Where To Find Really Good Pasta In KL & PJ

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1. La Risata (pork-free)

Known for its rustic charm and authentic flavours, La Risata serves a wide range of homemade pasta, from fettuccine and tagliatelle to tortellini and gnocchi. The Ravioli di Pesce, a decadent serving of salmon raviolli in a delectable creamy sauce, is especially popular here.

Outlets: Ampang | Medan Damansara

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2. Villa Danieli @ Sheraton Imperial (pork-free)

The food at this Tuscany-style trattoria, home of freshly-baked bread, wood-fired pizza and home-style pasta, is prepared under the watchful eye of noted chef Gaetano Di Stefano. Enjoy the robust flavours of Italy with creations like rigatoni with spiced beef ragout, and tagliolini with mushrooms in white truffle butter sauce.

Address: Sheraton Imperial, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
12pm - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10pm (Tuesdays - Saturdays)
11am - 3pm, 6.30pm - 10pm (Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 2717 9922

More info on: Facebook  

3. Via Pre @ Bukit Damansara (pork-free)

This pasta powerhouse, originating from Penang, serves authentic eats from its KL branch tucked away in Bukit Damansara. Expect perfect al dente pastas cooked with quality imported ingredients. The popular Spaghetti Carbonara is done the proper Italian way - without all the cloying cream - and is tossed with cured duck for a truly unique flavour.

25, Lorong Setiabistari 2, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
11.30am - 3.30pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 2011 2003

More info on: Facebook

4. Trattoria Il Porcellino @ Menara Hap Seng (non-halal)

This pasta house celebrates pork in all forms, from crisp bacon pieces in their classic carbonara to juicy and flavourful pork sausages in their parpadelle. The homemade gnocchi with bacon and peas is an especially popular choice here. Order up some excellent cold cuts too to accompany your meal!

Address: Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
8am - 11pm (Mondays - Fridays)
10am - 11pm (Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays

Contact: +603 2022 0460

More info on: Facebook

5. Basil Pasta House @ Kuchai Lama (non-halal)

Basil Pasta House serves stellar yet affordable pasta, offering a wide range to choose from. When in doubt, classics like Fettuccine Parma Ham and Forest Mushroom Risotto are sure to satisfy. Look out for special seasonal dishes too!

Address: 21 Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
12pm - 3pm, 4pm - 10pm (Mondays, Wednesdays - Fridays)
12pm - 10pm (Saturdays & Sundays)
Closed on Tuesdays

Contact: +603 7972 8884

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6. Portofino Italian Restaurant @ Lucky Garden (pork-free)

This neighbourhood favourite has been serving quality Italian cuisine for years, consistently offering diners perfectly-prepared pasta every time. Top picks here include Spinach Ravioli and Seafood Cannelloni.

Address: No 1. Persiaran Ara Kiri, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Contact: +603 2094 8490

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7. Neroteca @ Somerset Seri Bukit Ceylon (non-halal)

Known for top-notch cuts of ham and salami, fine wines, and authentic home-made pastas, Neroteca is a must-visit for any Italian food fan. The heavenly Tagliolini Pecorino in Truffle Cheese Sauce is a popular pick, as is the Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola.

Ground Floor, Somerset Seri Bukit Ceylon, 8 Lorong Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
11am - 3pm, 6pm - 11.30pm (Mondays - Saturdays)
11am - 3pm, 4pm - 11.30pm (Sundays)

Contact: +603 2070 0530

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8. Tatto Italian Restaurant @ Hampshire Place (pork-free)

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Its classic menu comprising of Italian favourites has earned Tatto a loyal fan base through the years. The vibrant venue serves as the perfect setting for a get-together over some flavourful aglio olio, pesto, and more.

Address: A-G-1, Hampshire Place Office, 157 Hampshire 1 Jalan Mayang Sari, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
12pm - 3pm, 6.30pm - 12am (Mondays - Fridays, Sundays)
6.30pm - 12am (Saturdays)

Contact: +603 2166 5212

More info on: Facebook 

9. Dave's Bistro Bar & Grill @ 1 Utama (non-halal)

Drawing inspiration from France and Italy, this crowd-favourite spot promises to satisfy with their pasta line-up that's always bursting with flavours. Their best-selling Bacon & Meatball Carbonara comes highly recommended, with its hearty mix of house-made meatballs and smoky bacon.

Lot G209, The Promenade, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

Contact: +603 7725 4017

More info on: Facebook 

10. Ciccio Bar Pizzeria @ Changkat Bukit Bintang (non-halal)

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A night out is all the more fun here at Ciccio, with an extensive range of homemade and dried pasta to choose from. Seafood fans are in for a treat with the delicate flavours of the Linguine Al Branzino, a delectable mix of seabass, red chicory, garlic and chili cooked in white wine.

Address: 15, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 5pm - 12am (daily)

Contact: +6011 1867 9274

More info on: Facebook 

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