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Sharpe Road,Namiwawa, Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 888 28 28 28
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting was nice and service kind, but a bit uncoordinated. We had 3 courses. Food was nice, not exquisite but good, especially for Malawi. We had a caprese salad, which looked nice and had very nice olive oil and tomatoes, but the cheese was not mozzarella but more feta cheese. Portions were ok.

Thank Lara H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I just had the spaghetti carbonara but it was satisfying and well prepared. The rosemary focaccia was bewildering devoid of any rosemary- so I would skip that. The wine was inexpensive and solid. The outdoor seating was lovely and tranquil. Would definitely go again.

Thank Laura G
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Went here about a week ago. Owner and staff were great and restaurant accommodated our large group of 13 well. For an Italian restaurant in Blantyre, this place is great. Positives: -Fast services for Malawi. Did not feel we were waiting forever for food despite our large group. -Good Italian! I did not expect to find good Italian food on... More 

Thank Bri M
Blantyre, Malawi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The service was good but the food was very average. Ordered Portuguese sizzling fillet steak which had no Portuguese flavour or salt.

Thank Nasim K
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't know, because I haven't tried any other. Been in Blantyre for six months now, and have been here several times. The 4cheeses is my favourite. Nice terrasse, friendly service, not too slow. If you order take out, make sure to have time to wait a little as the food is never ready in time. But at least its... More 

Thank Asekristiansen
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you love italian food this is the place to eat. Good food. Ambience is average. But the food makes up for it.

Thank Iffat M
Cape Town, South Africa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I used to love eating at the L'Hosteria in Malawi but now I'd rather spend my money anywhere else. You'd have to pay me to eat there. The food is so average and uninspiring. The service is blah. The Management are no where to be seen except when it comes to paying the bill. The prawn dish I ordered literally... More 

Thank ZaraM0420
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Been here so many times. Food is fantastic. Get the pizza or carbonara! Little pricier than other places, but totally worth it!

Thank 737asdfghjkl
Blantyre, Malawi
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253 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The restraunt is very nice and has a nice atmosphere. The food is good but the service is a bit erratic, we have eaten here a few times. Drinks seem to take a long time to arrive, how long does it take to open a bottle of beer and bring it to the table? I know that there can be... More 

Thank stuart l
Blantyre, Malawi
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Service is good, food is as good as it gets for an Italian eatery. Clay oven baked pizzas, salads amazing. I have eaten here over a dozen times and very consistent. On my last visit they had no electricity, yet the owners managed to create good ambiance using candles. No electricity and yet food was still good, beers warm, otherwise... More 

Thank liketravelling2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sharpe Road,Namiwawa, Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 888 28 28 28
Infront of Twiga Lounge Club

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?