Friday, June 15, 2007

La Risata Restaurant

Dark pictures ahead. This was quite sometime ago. Thought of not posting but then realised I have almost ran out of pictures in store. Had no fresh pictures recently since camera is with parents who just went to Kunming, China. Oh well, since the food was good, hope you don't mind the poor picture quality too much. We sat outside on the picnic table as the air was cool and crisp after a healthy dose of rain. Dim lights but miraculously, no mosquitoes. We can see the brightly lit twin towers which were partly shrouded by mist. Looked like mysterious beacons from where we sat. An interesting view but sadly, the pictures turned out streaky, thanks to my shaky hands. So did not upload here.

When we arrived, only 1 table inside the restaurant was occupied. I was sceptical but the friend who was with Phitoy and me breathlessly sang praises until we sat down. Then he proceeded to order his main without looking at the menu. Phitoy and I took sometime while the waitress that attended to us patiently recommended, explained and described the dishes that piqued our interest. Very good service indeed.

Among 3 of us, we had:-

2 Pink Guava Juice and 1 Kiwi Juice.
Quite thick, most probably from cartons.Fresh warm Bread with Olive Oil & balsamic Vinegar Dip. A usual starter at Italian restaurants.Funghi Alla Griglia. Don't really sounds appetising but the description being grilled fresh Champignon mushrooms with garlic caught my attention. Glad it did. The funghi was fleshy and the mixed salad fresh.Pizza Hawaiana. Grilled chicken breast, caramelized pineapple, tomatoes and mozarella. We shared this but I took the major portion as I did not order a main.The crust was not really crispy but thin with generous topping. Plenty of pineapple - I like!Fillet of Parrot Fish in Special Oregano, Lemon and Capers Sauce served with Mixed Vege. Phitoy ordered this. That night's special.Excuse my ignorance but I never knew we eat Parrot Fish. This are those seen easily when we go snorkelling right? They are so colourful and beautiful. And now, so tasty (ahem). A real winner.Wild berries Gelato. Only 1 order. Mine, all mine. Tasty but definitely not on power meals or on dates to impress. Had quite a tedious task dislogding the tiny seeds from teeth. Not a pretty sight.Spaggetti Alla Risata. Their house speciality which was mixed seafood in a hearty tomato sauce and baked in foil. Friend's usual order. I took a couple of mouthfuls, good.Our bill:-The address and contact number:-It's actually quite easy to find as it is just a road behind Jalan Ampang (the stretch where Ampang Point Shopping Complex is), facing a row of double storey houses. Oh, just call for directions, ok?

19 comments:

boo_licious said...

Yeah, the food is pretty good at La Risata. Never been to this outlet though as we usually go to the one at Medan Dsara.

Jackson said...

Hey... the pizza looks good tho.... qith the few strips of mushroom slice..hehe

Ee Chian said...
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teckiee said...

but that wild berries gelato looks like they used all the good stuff. order one for my date only so both of us have stuff stuck to the teeth? nyek nyek

Rasa Malaysia said...

I just made seafood pasta myself...I think mine looks better lah. :-O

jason said...

Must be something wrong with me cos I thought it's Thai restaurant! *knock knock head*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah u have been going to ampang for alot of food eh? i heard bangles indian food is not bad..go n review? looks pretty good..nxt time must go n try..

Tummythoz said...

boo_licious, did u do a review before? Anything special to recommend? *hopping over to search your extensive blog*

jackson, it's all good!

teckiee, so can pick each other's teeth? Disgustingly romantic. Ewws.

rasa malaysia, *getting bibs ready before hopping over*

jason, having a case of KL thick polluted air overdose?

joe, Friends claim it has deteriorated. Oi, heard no good but still want me to go review? Northern Indian food not cheap, k.

Oh, for a year or so Bangles did take up a sort of fast food al-fresco restaurant at Semua House Complex, Masjid India. It just close shop a few months back.

UnkaLeong said...

wah ex leh for boxed fruit juice :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

isit? my friend says its ok..but tat maybe because its her ex classmate which happens to be my senior back in high school..i will make try to confirm tat fact la

oh yeah..as u know my dad reads my blog..so more sensitive and uncensored stuff..

visit www.belowthetigger.blogspot.com

haha.

jason said...

Tummythoz: Ahaks... no lar. Maybe I'm craving for Thai foood :(

Honey Star said...

Aiyo, I didnt know we can eat parrot fish too. @_@ Now you make me craving for pizza!

Tummythoz said...

unkaleong, drinks are always more pricey in restaurants than food, k. Or is it just in KL..

joe, u mean your dad doesn't realise his son had diversified? *cupping palms together* u n c l e..! Footnote:- I am easily bribed.

jason, let's do one together gather soon!

honey star, u think later even clown fish will be ...

sc said...

have only been to the one in Medan Damansara few years back. food was delicious there, until a year back, my frens told me they changed chef and food sucks now. never been there since..hmmm, wonder if it has improved..

MeltingWok said...

tummy so funny, I looked again at the pizza, the chicken breast looks a bit like portobello mushrooms hor ? Anyway, have you tried them like you said ? :P Ok..I don't care, I wanna go make my pizza liao, lemme supercharge my will power first hiakhiakhiak :)

Tummythoz said...

sc, according to friend, the one v went to d standard remained. Come over here-lar.

meltingwok, then lemme supercharge my hydration levels before visiting your blog. Salivating no end can be quite stressful, y'know.

Pam said...

Hello! First time commenting here, and this got my attention. Went to the outlet in Damansara Heights twice two years back and was never disappointed with the food. (ermm... Not sure now ok onot la...)

We had a pizza wif artichoke on it (can't recall whether it was with anchovies as well), and their pasta with squid ink is a must try.

Pineapple u like?? hmmm... We should check out Carnaval one of these days.....*drools*

Great to meet ya earlier. It was an enjoyable evening with you lot. Hugs

Tummythoz said...

pam, welcome welcome. Really a pleasure meetng you too.

Shaz said...

Hey, I've been to the one in Medan Damansara and I think I can believe that they were better before but now they changed the chef and now the food tastes bad. Never going back there again. But thanks for making the review, maybe I'll try somewhere La Risata somewhere else x)

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