Thursday, 3 January 2013

Delucca Italian Restaurant, Best Pizza in KL, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Malaysia

Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Delucca Italian Restaurant
Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Delucca Interior
Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Wood Fired Oven
Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza
Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Burratina and Bresaola Pizza
Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Home Made Mushroom and Scallion Pasta
Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Rare to find in Kuala Lumpur is a truly excellent cup of coffee. Delucca though is an exception and serves up an exceptional brew with the help of RAW coffee. 
Delucca, Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Malaysia

*** Sadly Delucca has recently closed. :-(

Could this be the best pizza in town? Hubby thinks so, and I have to agree. A faintly chewy crust with a whisper of smoke from the wood fired oven and candid combinations of high quality toppings have ruined our taste buds for any other pizza. Chef Afiq, of Delucca Italian Restaurant, seems to have uncovered a magical marriage of ingredients, proportions and cooking method to form an unrivaled (in my humble opinion) pizza, unlike any other I’ve experienced in KL.

Delucca recently underwent a makeover, which saw the simplification of their colour scheme, a streamlining of the space and, the introduction of a handsome wood fired grill. Still standing at the centre of attention is the island bar, but a green outdoor patio too makes an inviting spot for coffee and, a table at the back is a flawless location for a bottle of red and also rewarded with views of flickering flames from the new oven.

An apt start to any meal, or alone as an afternoon bite, is the Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza. Fresh tender sprigs of green vegetable are supported as the protagonists by soft white cheese, a speckling of black pepper and a drizzling of brown butter. Supped with a chilled dry white, such as a pinot grigio, this pizza should be on your ‘to order’ list.

The Burratina with Bresaola Pizza is an exemplar of the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle. When you have superb ingredients there is no need for complicated production. Quality is allowed to shine, without hindrance. Soft white cheese dribbled with olive oil and herbs, delicate shavings of air-dried beef, virescent rocket and red and green olives (not the canned type but the marinated moist plump variety) sit atop the slender crust. The crust too is an essential character in this composition. Made with caputo flour, the base is a tad thicker than the common super thin versions found around town, giving it a vaguely chewy texture and a flavour all of its own – no plates are ever seen with the crust edges leftover in this restaurant – every morsel of the pizza is usually devoured.

Not being able to resist home made anything, we too sampled the house made Mushroom Pasta with Scallions and Brown Butter. Packed with ingredients and full bodied, meat lovers might find it hard to believe this is a vegetarian meal. It was so tasty and filling, even hubby had no carnivorous complaints. Pastas and pizzas are accompanied with shredded parmesan and chili flakes, although we found neither were needed.

Pizzas range from RM24 to RM46 and pastas can be ordered starter or main meal size and vary between RM28 and RM59. Delucca is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 11pm (the kitchen closes 3-6pm but coffee, drinks and desserts are still available).

Delucca Italian Restaurant, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Best pizza in KL, wood fired oven
Iced Latte
Reason to visit: wood fired pizza, home made pasta, friendly chic ambience, excellent coffee

Delucca, The Italian Restaurant
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 11pm (kitchen closes 3 -6pm)
Parking readily available in the lot underneath
One Residency
Jalan Mesui (off Jalan Nagasari)
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

22 comments:

  1. I only ate once at Delucca, but their Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza is one of my favourite. :)

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  2. gosh... the pizza looks awesome! they even have Burratina there.. must pay a visit soon!

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  3. Best pizza?
    hmm must make my way to try it..
    the crust really looks nice..

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  4. this might be the only place in town that puts both Burratina and Bresaola on one pizza ... Double-B Brilliance! :D

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  5. I've always enjoyed having a good pizza, especially those crispy thin ones. Ricotta cheese sounds like an excellent choice!

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    1. This one's not quite as thin as most you find around KL.The crust is just a touch thicker and full of flavour. You could almost east the crust on its own.

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  6. IT HAS BEEN AGES I didnt have my pizza!! It triggers my salivary production when i browse through your post... yummm~~ Will definitely give it a try if I happened to be nearby that area..;D

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    1. Hee hee! Hope you get some pizza soon!

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  7. Have to save it for another time!

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  8. I agree 100% - in 10 plus years of living here in KL, it is the best hands down!

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  9. Ooo your pictures are enough to make me salivate! Worth knowing where to go for a decent pizza. That past looks good too - lots of mushrooms, yum :)

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    1. Oh yeah, I went on about the pizza, but the pasta was great too! Home made and packed with ingredients.

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  10. Love Delucca but hardly go over coz parking is quite a bitch. But when we do battle the jam (for our clients' sake...) its always a good meal with equally good coffee to end the meal.

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    1. Did you know there's an undercover car park directly underneath the restaurant? It's one of the cheaper ones in the city too only costing a few ringgit. We always go straight down - not fans of fighting with the 'self employed parking attendants' who claim to 'own' the street!

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  11. Business looked pretty slow... Pizza seemed pretty good though.

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    1. Yeah, we were there mid afternoon. We avoid the heavier lunch and dinner periods whenever possible. I'm truly not a fan of crowds.

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