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Restaurants, Italian, Pork Free KL City Centre
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

October 2009

If Sassorosso isn’t the best Italian restaurant in KL, it isn’t far off. Tucked away a bit, the steady stream of lunchtime and evening diners would testify that the food on offer ranks as some of the best anywhere in the city.

The a la carte menu is simple, with more than enough choices to suit, and if you’re looking for value, then there is also a buffet on offer during the day from 12noon until 3pm.

The décor is also uncomplicated and stylish, with clean white walls in the quiet indoor area and a more vibrant, happening outdoors, complete with wood-fired kiln oven for their excellent pizzas.

I have a feeling they recently tinkered with some of their recipes as it was while chewing on their Quattro stagioni on my last visit that I thought that it was even cheesier and tastier than usual. The blanched peppers, tender artichokes, turkey ham, and delicious tomato sauce finishing off this fine pie. While this is my favourite, to be fair all the pizzas are excellent. And enormous.

As a good Italian place, Sassorosso also offers separate appetisers (the buffalo mozzarella is great, mushroom soup excellent, the scallops very good and the beef bresaola defies superlatives), pasta, meat and seafood dishes. And don’t shout about it, but Sassorosso also boast an extensive wine menu with no end of charming, complimentary European wines.

Those that are must-tries would have included the lamb shank but that was dry and fatty on my last visit, so unless they’ve re-sourced their lamb, I’d go for the gnocchi, risotto, rib-eye steak, braised veal, seared tuna, oh, I could go on, but haven’t the words, so I’ll let you discover the dishes for yourself. Buon appetito. Matthew Bellotti


Food Awards 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Sassorosso was shortlisted in the Best Italian Restaurant category of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Our food awards are 100% voted for by the people of KL. This way, we guarantee that popularity and consistent performance is rewarded.



Address: 9 Lorong Yap Kwan Seng
Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 12noon-3pm; 6pm-11.30pm; Sun, 6pm-11.30pm
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