Too many porky temptations to wax lyrical about here, but rest assured that Trattoria il Porcellinos fare remains supremely hearty & tasty. Try the house-made potato gnocchi, adorned with pork bacon & green peas in a creamy sauce.
Classic pork carbonara. Trattorias kindest trait: its willingness to offer pasta in both regular & small servings; this cost RM14 before taxes for a light-eaters portion.
Ravioli stuffed with minced pork & spinach in tomato sauce.
Rigatoni in pork bolognese sauce.
Pappardelle with minced pork sausage & mushrooms in a cream sauce (RM15).
Spaghetti with prawns & spicy pork meatballs in tomato sauce.
A fine roast: Roasted pork ribs with roasted potatoes.
Sauteed pork tenderloin with capsicum, cherry tomatoes & mashed carrots. Comfort food.
This might not look alluring, but its amazing: pork belly, crispy-skinned & succulent-fleshed, with cheese-crusted scallop.
Costoletta alla Milanese (RM21), deep-fried breaded pork chop with French fries.
Trattorias Italian-style interpretation of a pork burger, with a house-made pork patty, mozzarella, onions & mushroom in ciabatta bread, served with chunky fries (RM27).
Less satisfying: a sandwich of baguette stuffed with Parma ham & buffalo mozzarella (RM31).
So not everything heres a total hit: the spaghetti amatriciana, with bacon, tomato sauce & pecorino cheese, is OK but its rather wan flavors might pale against its peers.
Skip the knuckle, maybe; when we tried it, it bore an overly porky, off-putting stench.
Some nondescript salad to counter the sinfulness of this porky spread, though that veggie virtue itself is countered by the side serving of bread, cheese & chili, supplied for stomach-stuffing.
Trattoria sells cocktails for drink-in & takeaway. Try the South American ones, like Cuba Libres, Margaritas, Caipirinhas & so on.
Trattoria il Porcellino,
Menara Hap Seng, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.