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Osteria del Chianti

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Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A once good Italian restaurant has succumbed to loud music and the nauseating smell of hookah smoke. What remains of the restaurant is a trashy interpretations of Italian food. Seven years ago I rated this restaurant amongst the best in Africa. Everything about it today spells avoid, unless you into crap cocktails and hookah smoke.

Thank Coleman21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was authentic Italian. You can try any item in the menu card and you won't regret it. Food was value for money when compared to taste and ambience. It is a perfect place for romantic date over pizza and wine.

Thank Sonal A
Nairobi, Kenya
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for a while. It is still good. Normally very busy. Was in town so i took some guests there. Didn't disappoint. service was fine, got served with drinks quickly. have always been a fan of the wine here, had a nice bottle of chianti. The four of us all ordered very different food and everyone was more... More 

Thank GastroNinja
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place because of its nice setting and location, but most importantly because they were nice enough to heed my request and give me pizza with ricotta instead of mozarella, and the ricotta was good, and their Tiramisu is excellent (which features highly in my assessment and ratings of any Italian restaurant).

Thank KarimENN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Pizzas are good but it is about all. The service is very long and bad, the place is not always clean, the food is expensive....but wait, the worse is yet to come: many locals got their phone stolen by staff there. BE CAREFUL, they will hie your telephone on the table with a napkin/serviette and once you have paid and... More 

Thank Virginie O
Nairobi, Kenya
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I had high expectations when I arrived here for dinner recently. The service is really bad, waiters seem too busy, I sat for close to 10 minutes without being offered a menu. The waiter who served us was not patient enough to clearly explain menu items and he would repeatedly rush off before we could clarify anything. I found this... More 

Thank Foxychiri88
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

One wish to eat Italian, Osteria on Lenana Road is the perfect place to be. Enjoyed my lunch with my friends. Kudos to Team Osteria

Thank Shailendra S
Beirut, Lebanon
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Tasty food and nice ambiance! This is an Italian restaurant that I would recommend as I have been there 3 times already, and don't forget to try the gelato after the dinner!

Thank Diaarbid
Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Well, obviously, there's a great Italian restaurant in Nairobi! Duh! But, seriously, most of the seating is outdoors, with a large pit bbq not far from the guests (but, thankfully far enough that smoke doesn't waft over into your face). The grounds are surrounded by a tall, brick wall, and there's lots of tall, leafy vegetation to block out the... More 

Thank Chris M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We come here regularly as we live nearby; the food is always fresh and tasty. They serve nibbles whilst you wait for your food which is a nice touch. We usually sit in the garden as it's a lovely atmosphere and good temperature for it. Sometimes there is live music but it's appropriate for the environment and not in your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 724277332
Osteria provides the best Italian food in Nairobi. In addition to their stunning chain of restaurants, Osteria also delivers to locations in Nairobi. The launch of Osteria takeaway in the city has received a warm welcome. The Osteria del Chianti restaurant menu is by many considered the best Italian in the region. With the launch of Osteria Warwick in Gigiri this year, Osteria now offers Sushi and Teppanyaki, arguably some of the the best Japanese food in the country. Visit us today for a slice of Italy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?