Thursday, September 20, 2012

DV Ristorante Pizzeria @ Bukit Damansara

 All it took was one meal: DV is now one of our top twenty favorite Italian eateries in KL.

It's a simple set-up here, comfortable and inviting enough to be a casual neighborhood hangout, helmed by the friendly Frankie Ferrarese of Decanter.

The menu nails the essentials: eggplant parmigiana, bruschetta and beef carpaccio for starters, plus plenty of pastas, salads and meat and seafood main courses.

But what we love best: DV's asparagus risotto (RM24+), a recent special of the week. It looks unassuming, but this is the most memorable risotto we've had in months, supplying a confident crunch in each grain and a crush-worthy creaminess. Perfect, in our book.

Ossobucco (RM52+), Milanese braised veal shank with killer-tasty marrow and life-affirming tender meat that not only falls off the bone but takes a flying leap off it, piled high over polenta.

Can't leave a pizzeria without having pizza: try the white, tomato-free one (RM24+) with gorgonzola and walnuts. Crispy-doughy and cheesy-nutty.

Another special that might still be available: whole monkfish with white wine sauce (RM60+). 

Fresh and firm, this makes us wish that monkfish were more common on Malaysian menus.

Bellini and Apricot Prosecco, RM15+ daily 3pm-7pm, RM20+ before and after. 

Spritz (RM15+) and Strawberry Daiquiri (RM12+). Great prices here. 

A 500-ml carafe of easy-drinking Cab Sauv costs  RM50+, also excellent.

Complimentary limoncello, very strong, to wrap up a more-than-satisfying feast.

DV also offers Sunday brunches, 11am-2:30pm, at RM150+ with a free-flow of prosecco and wine, or RM70+ without. Worth checking out sometime.

 As word of mouth spreads, DV could cultivate a significant fan base. We hope it'll be around for years to come, and we look forward to returning.

Fuss-free Italian food at its best. Always welcome in KL. 

DV Ristorante Pizzeria,
77 Jalan Setiabakti, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Same row as Decanter.
Tel: 03-2098-2001
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29 comments:

  1. Wow...a flying veal shank...this I gotta see :P

    The white pizza looks fab! =)

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    1. Ulric: better than lamb shank :D and yeah, i actually prefer white pizzas. they're available at some outlets in KL, like sassorosso on jln yap kwan seng =)

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    2. Been there...but missed it! :(

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    3. Ulric: no worries, you'll spot it somewhere else sooner or later =)

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  2. The place looks simple and nice, and the food looks great! Will go and try soon. :)

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    1. CK: ya, it's a nice place to relax and enjoy a pleasant meal. i hope you'll enjoy it! :D

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    2. We had the mushroom risotto and it was pretty good. Hooray! :)

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    3. Kenny: y'know, i've actually never tasted a mushroom risotto that i really liked, but that's cos i'm not a major fan of mushrooms in the first place. i should sample dv's someday! :D

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  3. nice place and I like the raw brick walls. Very tastefully done.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, it makes me think of a simpler, less elaborate version of la risata restaurant =)

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  4. the risoto looks plain and simple..
    It should be very delicious...

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    1. Simple Person: yups, it just uses the basic ingredients, but it does it so well that it's really very enjoyable :D

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  5. Okay so I'm heading over for the asparagus risotto. Drinks are not badly priced either. Worth while dining a little earlier to take advantage of the drink prices.

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    1. The Yum List: there's a mushroom risotto too, and i wonder if that'll also be magical :D true, we managed to get here before 7pm, just in time for the happy hour cocktail prices, which are available on weekends too =)

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  6. Love the eateries around the area, and been to Decanter too many times for brunch/lunch that it got mundane. Great addition, and yes, though I had my reservation when viewing that risotto, I believe it must have really impressed you deep enough.

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    1. J2Kfm: yeah, there's a nice no-fuss attitude at the restaurants in this neighborhood. i guess many of their customers are residents here who want something simple but tasty. heh, i wasn't expecting much from that risotto, but it really blew me away! :D

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  7. I love monkfish, it used to be one of my fav foods back in the UK. Could get it very easily in supermarkets. I think back in KL hard to find in markets/supermarkets.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, i've only ever had it at italian and french restaurants in KL, and probably a few times while traveling in europe too. it's not really an expensive fish, i think, so it'd be nice to see it more often in KL, as an alternative to cod and sea bass. glad to hear you like it too! :D

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    2. Monkfish has a special place in my heart (and stomach) cos it's one of the first fish that Hubby cooked me ;P

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    3. Baby sumo: ooo that's sweet! Now whenever I do eat monkfish, I'll think of you and your husband! :D

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  8. Amazed with the asparagus rissoto... So creamy..

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    1. Cindy: it tastes amazing! one of my favorite risottos for this year :D

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  9. Straight into the top 20? Wow. Looks empty though! I love how th best rissotos always look plain but taste delicious..and that sounds like a good one!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, it was pretty quiet when we arrived at about 6pm on a weekday, but by 7pm, there were about five occupied tables, so we think it's doing quite decently. and yeah, this risotto needed no adornments, it was beautiful by itself! :D

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  10. This place seems to be to bukit damansara people what iCook is to those living around PJ! Can't wait to give that monk fish a try..heh

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: heh, i have to admit that iCook isn't in my top twenty. i think it might be in my top 50 :D i definitely prefer monkfish to seabass. it feels like a cross between cod fish and lobster, somehow :D

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  11. The risotto certainly looks good. Not the toughest dish to make nor the easiest...yet its quite a pity that many get it wrong:(

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    1. Missyblurkit: that's true, i'm often a little nervous while ordering risotto because it can turn out to be just a little too mushy or too bland. but the one here was neither, heheh :D

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