Set within KL's Le Meridien Hotel, this Italian restaurant upkeeps a stellar reputation for both food and ambience. The atmosphere inspires with Venetian vibes, and the couch seatings willl comfortably accomodate group dinners. For special occasions with the family, put your money on here. Begin with Milan-born chef Domenico's bestselling Salmon and Seabass Carpaccio (RM56), a bright, appetising starter of thinly sliced fish. The union of salmon roe, toasted pine nuts and a microcress salad results in a uniquely light yet luxurious bite. Move on to mains with the Sardinian Malloreddus (RM47). This little-known pasta variant of tiny semolina shells is Sardinian's national dish, and a must-order here. Slow-cooked for over eight hours in a luscious lamb shoulder sauce, every mouthful is a party of meaty flavours. As for dessert, have it all in the Three Italian Delights (RM44) — a trio of panna cotta, chocolate mousse and tiramisu served in glasses.
Avg price per person: RM100
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Melanie Yu