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“Back after 5 years and...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria del Chianti

Osteria del Chianti
Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
724277332
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Ranked #96 of 362 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Osteria provides the best Italian food in Nairobi. In addition to their stunning chain of restaurants, Osteria also delivers to locations in Nairobi. The launch of Osteria takeaway in the city has received a warm welcome. The Osteria del Chianti restaurant menu is by many considered the best Italian in the region. With the launch of Osteria Warwick in Gigiri this year, Osteria now offers Sushi and Teppanyaki, arguably some of the the best Japanese food in the country. Visit us today for a slice of Italy.
Nairobi, Kenya
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489 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Back after 5 years and...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

... definitively the standard has gone down. Nice waiter, but with not much knowledge. For the Dry Martini he suggested black olives as they were out of green ones....The house white wine - he wasnt sure what it was.
Food was ok, not fantastic, not bad. But of course the grilled salmon would have been better if the fishbones had been removed in the kitchen and not by me at the table..

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Not Worthy of Free Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food was very bland. We had ordered 2 Penne Osteria and a Margheritta Pizza, the portions were relatively small. There was no seasoning, there was no flavour.

We were also over charged on drinks, extras, that we had not consumed. Only realised that after we had left the restaurant.

The restaurant was busy and the service was seriously lacking, and had to repeatedly request for someone to attend to us.

Its shameful, that we should pay a premium, for food and drinks, whilst the standards are very poor. Not to mention getting short shifted on portion sizes, taste, service and getting robbed off for getting charged for things not consumed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Sorry Excuse for Italian Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Ribollita had no bread (it's the main ingredient)
The focaccia had no salt
The lamb chops were basically raw.
The chicken pate was ok but nothing to write home about.
The asparagus chicken was bland, had never seen an asparagus not even in a previous life and promptly tipped the balance form "delicate" to "super bland".
The "Chianti" wine tasted like vinegar

To add insult to injury the prices on the menu did not include VAT or service. So when you get the bill it's far higher than you would have calculated. 3500KES per person for such a mediocre meal? Daylight robbery if you ask me.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage and garden setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The food is typical Italian style comfort grub, pasta, real Italian salami and prosciutto, nice pizzas, the Snapper is usually good. Wine is expensive...but most people go for the romantic evening ambiance under umbrellas log fires etc...very handy for the attached and co-owned Moroccan themed Casablanca night club and bar next door!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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“Good pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Osteria has good pizza but the other food is very average. Nice setting, but lacks execution.... For better food, go to Salumeria.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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