and nice grounds

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been here many times over the years. I love the ambiance, service has always been at a very high level. In the past have had some excellent food . Over the past few visits it has been poor. Poorly cooked meat, Pasta Sauces that just don’t taste or look right and always things missing from the menu. Service... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited the restaurant with my family as I visited Kenya. The food was excellent. Would definitely visit again when I'm back in Kenya.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to Osteria Karen for a birthday celebration. Met with Giuseppe who was very helpful. Loved the appetizers, portions are large. I have never seen such large wine glasses :) Will definitely try them again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Windy Ridge Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 0715456936

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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