11 Places In Klang Valley To Get A Good Pasta Fix To Heal Your Soul
What's the best food in the world? Pasta!
Having a bad day? Not in a good mood? There's nothing pasta cannot fix! All you need is a hearty, comforting bowl of carby and saucy goodness to make your day all dandy again.
1. Bottega Mediterranea (Non-halal)
If you love a good homey and rustic Italian diner, we promise that you will fall in love with this place upon your first visit. Tucked in a quiet corner in the neighbourhood of Jalan Ceylon, this no-frills al fresco dining concept has both indoor and outdoor seating to suit your preference.
Indulge in an authentic Italian experience at this traditional-style diner, where the freshly-made pasta will evoke a sense of homemade comfort. While you're there, check out their specialty charcuterie boards with quality cheese and fresh-cut meats, which will have your taste buds dancing with delight!
1A, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
11.15am – 10.30pm (Wednesday – Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday.
2. Sneaky Burgers (Non-halal)
As the name suggests, Sneaky Burgers specialise mainly in burgers, but other items on their menu do not fall short of amazing. A cosy little space nestled above a row of shophouses in Damansara Jaya, they are small in size but big in taste. Their comforting and satisfying dishes have earned them a loyal following of returning customers who keep coming back for more (myself included!).
Although Sneaky may only have a handful of pasta options, they are so well done and bursting with flavour. They certainly do not hold back on the ingredients!
33A, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Closed on Monday.
3. Pento's & Basil (Pork-free)
If you're looking for a budget-friendly bowl of creamy comfort, Pentos & Basil is the place to go. Located just a five-minute walk away from Pavilion Bukit Jalil, their pasta dishes are made fresh and loaded with ingredients that promise a burst of flavour with every bite.
Pentos & Basil
C-1-9, Aurora Place, Persiaran Jalil 1, Bandar Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Monday – Friday)
12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday.
4. Enorme Italian Restaurant (Non-halal)
The Italians value the importance of dining with la famiglia, which makes this the perfect venue to enjoy authentic Italian flavours in a posh interior with larger groups.
Their enormous wood oven-baked thin-crust pizzas are a great hit among customers, and their pasta portions are generously sized, perfect for sharing and bonding with others. With a wide array of pasta choices that skillfully combine various ingredients, and the enticing aroma of truffle oil filling the air, this will be a thrilling experience for pasta lovers.
Enorme Italian Restaurant
P-G-20, Podium PJ Centrestage, 1, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, Pjs 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
6pm – 10pm (Monday)
5. Good Blue Men (Pork-free)
In need of some Asian flavours, but craving pasta at the same time? Good Blue Men allows you to have the best of both worlds. Their clever twist of Asian and Italian flavours such as Sarawak Laksa pasta and Creamy Tom Yum pasta is a must-try if you want a different take on the traditional variant. So satisfying with every bite!
Good Blue Men
AG-01, Ground Floor, Block A, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
10am – 10pm (Daily)
6. Rebel Pasta (Pork-free)
Another must-visit place if you're craving for some amazing pasta. This speciality pasta restaurant stands out for its freshly-made pasta, hand-rolled daily with their heart and soul to ensure a chewy texture with every bite. If you like their pasta, they also sell their dried, ready-made pasta for you to prepare in the comfort of your own home, allowing you to satisfy your pasta cravings at any hour of the day.
They have quite a large variety of sauces to choose from, including some that are seasonal, so be sure to try out their limited-time flavours!
1F-10&11, 163 Retail Park, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
11am – 9pm (Monday – Thursday)
11am – 10.30pm (Friday – Sunday)
7. Farm to Plate (Non-halal)
Located in the peaceful neighbourhood of Damansara Kim, this cosy little eatery brings in fresh, chemical-free produce directly from the farm to promote healthier eating. The limited number of items on their menu reflects their core values of quality over quantity in using only farm-fresh ingredients of the highest quality to prepare their dishes, promising the enjoyment of only the finest flavours.
Farm to Plate
4, Jalan SS 20/10 Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
2pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Daily)
8. Natalina Italian Kitchen (Pork-free)
Not only will the variety of delectable pasta sauces on Natalina's menu leave you spoilt for choice, but it also boasts an impressive range of pasta shapes, from pappardelle and paccheri to agnolotti and ravioli. Their mouthwatering presentation looks just as good as their pasta's rich and robust flavours that will be sure to pack a punch. Check out this place for a truly divine meal.
Avenue K, Lot 06 - Level 03, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
12pm – 10pm (Daily)
9. Aposto (Pork-free)
Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Aposto is a modern Italian restaurant that serves up fresh handmade pasta daily, using only imported, premium-quality ingredients for a comforting familiarity with traditional Italian flavours while adding a modern twist to their dishes. Their must-orders, such as the Frutti Di Mare Tagliatelle and Duck & Olive Mandilli, will transport diners to Italy with every bite.
38, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5.30pm – 11pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Closed on Monday.
10. Back Alley Pasta (Non-halal)
This is one of the trendiest pasta places that has got pasta lovers talking. Located literally in a lorong next to a row of shophouses, Back Alley Pasta is a private dining concept diner that serves scrumptious Italian and Japanese cuisine that will not break your bank account. Enjoy a fusion of pasta flavours, prepared daily before opening and cooked fresh in front of you by Chef Jay, who had prior training with some of the best culinary chefs in Singapore. They host only nine pax at a time, so make sure you book at least a month in advance!
Back Alley Pasta
8, Jalan 1/67b, Off, Jalan Mengkudu, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
5.30pm –10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Closed on Monday.
11. Osteria Gamberoni (Pork-free)
An Italian diner with a stunning interior, Osteria Gamberoni practises a farm-to-plate concept, diligently seeking out locally sourced Italian ingredients to ensure authenticity and quality.
Of course, everything is made fresh daily, which includes the highlight of the diner — their delicious repertoire of homemade pasta. A cherished, age-old recipe passed down from Chef Danieli's grandmother, be sure to complement your Osteria pasta dish with a glass of wine for the ultimate Italian dining experience. Che buono!
17, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
11am – 11pm (Monday – Friday, Sunday)
11am – 11.30pm (Friday and Saturday)
So if you're having a bad day, don't walk, run to any of these mouthwatering pasta places
The real dilemma is which spot to choose. There are just so many pasta-bilities!