*Hey folks, I’m back from Perhentian Island, but am still very much in a holiday mood. So this short post will have to do for now! =D
rif tends to suggest Italiannies when we run out of ideas on what to eat in shopping malls. Since I didn’t have a better suggestion that particular weekend, Italiannies it was. I like the fuss-free decor and comfy atmosphere of Italiannies at The Gardens. As for the food, I’ve always found it average and slightly on the pricey side. While waiting for our mains, I helped myself to two servings of freshly baked bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar (I was really, really hungry). rif always orders the fettuccine in creamy carbonara (RM29.90), as he knows I love my pastas creamy. Italiannies version is decent, but it is sometimes inconsistent. The fettuccine came tossed in cream sauce and topped with smoked beef bacon, turkey ham and fresh mushrooms. I found some parts underdone, but rif thought it was fine.They were pretty generous with the beef bacon, and we were lucky our pasta turned out nice and creamy. The table next to us ordered the same thing, and it looked terribly dry!Since I didn’t get to eat seafood rice the night before, I ordered the seafood risotto (RM30.90) to make up for it. Risotto is an Italian rice dish that has a smooth texture and is often flavoured with mushrooms, asparagus or seafood. The risotto was creamy, al dente and well separated. It tasted slightly spicy with an earthy undertone. While the squid, scallops and prawns were fresh, I was disappointed to find that the mussels were not. Mussels aside, it was palatable. I found the risotto better than William’s version.
It was not a full house that day but the waiters were far from attentive. I had to wave many times just to get the bill and another glass of water. Lunch cost RM70 for the above inclusive of tax and service charge. Not cheap, but the ambiance was ideal for rif and I to catch up on each other’s week.
Food: 6/10 (halal)
Verdict: Average Americanized Italian food with mid-range prices.
Mid Valley City.
(same side as Robinsons)
03 2283 3675