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.