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“Fantastic homemade pasta - we go regularly” 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 #72 of 360 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic homemade pasta - we go regularly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Osteria in Village is a hidden gem. It took me some time to discover this place, but I now go regularly. The homemade pastas are lovely, each meal starts with complimentary foccacia, and the staff are friendly and attentive. Nairobi is an odd place for restaurants. They run the gambit, but Osteria is by far the best Italian to be had in the city. Prices are reasonable, ambiance is good, and food is well prepared (and consistently so - a plus in this city!). Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
54 helpful votes 54 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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“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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30 helpful votes 30 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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