Sunday, February 28, 2016

Luretta DOP Italian Deli @ 1 Utama

It's always cause for celebration when a decent new destination for Italian fare unfurls - Luretta is a place for hams, cheese, pastas, wine & more, with produce brought in from Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & elsewhere across Italy to ensure authenticity. This deli-restaurant is tucked inside Isetan's department store in 1 Utama, but it's reputedly run independently by the Sassolini brothers from Cesena; they weren't around when we visited, but their affable team keeps things humming along at a brisk clip.

Luretta's platter of mixed cold cuts (RM39) works for sharing, but for a more distinctive order, try one of the sandwiches or folded pizzas, made with Italian piadina flatbread & interesting fillings. Our sandwich showcased a successful combo of Parma ham, rocket leaves & traditional Squacquerone, a soft, full-fat cow's milk cheese (RM27). The folded pizza (crescioni) came stuffed with a rustic mix comprising bits of savoury pork sausage, lots of creamy mashed potatoes & slivers of onions (RM25).


For hot, hearty Italian comfort food, spaghetti heaped with tender Italian sausage meat & green peas in cream sauce (RM26) is enjoyable, though its heaviness makes it best suited for two customers. Our favourite here is probably the porchetta (RM35) - fatty, moist & robustly seasoned, this boneless pork roast should prove irresistible to the final glorious, guilty-indulgence bite.

Complement your meal with Tuscan craft beer, aromatic & smooth, or Emilia-Romagna organic wine, with a surprising number of varieties available by both glass & bottle (averaging out at RM30/RM160). And if you're inclined to shop, Luretta's shelves are stocked with everything from baby artichokes & giant green olives to red pesto sauce, gluten-free pasta to organic coffee.

Luretta D.O.P. Italian Deli
Isetan Eat Paradise, Second Floor, 1 Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 017-293-0521

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18 comments:

  1. I would love to drop by and browse around, I bet my girl would too. Gosh!!! All those stuff on the shelves - I would have to pay for excess baggage on the flight home. Hehehehehe!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i enjoyed looking at all the pasta etc on display too, though i didn't purchase anything, heh :D

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  2. Nice! Besides enjoying the food, I would like to get some of the stuffs on the shelves too. Can use for the next Weekend Kitchen, hehe.

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    1. CK: yaaa ... maybe get some spaghetti, parma ham and olives and a sauce to make a dish at home! :)

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  3. Ooh, loads of things to entice us in here.

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    1. The Yum List: italian food always gets me going! ;)

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  4. Oh my, more PORK in malls! :D

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    1. Rebecca: 1 utama is a good mall for pork lovers, what with Ante and Dave's also there ;)

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  5. I need to get to a point where I can have cold cuts whenever I want.

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    1. KY: heh, it's lunchtime now, and i wouldn't mind having some ham on my plate ;)

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  6. Missed you! But Thanks Eat Drink KL to visit us at Luretta D.O.P..Hope to see you soon....:)
    Ciao

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  7. Pass by this place last weekend and quite surprise it has replaced the previous Plan B. RM39 for such a portion of cold cut + cheese seem really decent and this place definitely worth an explore!

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, i think it's a good choice for a replacement ... it definitely offers something relatively special! :)

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