From having french cuisine to modern Italian cuisine recently, life has been pretty interesting for me. Pizzolo Restaurant serves Italian fares ranging from appetisers to desserts and main course in between. Located at the new revamped Atria Shopping Gallery in Damansara Jaya, I've had the opportunity to dine at this Italian eatery last week. Check out what we had below.
|PIZZOLO Restaurant Modern Italian Cuisine @ Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya|
PIZZOLO Modern Italian Restaurant
C36 Concourse Floor
Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS 22/23
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7731 9810
The eatery itself had a really bright coloured frontage, with a menu that showcases Pizzolo's creative and innovative creations. They do not serve your usual traditional Italian fare, going the modern contemporary route instead. Inside the decor gives a comfortable vibe, warmly lit and pleasing to the eye. Do remember to check out their wine selections on the mezzanine while you're there, where a carefully curated selection of over 60 types of affordable varieties are available.
|Chilled Tomato, Watermelon and Feta - RM 17.90|
We kicked off our meal with salad, the Chilled Tomato, Watermelon and Feta salad which is marked as chef's recommendation. I find it to be a refreshing appetizer as the creamy feta cheese gave a contrasting flavour and texture to the fruity watermelon cuts. If anything, the sour dressing did somewhat whet our appetite for the subsequent dishes.
|Seared Scallops on Avocado Tartar RM 25.90|
Yummy seared scallops served on a plate of fresh salad greens, with accompanying avocado tartar sauce, now this is one great starter. On top of each of the tasty fresh pan-seared scallops were a dash of black tobiko and orange ebiko roe, going really well together.
|Traditional Italian Clam Chowder - RM 16.90|
A generous serving of Italian Clam Chowder was served next. Inside the chowder I could taste the texture of the clams as they came in a bigger than usual size. Pretty good stuff, going well with the accompanying buttered toast.
|Sea Clams Linguini - RM28.90|
Spoilt for choice, we get to choose from eight main pasta dishes off Pizzolo's menu. Diners can have different variant of pasta types such as spaghetti, cannelloni, linguini, fettuccini, ravioli, lasagna just to name a few. We tried their Sea Clams Linguini, which had a tangy, refreshing taste. The seafood aglio olio pasta was a perfect fit with the sea clams.
|Trout Ceviche On Kataifi - RM 19.90|
|Trio Of Bruschetta - RM13.90|
From pasta, we were treated to Pizzolo's delectable bite sized Trout Ceviche On Kataifi and Trio of Bruschetta. The Trout Ceviche on Kataifi is an acquired taste as it contains raw fish marinated in citrus flavour. I personally am not a raw fish type of guy, hence this did not really appeal to my taste buds. The Trio of Bruschetta were better in comparison. The antipasto, Italian famous starter dish consists of 3 bruschetta toppings of chopped tomato, mushroom and smoked salmon
|Roast Lamb Shoulder Pizza - RM35.90|
Hand made, Pizzolo's range of Signature Handmade Pizzas were specially prepared in a gas fired oven to give that perfect crispy golden crust with generous amounts of meat and toppings. I really like the Roast Lamb Shoulder Pizza as there were lots of juicy lamb chunks, onion rings and fresh herbs to give out that intense delicious flavour. Love the crispy thin crusts used.
|South Texas Barbecue Chicken - RM28.90|
The South Texas Barbecue Chicken pizza offers a delectable combination of smoky BBQ sauce drizzled over chicken meat, black olives, red capsicum, green capsicum and red chillies. Not my perfect choice of ingredients but it does give lots of strong flavours. Good for those who like their pizza to have that smoked taste.
|Italian Crepe With Whipped Cream & Artisanal Ice Cream - RM 15.90 & RM 6.90|
We ended our rather filling meal over at Pizzolo with some sweet dessert in the form of the Italian Crepe With Whipped Cream & Artisanal Ice Cream. Not a bad ending, love the ice cream, not so the crepe. Do check them out the next time you're in the vicinity of Damansara Jaya. Located inside the Atria Shopping Gallery's side entrance, you can't miss the huge colourful signage of Pizzolo Restaurant, serving modern Italian cuisine.