We had our lunch at Italiannies 1U..well really late lunch...4pm! We had Shrimp Aglio (RM26.90), Calamari Caesar Salad (RM25.90), Ice Cafe Latte (RM7.90), Strawberry Colada (RM8.90) & Yellow Birdie (RM6.90) ohh n bottled water (RM3.90).
As the norm here, we were served bread with olive oil/vinegar before the main course....how's the food? Hmm if there were to be an award for most blogged restaurant, Italiannies will grab the first place....no contest. I guess you can taste the food even without visiting the place :-)
Anyway, today was my nephew n niece first visit to Italiannies, so I guess I'll let them review the place..:-)
It's Croesus's nephew here... Our nice aunt took my cousin and i to one utama and treated lunch at Italiannese... Our first time, but I think my aunt's a regular there... We met up at 4ish, why so late? We had our own adventure of getting to 1U.. Well my house is in U-thant and my cousin's is in Ampang, so we took the lrt to Kelana Jaya(KJ) before taking a cab to 1U... At the KJ LRT station, one cab driver tried to con us... He's asking us RM15 to get us to 1U.. We thought that was too expensive and decided to find a cab that uses meter instead.. Luckily at the opposite side of the road, there were cabs lining up and we managed to find one that uses meter... We told him about the earlier encounter with the cabbie and the RM15 fare, he laughed and he said it was a normal thing... The fare was RM7, half the fare of the earlier cab..
Once we reached 1U, our aunt called and told us her location.. We checked the directory and found the place, without realising that our aunt is trailing from behind... We thought that she was already in the restaurant...
It's already 4 and our stomachs are already growling, and after we had our seat, we discussed on what to order... The waiter served some bread with balsamic vinegar+olive oil while we were discussing... We were so hungry that we cleared the plate in seconds... Ha ha..
The waiter took our orders and we chatted as we waited. Waa, the service was super-fast, beverages arrived and followed by the food, in less than 10 mins..
The moment of truth... First up, the Caesar's salad... The appearance is quite bland and normal like any other salad, but with some calamari on top... The taste? Quite good, the leaves are crunchy, the dressing not too wet, just as i like it and the calamari, very crispy... There's some artichoke present, my first time having it, so jakun rite... Ha ha but it tastes like pickles to me.. All in all, it's a very well put salad and great for starting a meal...
Up next, the Shrimp Aglio... Looking very tasty, with plump juicy shrimps lying on top of the pasta bed... Some contrast from the olives and tomatoes really magnified the fantastic appearance of the pasta... And for Italiannies virgins, note this: the servings are not to be eaten alone... So single guys & ladies out there, bring some company so you won't end up bloated at the end of your meal... Ha ha ha... Now for the taste, the pasta was cooked al dente, just right... And the shrimp, tastes fresh and juicy... I like it that they are not too oily... Just enough to bind the flavours altogether...
We gobbled down the food as if there's no tomorrow... Ha ha it's already 4 and we haven't had our lunch.. So you know the drill... Take a peek at the clean plates below... ha ha proof of how hungry we were!"
My cousin ordered the Yellow Birdie.. Which to us tasted like 100plus + pineapple juice... A bit on the sourish side.. I had the Strawberry Colada, basically a banana-strawberry smoothie... It's fragrant and smooth.. As for our lovely aunt, (have to suck up so get more treats) an iced latte... A normal iced latte... My aunt is totally a coffee person.. No wonder for her choice...
My aunt asked whether we would like to have desserts.. We check up the menu, but the desserts doesn't look very good.. Cheesecakes and chocolate cakes... We decided not to have any... I think if they have some ice-cream it would be very nice...
After the enjoyable meal, we walked around 1U and played tourist... The Christmas deco was very enchanting... Trees, trinkets, snowflakes... The atrium at the Oval was decorated in 'Alice in the Wonderland' theme, with playing cards, hedge mazes and characters from the fairytale... Looks so whimsical.. Especially the main Christmas tree display, it was very large, white and sparkly... The extravagant-costume-clad characters staged a mini-performance (lip-syncing to be exact) and gave out free candies to the children.... After a few sessions of snapping pictures, we went to tapau some chicken wings at Chilis.. Unfortunately, the place was filled with throngs of diners, and we cancelled our plan and decided to go home...by the way our dinner? fried kueytiaw, fried rice n fried mee from a stall in Ampang called Cangkirr...cool name huh? The drinks? fresh orange juice, neslo and apple juice. How much? RM25.00.
All in all, it's a very enjoyable outing... Thanks to our aunt for the meal... We love you!
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