We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Authentic Italian Pizzas - Must Have!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Arena

L'Arena
Ranked #137 of 475 Restaurants in Nairobi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Pizzas - Must Have!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Okay firstly, the only draw back for this place is that there is NO sign board on the main road (Ngong Road). L'Arena is located on your right hand side on Ngong road if you are driving from Nakumatt Junction sides and the left side if you are coming from Karen. They are located in a place called Shalom House.

I was slightly disappointed with their bitings (bread with cold tomatoes - didn't manage to finish one) Hope they can work on this.

Now, onto the fun part- the pizzas - one word to cover it - AwesomeLicioussss :) The pizzas are made in the brick oven powered by wood fire. So when you do take a bite from your piping hot pizza, you will be able to taste Everything (the base, The paste and the toppings).
My friends have tried their pastas and say its good too but I am all about Pizza at L"arena and have never gone wrong.
Thanks to Katra and her team for taking good care of us.
For all the cheese lovers like me, ask them to put in a good portion of cheese and you will love the strands pulling and melting in your mouth.
My favorite pizza is the margarita with a dash of green chillies. Fire it up!!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Aryan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

11 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    6
    0
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London,Kenya and all about
Level Contributor
113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Hidden Nook”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Its located on Ngong Road in a compound and building called Shalom House.Its difficult to find and see in the night so keep your eyes peeled on the right for its sign and building.It is also identifiable by the elec fence and large perimeter wall.Inside,drive round to the restaurant area and you can park just in front of it.There is another smaller cafe in the grounds but we did not visit it.There are about 4 tables outside and more seating outside.Service was quick efficient and knowledgeable.Pizzas and pastas were fresh,tasty and tangy with lovely flavours.A nice enjoyable place away from the normal hustle and bustle of the usual nairobi crowd.Worth checking out also as it is part of a religious organistaion doing social work in kenya.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Byron78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nairobi
Level Contributor
53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is one of those places, that you have to know where it is, being nestled just off Ngong Road in Shalom House. The staff are always friendly and they do the most amazing pizzas.

We have also had a number of great steaks and pasta here, so definitely recommended. Its a hidden gem.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SlammerKenya
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kenya
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Small, but not to be missed! Great food, run by a lovely family! Have gone here for YEARS!!

Would love if the outside part was bigger.. but otherwise its great!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank MVaughters
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Nairobi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Hands down, the best pizza in Nairobi. Great garden for hanging out with friends and family. Bar service. Good steaks and Italian food in addition to the pizza. Try the Four Cheese pizza. It's magnificent!

To find it, it is off Ngong Road, about 0.5 km past Junction, going towards Karen. Look for a sign on the right hand side for Shalom House. Turn right and its the second gate. There is no sign for the restaurant, just Shalom House.

Also, the name of the restaurant is Larena. Not L'Arena.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank KPMD1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed L'Arena also viewed

Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Nairobi, Kenya
 

Been to L'Arena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing