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L'Hostaria

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Sharpe Road,Namiwawa, Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 888 28 28 28
Today
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Oslo
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Asekristiansen
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Iffat M
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank ZaraM0420
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!

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Thank 737asdfghjkl
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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232 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank stuart l
Blantyre, Malawi
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited for dinner on Friday night. Opened at 6 and was buzzing by 7. Shared a pizza and pasta dish. Pizza was very good -- thin crust, appropriately sparse toppings. Pasta was slightly overcooked, flavour was just fine. Would visit again and get the pizza. Mostly attentive service, nice outdoor seating.

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Thank J D
Blantyre, Malawi
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Hostarias standards hv gone down the last year food is below par had the prawns last time I was there and was not impressed the prawns had abit of a smell and where definetly not fresh pizza is the only thing I would recommend is the best pizza if that's what u looking for in blantyre

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Thank Taki K
Blantyre, Malawi
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We go there for pizza for our son. I wish the pizza would be better. The crust is thin but hard, not much cheese and the food presentation could have more thought. Good chicken and meat.

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Thank Ana Maria F
Blantyre, Malawi
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice place. Good service. Would not recommend the same for a quick bite as you need to soak in the ambience and atmosphere.

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Thank Lalitanu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?