Incredible Italian foods represent a long-standing culinary culture of a better part of Europe and there’s no better way to understand the Italian culture than through their famous traditional dishes.
Nairobi has a couple of Italian themed restaurants that care to treat you to amazing and authentic Italian pasta and pizza . Here’s my top favorites Nairobi restaurants that will get you feeling all good and warm .
Solo Grano is an artisan Italian Pizzeria located at Gigiri Lane Craft Centre . Solo Grano believes in quality ingredients for quality pizza.
Solo Grano maintain a reputation of making delightful , unquestionable Italian pizza by using a mixture of imported and local ingredients sourced from the highest quality suppliers and farmers spanning from Kenya to Italy.
Their food items range from Kshs. 150 to Kshs.2000 and making reservations are your safest bet.
La Terrazza Italian Restaurant , Lounge and Art gallery is located on the 4th floor of Greenhouse Mall along Ngong Road.
La Terrazza offers a unique Italian experience with finger licking good dishes and guests also get to opportunity to visit a beautiful art gallery and at the same time get authentic and flavorful Italian Cuisine paired with wine from the heart of Italy .
La Terrazza are located at the rooftop and offer a scenic view of Kilimani area that is beautifully lit under the night sky. They serve delicacies from Italian salads, pasta , ravioli , lasagna, risotto , pizza and Italian desserts.
They are open from 12:30pm until 10:30pm everyday and they do free deliveries across the city.
La Cascina is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria situated in Karen , The Hub. La Casina are well known for their lasagna and their special spinach feta and pizza.
La Cascina operate from 9:30am to 22:00 pm daily and their food items range from Kshs. 450 to Kshs. 2000. They also serve breakfast and have a special offer of bombolino and babyccino for Kshs. 280 .
I’ve been there once only for dessert which I absolutely loved. La Cascina red fruit millefogile is nothing short of chef’s kiss.
Check La Cascina out here https://uzamart.com/listing/la-cascina/
4.)LA DOLCE VITA
La Dolce Vita is located at 3rd Muthaiga Shopping Centre , Limuru Road Nairobi .
La Dolce Vita was founded in 2011 with the experience and skills of Chef Riccardo Fiora, an authentic Tuscan who moved to Kenya . Chef Riccardo managed to combine elegance, finesses and excellent cuisine , with unmistakably Italian style .
La Dolce’s meals are a perfect balance of elegance, comfort and delicacy serving homemade pasta, seafood, meat dishes and many other delicious specialties. La Dolce Vita pizzas are baked in a brick wood-burning oven and they have an impressive collection of over 100 carefully selected Italian wines and exquisite desserts .
They open from 12pm to 10:30 pm everyday. Check out La Dolce Vita here https://uzamart.com/listing/la-dolce-vita/
Gogol pizza is a beautiful quaint pizza spot located at Loresho Old Shopping Center , Nairobi serving freshly made Italian Pizzas with a warm feeling of Italy in Nairobi. It is the latest craze in town and their pizzas are to die for .
Gogol pizza are also known for handmade pasta and pasta sauces . They have a special meal section that lists their top 6 most loved dishes. Gogol Pizza food items range from Kshs. 100 to Kshs.1600.
Gogol Pizza is usually packed so you better reserve before visiting them.
Hidden Gem is a little treasure in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the ever evolving Nairobi. It is tucked away in Lavington Mall along Ngong Road and is an intimate , warm and welcoming Italian restaurant that serves the best Italian plates .
Hidden Gem’s décor is murals that literally make you feel like you’re walking in the streets of Italy . They serve incredible food and have an amazing wine collection to match up their good food.
Hidden Gem’s are open from Monday to Sunday and opening time is from 11am to 3am . Hidden Gem have a well-detailed menu with items ranging from Kshs. 200 to Kshs. 3000.
7.)LA CASA DI NICO RISTORANTE
La Casa Di Nico Ristorante is an Italian restaurant located Village Market. La Casa are known for their wine bar that’s fully stacked of Italian wine and are also famous for their typical Italian wood oven pizza, fresh pasta, fresh fish , healthy sandwiches with fresh salads and their daily special menus.
La Casa Di Nico has a casual elegant interior of rich wood and handsome onyx panels creates a relaxed, welcoming ambience together with culinary artists that focus their art on seasonal ingredients to create delectable and memorable dishes. Their menu’s ingredients are thoughtfully selected with an emphasis on seasonality and proximity to their farm.
La Casa Di Nico also serve homemade gelato and have it delivered at the comfort of your home. Food items range from Kshs.750 to Kshs. 2200 and wine goes all all the way to Kshs. 15,000.
Bambino is a Latin-Italian fusion located at the ground floor West Building ,Kungu Close , Off Parklands Road . Bambino offers the best of Latin-Italian dining at its finest. Bambino offer a variety of freshly made specialty foods in a casual atmosphere that includes a beautiful décor.
Bambino create food that are as inventive as they are authentic and specialize in combining fresh ingredients in flavorful ways , always looking out for optimum taste and freshness.
They open from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10 pm and their menu consists of a vast of items that range from Kshs. 650 to Kshs. 65, 000.
Check out Bambino here https://uzamart.com/listing/bambino-latin-italian-kitchen/
Matteo’s Restaurant Pizzeria is a restaurant that specializes in authentic Italian cuisine in Karen Nairobi .
Matteo’s serve artisan pizza baked in their authentic Italian wood-fired oven featuring the most traditional ingredients in a garden setting. They have a perfect ambience , perfect for family fine dining or that family on the weekend and green open spaces for kids to play .
They open from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm on weekdays and weekends . Matteo’s food items range from Kshs. 600 to Kshs. 2800 and making reservations is highly recommended.
10.) CAFFE CONCERTO
Caffe Concerto is located along Kirichwa Road , Kilimani Kenya . It has a calming rustic feel to it and is perfect for outdoor eating mostly date nights .
Caffe Concerto is home of fresh homemade Italian specialties. Caffe Concerto has a diverse menu with starters , salads, pastas, risotto, pizzas and main course items that consist of chicken , beef , lamb and seafood.
Caffe Concerto open daily from 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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