Just a few of the highlights from the antipasto buffet - there too many to showcase in one post
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The two mains we chose from a choice of six options including numerous pastas and pizzas
Spasso Milano Pavilion, with its enormous transparent cellar, Italian tunes and island kitchen, makes an ideal spot for a lunch break. A semi al fresco (within a mall) feel is achieved with glass paneling, high ceilings and only one wall. This allows easy people watching both of passerby shoppers and also a peak into the bustling pizza kitchen. Lined with Italian products and wines, the retail concept of this Italian restaurant means that if you taste something you like, you can also purchase it to take home with you.
Lunch is a value deal at Spasso Milano. Weekdays see an antipasto buffet, soup of the day, choice of a main dish and dessert priced at only RM28++ or RM36++ (depending on what principle plate you order). Antipasto offerings change daily and Milano born Italian Chef Felice has a reputation for a wealth of recipes, making over 150 varieties, which rotate across the buffet.
Arriving just before noon for lunch I took the opportunity to chat with Angelo, the Italian manager, before the midday crowds started to flock to satiate their hunger pangs. I was wondering what are the popular dishes at Spasso Milano. Besides the Pork Valdostana, which my lunch buddy had already ordered, the Italian Pork Chop, Pizza Scamorza Affumicata & Speck and, the Risotto alla Monzese with Saffron and Pan Fried Italian Sausage turned out to be the hot orders. Tiramisu and Chocolate Lava are the most popular desserts and Limoncello and Grappa are hits for an after dinner digestive.
The many vegetable items on the antipasto slider will delight any health conscious thoughts and is more than capable of filling tummies before the principle dish arrives. Roasted pumpkin and eggplant have been long term pleasers and didn’t fail to disappoint this round either. Also of note were bowls of crispy leaves, dressings and crudites for making your own salad. Already half stuffed, our mains arrived just in time to slow down our antipasto picking. My Tagliatelle Amatriciana was a filling bowl of thick ribbons of al dente pasta smothered in a rich tomato sauce flavoured with generous strips of pancetta and spicy chili. My lunch pal was happy with his Pork Valdostana reporting tender well-seasoned meat and garlicky pasta spirals. A light sweet at the end in the form of one scoop of ice cream or a small cake leaves you feeling satisfied but not lethargic. Top this off by ordering a cup of Italian coffee and you’ll be reenergized for a return to work or an afternoon of shopping.
The antipasto lunch is served from 12 – 3:00pm. Weekends see a full buffet including the grill of the day for a mere RM36++.
Reason to visit: reasonably priced lunch with rotating antipasto, pork, people watching opportunities from the half glass walled/ half open interior
Lot 6.44.00 & 6.45.00 Level 6 Pavilion
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
+6 03 2148 0688