Lucca (Villa Rosa Kempinski)Villa Rosa Kempinski, Chiromo Rd, Westlands, Nairobi
Great food and wonderful ambience. Food was timely and the service was great.
The food was great and served in good time. The chef was kind enough to check up on us and tell us more about our meal. The service was equally good and the staff was so friendly. Loved it
Absolutely loved the service and food. The waiter was very courteous and we even received a complimentary pizza 'cause of a slight confusion with our reservations.
Le sigh! I really wanted to like Lucca. Love even. I love all things Italian so much I would not mind relocating to Italy. I was there for dinner, and my experience is skewed towards disappointment. The menu is just sooo limited. It took me forever to order, despite being super hungry, because very few items on the menu held any appeal for me. I also found the menu hard to understand for some reason, my sister and I had to seek a lot of clarification. The starter menu (and meal) was my least favourite. For one, there was just no variety in the starter options. Second, I did not enjoy what I chose. It also took too long to arrive, I had to inquire what the holdup was.
Then there are so many vegetarian dishes in the main course, and way too few meat dishes. Majority of the meat dishes contained pork; there were not enough beef/chicken dishes to choose from. The most disappointing section was the pizza. Absolutely nothing on the pizza menu looked appealing, which is sad for if there is one thing I adore Italians for, it is the pizza. I was really looking forward to having some Italian pizza goodness.
That being said, I ordered the seafood risotto which was REALLY good. It was rich and creamy and filling, the portions of the seafood was generous. I enjoyed the risotto immensely. For dessert I had the Tiramisu. It was sooo good. D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S! Best Tiramisu I’ve ever had.
All in all, I did not enjoy my experience enough to go back.
NRW2016 started off at Lucca. I must say I enjoyed the fresh flavours, the portions were large and the food was tasty and freshly prepared. The staff were so attentive even though we moved tables 3 times. Great experience and I'm going back for the gnocchi for sure.