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“Family Lunch for Christmas”

Mediterraneo Ristorante
Ranked #111 of 567 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Highridge
Description: Mediterraneo Ristorante in Gigiri is a charming, Italian-villa style venue with beautiful outdoor seating and expansive gardens that make any meal memorable, whether a special occasion or an everyday affair. We are dedicated to recreating an authentic Italian dining experience in Nairobi, importing everything from prosciutto and pasta to our kitchen equipment straight from the old country, and making everything else from scratch.
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Family Lunch for Christmas”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Great lunch spent with family, good food - starter of bell peppers excellent, pizza good, ravioli good, dessert was excellent, chocolate mousse and sizzling brownie yum. We had cocktails which were also very good, I loved the Pimms and my husband liked his Bloody Mary.
Service was very good, James was very accommodating.
Only odd thing was we asked for a table outside close to the garden as my one and half year old niece with us and on arrival we see a sign board saying do not walk or play on the grass. Of course Children are going to go straight for the garden so no logic and there were not enough high chairs for the kids. My niece and a friend's daughter had to be put in their push chairs.
All in all a good lunch, definitely go again.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Awesome Pizza”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Pizza at Mediterraneo is just the best. The cocktails were more than refreshing. The ambiance creates a cool and relaxed atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
Thank Wanjiru M
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great service and ambiance”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Went with friends and loved the hospitality. The cook was great with his recommendations.

Visited June 2012
Thank Raju B
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Crete, Greece
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not what it was.”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

When in Westlands, this Mediterraneo was a firm favourite. Great food, good wines and lovely service. The transfer to Gigiri is a real shame. Everything good has been left behind. The food I would now rate as average. The pizzas no longer the best in town (Dolce Vita and Art Cafe are far better) and the service is haphazard. I object to anywhere that uses gas heaters to heat the air (if it's too cold, sit inside) and I strongly object to the complete con that the wine pricing has become. Be prepared to pay up to four times the retail price for a bottle of wine (instead of three times as it was in Westlands). I known I buy a lot of wine. Whilst I agree everywhere needs to make money, this is just a swindle.

Thank safarimum
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Rome, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Least Fave Italian in Kenya”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Staff try hard but the food is a poor cousin to the other Mediterraneo's in Nairobi - I think its coasting on having alot of passing trade from the US and UN offices nearby. Food is always stodgy, never comes across as fresh, Pizza just average

Visited April 2012
Thank Mark_RiceGuardian
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