matteo's italian restaurant

The Space

Welcome to Matteo’s Italian Restaurant, where you step into a hidden gem of Karen, Nairobi! The first thing you’ll notice is the rustic charm of this place. Tucked behind a discreet signboard and a wall, it’s like discovering a secret garden of Italian delights. The restaurant is set on what used to be a grand old residence and horse farm, and you can still see hints of its past in the converted barns and lush outdoor spaces. The patio area is perfect for soaking up the sun, with white tablecloths and a backdrop of greenery that feels both elegant and inviting. Whether you’re by the fireplace indoors or chilling outside, the ambiance here is all about relaxed, cozy vibes with a touch of old-world charm.

The Food

Let’s talk food! Matteo’s menu is a delightful tour of Italy, starting with a scrumptious focaccia bread topped with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and a sprinkle of rucola. It’s like an Italian hug for your taste buds! For mains, you can’t go wrong with the marinated grilled lamb chops—an Italian favorite in the highlands—served with a rich pepper gravy, crispy chips, and creamy spinach. If you’re in the mood for something classic, try the ricotta and spinach ravioli smothered in a buttery sage sauce. And for seafood lovers, the grilled calamari with lemon butter sauce is a must-try. Pair it all with a glass of wine, and you’re in for a deliciously good time.



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