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“Plastic wrapper found in the food and refusal to remove the dish from the bill” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mediterraneo Ristorante

Mediterraneo Ristorante
Ranked #126 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Plastic wrapper found in the food and refusal to remove the dish from the bill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Our friends invited us for dinner to Mediterraneo Gigiri. The starters were enjoyable. The problem was with the main course dish of lamb, we found a piece of white plastic in the jus, we alerted our waiter Henry and he took the plastic to the chef in the kitchen. Henry returned to our table and advised that the chef sent his apologies and that the plastic was from when the food was wrapped and in the fridge. I found it most unprofessional for a chef to send an apology for a serious issue via a waiter, the restaurant was extremely quiet and the chef could have taken two minutes to walk to our table and apologize himself. When we received the bill, the lamb dish was on the bill, this is really poor service again. We asked to see the manager, the manager never came, we believe that our waiter and/or the chef tried to cover up this incident from the management. So we had to pay for a meal with a piece of plastic in it and receive no explanation or apology direct from the chef or the management. Extremely disappointing!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Paris
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197 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fair italian food at a pleasant terrace”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Large and classic choice of pasta, pizza, focacce, beef fillets ... Good service but it can be long in this busy place. Main asset are the pleasant terrace and location if you live or work near the UN area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christophe M
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“NINE WEST- NEW BRANCH”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

The ambiance of this restaurant is pleasant but sadly the quality of food and presentation varies from day to day. Very disappointing service with the waiters having minimal knowledge on the special menu or suggestions. The quality of the pasta sauces were appalling ; watery , lack of any salt or taste- pasta over cooked and broken. The garnishing wilted / dead leaves- and to make matters worse, served cold! One had to ask for pepper and parmesan cheese ! The pizza was cold by the time it got to the table! Just very over rated, over priced and lack of taste. Our group was disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LifestyleIncorp
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

you can never complain about the food a and service.
For so many years i have been visiting the taste and the standard they have maintained is over excellent.The Gigiri place has a nice setting in the garden and service to excellence.
we tried as a group different vegetarian pastas and we couldn't come to a conclusion which was the best. all were properly cooked in different sauces.
Prices are comparitively fair but not cheap.
I would surely recommend this restaurant to anybody.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank raju21
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Bath, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great Food and ambiance to go with it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Great food-slightly out of town but near Village Market - very secure area near UN building - great food with outdoors seating area. The perfect evening - will def go back

Visited March 2013
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Thank Bambino145
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