Friday, 21 December 2012

Modestos, Embassy View, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Appetizers
Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Mushroom Cannelloni
Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Grilled Tenderloin
Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Dessert
Modesto’s @ Embassy View, Jalan Ampang
Words by Polly Szantor

Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Modestos Interior
The latest Modesto’s opened recently on Jalan Ampang and it’s pretty darned sassy. The air-conditioned interior is bright and airy with one wall lined with huge crimson and black prints of Marilyn Monroe, a la Andy Warhol. There’s ample al fresco seating too and you can choose between a stool at the bar, regular tables or comfy armchairs and couches. 

Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Grilled Chicken
The menu, which is pretty much the same at all Modesto’s outlets, features a wide variety of Italian food. The crispy bread with Salsa Rosa is a perfect complement to wine; the dip has just the right amount of bite. As for the starters, the prawns in the Prawn Cocktail are beautifully sweet, while the Black Pepper Tuna is fresh and enticing. My favourite appetizer is definitely the Smoked Duck Breast Carpaccio; its smoky melt-in-the-mouth tenderness is perfect for my picky palate. 

Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Oven Baked Lamb Shank
Even more desirable for lunch or a light main course, is the Mushroom Cannelloni baked with Mushroom Sauce. The flavour is excellent and the cannelloni itself resembles a very light crepe. My fellow diners enjoyed Oven Baked Lamb Shank and Grilled Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce, and I found my choice of Grilled Tenderloin delicious and perfectly cooked. Modesto’s Tiramisu rounded out the meal very nicely.

You can finish your meal with good strong coffee and they are hoping to offer afternoon tea very soon, with finger sandwiches, tarts and cakes. There’s free WiFi too. Manager Gary Colman has all sorts of ideas for fun activities. Beginning in January, Tuesday night will be Quiz night and Ladies night will be on Wednesdays. On Sunday afternoons, the front deck will be cleared for dancing - Salsa to be precise - with a qualified instructor on hand to help you perfect your moves.


Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Vegetarian Pizza
There’s a special promotion at the moment with selected pasta dishes and pizzas at 50% off for both lunch and dinner, for example, Lasagna, regularly priced at RM30, is available for only RM15. Modesto’s @ Embassy View currently offers delivery service within a 5-minute radius of the restaurant, but very soon they will be working with Food Panda to cover a much greater area, www.foodpanda.my .

The restaurant is strategically located in front of the Embassy View Condo. It’s a few blocks past Ampwalk, and just before Jalan Jalatek, on the same side of the road as the Great Eastern Mall. If you need a break from traffic, this is a great place to pop in for a drink on your way home.

Reason to Visit:  To indulge in a beverage while laughing at everyone who decided to tough it out in the traffic and to stay for dinner so you don’t have to cook!

Modestos, Embassy View, Ampang, affordable food in KL, Italian
Modestos @ Embassy View
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30am until 1:00am.  Final orders from the menu are at 10:45 but pizza is available until closing. The venue can be booked for a private party with at least one month’s advance notice required.

*** Please note Modestos is no longer open in this location.

Modesto’s @ Embassy View
Ground Floor
Embassy View Condosuite
273 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+ 6 03 2694-6868

4 comments:

  1. I've never seen such a huge Mushroom Cannelloni. Makes me drool! I can imagine the fillings inside.

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    1. It was my favourite dish, Shirley, made especially tasty because of truffle oil, or perhaps a few shavings of truffle. Delicious!

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  2. wow, smoked duck breast carpaccio. i'm drooling as well! :)

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  3. Sounds as if it's a favourite of yours! It was very tasty for sure.

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