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“Disappointing... overpriced and terrible food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La dolce vita

La dolce vita
Ranked #149 of 479 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Aperfect balance of elegance, comfort and refinement. A corner of Italy in Nairobi Romantic moment, lived in the large terrace, become uforgettable moments Italian cuisine ----in the best tradition, homemade mozzarella and pasta, pizza baked in a wood oven, the desserts of our production From the best Italian wineries a selection of over 80 varieties of wines are the pride of our restaurant
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing... overpriced and terrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

From the starters to the desserts, one big disappointment...! A crostini plate consisted of 2 pieces of (we are guessing) deep fried polenta with one piece of (again deep fried!) sausage and some tasteless mushrooms, 1 big chunck of bread covered with what looked and tasted like some left over pasta meat sauce. The last and only edible piece was finally a true crostini with chopped tomatoes and basil.
The main course of Saltimbocca a la Romana was carelessly splahed on a plare with some oily mixed vegetables on the side. The taste was bland.
Finally the lemon sorbet in vodka, was not a sorbet but ice cream and the marinated pineapple could have stayed in its plant for a little longer...
In the mean time, too many waiters were standing around watching us eat and what looked like the manager, was walking nervously between the tables, however never inquiring about the food.
So all in all, one big disappointment and would never go back!
So all in all

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank lineke s
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  • English first
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English first
Nairobi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Under-whelming!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I used to love this restaurant with its simple food at a decent price, great waiters and warm ambiance and I used to go there every week. Now I find it majorly over-priced - a pizza is more expensive than London, and let's not mention the wine - and under-whelming. Worst of all, the Management doesn't care and shrugs off your complaints with not a shred of a smile. I'm Italian and can safely say this place no longer does us justice!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Viz2013
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

They have the most amazing Pizzas and Raviolis - simply melt in your mouth.

Ambience is very good and staff very friendly - minor complain would be manager does not like to hear criticism of their food (only had that issue once tho)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank FoodCrit81tt
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Accra, Ghana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Over-priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Pizza was average at best. Wine very over priced and the main courses were disappointing. Starters were not bad but Foccacia bread was just pizza base only. Waiter spilt oil all over one of the party and the owner's attitude was far from helpful. Give it a miss better italian places in Nairobi.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank Roger096
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very nice Italian restaurant with an indoor/outdoor seating. The owner/chef gives his personal attention to all their patrons. Normally all Italians are full of life and that's why this place is very famous.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank karim_kassam
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