PERFECT PLACE FOR A NIGHTCAP!
The entrance to the 9West building located at the heart of Westlands is underwhelming – just your usual mall-esque building that houses offices, a couple of restaurants and a few stores. I had already checked online that Bambino would be on the ground floor and wouldn’t be that hard to find. There is a basement parking lot in case you decide to drive there and a lift that goes up to the ground floor. The music is what first alerted me that we were headed in the right direction and we found the entrance easy enough. At the door, we were well received by a member of the waiting staff who politely asked to seat us or if we had a reservation. On clearing our reservation details, she led us to our table. The lights in the restaurant make for the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner date or drinks after work with friends. There are different couches and tables in the restaurant and you can make special requests on where to be seated in your reservation. I could tell that I was not underdressed at all. FOOD: I must say that Bambino has outdone themselves with their appetizers. At our table, we ordered the Poached Prawns Burrata and avocado, Charcoal Grilled Octopus, and Triple Cooked Fries at a cost averaging Ksh 1500 per plate. I had a Long Island while I waited which was delightful. For an Italian restaurant, my expectations were quite high for their pizzas. These expectations were however not met. Their pizzas were a tad bland with minimal toppings and obviously, oven-cooked. Pizzas cooked in an oven have the crust burnt a little at the edges which I generally do not mind. However, the crust is what I was working with, what with their minimal toppings so I didn’t quite enjoy the pizzas as much as I did their appetizers. The service at the restaurant was great considering that they had a full house and we were very well taken care of. I plan on making a reservation at Bambino for Valentine and enjoying the night with my lover. The restaurant is definitely worth checking out.