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“tasty rip-off” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria del Chianti

Osteria del Chianti
Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
724277332
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Ranked #57 of 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Boston
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“tasty rip-off”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Ate there with a group of coworkers. The food was quite good, but the prices are outrageous for Nairobi. They also would not take our credit cards, because the network was supposedly down. We saw other patrons pay, however...

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    • 2 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Nice food, support a brothel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Osteria is a really Italian place in Nairobi. The owners seem to be Italian, and so is the menu. The owners seem to be the kind of restaurant owners that probably wouldn't have succeeded in their home country, but in a place where the bar is lower, they get away with it. Positive things: a fantastic ice cream parlor, and very nice setting. On the other hand, the food is really bad, considering the quite high price. And worst of all, is the fact that sleazy nightclub Casablanca is in the same compound. If you buy a lunch at Osteria, you also support the 2nd most prominent brothel in Nairobi. I would strongly urge everyone who goes to Osteria to consider the following question: would you like your lunch money to be part of a cartel that is based on women selling their bodies to the highest bidder?

  • Visited September 2012
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Atlanta
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“Great outdoor dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Loved the atmosphere at this restaurant! We were seated on the patio outside and it was tons of fun. I had a salad and ravioli for dinner with great red wine. The service was great and you would have never know we were in Africa having dinner. I would go back to this restaurant the next time I am visiting Nairobi.

  • Visited September 2012
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Virginia
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86 reviews
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“Behind the big long trees”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have been in Karen Osteria twice this past months for dinner From food and service View it was ok. Restaurant itself is in along the Ngong Road. You may not seen the sign. It is hiding at the back. Pizza was average, servers are many but not attentive. For the price can recommend the house wine. If it is close where you live recommend it, otherwise thereare better options around.

  • Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Nice italian, nice garden, quick and professional service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We spent a nice evening seated on the lovely terrace. It was a rather chilly evening, but the heating made it nice to sit outside. Lots of expatriates. Menu offers a good selection of typical italian dishes. We tried out the specials and were not disapointed. Food is of good quality. The service is quick and professional. A little bit more care for each customer could maybe be introduced. Overall, a very good place for italian food.

  • Visited August 2012
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