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“Delicious food with beautiful décor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
9 West | Westland, Nairobi, Kenya
254 020 4447494/4450349/ 0733576630
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Ranked #60 of 347 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
South Orange, New Jersey
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Delicious food with beautiful décor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

When we lived in Nairobi, we often visited Mediterraneo at its former location. The new restaurant is stunning. The elegant décor manages to be slick and modern as well as warm and romantic. The outdoor seating is perfect for a group or an intimate dinner. There is enough space between the tables to allow for private conversations without feeling too isolated from the energy of the restaurant. We started with bruschetta, crostini with sweet pepper, and crostini with mushrooms. The starters were extremely flavorful. For my main, I had the ravioli with butter and sage sauce. The dish was tasty, but the sauce lacked the nuttiness of a classic brown butter sauce. The other people at my table really enjoyed their dishes. (They just don’t like telling me about them for reviews. Smile.) Mediterraneo has a great menu. There are many options for meat eaters and vegetarians. If you are in the Westlands area or want to travel for a nice meal, I highly recommend this restaurant for both its food and ambience.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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306 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Delicious pasta with outdoor seating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We dined here because the restaurant was close to the hotel where we were staying. I only wished we had discovered Mediterraneo earlier. The pasta dishes were outstanding, service was excellent, and we very much enjoyed outside on the terrace. I'd love to return and explore some more of the menu.

Visited February 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food - great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were a large party and had several children from an orphanage in Malindi with us. The kids were treated like kings and queens and were in heaven! Huge portions of delicious grilled chicken, 'chips' (french fries), and veggies made their day. Adults ordered an array of incredible pizzas, salads, and pastas. Each portion could have easily served two. The food came out fast and was served with a smile. We were very impressed!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mwanza, Tanzania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian food in Africa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fantastic service, delicious authentic Italian pizzas (we didn't try the pasta but that looked amazing too!)

Visited January 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing lunch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I went here for lunch based on some reviews of the new location.
The ambiance is very nice, open and airy.
The service is very sub par given the class of restaurant. If you're going to charge me 400/- for a bottle of sparkling water then you better open the bottle and pour it into the glass for me too.

The wait staff just seemed unattentive and not interested.
My friend ordered a lasagne and there were no complaints.

I ordered a fillet steak in blue cheese sauce.

The steak was overdone, over tenderised and the sauce was basically just some sort of cheese flavoured cream. I left most of it.
Thank god the fries are good!

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