Sniff out this discreet joint along Jalan Telawi 2 in Bangsar for an Italian meal that won't break the bank! Run by the same people behind French favourite Yeast, the semi-casual kitchen dishes out reliably comforting pastas. Come by with a close friend for conversations and comfort food — the privy seats against the wall make a great spot for two. Order the Mac & Cheese Alla Bolognese (RM25) that comes in a rustic saucepan. The traditionally rich dish features parmigiana, mozzarella and gorgonzola, but Fatto A Mano goes an extra mile with the addition of robust pork and beef bolognese sauce. The marriage of meat and cheese is a delicious affair, good to share between two light eaters. Come early before lunchtime and you might be able to catch the pastry counter in full swing. Their Bombolino (RM7.50 for three), Italian doughnuts filled with vanilla custard, are soft, sweet delights. Pro tip: Snag an order before your meal and save these treats for dessert.
Avg price per person: RM40
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Kate Mun Yi