Before Spasso Milano moved to its current location in Pavilion KL, we used to visit their outlet at Jalan Ampang frequently for their antipasti buffet (see previous review here). The food quality was very good with a reasonable price tag.
We have sampled the porkylicious menu at their current location in Pavilion KL (see review here) and finally, last week we got to try out their antipasti buffet.
Still as good as before..
The antipasti buffet, which includes a full-sized main course is priced at RM28++ or RM36++ per person (depending on your choice of main course - the main course is cooked to order). This is available Mondays to Fridays between 12pm-3pm. On weekends, they have a full buffet for RM36++ per person.
San Pellegrino Aranciata Italian soda (RM12.80)
The antipasti buffet is laid out at the counters, directly in front of the open kitchen. It was constantly replenished, just like at the older outlet. The selection, I have been told, changes daily. On the day we were here, there were at least 10 types of antipasti and 2 soups (green pea/asparagus). Cakes are kept separately in a different section.
Most of the antipasti were vegetarian, except a couple with some bits of bacon in them. The antipasti was well-prepared and all very flavourful, and I felt that it kept the meal balanced since I was having pork for my mains. I especially liked the grilled zucchini, oven baked eggplant and baked pumpkin - I kept going back for more.
Oven baked eggplant
Salad and fresh fruits
I like that I can keep going back for more ;)
Green pea soup - smooth
The main selections will probably change once a month. I ordered the pork valdostana which I had during my last visit here. The portion was exactly the same as you would get if you ordered a la carte and the price on the a la carte menu is RM38++ for this. Do the maths... the antipasti buffet is already well-worth the price! The pork escalope was very tender (topped with baked ham and Fontina cheese) and the fusilli aglio e olio was very nicely prepared.
Watching the pork being prepared in the open kitchen!
The pizza took a little longer to arrive since it was cooked to order in the wood-fire oven so you can always help yourself to the antipasti buffet first while waiting. The pizza margherita was very good, thin crust with slightly charred edges.
For desserts, we tried several cakes and some of the ice-cream/gelato. The cakes were a little too dry for my liking but we tried an apple crumble which was very good. I also like the gelato - the cassata, zabaione and orange Cointreau flavours were good.
Zabaione and cookies & cream gelato
Cassata and orange Cointreau
Morning sunrise :)
Butterfly in our garden in the evening ;)
Verdict: The antipasti buffet is still as good as we remembered it. An added bonus is that pork is now served as part of their antipasti buffet.
Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.
Opening times: 10am to 10pm.
Price: RM28++ or RM36++ per person (depending on main course ordered).
Opening times: 10am to 11pm.
Location: Spasso Milano, Lot 6.44 & 6.45, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2148 0688
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