Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar @ Pavilion KL: A Taste of Italy

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Italian cuisines are simple yet offer an abundance of taste, and it is one of the most popular cuisine worldwide. What's your favourite Italian dishes? Is it pasta? Pizzas??? Or the famous Italian dessert - Tiramisu? No matter what is your favourite Italian food, I would like to bring your attention to Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar at Pavilion KL.

Michelangelo's has been in Pavilion for years and I went there for dinner with my friends when they first opened.

Located along the al fresco area of Pavilion, Michelangelo's is facing a gelato stall. Instead of indoors, I always enjoy dining in an al fresco area, where I get to do some people watching and enjoy the natural air. And no surprise that my favourite spot at Michelangelo's is their outdoor sittings.

Walking into their restaurant, Michelangelo's offer a dining area that's filled with beautiful sofa chairs.

Trio di Ostriche (RM 35). A trio of oysters for all the oysters' fans out there.

Baked oysters with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese. The acidity of the tomato sauce nicely cut through the richness of the Mozzarella cheese and oysters.

Fresh oysters are my favourite, especially with lemon or lime. Took a bite into the fresh oyster and I was surprised to find that aromatic lemongrass bonzu that lingers in the mouth nicely, while the tobikko roe added an extra savoury flavours to the oysters.

Ever since I had a bad experience in a Japanese restaurant with baked oysters, I'm never a fan of cooked oysters especially when it comes to frying them. However, I find the balsamic reduction and tomato sauce paired perfectly well with the crunchy deep fried oysters.

Antipasto di Mare (RM 110). A 3 tier seafood platter that is nice to be shared among 2 person.

Wanna enjoy delicate seafood at one go? The seafood platter might just be the choice for you - lobsters, oysters, mussels, soft shell crab, baby octopus, fish fillets and tiger prawns. I had so much fun going through each tier and picking up the seafood with my fingers! It reminded me of all the seafood feasts I had back in Sydney and Perth.

Risotto Frutti di Mare (RM 55). I love risotto but it is not easy to find a restaurant that makes good risotto. I love how al dente the risotto at Michelangelo's is and so flavourful. They are quite generous with the ingredients of tiger prawns, squids, mussels and clams too. Probably the best risotto I've had so far.

Linguini Porto Cervo (RM 59). Since it's an Italian restaurant, it is kinda a must to have their pasta too. Prepared in aglio olio style, the linguini is served with lobster, anchovies, clams, prawns, cuttlefish, and cherry tomatoes. Another dish that I love and highly recommend at Michelangelo's.

Pollo Affumicato BBQ (RM 36). A new dish at Michelangelo's, the pizza is topped with smoked chicken breast with BBQ sauce and arugula leaves. A very simple plate of pizza, but the dough is soft and chewy and the BBQ sauce added an extra hint of smoky flavours to the smoked chicken breast. Delizioso!

Tiramisu (RM 23.50). Tiramisu is a very traditional Italian dessert; many have "modernize" this classic dessert by making it into their own version of Tiramisu. Michelangelo's serves their Tiramisu with sponge finger biscuits dipped in espresso liqueur, then layered between the rich Mascarpone cream and topped with cocoa powder. The Tiramisu is not too sweet and had a nice balance of coffee, liqueur and chocolaty flavours.

Zuccotto Semi Freddo (RM 23.50). Another traditional Italian dessert. This semi-frozen dome cake is sweeter, and filled with creamy Ricotta cheese, almonds, dark and white chocolate chips and confit fruits.

Blackcurrant Smoothie (RM 17). The smoothie has a similar taste to Ribena, a combination of sweet and tangy.

Cafe Freddo (RM 16). A bottle of iced latte to cool down under the hot sun.

Iced Chocolate Cube Special (RM 16.90). Michelangelo's has specially collaborated with Cocoraw by incorporating fresh hand-made chocolate truffles into their iced chocolate.

Chocolate loves, you'd definitely love this rich and chocolaty drink.

Michelangelo's has a few varieties of wine to offer if you are in the mood of clinking glasses.

There are many Italian restaurants out there in the market, but there are only a few that truly serve good Italian dishes. Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar is one of them. Not only they are generous with their ingredients and portions, but they are very particular in making sure the flavours and textures of the dishes are just right. If you are looking for a place that serves delicious Italian dishes, don't forget to try out Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar!

For more updates on Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar, check out their Website, Facebook and Instagram.

Address: Lot C3.04.00, Level 3, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 11am to 12pm (Sunday to Thursday) | 11am to 1am (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: +603 2141 1123

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