Monday, November 21, 2011

Pietro @ Damansara Endah


After a flurry of new Italian eateries stormed KL in 2009 & 2010, fewer have opened this year. Pietro is the latest entry to our city's spaghetti scene, but so far, it hasn't scaled the same heights as Il Lido, Garibaldi & Favola.


Pietro is handsomely fitted, occupying two floors of the ECM Libra Building, with a hard-working service team. But its menu feels pedestrian, offering too few thrills to warrant repeat visits.


Our meal began promisingly: warm, fluffy bread with a thick, savory olive dip.


Spicy seafood soup, brimming with Venus clams, prawns, scallops & mussels. Would have been commendable if the clams had not tasted past their prime.


Cappellini al aragosta, with slipper lobster, sun-dried tomatoes, chili & white wine sauce. Competently prepared, but we shouldn't expect less of pasta that costs upward of RM40.


Roasted wild barramundi. A complaint: numerous items on Pietro's menu were unavailable. Even this was supposed to come with saffron broth & barley, but those were replaced with Mediterranean veggies & potatoes. A shame; this nice slab of fish would shine in a better recipe.


Red & white Sangrias. Fairly cheap at about RM20 each, though less forgiving patrons might liken the wine in these beverages to vinegar.


So what gives? Maybe we ordered the wrong items; maybe we should return in a month to let Pietro find its footing.


Pietro could potentially be a worthwhile outlet, but if first impressions count, it's kinda like the blind date that starts well before becoming less exciting as the evening progresses.






Pietro Ristorante Italiano,
Bangunan ECM Libra, Jalan Damansara Endah,
Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2093-6433

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21 comments:

  1. You're only reviewing ONE place this time? *shockers of shockers*

    :P

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  2. Start of a new week, Kenny - start of a new trend. Lol.

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  3. Kenny: grrrr, by next week, you'll be demanding triple or quadruple reviews in each entry! insatiable!!! :P
    Baby Sumo: absolutely right! it's back to the one-post-one-place format from now on! less work, heheh :D

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  4. was looking for English Fish N Chips, wondering KL where have some great one :D

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  5. Fui: magnificent fish & chips at changkat Bukit bintang is not bad =)

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  6. i think someone mentioned this place the other time...

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  7. someone must have overinvested on the decor and left insufficient funds for the kitchen staff/food.

    its a pity a restaurant that looks so good dishes up subpar food.

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  8. awww.. too bad its not as good as Il Lido, Garibaldi or Favola! So, if i have to eat one thing here, what would it be? ;)

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  9. The olive dip looks good:D and I reckon tat I would have happily sat there to do some carbo loading.

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  10. I love Italian food! But perhaps I shall let it get its grip and footing before trying this out. I'd hate to go to a restaurant to find out that most of the items are not ready/available yet!

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  11. Michelle: oooo, i don't know who you mean =)
    Joe: yeah, i think the food is decent-ish, and it could have been considered a good italian restaurant 5 years ago, but there are too many other better competitors around now.
    Ciki: hmmm, tough question! their wood-fire pizzas were recommended, but we didn't have stomach space to fit those in, heheh =)

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  12. Missyblurkit: yeah, i'd say the complimentary welcome bread & olive dip were actually our favorite part of the meal! strange but true :D
    Iamthewitch: yeah, to be fair, the pasta and the fish were all right, but we were anticipating something more impressive. so actually, maybe it's our fault, cos our expectations were too high...

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  13. KY: i gotta admit, it kinda looked better than it tasted =)

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  14. 4 entries per post? Surely that's not beyond you, my restaurant-hopping friend. :P

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  15. a nice restaurant, but the food stuff and ambience look very much alike with La Risata :)

    -FiSh :)
    ohFISHiee.blogspot.com

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  16. Kenny: eeps! at first, i thought you typed "restaurant-hopping FIEND" :D
    Fish: heheh, actually i'd recommend la risata. it's got a very welcoming ambiance and reliably good food =)

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  17. WAh i like those 2 red art pieces. such a nice touch!

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  18. Eiling: yeps, very eye-catching indeed! :D

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  19. this place look good..my coming dinner here...

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  20. ღ 關於我 - 芊瑜 ღ: hope you enjoy it :D

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