Restaurant Review : Mambo Italia Lavington

Situated right in the heart of Lavington you find a little bit of Italy. Mambo Italia is an Italian restaurant that offers you a hearty and warm dining experience prefect for any time of day.

When I think of traditional Italian cuisine I imagine fresh pasta dishes, delectable pizzas and rich desserts. Having dined at Mambo Italia before I always opted for their pasta dishes then went straight for dessert. Though with the ongoing Nairobi Pizza Festival it was a perfect time to try out their pizzas.

Thin crust is how I like my pizza and thin crust is how Mambo Italia serves theirs. With the #PizzaFest16 offer you can simply order a pizza from their menu and pick which one you want to get free. As a typical Kenyan I scrolled through the menu to look for a meaty pizza and settled with the bacon pizza topped with smashed minty peas, mozzarella, bacon, kalamata olives and caramelised onions. For the free pizza Roasted Beetroot and Feta topped with fresh orange slices. I’ve got to be honest I do love roasted beetroot with feta cheese, so they had me at roasted.

In typical Italian style,  Mambo Italia’s interior has a friendly buzz about it, with warm lighting and beautiful open spaces that echoes the beautiful aspects of Italian food culture.

The thing I really loved about Mambo Italia’s Pizza is how light and fresh they were, after eating them I didn’t feel like I just committed carbicide. Plus It left me with some good room for dessert.

Best of all the waiting staff were friendly, accommodating and prompt with the service which made it an even better dining experience.

So all in all I give Mambo Italia a thumbs up for bringing us a taste of Italy and would recommend you to dine with them at any of their branches in Lavington, Garden City Mall or Galleria Shopping Mall.

Plus don’t miss out on more great Pizza Festival offers in participating restaurants. Check out EatOutKenya for details and get yourself some pizza!



Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.