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“very good italian food” 4 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 #50 of 317 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“very good italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Italian restaurants in foreign countries are sometimes hardly worth the definition of Italian restaurant. But this one IS italian. Good food, kind staff, good wine. Nice pizzas, good starters.
My favourite desert, Tiramisu was disappointing however. The rest of the meal was really vey good. Prices are European level.
Village Market is a bit of a maze (a nice maze though). So just ask one of the guards. There is ample parking available.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Nairobi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beef is divine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Love the food, its so yummy and full of flavor...amazing. It makes one appreciate italian food and not just the pizzas. Loved the wine selection too. Will definately be making numerous comebacks. For that beef, cooked in any technique, am game.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Italian food in Kenya!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice quiet place in a great location at the Village market.

Delicately decorated giving it a summery and open feel. Fantastic personalised wait staff.
Must try the wood fired pizzas and the Osteria special pasta!

  • Visited April 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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Kiev
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“Osteria Gigiri Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A pleasant place for a lunch or dinner. A bit difficult to find in the maze that is the Village Market. Has a nice outdoor area, but unfortunately, when I visited for lunch there was a construction project going on over the wall and the noise was a bit disconcerting. Hopefully, that is not the case at nice. Very good menu selection to choose from. I had talipia and it was very large portion and well grilled. The grilled vegetables were very good as well. Overall it was good value for money and worth another visit. Service was good, but I was there early for lunch so no sure how it might be if they were busy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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“Little gem tucked away in Village Market - Buon appetito!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Delicious comfort food and warm efficient service - what could be better? We are regular customers of this lovely italian restaurant tucked up on the top corner of Village Market shopping center in Gigiri.
As soon as you place your order you are presented with a large complimentary tasty tomato bruschetta. Keep this in mind, as you might not need to order an appetizer! From there you can choose between delicious pizzas, pastas and meat dishes. My personal favorites are the papardelle with mushroom sauce and penne amatriciana, although my husband swears by the pizzas. The only weakness might be the desserts, but otherwise we’ve never been disappointed by anything we’ve ordered.
Great for lunch or dinner and check out Friday nights for live jazz while you enjoy your meal. And say hello to Nico, the charming Manager, who will do everything in his power to make sure you have a great evening!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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