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“what a surprise!!” 5 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 #44 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“what a surprise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Came here with some of the girls, and we all were so happy with our dishes.
I ordered the fresh gnocchi, it was terrific. highly recommended if you want fresh and fanastic Italian!!!
The ravioli, was great as well as the other pasta dished we tried.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

it was my daughters birthday and was a special occassion. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
which was steak, ravioli, chicken and fish .
The decor is nice and it a beautiful place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I tried the ravioli from the menu one evening, which was done very nicely. Some great innovative ides to choose from. The lunch special for KES 1000 is great value for money and one day I had beautiful fillet steak that melted in your mouth. The bruschetta that comes with every meal is made fresh and is full of colour and flavour. Another favourite place to eat in Nairobi

Visited April 2013
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Karachi, Pakistan
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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Village Market gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you take the time to drive out to the Village Market, plan the timing of your trip to include dinner at Osteria Gigiri. The decor is nothing to write home about, but you're not there for the view ... it's the food.

The menu has a number of excellent choices and even some surprising ones. I am partial to a good pasta dish that is served with Gorgonzola cheese -- I wasn't disappointed. Friends had lasagna, another had lamb; and a third chicken ... all of the dishes were delicious. Also, the complementary bruschetta is to die for!!

A fairly good wine list that will meet the call for most, but I stuck with the half liter of the house wine and found it quite enjoyable.

Service is very good. I'm not sure where other reviews get the idea that the menu is pricey -- they must have a different view of dinner prices than I do.

Well worth the drive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“You pay for the ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Osteria is an Italian restaurant. The owner is very friendly and makes it a point to greet his customers, which is not very common in many restaurants in Nairobi. The food is very expensive, but also very good. When looking at the menu make note of the notice at the bottom stating that all prices are exclusive of taxes. Therefore, you will end up paying quite a bit. The ambiance, particularly in the evening, is worth the expense. Of course, Osteria is not a place you would casually walk into every week, but rather on special occasions or just once in a while. It's a great place for a date, especially a first date.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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