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The Essential Guide To Italian Dining

5 May 2015
The Essential Guide To Italian Dining

Ciao
Serving Italian for 24 years now, Ciao is known for its classy setting that draws couples for their wedding dinners to be held either outdoors or indoors. From bruschetta to pasta, and pizza to gelato, the Italian cuisine here is complete. Not forgetting a wide array of red and white wines that’s part of their alcoholic beverages. At lunchtime, Ciao serves a wide array of food buffet style with a variety of appetizers to choose from. Located off Kampung Pandan road, this Italian dining manages to bring customers over to unwind from the busy city life to a scenic dining experience while seated by the window overlooking a beautiful garden and man-made lake overlooking the golf course.

Neroteca
Resembling like one of the restaurants in Florence with its tall and dark wine cabinets that reach up to the ceilings, Neroteca delivers the Italian vibe on point. Apart from their very detailed menu full of Italian goodness, they even import meat and cheese directly from Italy every week! Upon making your order, expect a cute little box of breads served to get your meal started. Their classics include Linguine Gamberi e Pesto and Tagliera Neroteca which are garlic with brandy flambéed prawns blended with pesto sauce and a selection of Italian cold cuts respectively. If you’re planning a little Italian themed feast in the comfort of your own home, ring up Neroteca as they do cater for private functions too.

Favola
For that extra fancy treat, Favola at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur offers a Venetian grand setting of red and gold well complimented with their black and white checked floor tiles. Enjoy meals that start with freshly baked Italian breads with various dips and end with their signature Illy Coffee inspired Tiramisu. Some of their signature mains include Squid Ink Ravioli, Lasagna al Forno-Beef, BBQ Cod Fish and more. Whether you’re enjoying your stay at Le Meredien or not, Favola is worth a visit either on a weekday a la carte lunch and dinner meal or a Saturday semi buffet lunch.

Villa Danieli
A five star restaurant with beautiful murals on the upper interior of the restaurant that also have huge pillars within the space that can make any guest feel like they are dining within lush European walls. As you are transported to this Italian sanctuary, have a glimpse of the beautiful pool and the KL tower at night time when it’s lighted up. This fine dining restaurant also offers a promotion for fresh wood-fired Italian delicacies made to whet your appetite right up to the end of the year. Villa Danieli brings to heart the 2 most important things in the Italian culture –family and food, creating an ideal place for family dinners.

Zenzero
Located at the burgeoning culinary hub that is St. Mary Residences, this understated restaurant and wine bar makes the integrity of flavours and emphasis of quality ingredients their top priority. Don’t be fooled by their simplistic interiors but rather ravish at their menu which consists of their signature Milanese style breaded Veal on the bone, homemade Papardelle with veal and lamb ragout, gnocchi formaggi smothered in a blanket of 4 mixed cheese sauce and for dessert, a classic morsel of Sicilian sweetness represented by their ricotta stuffed cannoli. Also look out for musical nights hosted by Zenzero to catch some quality entertainment while dining.

Ciccio Pasticcio
Strolling along Changkat Bukit Bintang, you will find Ciccio Pasticcio, a chic restaurant and bar reborn from a shop house providing a laid back place for customers to just chill and relax whilst having a wholesome dinner. Amongst the dishes they take pride of are Petto di pollo farcito, A Mixture of Bruschette and Rucola e gamberi. Ciccio also caters for functions such as birthday parties, product launches, themed events and the like. The paintings on the walls of the restaurant are the perfect mix to the European setting for any customer to appreciate Italian art and food.

Tatto
As its name suggests, Tatto – touch in Italian – brings in the authentic Italian touch to gourmet food in KL specifically in Hampshire Place Office. Winner of the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor and short listed as one of the Best Italian cuisines by Time Out KL in 2013, their humble menu provides servings of Buratta with gratinated asparagus, cherry tomatoes, basil and pine nuts for starters, pan roast Atlantic cod with stewed lima beans and rustic potatoes for mains and dark chocolate flan with vanilla gelato for dessert. Obviously there are plenty more choices where that came from and more –ask the chef to whip up something out of the menu for a tasty surprise.

Spasso Milano
Located at the hotspots of KL, Spasso Milano is your contemporary and modern place for Italian dining in the midst of Pavillion. Some of their must tries include their traditional Caesar salad, tagliata di manzo, poached salmon and for dessert, chocolate lava cake. Spasso Milano provides for all kinds of crowds with a separate bar, al fresco dining, and cozy private dining spaces. They boast also on their great use of the freshest ingredients and simplistic styles. Note that there is more substance to this restaurant than its minimalistic settings. On a hassle free weekend, check in here for your one stop shopping and dining experience.

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