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:
Carbs...

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++):
Tiramisu...

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:
WOW...

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



NO PORK SERVED




OTHER REVIEWS:
- Masak-Masak
- Eat Drink KL
- Pillow Talk with Bangsar-bAbE


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11 comments:

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

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  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!!!

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

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  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!)

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

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

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  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....

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  8. the parking fee can buy baskin liau~

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  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...)

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  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

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  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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