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Mambo Italia

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Lavington Curve, James Gichuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 719 468885
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there again on Sunday, friendly Staff, quick service, great tasty food (I had a Lasagna and my friend hat Fish... ) Realy enjoyed our meal. At earlier visit I had tried the Pizza which was also very nice.

Thank slofty
Nairobi, Kenya
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I keep trying Mambo Italia and keep getting disappointed. While the playground is great for families and the decor is beautiful, the food is just ok. The service has been a hit or miss.

Thank WhitneyKoonce
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mambo Italia is a good all rounder for a mid-range venue. Good food- pizza is heavenly. Has a bar so you can grab some drinks and it has a kiddies play area for those moms n dads who want to go out and entertain the kids. If kids are not your scene the venue is big enough for you to... More 

Thank Cytara
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Mambo Italia for the very first time and we were not disappointed. The service was prompt, we had an excellent view and the pizza did not disappoint. I will definately be back.

Thank kibzyg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are greeted as soon as you walk through the door and guided to table of your choice. This restaurant is on the third floor, so you are well away from the usual Nairobi street level pollution.There is seating inside and out, which makes it a good choice no matter the weather. The pizza is thin based and high quality.... More 

Thank colin M
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

A rooftop surprise in Nairobi's Lavington neighbourhood. Excellent thin-crust pizza with fun option to 'build your own'. Quirky Indian choices echo ethnicity of owners, but we stuck to the trad combos. Reasonably priced with good wine selection. Charming young trainee served us with enthusiasm and good humour. Enjoy the meal, look out over the rapidly-growing suburb, and watch the trees... More 

Thank Harvey C
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Pizza and Pasta meals at a reasonable cost. The setting was great with outside dinning option if you choose. Service was quick and food was well cooked. Recommended place to visit. They even had a small play area for kids so great for families.

Thank Tangerbabe
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Walking in on a Sunday afternoon, there was a buzz and there was only one table available where we wanted to sit. Alex was good enough to carry a table out for us and obtain a high chair for the kids without us having to ask. This is something I have rarely experienced in Kenya. The food was excellent Calamari... More 

Thank salimkeshavjee
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Garden city branch on a Sunday. Perfect place for a lazy brunch with lot of activities for kids in the mall. The pasta and pizza were just perfect. Go for it

Thank Sumitngp278
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

After a long debate we decided to have lunch on Sunday at Mambo Italia Lavington. The service was very good. However the Lasagna was still disappointing. It was very salty which even the chef acknowledged. Nonetheless, a great improvement on service and the response from the staff. Other meals ordered were okay.

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lavington Curve, James Gichuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 468885

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