1. La Risata @ Ampang and Medan Damansara
Well-known for their variety of authentic Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin and crispy pizzas to pastas, meat and seafood dishes, La Risata - meaning “the laughter” - have been serving some of the best Italian food in Kuala Lumpur since 1996.la-risata.com
1. 16 Persiaran Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-4252 6269)
2. 128 Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2095 9572)
Opening Hours: Open daily, 12:00PM to 2:30PM and 6.30PM to 10.30PM.
2. Mikey's Original New York Pizza @ Bangsar & Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Mikey's Original New York Pizza offers a wide, mouth-watering selection of thin-crust pizzas in massive slices with generous ingredients. Must-try's include the pepperoni-heavy Tony Soprano and 70-year-old family recipe Mikey's favourite as well as and the establishment's special soft-baked dessert, Chocolate Chip Pizza.
1. 17 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2202 0080)
2. D3-G3-3A, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-6211 6293)
Sunday to Thursday: 11.30AM to 11.00PM
Friday and Saturday: 11.30AM to 12.00AM
3. Cubes Pizza @ Solaris Dutamas
Originating from the city of Mississauga in Canada, Cubes Pizza has been churning out thick-crusted square-shaped Sicilian pizza with traditional homemade sauces using vine-ripened tomatoes and a proprietary mix of savory Italian spices combined with a choice of high-quality meats and fresh vegetable toppings. The dough is hand kneaded each day in Italian tradition in every location.
Where: A1-UG1-03, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10.00AM to 10.00PM
Cubes Pizza also offers free delivery within Mont Kiara and Damansara Heights. Just call them up at 03-6412 6188.
4. Dave's Bistro, Bar & Grill @ 1 Utama
The Traditional French Pissaladiere, with toppings of rich tomato sauce, sweet caramalised onions, tomato confit, olives and anchovies, is a specialty and favourite of Dave's Bistro, Bar & Grill's in-house Chef Darren Chin. Dave's also serves a variety of French and Italian cuisine encompassing an array of meats, pasta, dessert etc.
Where: Lot G209, Promenade, Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Opposite TGI Friday’s).
Tel: 03-7725 4017
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10.00AM to 10.00PM
5. Pizza Brava @ Desa Sri Hartamas
Established in 2003, Pizza Brava Restaurant serves authentic Italian food and specialises in wood-fired pizza.
Where: 18, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6201 6608
Opening Hours: Open daily from 11.00AM to 11.00PM.
6. The Soda Factory @ Taman Desa
As its name suggests, The Soda Factory is indeed a hit with the masses for their unique sodas, but they are also pretty well-known for their sourdough pizzas. Made from their own sourdough culture, The Soda Factory's pizzas are made fresh daily with fresh toppings and a generous amount of cheese.
Where: 5, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 016-682 2221
Opening Hours: Friday to Sunday from 12.00PM to 10.00PM.
7. The Gastro Project @ Section 17, PJ
Pizza which is served in The Gastro Project is simply special. Unlike the usual Hawaiian-style pizzas, the thin-crusted Moroccan pizza topped with meatballs, pine nuts and pomegranates is one of the eatery's best-sellers. Another must-try pizza would be the Indian, which is served with spicy chicken perratal with cucumber raita, sliced chillies and paneer.
Where: No. 25, Jalan 17/56, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7931 6465
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00AM to 12.00AM.
8. Trattoria il Porcellino @ Menara Hap Seng (Non-halal)
Owned by Edoardo Guerrini and executive chef Olivari Vanni who grew up in Italy and New York City respectively, Trattoria il Porcellino's pizzas come from both land and sea. The Contadino is a meaty combo of Italian pork sausage meat, spinach, zucchini and mozzarella. For the less carnivorous, the Frutti di mare pizza is brimming with fresh seafood and a herby tomato sauce.eatdrink.my
Where: Ground floor of Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2022 0460
Monday to Friday: 8.00AM to 11.00PM
Saturday: 10.00AM to 11.00PM
Closed on Sunday.
9. Tino's Pizza Express @ Bangsar
Hand-tossed and freshly-baked for a true Napoletana experience, Tino’s Pizza Express serves Italian pizzas that are made with one of a kind Asian-inspired flavours such as the Duck Caponata, as well as focaccia pizzas in various flavours such as the Blue Fomaggio, the smoked salmon topped Salmone Affumicato and the Shrimp Pugliese. There’s also the ‘Crustar’ dessert pizzas which comes in variants such as the Matcha Mochi made with green tea powder, white rice cakes, red bean, crushed peanuts & mint leaves.businessinsider.my
Where: G-15, Nexus Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2242 0580
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10.00AM to 10.00PM.
10. Bel Pasto Pizza Italian Restaurant @ Kepong
Owned by two Italian chefs, it is no wonder that Bel Pasto's Italian fare has been hailed as one of the few places in KL to serve authentic-tasting Italian gourmet food at very affordable prices. Besides their wide selection of pizzas, Bel Pasto also offers an array of dishes ranging from pastas and main courses as well as dessert and Italian-inspired coffee.
1. C-G-16, Jalan Metro Perdana 3, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 019-631 6377)
Monday: 11.00AM to 3.00PM, 6.00PM to 11.00PM
Wednesday to Sunday: 11.00 to 3.00PM and 6.00PM to 11.00PM
Closed on Tuesday.
11. Puzzini Swedish Pizza @ TTDI and Damansara Uptown
Forget IKEA's meatballs, Puzzini does not only serve a generous helping of Swedish meatballs, but a variety of pizzas and Swedish cuisine as well! Puzzini aims to not only introduce Swedish-style pizza to Malaysians but also to cater to the Swedish community in KL and PJ.
1. 41, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
2. 58, Jln SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7727 8600 or 016-290 7770. Puzzini does deliveries within a limited radius, please call them up for more details.
Monday to Friday: 11.00AM to 3.00PM and 5.00PM to 10.00PM
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 11.00AM to 10.00PM