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“The worst. Very disappointed. Be careful” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La dolce vita

Ranked #153 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Panaji, India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The worst. Very disappointed. Be careful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were there for lunch this afternoon. We were brought the wrong food and the owner rudely refused to correct their mistake asking us to eat it or pay for it even though we spent a lot of money.

It turned out that the food was pricey and was not value for money at all.

People, be careful when you visit this restaurant. Very disappointing. The most disappointing restaurant in Nairobi

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lahore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing... overpriced and terrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

From the starters to the desserts, one big disappointment...! A crostini plate consisted of 2 pieces of (we are guessing) deep fried polenta with one piece of (again deep fried!) sausage and some tasteless mushrooms, 1 big chunck of bread covered with what looked and tasted like some left over pasta meat sauce. The last and only edible piece was finally a true crostini with chopped tomatoes and basil.
The main course of Saltimbocca a la Romana was carelessly splahed on a plare with some oily mixed vegetables on the side. The taste was bland.
Finally the lemon sorbet in vodka, was not a sorbet but ice cream and the marinated pineapple could have stayed in its plant for a little longer...
In the mean time, too many waiters were standing around watching us eat and what looked like the manager, was walking nervously between the tables, however never inquiring about the food.
So all in all, one big disappointment and would never go back!
So all in all

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Under-whelming!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I used to love this restaurant with its simple food at a decent price, great waiters and warm ambiance and I used to go there every week. Now I find it majorly over-priced - a pizza is more expensive than London, and let's not mention the wine - and under-whelming. Worst of all, the Management doesn't care and shrugs off your complaints with not a shred of a smile. I'm Italian and can safely say this place no longer does us justice!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Italian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

They have the most amazing Pizzas and Raviolis - simply melt in your mouth.

Ambience is very good and staff very friendly - minor complain would be manager does not like to hear criticism of their food (only had that issue once tho)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Accra, Ghana
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Over-priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Pizza was average at best. Wine very over priced and the main courses were disappointing. Starters were not bad but Foccacia bread was just pizza base only. Waiter spilt oil all over one of the party and the owner's attitude was far from helpful. Give it a miss better italian places in Nairobi.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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