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“Not a bad location, reasonable pizza” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzeria (Grand Hotel)

Pizzeria (Grand Hotel)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ranked #49 of 59 restaurants in Kinshasa
Price range: $35 - $70
Cuisines: Pizza, International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Buffet
London, United Kingdom
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Not a bad location, reasonable pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I ate here twice. The first time I had the pizza, which was reasonable, but expensive. The second time I had an omelette which was rather bland. My colleague had the steak, but commented that it was overcooked.

The location is pleasant with the open air next to the pool. Other reviews have mentioned live music, but there was none on the two occasions that I ate there.

The customer service was very slow,as the staff are more interested in watching the TV behind the bar or talking to each other.

The restaurant is mainly full of western ex-pats, especially those like me trapped at the hotel. There are plenty of other restaurants in town, which are cheaper. However food in Kinshasa, even local establishments is expensive compared to Europe and America.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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U.K
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Overpriced for below average food!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had the Pizza which starts at $23 wow, so it should be good huh?? Nope i could do better with a frozen one in the UK! drinks are also expensive... $11 for Red Bull

Not complaining but good food is worth paying for and this place is not worth paying for!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brasilia, DF
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just for a beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Nice place with good live music and cold beer. Food not that good - actually, I had had a food poisoning after having dinner there.

Visited July 2012
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Cotonou
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Nice on a Sunday, when there's a lovely orchestra playing Congolese oldies but goodies. Pizza is OK and pricier than elsewhere in the city.

Visited January 2012
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N'Djamena, Chad
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Why does the Grand Hotel always disappoint me?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

If you are dying for a pizza, I would suggest other places in Kinshasa where you can have a decent one at indeed lower prices than the Grand Hotel. I would not recommend it, however if you decide to go for it bring some mosquito repellent as next to the swimming pool is full of mosquitoes.

Visited August 2011
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