Jien and I share many things in common (apart from our personality), and one of the common things we enjoy is pizza. Which again, based on our differences, we healthily debate about what we like or don’t like about a pizza. With Heritage Pizza in Kuala Lumpur, it checked all our boxes and left us with no room for further debate.
This post has been long overdue – partly because we entered MCO 3.0 right after our time at Heritage Pizza and also because I’ve been up to my eyeballs with work and family. But I really need to make time to write about Heritage Pizza because it is until today, the best pizza I’ve eaten in KL.
I’m not big on pizza places that focus too much on toppings rather than crust. To me, crust factor is important – is it sourdough or pizza dough, what oven was used and the chew factor once the pizza is ready. The pizza dough and how it’s prepared matters more to me than the toppings.
Heritage Pizza nailed both the dough and the toppings, which makes it a winner in my eyes and Jien’s. I also don’t mean to be an a**, but I feel too much focus is given to Neapolitan pizzas, which is widely available in KL.
When I get from Heritage Pizza reminds me of the pizza in Rome, Florence and Venice – which Jien and I visited and discovered our shared love for pizza. I love it when the pizza dough is crunchy but also light and soft at the centre.
The Parma (RM54) is my favourite at Heritage Pizza. It’s light, yet savoury and fresh from the rocket leaves topping. I love the fact that they import their tomatoes from Campania; the staff shared that they import most of their ingredients from Italy because the owner/chef insists on keeping things “truly Italian”.
Heritage Pizza changes their menu very often which makes things exciting – I had the Funghi (RM36) with an add-on of buffalo burrata, the parma (RM54), Cinque Formaggi (RM51) and Calabrese (RM47). Shared between three pax.
They’ve since discontinued the smoked burrata, but the fresh buffalo burrata is still available. I thought the smoked burrata was too overpowering on a pizza; the fresh burrata would be better as it still allows for the toppings and crust factor to shine through.
The Calabrese is a favourite of Jien and our friend – crispy guanciale, charred chillies and nduja – it’s a savoury-rich combo. We all thought the smoked burrata didn’t do anything for this pizza. A fresh burrata would have given this pizza a bit of “fatty” texture.
Service is friendly and it reminds me a lot of my time in Italy. I really should go back to Heritage Pizza for another round with friends and family. That’s what the place reminds me of – a restaurant that gives me a slice of Italy. :)
Food: 8/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: My favourite spot for pizza in KL. I love that they don’t charge exorbitantly, for now at least.
26-G, Jalan Doraisamy,
50300 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2602 1919