19, Jalan Radin Bagus 9, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon – Sun (11am to 11pm)
T: 03-9055 3833
Now you can get immersed in good Italian food authentically prepared by an Italian chef at this newly opened restaurant located right in the heart of Sri Petaling. No more bland localised spaghetti and pizzas! Everything here is home-made from the familiar sights, scents and flavours from the chef’s hometown of Abruzzo, Italy.
Passione’s culinary philosophy revolves around three central offerings – Pasta, Pizza & Produce. The menu features a wide selection of pork-based dishes, promising foodies a unique experience that is not commonly available in Malaysia, while the dishes are carefully prepped by Head Chef, Stefano who exudes a natural zest for life and its finer pleasures that is clearly reflected in his cooking.
So here are four things that you can expect when stepping into this contemporary yet aesthetically bougee restaurant:
1. Authentic Italian Fresh-Handmade Pastas
The ethos “always fresh, always handmade, never pre-packed” is clearly expressed through their signature pastas that ensure the unmistakable taste of Italian food. Through expert handling and cutting, the pasta has a unique broader cross section and porous texture that absorbs the sauces, giving you the rich punch you need. Pasta lovers will be in awe of the wide range of authentic signatures that are remarkably different from conventional sauces.
2. 400 degree Celsius of High Heat Wood Fired Pizzas
A first-of-its-kind specialty in the neighbourhood, Passione’s wood-fire pizzas will bring you back to the old days where the only method of making pizzas was by hand and baking them under high heat in brick ovens. This technique allows the pizza to have better heat distribution and caramelisation of ingredients which infuses a natural smoky aroma. The pizzas are a guaranteed cut above the ordinary, with perfect complementation of tastes and textures.
3. The Grand Ground Floor Trattoria Space
Want to chill and munch on some fancy snacks? Perhaps some great wine on the side too? The ground floor of Passione’s offers choices aplenty. The homey ambience is indeed an ideal place for catching up with friends. They have an enticing deli corner filled with hand-picked premium delicacies like cold cuts of salami and parma ham, luxurious aged-beef and cheese (tonnes of cheese to be precise)! Wine lovers get to unwind and relax by the wide selection of labels that perfectly compliments the Italian atmosphere.
4. Cocktail Bar with Italian beer on side
Decked in dark tones, the cocktail bar is another hangout space for y’all to enjoy. If you love to explore crafted mixes and classic blends, Passione’s bartenders are there to serve. Each cocktail is appropriately prepared with quality ingredients such as hard ice for slower dilution. You should definitely try the Mela Gin & Tonic, Maestro Violo, and the La Signora Rosa (don’t ask me what they mean, I just drank and enjoyed them). The bar also serves specialty Peroni Italian Beer by the bottle!
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