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“A great experience”

Osteria del Chianti
Ranked #80 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have been returning to the Osteria for a few years and have never been diissapointed.
Great siiting outside, exellent food and a very good service. They have a live band on Fridays (quite relaxing music) and the owner of the place allways makes sure everything is ticking.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“consistency at its best”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This charming italian restaurant has quietly entrenched itself into the Nairobi dining circuit. For an unpretentious, wholesome, italian meal, this is the place to go. Over the years, the standards have remained consistent, which is why i go back over and over and over again

Visited May 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tuesday night is band night”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

If you are the type who wants throbbing heavy beat so loud that you can't hear yourself think then this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you are the type, like me who enjoys talking to their companion(s) without shrieking and shouting, while having one of the old standard songs pleasantly murmured in the background, the outside area is spot on. I was there with my friend on a cold (well cold for Nairobi) Tuesday evening when it was good to be beside a chiminea (one of those portable outdoor fireplaces) full of charcoal or whatever. Music was great, wonderful big Malindi prawns were very good, if expensive (and why wouldn't they be?); the Malindi fish was good. the service was very attentive, unlike what other reviewers have found. I will definitely be going back soon. I see that it is only ranked about 58th - well I would sure like to know the names of the first 57!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lisadian
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Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely ambience with very friendly Italian patrons”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This restaurant (the one in Lenana Road) is one of my favourite Nairobi restaurants. It has a lovely ambience and it is a delight to be given a cheerful, friendly welcome by the Italian patrons. The fish (e.g. snapper or tuna) and seafood (lobster or crab) is nearly always excellent, but on the rare occasions I have eaten meat there, it has tended to be on the tough side and to lack flavour. The vegetables though are inclined to be undercooked for my taste. To counteract that, I nearly always order spinach, which is usually very good. As one would expect in an Italian restaurant, the pasta dishes are both substantial and tasty, By the way, be wary of ordering a starter, because you will invariably be served with a complimentary dish of chopped tomatoes on pita bread, which is quite filling. I am not a frequent consumer of desserts, but on the rare occasions I have eaten a dessert there, I found the tiramisu very good.

The service is generally good but at times can be a bit slow. If there is one criticism I have about the restaurant it, is its wine. The wine sold by the glass, although reasonably priced. is not great; and the wine sold by the bottle is very expensive compared with that sold in other Nairobi restaurants.

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely addiction”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Every so often I make a point of visiting Osteria - and it never disappoints. This time round I tried out their lamb chops and much as they did not look as attractive, they definitely put a stop to all the conversation round the table! Simply heavenly! It may be a messy eat as one has to dig in with their hands but heh, its worth every bite!!

Visited March 2013
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