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“Amazing atmosphere and ambience coupled with great food!”

Mediterraneo Ristorante
Ranked #117 of 574 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.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A fantastic little restaurant nestled away in the heart of Gigiri. You'd be hard pressed to think you were in Nairobi!

Beautifully presented and decorated restaurant especially at night time under the shades and candle light. Attentive and friendly wait staff.

Great selection of food (may be a little limited for vegetarians). Recommend the stuffed mushrooms as an entree and ravioli in cream sauce. Any of the desserts are worth saving space for!

One of the best Italian restaurants in Kenya!

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have not been here for supper, but lunch is always good. If you are full-blooded Italian, it might not meet all your standards, but for those of us used to Italian restaurant food, they serve all the staples you would expect. They have fresh juices, a wide selection of salads, pizzas, pasta and so forth, the asparagus risotto is also recommended. Service is always pretty good (just as well if you are on a tight lunch break) and the portions are generous, so generous in fact that we normally just order salads and appetizers! Price-wise its a little expensive, but average for the Gigiri / Village Market area, because of the large expat presence.

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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!

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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.

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Thank Christophe M
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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.

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