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“Best Pizza in Watamu by far !”

Ascot Residence Hotel
Ranked #18 of 37 Restaurants in Watamu
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Franschhoek, South Africa
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Watamu by far !”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The setting at the Ascot is really special, you are seated at private tables under "makutie" roofed structures surrounded by billowing cream curtains, this is without doubt our favourite restaurant in watamu. The service is always friendly, ask for Malingi, he is such a gentleman ! The pizza here is superb....no visit to Watamu would be complete without a visit or two or three to the Ascot for a Calzone and a Long cold Tusker beer. We have usually been lucky to coax one of the resident cats to our table, or have found a hedgehog scampering about the garden !Make sure you have sprayed with anti mozi spray the mosquitoes here are bad despite there being well placed "coils" under all the tables.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Malindi, Kenya
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Had the best Pizza in Ascot,The services was wonderful. All around ascot is green making it very calming & tranquil.

  • Visited January 2013
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Kisumu, Kenya
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Real Italian pizza in Kenya”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

No complaints about this place. I had by far the best pizza I have had since my last visit to Italy! The restaurant is pleasant, and staff was attentive and helpful. I was shocked that even the Kenyan staff spoke perfect Italian. (I'm not Italian, but they were able to interact effortlessly with their Italian guests.)

Probably the best place to eat in Watamu.

  • Visited January 2013
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Nairobi
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worst dining ever”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Food was good, but service and management is the worst ever. Came to have dinner 1 Jan 2013. Restaurant was full, hardly can get waiter. Ordered food, were waiting for ages. Being hungry, asked Italian lady at the bill counter if we can order focaccha. "Why you ask me, ask your waiter. I am very busy" - pointing at the bills, answered she.
The restaurant was lacking melon for Ham and Melon. Waiter offered mixed cuts platter. "Does it contain beef? - we asked waiter twice. (my husband is Hindi.) No - was the answer. The plate came with bresaola, which is cured beef.
Refused to pay when it was included in the bill, had a row with the owners - "Don't you see we are busy," said the husband, and refused to listen. The wife gave long speech in Italian to the waiter, and to me said something like "I don't speak English, you don't speak Italian", and went off.
Never again!

  • Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great pizzas but take your mosquito spray if you are eating there!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Food is always fab here and you can get take away pizzas which makes this a great place to visit after being to the bars!
The restaurant has little individual rondevals which are drapped and rather romantic should you wish to impress your other half...prices are average......but word of warning, the mosquitos are fierce, so take your insect repellent and spray liberally before you get there!

Visited January 2012
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