La Pergola: Italian pizza, spaghetti & calamari
The restaurant & pizzeria "La Pergola" (arbor) is one of those simple places where each of us feels relaxed, enjoying in a good and inexpensive food. It looks Kenyan style but the ambient is pure Italian, more like genuine osteria or trattoria one can see all around Italy.
It is Fulvio's place, Italian guy from Genova who relocated to Kenya some 16 years ago, found here new home, friends and enjoyable style of life. Fulvio becomes my dear friend with whom I spend good times chatting about his and mine home countries and Kenya which we both love dearly.
Favorite Dish: In case you cannot live without pizza, "La Pergola" is a must, offering the best pizza I ever had in whole of Kenya. Take note, this pizza is made on woods! The same goes for spaghetti too, don't miss them when here. But of course, there are many other Italian dishes to taste and all are real good. In case you are lucky Fulvio himself will make calamari for you, but do not search them in the menu, calamari are for friends only.
In case your day need to starts with pure Italian espresso, this is the right place
Fulvio's Pizzeria: Possibly Mombasas Best Pizza
Fulvio's Pizzeria which used to be situated near Travellers hotel in Bamburi is now to be found in Mtwapa opposite Casuarina. The pizzas are easily the best in Mombasa and there is a real value for money. Of course service can sometimes be slightly slow, and parking tends to be a bit of a hassle at times but the pizza really is very good. Amongst other dishes available you will the usual...pasta. So the food is good, the place itself is cosy and the value for money is a big plus. Whats more its a great place to stop and grab take away and apparently you can now order home deliveries for free if you live in the Mtwapa area.
Favorite Dish: All the pizzas. They're simply excellent.
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Yul's: Restaurant & Pizzeria
Yul,s restaurant and pizzeria is probably the most popular place in Bamburi Beach, offering pretty good food, cold drinks and entertainment. The whole restaurant area faces the sea and is therefore very comfortable to sit on the terrace in the evenings when the breeze refreshes better than any air conditioning.
Favorite Dish: Pizza is not bad but it certainly can not compare with the quality obtained by "La Pergola" and "Il Covo".The grilled meat (nyama choma) is good, especially if chicken, but other meats are too hard and it is common standard in Kenya.
Except food Yul's offer a fun, music and dancing, sometimes it is live music performed by the local groups. Occasionally, mostly on weekends, there are attractive beach parties.
Il Covo: The best reastaurant around
After ten days of Kenyan food my stomach needed something else, more like usual food I have back home. The restaurant "Il Covo" was my logical choice since Croatian cuisine is very similar to the Italian.
The restaurant is located right on the Bamburi Beach, offering magnificent view at the ocean from its huge terrace. The interiors looks alike partly to what we know as "osteria" and partly to those Italian "piano bars". In fact, there is a musician playing famous Italian songs mostly.
Acces to the restaurant, from the road side, is a bit complicated. It is advisable to get there by the taxi, especially after dark.
Favorite Dish: My first idea was to order seafood but than I saw "costoletta al Milanese" in the menu and have change my mind. It is very European dish and I am used to have it once a week when at home. Costoletta was very jummy, same as potatoes and seasonal salad. I took red wine after but it wasnt Italian as the boy told me. All in all, it was pleasant European kind dinner in Kenya.
The Stomp 196, (Esther's place): Exclusevely Kenyan dishes
This is pure Kenyan styled bar & restaurant situated along the main road which leads from Mombasa to Malindi. It is held by my dear friend Esther Akoth, young, beautiful and ambitious woman hardly to belive that she is already mother of three. The restaurant is small but cute offering good inexpensive food and relaxing atmosphere. Do not miss it when around because each one is welcomed.
Favorite Dish: Nyama choma (grilled meat) is the speciality of the house. I suggest you "kuku", which is kswahili expression for the chiken. Kenyans grill chiken in many different ways and all of them are tasty and always fresh. Besides chiken you should try grilled tilapia too, it is delicious fish coming from the Victoria Lake. Not of less importance to know, Esther is from Luo tribe known as the best fishermen in Kenya.
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