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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 #37 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
South Orange, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
212 helpful votes 212 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“One of the most bizarre service experience ever”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Mediterraneo chain of restaurants prides itself to offer a top-end dining experience in Nairobi... with prices to match.
What happened the other day at their 9 West outlet continues to leave me baffled. We ordered a simple dish of lasagne and a meat dish. When the food was brought it was served to the wrong table. It was a busy night so these things can happen. After after cutting up the lasagne and realising that the food wasn't theirs, the other guests returned the dishes to the waiter. And then.... they were brought straight to our table, the lasagne already being cut up and all. We tried to refuse the dish but the waiter and waitress insisted we have to take it. And we did, as we had no intention to cause a scene and weren't prepared for such. We were actually too confused about this bizarre service disaster to discuss it with a manager. The fact that the lasagne was mashy and undercooked didn't make it any better. In reflection this was totally unacceptable for a restaurant of such a high reputation.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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86 restaurant reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 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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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 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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