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Osteria Gigiri

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Limuru Road | Inside the Village Market, 1st Floor., Nairobi, Kenya
020 7122661
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Juba, South Sudan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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181 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Osteria is very very good. Nice ambiance, live music from time to time, decent wine and great food. The owner will give you great suggestions for the season.

Thank MacMagruder
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Dont order from Osteria online unless you all first to make sure they are delivering. I ordered food online around 4:30. I received an email confirmation and then waited for my food to arrive. Fast forward an hour, I called to see where my food was. Thats when I was told that the did not deliver before 6pm and my... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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?