Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pizzolo @ Atria Shopping Gallery

One of the revamped Atria Shopping Gallery's most promising dining destinations, Pizzolo blends traditional flair with modern flourishes to hit harmonious notes for creative Italian cooking in an open-kitchen setting that's cheerfully & colourfully casual.

The menu is still in a soft-launch stage, but there's enough to order for whetting the appetite. Light bites for seafood lovers include tangy trout ceviche in crispy kataifi pastry nests (RM19) & seared scallops with creamy avocado tartar (RM25). In the weeks ahead, expect other enticing additions like whipped foie gras butter toast (RM19), golden-fried ravioli with four cheeses (RM16), spicy chicken balls with peri-peri sauce (RM16) & crab cakes with lemon garlic aioli (RM19).

With a name like Pizzolo, the restaurant's forte is unmistakable: Pizzas with tantalising toppings. We tried two - one with scampi & roasted garlic bulbs (RM37) & another with roasted lamb shoulder (RM35); both showcased capably balanced flavours & textures in servings suitable for sharing. Other potential highlights include beef with Brussels (RM32), charred salmon belly (RM39), crispy spinach with caramelised onions (RM26) & sweet cranberry jam with savoury cheeses (RM26).

Inventive strands run through several pasta offerings too, such as the linguine with stroganoff-inspired chunks of tender beef (RM28) & ravioli stuffed with blue crab meat (RM37). You'll also find a respectable range of mains like pan-seared duck with orange extract (RM43), black mussels in spicy cream sauce (RM37) & crispy chicken roulade stuffed with mushrooms (RM32).

La dolce vita: Desserts include crepes with luscious ice cream, fruits & nuts (RM21). The best may be yet to come though: Pizzolo is also promising an upcoming contemporary cheese selection - cream cheese logs with crushed pistachios & honey (RM15), oven-baked brie with orange glaze (RM17) & whipped goat's cheese with dried cranberries (RM19).

Check out Pizzolo's own-curated cocktail list - a compact selection that includes the potent Milan Twilight (RM28; dark rum, amaretto, pineapple & mango mix) & Venice Sweets (RM28; gin, apple sour, soda, sweet & sour mix). Predominantly Italian wines are also well worth trying - the sommelier's choice is RM23 for reds & whites, but you could explore the mezzanine for well-priced bottles, mostly between RM80 and RM180. Many thanks to Pizzolo's friendly team for having us here.

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Pizzolo
Ground Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-7731-9810


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23 comments:

  1. Not a big fan of pizza, but the scallops and ravioli are something I definitely want to try. Oh and the coming soon whipped foie gras butter toast. Hehe.

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    1. CK: i like pizzas, though i tend to only order them if i'm confident they're going to be well-made :) ya, the whipped foie gras butter toast sounds very intriguing, and the scallops and crab ravioli were nicely prepared :)

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  2. It looks like a quaint little place, Sean, and I love the colourful light fixtures, too. Very stylish and attractive. I do like pizza, but I stay away from pepperoni, so I opt for vegetarian...and I like the thin crust. :) I have made my own what I call pita pizza, because I use the small pita bread for it. I put on tomato sauce, mushrooms, onions and green peppers, then I top it with grated Mozzarella cheese. It is delicious. :)

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    1. Linda: i like the fresh colours here! :) for pizzas, i like mine with thin crusts and with lots of toppings. yours sounds really good - lots of fresh ingredients there! :)

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  3. looks like a good place whenever i am craving for pizzas :)

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    1. Irvine: yeah, especially for folks in PJ! :)

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  4. When the menu says Brussels I assume it's referring to Brussels sprouts - I sure would like to try a pizza topped with some of that veg.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, brussel sprouts ... not something we see very often in pizzas! :D

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  5. Interesting, those things that look like putu mayam. Pizzas look great!

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    1. Suituapui: i'm pretty hungry right now ... i could eat an entire pizza at pizzolo! :)

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  6. Unique dishes with wallet-friendly prices. Would love to try the scallop with avocado tartar

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    1. Ken: yeah, the prices are reasonable for the portions and quality and everything else considered :)

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  7. Ooo....those scallops have been seared nicely on the outside.....hate those pale looking ones! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: oh yeah, this place does justice to scallops :D

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  8. that scallop dish had me sold

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  9. This definitely the most catchy restaurant in Atria with its colourful facade.

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, you can see the facade from the main road before even entering atria! :D

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  10. Yups, agreed with Choi Yen on the facade. :)

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    1. Rebecca: it was fun to photograph the facade :)

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