Choices are abundance when it comes to food selection in Mid Valley Megamall (including The Gardens Mall). However, if one takes the cost of each meal into consideration, problem will arise as the choices will be limited to just a few; namely food court, fast food and probably kopitiam. And we all know the reaction we get/show after having a few rounds of the same type of food at the same place.
But thankfully, there are a handful of the restaurants that offer set meals; let it be lunch or dinner, in order to capture a bigger crowd who want something more fulfilling (to the tummy) and yet not hurting their wallets/purses at the same time. There are quite a lot (of restaurants) that I know of that offer set meals during peak period. And one of those is Italiannies whom is well known for its hearty Italian food at affordable price.
I first came to know about this offer when I walked past their signboard moons ago. Then, I didn’t take it seriously as I was either rushing to somewhere or too full (from a meal) to think about it. For RM15.90 (onwards), one could get a soup or salad, main course and a bottomless Pepsi. That’s a pretty good deal I would say.
The menu is pretty extensive as it offers salads, pastas and pizza. What’s more is that there are dishes that cater for vegetarians too! Besides, I was surprised that the portion was pretty decent… as you know, many places will most likely to cut down on the portion due to “the value of the set meal”, if you know what I mean. After all, Italiannies is famous for its big portion meals.
The soup of the day, which was Mushroom Soup, was pretty good. Unlike those that you normally get at fast food outlets, their bowl of soup was filled with bits and chunks of mushrooms. Fragrant, tasty yet adequately soupy, it went well with the free pillow-soft breads that they usually give as appetiser/snack.
With the given options (click here to look at the menu), Classic Carbonara and Ham & Mushroom Pizza were selected from the menu.
Being a big fan of fettuccine (and any broad-type of pasta), it’s no brainer that I will automatically order one if given a choice (and freedom). The pasta dish faired pretty well as the parmesan cream sauce was rich and nice, coating each strand of the al dente pasta evenly. It’s good to know that they didn’t skimp on the ingredients as there were good amount of beef bacons and sliced button mushrooms in the dish.
Ham & Mushroom Pizza
Although the portion of the pizza was not as big as one would get in ala carte menu (I think), it was good enough to be shared among two pax. The ingredients of the hams and mushrooms were slightly less (I expected it to be such, anyway), but it was alright as the smothered tomato-based sauce and mozzarella cheese were tasty. It’s akin to eating a Magherita Pizza (without the basil, of course) with the hams and mushrooms playing the supporting role. Nevertheless, it was still good as the pizza crust was doughy yet sufficiently thin to eat it like New Yorker style.
All in all, for RM15.90 (onwards and excluding tax), I honestly think the set lunch offered by Italiannies is pretty good deal especially those craving for Italian food during lunch time. Their set lunch is available from 12PM to 5PM on weekdays. I couldn’t recall any other restaurants offering such a long period/duration for a set lunch meal.
Lot S209, Second Floor,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone Number : +603 2283 3675