Ciao, bella! Check out this list of the Best Italian Food spots in Petaling Jaya. Over the years, Italian food has become a recognised and beloved cuisine by people from all walks of life. Rather than focusing on elaborate presentations, the Italians believe that the quality of the food primarily relies on the quality of the ingredients used. This is evident in some of their dishes like the aglio olio – an exquisite dish that can be prepared from only 3 basic ingredients.
Therefore, many countries have adopted these wonderful recipes and made their personal twist, while still maintaining the taste and authenticity of Italy. So, here are the 8 best Italian food places in Petaling Jaya!
1. Enorme Italian Restaurant
We dare say that the food at Enorme represents the taste of Italy. While the restaurant is known for serving authentic Italian classics, Enorme specialises in its wood-fired pizzas. The chefs’ intricate use of fresh ingredients in preparing the pizzas are highly commendable.
Each serving has a unique and distinctive aroma that is simply mouth-watering. Among their bestsellers include the Carbonara pizza, Pancetta Amante and the La Pizza Swirl! Click here to view their menu.
‘Enorme’ means to enormous in Italian. The reason behind the restaurant’s name reflects in their pizza portion size. We are not exaggerating about the size as the biggest portion available at the restaurant is a whopping 21 inch!
Address: P-G-20, Podium PJ Centrestage, No.1, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, Pjs 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11.00 AM – 7.30 PM (Daily)
2. a’Roma Dinings
Tucked in the corner of Taman Paramount is the famous a’Roma Dinings. The restaurant focuses on bringing the ultimate Italian dining experience to its customers. The interior of the restaurant captures a rustic, old Italy vibe, as evident by the slow music and hand-painted Coliseum mural.
Diners can expect an exquisite gourmet Italian meal from this restaurant. Popular choices include the Spaghetti Alla Vongole, which translates to spaghetti with clams – a beloved classic dish throughout Italy. Another lovely choice is the Risotto Al Frutti Di Mare which compromises of arborio rice, fresh seafood, tomatoes, olives and homemade Pomodoro. Feel free to check out their menu here.
Address: 1, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays (4.00 PM – 11.00 PM); Fridays – Sundays (11.45 AM – 3.00 PM; 4.00 – 11.30 PM)*Closed on Mondays
3. Verona Trattoria
Unlike most Italian food spots in Petaling Jaya, Verona Trattoria does not care for expensive décor nor fancy presentations. However, if you’re a fan of the classics, then you would no be disappointed as the restaurant values flavour and quality in their dishes. The popular dishes of this restaurant are the minestrone, pork ribs and the fettuccine carbonara.
Address: No. 8, Jalan 17/54, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12.00 PM – 2.30 PM; 6.00 PM – 10.00 PM (Daily)
4. Jojo Italian Restaurant
Located at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, Jojo Italian restaurant provides a cosy and delightful ambience for its customers to enjoy while indulging in their meals. The restaurant is adorned in tasteful furniture, ornaments and lighting that gives the eatery a certain level of sophistication. As for the food, you can expect a range of tasty Italian food options that are decently priced.
Address: Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, Lot 2813, Jalan Kelab Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11.00 AM – 3.00 PM; 6.00 PM – 11.00 PM (Daily)
5. Gino’s Recipe
This humble and cosy restaurant is definitely a worthwhile visit. The concept of the restaurant captures a simple yet warm and comfortable environment for its customers to enjoy their meal. First-time diners should try the Pizza Margherita – a Neapolitan pizza made with tomatoes, fresh basil, salt, mozzarella cheese and extra-virgin olive oil.
Address: I-G-6, Block I, Jalan PJU 1a/1, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Mondays – Saturdays (12.00 PM – 3.00 PM; 6.00 PM – 10.00 PM)
*Closed on Sundays
6. Luretta D.O.P. Italian Deli
Located at the top floor of Isetan in 1 Utama, Luretta D.O.P. aims to serve top-quality Italian comfort food. The interior of the deli is filled with shelves of directly imported ingredients.
Dining at the restaurant allows one to taste the rustic and traditional dishes of Romagna. You’ll especially appreciate the intricate taste and unique flavourings of each dish. Don’t hesitate to check out their menu here.
Address: 1 Utama Shopping Center old wing, second floor Isetan Eat Paradise, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Sundays – Thursdays (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM); Fridays – Saturdays (10.00 AM – 10.30 PM)
7. Seppia & Polpo
This Italian restaurant at Tropicana Avenue is a definite must-go! Seppia & Polpo is famous for their squid ink risotto served with generous amounts of cuttlefish. The restaurant also prides themselves in their homemade fettuccine with squid and squid ink pasta.
Address: Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Mondays – Saturdays (12.00 PM – 3.00 PM; 6.00 PM – 10.00 PM)*Closed on Sundays
8. Coconut House
For reasonably priced delicacies, we suggest making your way down to Coconut House. The humble and cosy restaurant offers a range of delicious Italian cuisines, such as pasta, pizzas and even risotto.
Address: D-9-G, Block D, One, Jalan Universiti, Taman Jaya, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12.00 AM – 10.30 PM (Daily)
There you have it, food connoisseurs – the 8 best Italian food places in Petaling Jaya! While you’re in town, be sure to check out these 6 Insta-worthy Cafés to Visit in Petaling Jaya.
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