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“ATMOSPHERE AND SERVICE - NOW SO MUCH THE FOOD” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Gigiri

Osteria Gigiri
Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
020 7122661
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Ranked #106 of 354 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Kent
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“ATMOSPHERE AND SERVICE - NOW SO MUCH THE FOOD”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was my second visit this year. The restaurant has great atmosphere - outdoor tables, braziers blazing away. The service is very good, the staff attentive but not overwhelming. However the food is a little disappointing. It is good but no more. That would not stop me returning but would stop me recommending for great Italian food.....go for the experience. it is probably more a case of being so popular that the kitchen simply struggles to keep up for a large group. The first visit there were three of us and the food was better. This time, with a table of 12 it lacked individual attention....steaks overcooked and pasta rather 'stodgy'. However, quite tasty and good value. House red is very drinkable.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Osteria Gigiri, Village Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a place where you can easily dine alone and feel part of the overal camaraderie. The staff are friendly and the food is good middle of the road Italian with better tah usual pizzas. Live music adds to the general ambience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A less expensive Carnivore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The premise is just the same as Carnivore. The restaurant is fantastic. I highly recommend it, especially if you go on an empty stomach since there is SO MUCH delicious meat to enjoy.

Visited August 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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“Warning: Hidden Price Increase”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We visited Osteria Gigiri as we have enjoyed previous visits at this location and at Del Chianti. Upon being given the menus, we noticed that all the pages were new, but the items and the prices seemed to be the same, but then we noticed the big change. At the bottom of each page it was printed that all prices EXCLUDE all taxes. This little change to the menu meant that they had increased the prices of all items by 16%.

I asked to see the manager and confronted him about the change. At first, he denied any change in the menu, but finally admitted to the price increase. I understand that restaurants must make a profit, but do not try to sneak something by your customers. If you are going to raise prices, do it in a manner than is open and honest.

We walked out before placing any order, and will not return.

Visited July 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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“Glad to see Osteria in a more convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I like the old Osteria, but its not convenient to get to for those who live near Runda etc. thus was glad to see it appear in Gigiri. I admit that the older one in Hurlingham has greater ambiance and outdoor setting, but food is still great at Gigiri location.

Visited December 2011
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