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“Great food, great ambience, great staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
Plot 31, Acacia Avenue, Kampala 00, Uganda
+256-414-500-533
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Ranked #2 of 201 Restaurants in Kampala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“Great food, great ambience, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

How anyone could rate this as less than perfect is beyond me. I am a budget backpacker and came here on a recommendation from another traveller. We read some of the reviews before coming and nearly backed out.

SOOOOO glad we didn't! It was awesome! More expensive than the average backpacker meal but not by much. Neither of us finished our meals, which made them great value. They were fast and great tasting. The pasta and pizzas were extraordinary and NOT swimming in a pool of oil as mentioned. The staff were attentive and the mood was really nice. We both loved it and are looking forward to returning.

On a side note, I usually get ansie about operators who find it necessary to get defensive after every bad review and write followup comments. In this case i feel that they were perfectly well justified in doing so, as for my experience at least, the negative reviews were sooo far off the mark

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Newark, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food in Kampala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Ate here last Saturday evening with my husband, adult daughter and two teenage sons. They have a very nice menu. We ordered pasta dishes and a pizza and the food was excellent. Wine menu was not huge but we easily found things we liked. Desserts looked great...we celebrated my daughter's birthday there, and our waiter brought out tiramisu with a candle and sang to her. Staff was extremely friendly.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Mediterraneo is an expansion of a like-named restaurant in Kenya. Great Italian food can be had here, with plenty of tasty booze to go along with it. Staff a mix of Indian and ethnic Ugandans, all of whom were courteous if a bit nervous about doing things wrong.

This restaurant is firmly on the expat/ngo/diplomat circle which comes with higher prices, but it didn't unsettle whatsoever.

Pork is available, which is not always common in my experiences in Uganda. I had the lasagna which felt pre-prepared, frozen, and re-heated. Nonetheless delicious. The cheese and charcuterie plate and a salad is a good way for 2 people to share starters. Tasty.

No children with us, but does seem kid-friendly as a few were around that were generally well behaved. Couples on dates as well.

Recommended during your stay in Kampala.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Mediterraneo very much. The scenery is beautiful with wooden floors and oillamps lighting the place. The food was good and so was the wine. Great service as well!

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Kampala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“one of the best in Kampala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited around 16000Hrs for a late lunch but the very polite crew never even showed any sign of annoyance but made us feel home and he kitchen ser ed us some of the best food we ever had in Kampala. Once before we were very disappoinyed with poor food here but now they have obercome the problems. Congratulations!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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