Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Nerofico @ Wisma Perintis, Damansara Heights, KL

Italian restaurant just off Jalan Semantan....

This addition to the Nero(teca/vivo...) family is located on the ground level of Plaza Perintis, just off the busy Jalan Semantan area:
Outside Nerofico...

It's simple from the outside, but the interior is nice - feels modern and airy, with lots of sunlight:
So much natural lighting...

Of course there was the usual serving of free bread with a side of oil and vinegar:

We started off with one of the daily specials - the Spicy Prawn Salad (RM 35++)
Healthy salad...

Overall, it was ok. I liked the fresh prawns matched well with sweet chunks of apple and tart sun dried tomatoes... but I didn't really like the thousand island based dressing they put on it.
(I generally don't like thousand island - too rich)

In an attempt to eat healthier, we avoided the range of pizzas and pastas there and instead, shared the Baked Seabass with Wine sauce (RM 58++). Initially, I was not very impressed with the bunched up foil bundle slapped on a white plate:
The sea bass hiding in the foil...

Still, I ended up liking it - the tart sauce was rich without being overpowering and went well with the moist (albeit ever so slightly overcooked) fish:
Part of my fish...

(FAIL moment ahead *lol*)
After having such a healthy meal, we ended up indulging in a Tiramisu (RM 22++):

Overall it was ok, but a bit too sweet and creamy so it didn't score very well in my books...
(Still, it was alright - a classic end to an Italian meal)

Here's a warning though - parking during working hours is EXPENSIVE:

Can you imagine?: If you spend just 1 hour and 1 minute parked inside (since it's near impossible to find parking on the roadside) then you have to pay RM 9.10.
(That's a LOT)

This of course makes it a bit of a put off to go for lunch on a normal work day.... but if it's any comfort to you, there's a special lunch time loyalty card program going on at Nerofico where you can earn points towards getting a free meal.
(If I'm not wrong, you get "points" for every dollar you spend there, and when you collect enough points you can trade it in for vouchers/ free food)

So it's: Wide range of Italian food, modern ambience, friendly staff BUT some prices are definitely more on the expensive side....

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Il Padrino @ Wisma UOA Damansara, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, KL

Ground Floor Wisma Perintis, 47 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Taste: 6
Ambience : 7
Service : 7
Price** : RM 65/++ per person
Parking: Ok but expensive during working hours! :(

Website: Click here

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-2089 5312
Opening Hours:
Monday till Friday&Sunday - 12 noon till late
Saturday - 6pm till late


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  1. sounds like i won't wanna park thr ever!

  2. go there after office hour lo.. parking at Damansara Heights area is always an expensive affair!
    next time if both of us are having meal together.. u can give all the long (oppss... thousand) island sauce to me :P I love thta!!!

  3. i just park outside if u go on like a late friday nite or a wkend nite.

  4. to Ciki:
    Well, if you go at night its not so bad - only RM3!

    to thule aka leo:
    Long island tea or thousand island sauce??
    (Or a mix of both? Haha..)
    (Actually, I would give them to you because I don't like long island tea too)

    to "Joe" who is constantly craving:
    LOL. Creative parking - the Malaysian way of life. :)
    (I do it too!)

  5. Okay, will only go there for dinner then. RM3 is okay. :-) Such small portions...you must really be on diet lah.

  6. sounds like the most expensive car park ever during the day!

  7. to Lyrical Lemongrass:
    LOL. But in the end I ate the tiramisu oso wat.
    (J's Diet is fail!)

    to Babe_kl:
    Ya loh... :(
    I guess that's why the restaurant had to come up with the lunch loyalty card points thing to try to (in a way) negate the parking prices....

  8. the parking fee can buy baskin liau~

  9. to taufu lou:
    haha.. That's true! :)
    But around dinner time it's not bad - RM3 only.
    (So it's only a McD's sundae instead! Haha...)

  10. ehh..so far frm wht i read tis plc seems mediocre and expensive. heard Neroteca better? Nowadyas Italian i prefer La Risata or Favola

  11. to tnG:
    It was ok lah.
    My fave so far still Porto Romano and Sassorosso. :)
    (Have yet to try Neroteca actually. Must go soon!....)


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