Best Italian Restaurants in Nairobi

written by Yoga David 30th March 2015

Italian food might not be that engrained in the food fabric of Nairobi, but we are trying as far as the few Italian establishments are anything to go by. Whether you’re craving freshly made pasta, fresh from the oven pizza, or a spread of cheese over a delicious bite of Panini, there’s always a place in “Green City in the Sun” to get your Italian fix.

Without much ado, here are the best Italian restaurants in Nairobi including pizzerias and trattorias for good rustic and high-flying food.


Best Italian restaurants in Nairobi

To me this place is like an Italian paradise. Tucked away in the magnificent West End Towers along Waiyaki way, Colosseum is is not your ordinary Italian diner. It is stylishly designed and offers authentic Italian cuisine including the best pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and pastries. In addition to that, they also serve a wide selections of Italian wines supplemented by other alcoholic beverages from South Africa, Chile and Argentina.

La Dolce Vita

Best Italian restaurants in Nairobi

If you would like to dine at a go-to Italian place within Muthaiga area then I would recommend La Dolce Vita. Located at Muthaiga shopping centre, this is a chic restaurant with a fine indoor and outdoor terrace seating serving quality home-made pizzas and pasta. They also boost over 80 varieties of wines to go with your favourite Italian cuisine.




Lucca is an Italian gem located at the confines of The Villa Rosa Kempinski in Westlands along Waiyaki way. It is one of the main attractions at this amazing establishment and serves freshly baked Italian bread and cuisines. Being a serene restaurant it is the perfect place to enjoy fresh Italian flavours and tantalizing aromas from the show kitchen

Mambo Italia

Best Italian restaurants in Nairobi

Mambo Italia is a contemporary Italian restaurant and pizzeria located in Lavington Curve Mall and Galleria Mall. They specialize in gourmet pizza, pasta dishes, wide range of salads, grilled Italian Sandwiches and Italian starters. They also do serve the best Italian wine and beer in town.



Located at Nine West, the Junction and Gigiri; you are assured of an unforgettable experience of true Italian dining. Set in its warm colours, Mediterraneo takes you back to the streets of Florence as you indulge yourself in their freshly prepared Italian cuisines.

Osteria Del Chianti

Best Italian restaurants in Nairobi

The Osteria group has three restaurants located in Karen, Lenana road and Gigiri. They are all authentic Italian restaurants with a chic and classic Italian feel. Try them any day and expect to be wowed by their delicious homemade pasta, pizza and other Italian delicacies.


Arwings khodhek Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi.

Pablos is conveniently located at the Best Western Premier along  Argwings Kodhek rd. Though they serve international cuisine, the Italian cuisine is still part and parcel of their daily sumptuous menu. Pablo’s invites you to sample the delight and taste of Italy any day. Whether you are on the go or able to relax, they offer a variety of Pizzas, Pastas, and Salads as you indulge in their impressive wine list.

Roberto’s Restaurant

Roberto's Restaurant

Roberto’s is Located in the Laico Regency Hotel. Just Like the original pizzerias of Italy, since its inception, it has held true to the passion at the heart of every Roberto’s meal. The restaurant has a passion for Italian flavors and cuisines in addition to creativity for Italian food tradition


Best Italian restaurants in Nairobi

Established in 1981, Trattoria is the oldest family run Italian restaurant in Nairobi. Their menu consists of specialties from the south of Italy, Rome, Tuscany, Piemonte and Veneto. They also serve the freshest produce and their Italian cuisine is reputable and known amongst locals and tourists in Kenya.

Book online via EatOut or call 0711 222 222 to make you reservations


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james chege 4th April 2015 - 7:56 PM

Colosseum – amazing food.


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