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“That's Italian!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria

Trattoria
cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
+254 20 2240205
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Ranked #50 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
Description: Welcome to Trattoria, the oldest family-run restaurant in Nairobi. Established in 1981, Trattoria is the product of a family dream- to share it's culinary traditions with Kenyans. Over the Years Mamma Ruffi has created Trattoria's recipes inspired from her hometown. Be it Breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply just a glass of wine, this corner of Italy in the heart of Nairobi is the place to be!
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“That's Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a favorite of Nairobi regulars, recommended by our hotel. The pasta is homemade--truly outstanding. There's a balcony to sit out and enjoy the vino and delicious cusine.

Visited December 2012
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BC
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch on the second floor terrace overlooking the street. I had pizza and my son spaghetti bolognese and veal Milanese - all we're very good. One of the best meals we had in Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is one of good fast food hotel we have, the have very nice and hot coffee and very sweet and tasty cocktail, i like there service and how they handle their clients.

Visited July 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Terrible Trattoria”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Quality is terrible, food is gross, many disappointed visitors. The restaurant went from an icon in the city center to a disappointing disgusting bland over-priced tasteless experience. Do not over-pay for poor quality.

Visited May 2012
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Antwerpen
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“Very good food for very reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very authentic Italian food in the heart of the capital Kenya, Nairobi.
We visited this restaurant multiple times and have never been disappointed with the quality of the food nor the service. Child friendly as well. The staff would always have a friendly word to our son.
You would not expect an Italian restaurant with such delicious food in Kenya. The menu is extensive. The stuffed pasta in all its varieties is highly recommended.
The prices are very reasonable.
From the terrace on the first floor you have a view on the very busy traffic in the city center.
Downside : they don't accept credit cards.
Upside : when not having carried cash on our first visit, they brought us to our hotel with their free shuttle service to pick up our cash.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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