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“Good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Gigiri

Osteria Gigiri
Ranked #69 of 479 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The best thing I like about the place is the complimentary foccacia they offer - its nice n freshly out of the oven.

You dont require to reserve hence always good for last mimute plans.

Food is average. Pastas r good, perhaps avoid the soups

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Beijing
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you are looking for a nice romantic evening in Nairobi then this nice Italian place in the Village Market is a good bet. My wife and I went on a Friday night and the candle-lit atmosphere was lovely. It also wasn't too crowded (most likely because it was raining heavily that night), but in any event it is good to make reservations, especially on the weekends. We ordered a prawn pasta and a red snapper with tomato, onion, and capers. Both were very good -- large portions and cooked just right. We were also given a delicious starter for free, basically a bruscetta type dish but on a pizza base instead of on bread. The owner stopped by to chat during the meal which made it feel more like a family restaurant than "eating out". All in all, highly recommended for a romantic night out.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Watch Out - Tax Not Included in the Menu”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Like most things in Europe or Africa, the tax or VAT is included in the price. Well, not at Osteria. They shock you with a much higher bill than what you see in the menu. Nasty trick. All other restaurants in Nairobi are not under-handed like this.

Visited September 2012
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Kent
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“ATMOSPHERE AND SERVICE - NOW SO MUCH THE FOOD”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This was my second visit this year. The restaurant has great atmosphere - outdoor tables, braziers blazing away. The service is very good, the staff attentive but not overwhelming. However the food is a little disappointing. It is good but no more. That would not stop me returning but would stop me recommending for great Italian food.....go for the experience. it is probably more a case of being so popular that the kitchen simply struggles to keep up for a large group. The first visit there were three of us and the food was better. This time, with a table of 12 it lacked individual attention....steaks overcooked and pasta rather 'stodgy'. However, quite tasty and good value. House red is very drinkable.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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51 reviews
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“Osteria Gigiri, Village Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a place where you can easily dine alone and feel part of the overal camaraderie. The staff are friendly and the food is good middle of the road Italian with better tah usual pizzas. Live music adds to the general ambience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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