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Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
020 7122661
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was nice, and makes a nice change if you've been stuck in a hotel. The prices seemed on the expensive side, and then you realise they've left taxes off. The bill for myself dining alone was KSH 3277 (prawn cocktail, carbonara, mousse, and a coke). Bit steep for Nairobi!

Thank SupraJames
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The patio was a quaint and charming spot. Service was good tho a bit slow. Their complimentary focaccia covered in fresh tomatoes was a great starter. We all chose the prix fix meal. It was very reasonably priced and included fresh pasta then chicken in a creamy garlic sauce followed with a small dessert cake. We left happily stuffed😁

Thank amyztravelz
Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Imagine this- rainy season in Nairobi, stroll from Tribe hotel into the enclosed open space of Gigiri Osteria with superb Italian food and great wine... It was a late lunch, quiet afternoon and great couple of hours with pizza and risotto; service is very friendly and professional; it is kind of a place that you visit again and again and... More 

Thank Veton O
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Staying at the Tribe hotel next door, we went for a dinner with colleagues and were pleasantly surprised by the nice atmosphere and decor. The food and wine menu were varied. We had lamb, spaghetti gamberi and gnocchi, accompanied with a litter of house red. Service was courteous, food delicious and the house wine very good. Unlike some other places... More 

Thank QuitaPeluza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Always one of my favorite spot for dinner in Nairobi. The chef prepared me a great mushroom risotto! Good service and average prices

Thank Paolo M
Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant three times now. I will be back. Their lunch special was only 10 dollars when I ate there and I was so full I did not even eat supper that evening. Wonderful appetizers, entree and dessert included. I was amazed at the value and the service. The decor is pleasant and the food prompt.... More 

Thank glennman
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

There are several restaurants called "Osteria" in Nairobi, but there is only one where the food is fresh and appetising: The Osteria perched on top of Village Market, with its open air / covered patio. We are never disappointed. You may have to get through the Village Market ground floor and the vast range of its merchants; but once you... More 

Thank esrgvp
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We visited this place on a rainy Sunday afternoon. There weren't many guests but I think it may have been just around opening time. We ordered the cheese platter starter to share which was huge! Afterwards my husband and I both had spaghetti. The pasta carbonara was definitely the best I've ever had. The flavours combined nicely but also stood... More 

Thank shueshue
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Pizza for the kids was excellent - all enjoyed. I had grilled lamb chops well done which I used to have every time I visited their other restaurant on Lenana road in Nairobi. Not as good as I remember and they appear to have changed the recipe (marinade) since I was there last. OK value for money and service was... More 

Thank PeterBwana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

So during a week stay in Nairobi, I went to Osteria three times for dinner. On most part due to the close proximity to our hotel, and insistence from all the expats that this is the place no one else gets sick. I have to say, my first experience was very disappointing (the waitress would not let me get wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 020 7122661

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