Eat Drink KL: Limoncello @ KLCC

Monday, December 17, 2012

Limoncello @ KLCC

Casual Italian fare forms the cornerstone of this lime-green, street-level bistro that replaced veteran restaurant Santini this month at Suria KLCC.

Limoncello seems to be run by the folks behind Pavilion's Weissbrau & Spasso Milano, an assurance that food & service standards here pass muster. Note that Limoncello's sister outlet, the more upscale Svago, will likely open upstairs sometime this month.

Wood-fire pizza ranks among Limoncello's highlights. Can't fault the Mare Di Monte (RM38.80++), a crisp-crust treat with prawns, mushrooms, tomato, mozzarella & white truffle oil.

Beef ravioli with sun-dried tomatoes (RM28.80++). The menu may not comprise surprises, but it's executed well enough for a tourist-&-shopper clientele.

Pan-seared hake with light orange sauce, rosemary potatoes & buttered veggies (RM32.80++).

Breaded chicken breast with pan-fried risotto (RM28.80++). Comfort food, fairly flavorsome.

Grilled Wagyu tenderloin (RM88++), thinly sliced but tantalizingly juicy, partnered with baked turkey pastrami & fontina cheese for extra savory-meatiness.

Milky Fior Di Latte gelato (RM8.80++), satisfyingly smooth.

Prices for Limoncello's wine by the bottle begin north of RM140. Nice red, at any rate. Strangely though, limoncello isn't on Limoncello's menu.

Limoncello Bistro & Bar,
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2163-0188