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“So so! ”

Osteria del Chianti
Ranked #79 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“So so! ”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

On business in Nairobi and was taken to Osteria. Stunning outside area, lovely atmosphere, bur I was disappointed with the food. Had the special artichoke red snapper fish dish, and it was totally under seasoned and over cooked. Friends did enjoy their pizzas though.

The gelato icecream shoppy was brilliant, especially the pastashio!

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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
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Osteria is off the list..Bad food and incompetent askaris!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

A few friends were at this restaurant for a birthday dinner last night (03/10/2013). All was ok whilst having dinner etc..or so we thought! This morning one of us has severe food poisoning - and he ate fish! So definitely not going back there!
When we arrived some of us were made to park outside as the inside parking was full! But of course there were askari's looking after cars etc so we didn't think much of it.
Only to find out when we got home last night, that my spare tyre from my RAV 4 was stolen - all with the cap etc! So what job were the askari's doing? Helping the thieves?? Do not park the car outside and more so don't go there!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great garden atmosphere”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good food, relaxed professional atmosphere; traditional hang-out for expats, NGO - and UN- aid junkies. Garden seating with parasols, clay ovens and wood fires to keep up the temperature (and the wildfire smells). Extensive menu, not enough accessible wines though...European prices. Efficient service, good hostmanship and an overall continental Italian 'feel' to it. Worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always a winner”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Been to this restaurant several times and each time it is a hit. The food is excellent and fresh and the staff is friendly, warm and welcoming. Always a sure bet for good food.

Visited August 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Never order take out from this place!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

My colleague and I ordered a take out from Osteria CBD around 12.30 p.m today. We were advised that the delivery would take 10 minutes. Given that it's now coming to 4.30 p.m., it has now been 4 hours (a new record for delayed delivery) and we've all but given up. During this time, we called the restaurant to inquire about our order and on several occasions they hang up the phone on us, told us that we could not speak to the Manager unless we spoke Italian, that the delivery man had gone to Upper Hill and was stuck in traffic, that the delivery had come to our offices and couldn't contact us. All in all, a stressful and disappointing experience. We shall never order from this place again.

  • Visited August 2013
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