Monday, July 16, 2007

Pizza Uno @ Centerpoint, Bandar Utama

Hello again! It seems like every time I/We post something these days it always starts with an apology for lack of updates and etc. This time, its gonna start with a promise!

Me and a few colleagues (including my BOSS) went on a trip to Penang 2 weekends ago. As with any trip to Penang, there'll be load of food reviews. But this time, because Ed my Boss is a GPS junkie, I'll post GPS co-ordinates as well!! So let me organise and I promise it'll be done in the next 2 to 3 weeks

Anyway, for today, I'll review Pizza Uno. When my dinner companion recommended Pizza Uno, I was under the impression that its some sort of pizza joint like Pizza Hut etc. How wrong I was, its actually a pretty decent Italian restaurant.

First up drinks. I ordered a Sangria. It was delicious!! Pretty good wine + cognac and some cut fruits with ice. It was pretty good, on par with those I tasted at la-bodega and such. My dinner companion ordered a diet pepsi which I didnt photograph.

Both of us decided to share an appetizer. We ordered the grilled calamari salad. A pretty good sized squid was grilled and served on a bed of rocket and dressed with what tasted like a balsamic vinegarret. Squeeze the lemon over the squid and its all good!! Again, my only complain is that the rocket and the cherry tomatoes could have been colder.

Oh, and the thicker parts of the squid were only partially cooked. I have no problems with that so I was eating it happily while my dinner companion ate the ends of the squid which is thinner and more cooked. So if you like your squid fully cooked, you might want to let the kitchen know.

My dinner companion ordered the carbonara with freshly made fettuccine. I had a taste and its pretty good. Creamy with a nice smoky taste of the beef bacon. This is one of the few times I get to try fresh pasta and it is really good! Quite a difference from pre-made dried pasta.

My entree for the night was the oven baked half chicken. I really enjoyed this. Some of my friends who have tried it says the gravy is a little bland but I think its just nice. I love the potatoes which has a nice glace to it and the chunky carrot pieces too. Feels really homey to eat this.

We had just enough room in our tummies after the meal to share a desert. We ordered the panna cotta. This was super good!!! The berry sauce was sweet and tangy, the perfect accompaniment for the ultra smooth, not too sweet panna cotta. I've always enjoyed panna cotta and this one did not disappoint one bit.

Overall a very good meal at reasonable price. Again, we do not keep receipts and I'm never one to remember how much each dish costs but the meal above was about RM70 from memory.

Makan King's ratings = 7.5 out of 10

-Makan Kings-


Anonymous ruby said...

pizza uno sux balls...........

guess what, i just got back from melacca, and i ate alot of good stuff, including some damned good chicken rice balls.

But i was too busy eating and forgot to take pictures!

9:04 PM, July 18, 2007  
Anonymous earl-ku said...

eh 70 for food and drinks ... thats cheap man ...

i like the color of the panna cota ...

11:03 PM, July 18, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

Dropping by from the Ultimate List...the carbonara is nice but gets a bit to hard to finish towards the end. Ha ha....The dessert looks good!

12:36 AM, July 19, 2007  
Blogger Lannae said...

The dessert looks lovely and good! I am glad to see you back posting about great food!

10:27 AM, July 19, 2007  
Blogger teckiee said...

I heart that panna cotta!

8:05 PM, July 21, 2007  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

ruby - Pizza Uno is good ok!!! Not the best Italian place but worth the money laa...:p

earl-ku - Yeap! Totally worth the money. Again, not the best but absolutely decent stuff IMHO.

wmw - Carbonara is good. I think my dinner companion was struggling slightly trying to finish it but she did in the end. Desert was definitely GOOD!

lannae - Nice to be back!! Desert was absolutely delish!

teckiee - I love ANY panna cotta!!

-BKT King-

10:24 PM, July 25, 2007  

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