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“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Picasso

Picasso
Ranked #7 of 107 Restaurants in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Terrible”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We visited Picasso on a Sunday when our favourite restaurant in Arusha (Blue Heron) was closed. And I really wish that Blue Heron hadn’t been closed, as our food at Picasso was terrible, as was the service.

We both ordered pizza because they have a wood- fire oven, however it turns out they only use the oven to “finish off” the pizza, not really to cook it. The pizza base was awful, I’m pretty sure it was a pre-packed one out of plastic in the freezer and the toppings equally bad. The price was not particularly cheap either so I would expect much, much better.

The service was SLOW and unhelpful. We had waiters wondering around aimlessly and avoiding eye contact as much as possible even though we were only one of three tables busy at the time. And the restaurant sits virtually in a carpark, not the nicest atmosphere.

Avoid if you can!

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  • Visited July 2012
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Skierniewice, Poland
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148 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD GOOD Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

One of the better eateries in Arusha, good atmosphere and service.

Visited August 2011
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Kigali, Rwanda
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Desserts, Expensive Meals”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

The food was good, but the meals were just average. Nothing special, unless you are really craving American food. It is expensive considering the taste, but if you stick to desserts you will be satisfied.

Visited May 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great cakes”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Picasso is a great place for cakes and Sunday morning brunch. Cosy atmosphere near town. The wraps are delicious and very good burgers.

  • Visited February 2012
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Kigali, Rwanda
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fine”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Ok not worth your money but fine if you just want a bite to eat.

  • Visited April 2012
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