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“Possibly the best Italian in town” 5 of 5 stars
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La Salumeria
Dhajay Apartments-Valley Arcade | Valley arcade Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
20 3875226
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Ranked #25 of 320 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Possibly the best Italian in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Keep going there and never been disappointed with either the service nor the food. During lunch you could probably get by without a reservation. The last time we went absolutely by the owner,s ( think he was the owner, well Italian anyway) recommendations and weren't disappointed by any dish. Located inside a block of apartments can be slightly tricky to find.

  • Visited February 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Overrated?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My only real complaint is how small the portions were! I ordered the Cannelloni and while the dish was delicious, i was underwhelmed.. No side salad or anything. The Ravioli was nice as well but a bit too al dente for my taste.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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