Our own little Italy-ish ,but Better
I like to describe myself as an avid lover of pasta and pizza. See how they give kids candy and all their problems are solved miraculously? Give me either of the aforementioned foods and I will curl up in satisfaction. Bambino is a newly opened restaurant that is located in the 9WEST building right in the heart of Westlands, Nairobi. It is a restaurant dedicated to creating a fusion of Latin-Italian meals offering such a perfect blend of flavor. When I heard there’s a newly opened Italian restaurant, my mind immediately went to pasta and pizza and with that, I was convinced I had to try it. I had the pleasure of visiting with a few of my colleagues and I can say my experience was nothing short of impressive. Straight from the flamboyant decor, professional staff, and flavor-rich food, there are only good things to say about bambino. I had a long island at the beginning of the night and thought it could have been a little stronger. We then sampled all the starters from the menu. The price range was from 900-2000kshs. The Long Island was around 900kshs. If I could go back there I would have the crispy mozzarella over and over again. It had a crisp coarse exterior with a gooey buttery interior. The contrasting textures in this appetizer created such spiritual satiety. My colleagues seemed to enjoy the beetroot carpaccio, poached prawns, and eggplant ceviche. They were a little too meat-deprived for my taste. For the main course, we ordered pizza. The Lomo saltado pizza had a thin crust with an assortment of mushrooms, mozzarella, onion, cherry tomato, parmesan, beef tenderloin, and cherry tomato for toppings. It was around 1400kshs. Lastly, we had dessert. A combination of baked cheesecake, Pineapple Carpaccio, Hibiscus, and Strawberry. The price range combined was 900-1100 kshs. The Hibiscus and strawberry definitely stood out: mildly sweet with a tinge of savoriness. Overall verdict for bambino: YES!YES!YES! I would love to go back here and sample more things on their menu. It was slightly noisy at night when I visited because of how packed it was so when planning a visit I would recommend considering off-peak hours. Also, remember to make a reservation prior.