Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ciccio @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Not the best Italian outlet in this neighbourhood (not even the second-best, frankly), but Ciccio has its charms. Not sure why, but we keep coming back.

The complimentary appetisers are a nice touch. Instead of the usual bread and olive oil, they provide sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and olives. The first two are addictively scrumptious; the olives, not so much.

Bruschetta topped with Tyrolean air-dried beef, rocket and gorgonzola. This sounds interesting, but it tastes bland and ordinary. None of the ingredients stands out.

Potato gnocchi with gorgonzola, parmigiano and cream sauce. Gnocchi can be a disaster in the wrong hands, but this one won't spark any complaints.

Pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage sauce. We really like this one. The ravioli is stuffed with lusciously soft, sweet pumpkin puree and enhanced by a sauce that perfectly balances creaminess and herbiness.

Tartufo (rum n crunch & pistachio gelati coated with almond & cocoa powder). A light and not-too-sweet finish to a decent dinner.

Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Skip this one; they get the texture and temperature right, but the flavour is all wrong (kinda tastes like Milo!).

Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Tel: 2141-8695


  1. Notice that you actually post quite a lot on restaurants in Changkat Bukit Bintang. Hehe, something that always draw you back to this restaurant? Was it the environment, it looks quite nice to me.

  2. you really dine out a lot huh?
    in the nature of your job?

  3. yeah theres something abt the place that the gf always ask me to come here to eat..

  4. yea u dine out a lot.. is that the nature of your job;)

    so.. the truffles dat day was better hor, than this choc cake... :P

  5. sugar bean: yeah, changkat is my favorite dining area, and it's relatively close to my office. yeah, ciccio looks fairly nice, though the food was better a few years ago.
    j2kfm: heh, i wish my job had meal-related benefits! but no, eating out is just a good way to unwind after work.
    joe: hahah, maybe cos it has a pretty romantic ambience?
    ciki: must find a job that allows me to take two-hour lunches everyday lah. yeah the truffles were way better ... now i regret not bringing my camera...

  6. Tartufo sounds good.. and the gnocchi seems really heavy..with cream, potato and cheese! Carb -high!!

  7. have to be a carb-lover to indulge in italian food! i lurrve my carbs. can never say no. :D

  8. Hi, i've seen you'd experinced many of restaurant in kl and pj, just wonder if you could kindly recommand a restaurant with nice, relaxing and a little bit romance enviroment for a couple to dine? of course inside a common budjet..

    thanks for info. nice blog. ^^

  9. gosh, it's kinda hard to make recommendations, but u might like bijou at mont kiara, tamarind hill at jalan sultan ismail or moxie at damansara heights.