Sol e Luna

Sol e Luna

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Sol e Luna is an Italian restaurant with both amazing pizza and a fantastic view. I’m going to go out on a limb here to say that they have the best pizza in town. Yep, I said it. There are many pretenders out there but this is the real deal. I think it’s something to do with the base of their pizza. Most places seem to have the same base that is reminiscent of something pulled from a freezer, but Sol e Luna has big, thin, bubbly, crispy pizza bases that set it aside.

They’ve got 85 pizzas to choose from which can make ordering a somewhat stressful experience. I find myself feeling overwhelmed every time I look at the menu and end up ordering the exact same thing every time (diavola with added pineapple, in case you were wondering, which I’m sure you weren’t).

If the pizza menu is too traumatizing, you could flip past it to the rest of the food which is mostly Italian but with a mix of other stuff. I had the lasagna once which was good but I remember wishing I’d gotten a pizza instead. Plus it was about Rwf 1,000 more expensive.

Diavola Pizza with PineappleIf you want to see the highest concentration of white people at a restaurant in Africa, head to Sol e Luna on a Monday for quiz night. I think most expats in the city have participated at one point or another and it’s usually a good night out. Or if you want to avoid having to wait forever for your meal and have no interest in impressing your friends with your vast amounts of useless knowledge, make sure you avoid Monday nights at all costs, or get there well before 8pm.

For the size of the pizza, prices are reasonable but not cheap. Prices range from Rwf 3,200 for a margarita pizza up to closer to Rwf 6,000 for more fancy varieties. A mixed salad will set you back 2,900, spaghetti boognaise costs 3,900 and beef lasagne is pricey at 5,900 which is the same price as a steak dish. A glass of wine is 2,500 (which is about average for Kigali), a large Primus is 1,500 and a soda is 600.

Except for on quiz Mondays when the servers are run off their feet, the service is good and the food comes fairly quickly. If you’re planning on arriving here on a mototaxi, be aware that most of them don’t know where it is. Ask for Chez Lando and keep an eye out for it on the right side of the road (coming from town). It’s about a Rwf 800 to 1,000 fare from the UTC area depending on your bargaining skills or how late it is.

Hours: Monday, 5:30pm – Midnight, Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30am – Midnight
Phone: 0788 859 593
Website: http://www.soleluna-rwanda.com
More Info: Sol e Luna on Eating in Kigali

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About Kirsty

A Canadian who left in 2001 to wander around the world in search of sun, beautiful views and goat brochettes. Found Kigali in July 2010 and it seems like the perfect fit. I expect to be here until I get kicked out for defiantly walking on the grass while wearing flip flops.