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Nairobi Central Business District
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cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2240205
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

1. The four of us were kindly greeted and taken to our table. 2. We were given drinks and meal menus, but after 10 minutes had to find the waiter to take our cocktail orders. 2a. My particular cocktail could not be made because the proper ingredients were not available, so I ordered an alternate, which was satisfactory. Another of... More 

Thank Richard K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch with my daughter after a movie at imax. The ambience is very nice and we liked the bread basket and brucheta bread. The sea food ravioli we ordered was too fishy and smelly but the pizza was amazing. Obviously we couldn't finish the ravioli. However the choice of food is a lot and maybe we ordered... More 

Thank Sumitngp278
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I wish the waiter spoke that they don't take VISA card only cash. I didn't read the menu only ordered then when the bill came they wanted cash. My friend paid..

Thank Chums N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you want the old classic italian style food restaurant, then you should indeed go to Trattoria. However, due to the increased traffic, the tooth of time, the place is a bit run down. You cannot anymore expect to sit peacefully outside, as the traffic has increased such that you often will miss what your dining partner is saying, due... More 

Thank David S
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Food is always great, both the extensive menu and the specials. Service is very good. Desserts are plenty, big and luscious. They don't take credit cards and it is possible to get panhandled from your seat in the restaurant. Best to go upstairs to make a better atmosphere.

Thank DFurnad
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

If you ever visited Nairobi, make sure to visit this Italian restaurant which is located in the heart of central business district of Nairobi. Food, service, and price are very excellent. I ate incredible and tasty grilled lobster meal. You got also try their Crème brûlée. If you have no clue what to eat, don't think twice.. Just look for... More 

Thank MMMElamin
TrattoriaKenya, General Manager at Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive response and I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful time at Trattoria. It was our pleasure having you. Please make sure you pass by the next time you are in the city and I'll be sure to show you how to make our Creme brûlée! More 

Schiedam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

The Trattoria restaurant looks very attractive with the yellow shading and green plants on the first floor verandas, and certainly nicer than most restautants in the city center. The food was rather disappointing, supposed to be Italian cuisine but not really succesful in copying the dishes. Nonetheless a wide choice of dishes and acceptable quality food and also some of... More 

Thank HansCB
Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I'd been here twice before and the experience was average. My friend was enthusiastic for us to come for lunch so I gave it the benefit of doubt despite my reservations. It was a busy afternoon and I'll commend the waiters for being speedy and attentive. The menu has a wide selection and I was spoilt for choice. Eventually I... More 

Thank Foxychiri88
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great view but average food..It was not all that fantastic.Service was great and the staff were friendly.Will eturn for drink on the patio

Thank Kabyr
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have always heard about trattoria, and passed by it but never went in as first, I was told it was too expensive, and second I do not like Italian food that much. So I finally get some family and we decide to try it out, just to check it out for a lunch. First they told my brother that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Wabera & Kaunda Sts, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2240205
Welcome to Trattoria, the oldest family-run restaurant in Nairobi. Established in 1981, Trattoria is the product of a family dream- to share it's culinary traditions with Kenyans. Over the Years Mamma Ruffi has created Trattoria's recipes inspired from her hometown.

Be it Breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply just a glass of wine, this corner of Italy in the heart of Nairobi is the place to be!

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