When I first read of Sassorosso from Sean's, i knew that this is one restaurant that i simply cannot miss. And i was right, our dining experience was exceptionally good.

Being just a short distance away from the busy buzz of KLCC, the bungalow-converted-restaurant is a good place for a good dine and wine session after a stressful day of work (also a perfect lepak place for those who wants to avoid the city jam!)

I made reservation prior visiting Sassorosso, and was surprise that the waiters were waiting out front of the restaurant and has greeted me by name. This is probably one of the few restaurant that actually does that in Malaysia (sadly), my only other experience of such personal service was in Four seasons hotel, Langkawi. I was rest assured that my evening will be an enjoyable one.

Guest can choose to dine either outside the beautiful garden overlooking the sensational nightlights of KL tower or dine in the stylish, sassy quiet environment indoor




Sassorosso is probably not far off from serving one of the best Authentic Italian Cuisine in KL. Their ala carte menu is simple yet extensive enough for us to WANT to come back for a second visit.


Complementary assorted bread is one of the better ones we've had.


Woodfire Pizza Sassorosso (RM42) was filled with Mozzarella Cheese, Escargots, Marinated Mushrooms, Prawns and fresh basils. We had blings in our eyes when we saw the word "Escargots" and knew it was a MUST order. The pizza was served as fast as those of PIZZA HUT, *not in a bad way as we were famished* it was cheesy, aromatic BUT perhaps a bit soggy. Improve on the sogginess and i'll grade it an "A"


My favourite of the night would be the Seafood penne in light Tomato Sauce (RM46). The mixed seafood of Mussels, Clams, and prawns were served fresh and HUGE. But for the price we're paying, im not expecting anything lesser. The sauce is very well blended and its tomato sauce does not taste overpowering  Definitely homemade. *thumbs up*


 

Pale in comparison is the Duck Ravioli with Mushroom sauce and sliced duck breast (RM48). We had great expectations on the ravioli dishes here, and expectations have not been met. Although this dish taste pleasant and has interesting use of ingredients, it is quite a forgettable dish.


Sandy and Jane loved Sassorosso's Live Sri Lankan Crab Penne with Olive Oil, Garlic, Fresh Basil Leaves, and Prawn Bisque (RM38) There is no doubt that the prawn bisque is working its magic in this dish. Perfect combinations of ingredients.


Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Jumbo Tiger Prawns.(RM56). True to its name, the prawns are mambo jumbo! The spaghetti was tossed with olive oil, herbs and chilli flakes, ahh no complains there.



Our waiters made sure our glass were never left dry, and plates were removed soonest we finished. They cater comfortably to our camwhore urge, and offers to take numerous pictures subject to our strict scrutiny. (what! we are girls after all) :D



Warm double chocolate flan with frozen wild berries (RM22) was a real treat, We love the warm chocolate oozing from the flan.


Tiramisu (RM18) has nothing to shout about. It looked like a 5 minutes preparation (or the lackof) dessert that has oversoaked espresso sponge at the bottom layer.


Millefeuille (RM18) that tasted normal and forgettable


When my Cappucinno (RM9) arrived, i looked at it in half-horror. The foam looked overwhisked.

My dear diners of the night:


Wine of the night: Moscato d'Asti (RM168) , a sweet flavour that satisfy our tastebuds

The boss of Sassorosso, Mr. Giovanni was a wine lover himself.
He told me that he imported most of the Italian wine, all carefully handpicked to ensure customer has a wide choice variety to complement different type of food. Sassorosso also does some wine retailing, so if you see any particular ones that you like to bring home, i was told that discount up to 30% or more for take away wines is possible (but pls recheck with the boss)*

Our bill came up to RM674 between 5
(approx RM80 just for still and sparkling water itself)


Ratings:

Food: 7.5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8.5/10
Presentation of food: 7/10

Overall: 8/10

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Sassorosso
9, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng,
50450, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-21666428

P.s. Little birdie told me that Sassorosso will open another outlet in Bukit Changkat soon, so keep your eyes and ears wide open. =)

2 comments:

Sean said...

glad u had a nice evening. yeah, am looking forward to their changkat outlet too. apparently it'll be called giovino. :D
btw, any idea what happened to the rss feed for your blog? unlike most other blogs, i'm not able to subscribe to your blog on google reader, which lets us know whenever the blog is updated...

AugustDiners said...

Sean: Giovino, How original!
Im not so sure about RSS feed as as both me and crazieapple is complete noob when it comes to computer, but i'll find out :)

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