Tatto @ Ampang

March 23, 2009

We stumbled on Tatto by chance while driving around one night. It was a worthwhile discovery; this new outlet deserves a visit by every KL food fan.

If you love Sassorosso and Chiaroscuro, you'll probably feel the same about Tatto. It's a sleek, ravishing place with only one drawback: no pork.

Excellent for romantic dates, business lunches and birthday dinners. Service is warm and professional; they make you feel right at home instantly.

The food lacks the finesse of the city's best Italian outlets, but it still ranks among the top 20. The potato gnocchi alla gorgonzolla was pure comfort food.

Crab risotto with tiger prawns and asparagus. There was an Oriental taste that made this rather unusual, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Strozzapretti with salmon and artichokes in cream sauce. The only letdown, this seemed like a mediocre carbonara pasta.

Homemade mezzaluna stuffed with chicken and ricotta with green peas and almond tomato sauce. A lovely dish that epitomizes everything that's bewitching about Italian cooking. Robust and flavourful.

Penne with sauteed Angus beef tenderloin and mixed capsicum sauce. A tad too much salt in this, but it was a hearty, nourishing dish that would be ideal if you're really hungry.

Negroamaro Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Paiara 2007. Terrific for its price.

19, Jalan Damai, Off Jalan Ampang.
Tel: 2166-5212