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“Nice Cosy Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Salumeria

La Salumeria
Dhajay Apartments-Valley Arcade | Valley arcade Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
20 3875226
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Ranked #64 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
“Nice Cosy Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Cosy little Italian hidden away in a unassuming part of a Nairobi suburb, inside a residential block of apartments. Walk in though and you get the feeling of being in a traditional Italian Trattoria -type restaurant with an almost homely feel to it.

The food is quite nice, as authentic as possible here in Nairobi I guess, with a varied offering of Pasta's properly al-dente [ had their Penne Arabiatta] and a good selection of Italian wines.

The only downside with this restaurant is the location - I was here for lunch and I wonder if I'd feel comfortable coming here for dinner keeping in mind one needs to be careful with personal safety when driving around in parts of Nairobi.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Pastas are super al dente, pizzas are nicely done, even the deserts are fabulous. Go for the meat ravioli with Gorgonzola sauce. Definitely make a reservation before hand.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Nairobi
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Rustic Cosy Atmosphere Fine Food and Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This restaurant is one of the older established restaurants in Nairobi.
It is at the rear of Valley Arcade a good location to meet and eat!

The Italian Parma Ham and Melon starter is huge and delicious. Caprese with Mozzarella de Buffalo fabulous.

Mushroom Ravioli is a must and the Pizza's are thin and very tasty, all finished with fresh Parmesan if you prefer, wine good and sometimes Grappa on the house to finish…
Gets busy, best to book on Thur/Fri/Sat evenings: 020 387 5226.
Worth a visit - the owner is passionate and always in attendance. Unless it is closed (AUG) for his annual vacation in Italy!!
Enjoy .

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The homemade ravioli, the thin pizzas, the gorgeous (when available) tagliatta... we love it! Even though the manager/owner could be less grumpy...:) this is our favorite restaurant in town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Irked...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I was invited by a couple who have been going to this restaurant for years.Both my wife and myself ordered the grilled fish.The three meals arrived and my friends/wife politely waited for my meal to be served.After 10 minutes I insisted they go ahead as their meal was getting cold.It a good thing as my meal arrived just as they were finishing up..When questioned our waitress did admit that she had only put in an order for one fish,thus the delay.This is not what I expected from a restaurant with such great reviews.What irked me was we received no apology from the management who went ahead and charged for the meal anyway.Very disappointing after much anticipation.

Visited September 2013
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