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Venezia Italian Restaurant @ Cheras, KL, Malaysia

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last post about our holiday in March – April where we spent a week in Hong Kong and Taipei each as well as another 3.5 weeks in Malaysia.

Inevitably, we ate lots of good food but there was no way we could fit all the things we ate onto the blog, nor did we really want to do so since we were technically on a holiday. We still managed to take pictures and write up most of our favourite things to eat in Malaysia so you'll see random posts on food in Malaysia every now and then. Stay tuned!

Reviewed by The Wild Boar

I'll be upfront and tell y'all straight up: this is my aunt's restaurant (along with her husband) in Malaysia, so I'm obviously biased no matter how judgemental I try to be. Still, I do honestly think the food here is good and is worth blogging about so here goes…

Bruschetta, olive and tomato; mushroom and cheese - the slices of french baguette are toasted on one side and topped with some lovely sweet tomatoes mixed with olives in the former while the latter is more savoury. Decent and tasty but nothing too special, but then I don't remember ever being wowed by bruschetta.

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Caesar salad - fresh green leaves with a generous topping of a mushroom and chicken based gravy with chicken slices. Sadly, no pigs were harmed in the making of this dish.

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Venezia pizza - dough is of thin crust sort, nice and crisp, slathered with tomato based sauce which is surprisingly flavourful and slightly on the sweet side. A great accompaniment is the chilli flakes, blended in shop using dried chillis.

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Spaghetti vongole - apparently one of the customer's favourite, this is also a hit with my family as the clear white wine based clam sauce is actually deceptively deep and very flavourful.

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Seafood Spaghetti - as like the previous dish, the sauce has absorbed lots of the seafood's goodness and made for a good meal. The spaghetti in both plates was cooked al dente. I have to say as well that the portion of this dish was huge; even though it was meant for 2, it could feed 3 quite easily I think.

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Grilled lamb chops - it may look small but they usually tend to be and these pieces have also been trimmed of fat. The Australian lamb is nicely seasoned, tender (you can hear hammering noises from the kitchen) and the grilling adds a great flavour. Even better though is the sauce for the lamb made using the trimmings and lots of herbs. Really flavourful and tasty.

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Tiramisu - moving onto desserts, the cakes are home made by my aunt and apparently are quite famous as she has already experienced some food bloggers coming down just to eat her tiramisu only. I found it very creamy with a smaller proportion of sponge than usual while the coffee is quite light (I prefer it stronger). There is also no rum. The Pigpig loved it.

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Chocolate cake - while the tiramisu may be more famous and popular, I personally preferred this cake. Simple in design (plain choc cake) but masterfully executed as it is deliciously moist and very rich and decadent. Me like.

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Finished up the meal with usual variety of coffee made using Segafredo beans.

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Overall I found the food well cooked and deliciously tasty. Their no-frills home-style approach may look simplistic and basic, but the most important thing in a dish is flavour, and there are bags of it around.

Venezia Italian Restaurant
No.1, Jalan Manis 4,
Taman Segar,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-91308992

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