Tatto @ Hampshire Place

September 26, 2012

Tatto moved this month, leaving the bungalow on Damai Road where it was born in 2009 and relocating to the Hampshire Place office-residence complex.

Fortunately, this Hampshire venue is no less lovely than Tatto's old home; the restaurant still soars on wings of intimate elegance, piloted by the same stellar service team of the past three turbulent years.

Italian flights of foodie fancy take off with a menu that spans everything from brodetto to burrata, pizza bianca to penne carbonara and panna cotta della casa.

Stopping for a simple supper snack, we had our appetites roused anew by the tangy savoriness of these bouncy baby octopuses (RM28) coated thickly with tomato sauce.

Beef cecina rolls (RM34), curled up with buffalo mozzarella and eggplant on a bed of rocket. Potently pungent, not for the faint of tongue.

Pumpkin mousse ravioli, scented with sage and soaked in the most buttery sauce imaginable. What makes this wonderful: the Garden-of-Eden pumpkin sweetness that defies description.

Capellini aglio olio with tiger prawns and asparagus (RM36). Heavy on the salt and slickness, but rich-tasting enough to remind us why pasta's so pleasurable.

Entry on Tatto @ Jalan Damai: March 23, 2009.

Tatto Italian Restaurant,
Hampshire Place, Jalan Mayang Sari, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2166-5212