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“Mediterraneo it is !! (but its not!!)” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo Ristorante

Mediterraneo Ristorante
United Nations Avenue | Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya (Highridge)
254789269841
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Ranked #139 of 363 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Highridge
Description: Mediterraneo Ristorante in Gigiri is a charming, Italian-villa style venue with beautiful outdoor seating and expansive gardens that make any meal memorable, whether a special occasion or an everyday affair. We are dedicated to recreating an authentic Italian dining experience in Nairobi, importing everything from prosciutto and pasta to our kitchen equipment straight from the old country, and making everything else from scratch.
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mediterraneo it is !! (but its not!!)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Being a fan of Mediterraneo for many years, we ventured into this branch (because the 9West had a private function) and wanted to eat there only.

Plus points : was that it had a cosy homely feel to it, with a nice lawn with indoor and outdoor seating; staff as always were very attentive and helpful, especially with kids.

But when you come to Mediterraneo you come for the food!! In our personal view this was not up to par with the food we used to get in the original westlands branch or The Junction branch.

We will no doubt be back again to Mediterraneo but at the other branches.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Consistent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Great italian food in nairobi.. this particular branch has been quite consistent.. keep up the good work! Great place for large group parties! Service could be better..

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great reception”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

very nice restaurant, with excellent food but the service was well bellow average, Dish's we ordered arrived one at a time, considering the place was very quite, had to keep asking them every few minutes. not a happy chappy

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing atmosphere and ambience coupled with great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A fantastic little restaurant nestled away in the heart of Gigiri. You'd be hard pressed to think you were in Nairobi!

Beautifully presented and decorated restaurant especially at night time under the shades and candle light. Attentive and friendly wait staff.

Great selection of food (may be a little limited for vegetarians). Recommend the stuffed mushrooms as an entree and ravioli in cream sauce. Any of the desserts are worth saving space for!

One of the best Italian restaurants in Kenya!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A solid lunch option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have not been here for supper, but lunch is always good. If you are full-blooded Italian, it might not meet all your standards, but for those of us used to Italian restaurant food, they serve all the staples you would expect. They have fresh juices, a wide selection of salads, pizzas, pasta and so forth, the asparagus risotto is also recommended. Service is always pretty good (just as well if you are on a tight lunch break) and the portions are generous, so generous in fact that we normally just order salads and appetizers! Price-wise its a little expensive, but average for the Gigiri / Village Market area, because of the large expat presence.

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