Placed in the Taman Tun area (in the same row of shops as the Boathouse), Pasta Fredo looks nice enough.... simple but classy fittings, comfortable seating, etc:
At first we were feeling a little wary of trying this place out, as it was completely empty...
(You know the usual rule of restaurants lah: If it's empty, that means that there's a high chance that something is wrong with it)
... but we decided to take a risk and just give the place a chance.
That night we started off with the Deep Fried Calamari:
Overall, it was pretty good.... The calamari tasted fresh and the batter was wonderfully crispy...
However, the mains are a different story....
That evening, we had the Lamb Shank and the Mushroom and (Turkey) Ham Pizza:
Both these dishes were reputed (by the friendly waiter) to be the restaurant's specialty.
Well, if these are the specialties then I don't know what the rest will taste like.
First of all, the Lamb Shank was pretty tough and the brown sauce was just a bit too salty... The Mushroom and (Turkey) Ham Pizza was also a total disappointment - it had a starchy, soft pizza base with negligable amounts of toppings....
(Actually, that pizza tasted suspiciously like the generic frozen pizza that you can get from any supermarket freezer)
I lost the receipt but I remember (vaguely) that the Lamb Shank cost about RM28 and the Pizza was about RM22.
(Don't take my word on it though)
In any case, whatever the exact price was, I felt a little cheated.
Probably the only thing I would order again is the calamari.....
(IF I ever go back there, that is)
So, it's: Friendly waiters, comfortable ambience BUT the food really isn't that great....
Pasta Fredo La Cucina Mediterrane @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 50/++ per person
Parking: Difficult on weekdays, OK on weekends
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7710 0021
Opening Hours: 12pm - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 11.30pm
NO PORK SERVED
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