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Eating Italian on Watamu beach - 5 months ago, 17 Aug 18:49

By: Kari Mutu

The first thing that strikes you about Papa Remo Beach Restaurant on Kenya’s coast is its picturesque seaside view. The restaurant faces two large rock islands overlooking the turquoise green ocean.

Founder Roberto Lenzi, one of the earliest Italian settlers in Watamu town, came to the island in the mid-1990s. At the time, it was a small fishing village.

He chose the Seven Islands bay area for its breathtaking views to set up the family-run restaurant.

A breeze constantly wafts through the shaded, open dining area. The whitewashed tables are set in the sand. I took off my sandals and dug my toes into the pure white sand while we had lunch.

During the windy season from April to June, the indoor restaurant is a comfort able place to sit.

The restaurant clientele is a mix of foreigners, local tourists and Watamu residents. The menu is diverse, mainly inspired by Italian ...
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