Eat Drink KL: Ciccio @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ciccio @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Not the best Italian outlet in this neighbourhood (not even the second-best, frankly), but Ciccio has its charms. Not sure why, but we keep coming back.

The complimentary appetisers are a nice touch. Instead of the usual bread and olive oil, they provide sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and olives. The first two are addictively scrumptious; the olives, not so much.

Bruschetta topped with Tyrolean air-dried beef, rocket and gorgonzola. This sounds interesting, but it tastes bland and ordinary. None of the ingredients stands out.

Potato gnocchi with gorgonzola, parmigiano and cream sauce. Gnocchi can be a disaster in the wrong hands, but this one won't spark any complaints.

Pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage sauce. We really like this one. The ravioli is stuffed with lusciously soft, sweet pumpkin puree and enhanced by a sauce that perfectly balances creaminess and herbiness.

Tartufo (rum n crunch & pistachio gelati coated with almond & cocoa powder). A light and not-too-sweet finish to a decent dinner.

Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Skip this one; they get the texture and temperature right, but the flavour is all wrong (kinda tastes like Milo!).

Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Tel: 2141-8695