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“Overpriced, but decent food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
Junction Shopping Cenre, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 3878608/3873823/0734845077
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Ranked #96 of 360 Restaurants in Nairobi
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Overpriced, but decent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Service was very slow even though the restaurant was rather empty.

Food: Bread was good. The ravioli with spinach & ricotta was delicious, if a little cold. Portion size was fine for lunch, and left room in the tummy for dessert! My friend had the prime fillet steak, which was tender, and she thought the portion size was fine. Dessert was delicious, and almost too good to eat: tiramisu and Sicilian cassata! The blooming tea was refreshing, and the child at the next table was so fascinated with the flower that we fished it out of the glass in a delicate operation involving toothpicks, and gave it to him!

Outrageous to pay $70 equivalent for lunch for two, with no alcohol!

The outdoor seating on the top floor was nice, but the tables were a little too close for comfort.

Loos were clean ... perhaps this should be a category to rate - a delicate subject, but quite important!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Calgary, Alberta
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a lovely Italian meal here. Restaurant has a lovely ambiance and the service was very good. We had no concern over portion size as we were all unable to have dessert as our entrees were large. We were a party of three and shared one appetizer and then each had an entree so were surprised to read someone thought portions small. We all had pasta dishes. There was a large variety of vegetarian choices for the one in our group. Enjoyed everything we ordered and thought the food was excellent!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“5 pieces of ravioli for Kshs. 1,300!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Ridiculously small portions. I am a 5''1 lady who doesn't need to eat much but you can imagine my surprise when I ordered the Ravioli with Spinach and Ricotta to only get FIVE pieces of the pasta on my plate - and that's a meal without any meat.

Someone I was with ordered the lamb chops, which was about the same price as my pasta, and although he found that portion small, at least the food filled his plate.

Imagine if this 6''9/75 KG male companion I was with had been the one who had ordered my pasta!

And the Manager was completely unhelpful. When we complained that the portion of the pasta was too small, he simply said "But they should have put five pieces, did they put less than that?" When I pointed out that that was exactly the problem - that five pieces was too little, he promised to escalate the matter with the Chef but we never got any feedback.

Stay away from the pasta - portions are too small. Order a meal with a lot of meat to get your money's worth.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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258 reviews 258 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Disappointing - especially for the high price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went there after shopping, had some pizza and wine. Both overpriced, pizza took 45 min to arrive and was not up to expectations. Very average at best. Not recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Eating out at Mediterraneo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Mediterraneo, the unique Italian experience in the heart of Nairobi, brings you an unforgettable experience of true Italian dining. Set in its warm colours, it takes you back to the streets of Florence. Indulge in the specialties of great seafood, pasta and vintage wines.

Visited September 2012
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