If there is a place where the best Italian food that can be had in Kuala Lumpur, we have found it. This place serves quality Italian cuisine all day every day of the week. If you are an Italian food fan, you know that it is hard to find the best Italian cuisine in this city. It is even harder to find a place that makes good, authentic Italian tapas and has a feel that suits just about anyone for any occasion. The place we are happy to introduce to you is Sassorosso Restaurant.
This place in Lorong Yap Kwan Seng is just a few blocks from our office and is kind of hard not to notice. It is fancy but somewhat quaint. From the outside, you can practically smell the pizza as it bakes. We found, after a post-work visit, that it is more than an Italian restaurant. It is also a sports bar!
With the soft lighting and gorgeous table arrangements, it looks like a romantic, charming eatery. Inside, though, it is full of tourists, expats, locals and young professionals. They were there eating, watching games on TV and drinking. Here is a recap of our most recent experiences there:
When Sassorosso says they serve authentic Italian food, they do not lie. Have you been to a Malaysian Italian restaurant where the food was disappointing? True lovers of Italian food know what the authentic flavors are and Sassorosso will not fail them. We love their pizzas. There is a large, impressive selection which includes exquisite cheeses and thin crusts. When you go by Sassorosso during the lunch hour, stop in and have some of the ala carte offerings. Be sure to try the seafood menu, too.
The service at this restaurant is high-end. There is even a dress code for entering Sassorosso. This is to show respect to other diners. The service crew is just as elegant in the way they dress and they know the menu inside and out. They are completely familiar with all the ingredients in the dishes served and you will know this when they go to describe the day’s food menu. All of this adds to the one of the best Italian dining experience in the city. We even met the chef during one of our visits and he is friendly and sincere.
The Sports Bar
Fusion food in Malaysia is not unusual but when you want an Italian restaurant combined with a sports bar, your choices have been limited until now. We spent time at the sports bar there and must say that honestly, it is a chill place to go and watch a game on TV and drink good drinks. It is never too dark or too loud, either. It is the perfect spot, with plenty of room for you and all your friends, for a few cocktails or other drinks. The choices are varied and there are plenty of HD TVs to watch what you want to watch.
Get ready to visit Sassorosso now. Or, if you are planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur, get ready to visit when you arrive. You won’t want to miss it. Get all the details on their website. This includes the full menu and the dress code rules. Just go to sassorosso.com.my to get more information.