bookmark_borderPrego, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Prego, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

This is gonna be a short post of a meal I had recently. Nested in Westin Hotel, Prego is one of the better and well known Italian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

Prego, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

It is also the place to go to if you have some serious cravings for Italian food. And unlike Pizza Uno, it placed itself as the higher end of Italian cuisine.


As usual, like any other fine dining restaurants, fresh loaf of bread was served while waiting / upon seated. Crusty on the outside and pillow soft on the inside, it went well with the tangy tomato sauce and / or olive oil-vinegar dip.

Calamari Fritti Salsa Tartara

The Calamari Fritti Salsa Tartara (RM30) fell short of being moreish. Despite its delish tartar sauce, the fried squids were slight chewy texture. The batter was fine; crunchy and light. It’s just the squids that pulled everything down.

Pappardelle Al Ragu

With my fondness for broad pasta, it’s no brainer that I opted for Pappardelle Al Ragu (RM56). The adequately thin pasta sheets were cooked nicely and coated evenly with slight tangy tomato-based sauce. There was abundance of fork-tender braised goat meat to go alongside with the pasta but due to tardiness of kitchen staff / cook, there were a couple of tiny bones hidden in the braised meat which was kinda off-putting to the comforting pasta dish.

Prego, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

All in all, Prego managed to live up to its hype. The meal was alright if it were not for the chewy squids and tiny bones. The ambiance was great with attentive staffs fulfilling customer’s request. It is definitely worth going back again…

Address :
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : +603 2773 8338

bookmark_borderLunch At Italiannies, The Gardens Mall

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.

Italiannies, The Gardens Mall

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.

Italiannies Let's Do Lunch Menu

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.


Mushroom SoupMushroom Soup

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.

Ham & Mushroom Pizza and Classic Carbonara

With the given options (click here to look at the menu), Classic Carbonara and Ham & Mushroom Pizza were selected from the menu.

Classic CarbonaraClassic Carbonara

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 PizzaHam & 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.

Italiannies, The Gardens Mall

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.

Address :
Lot S209, Second Floor,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone Number : +603 2283 3675

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