Monday, July 30, 2012

Spasso Milano Antipasti Buffet @ Pavilion KL

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..

Pizza margherita

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


Vegetables frittata


Grilled zucchini


Pizza Aromatica


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


Cakes


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.

Non-halal.

Service: Good.

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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33 comments:

  1. Been to the Ampang outlet and love the food, must give this a try soon.

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    1. Yes yes, next time u go Pavilion shopping, can try.

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  2. wow....looks good and value for money! Would love to try it someday =)

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    1. Weekends also got, but it's full buffet with grill of the day and antipasti buffet.

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  3. I'll take the RM36++ set please...

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  4. ooo, orange cointreau ice cream. that means alcoholic! yay!!! :D great deal, let's hope the prices stay the same till, say, the end of the year. i keep seeing prices creep up at many other italian restaurants this year...

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    1. The orange Cointreau ice cream was nice *hick hick*. Yea I'm hoping they dont put up their prices too.

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  5. This is when I wish I didn't work...can never take advantage of scrummy deals like that at lunchtime! Great value for money and commendable that they offer such a good choice ob the buffet despite the low cost.

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    1. Hehe I know! One of the things I love about being a SAHM is that I can sometimes go and enjoy these great lunch deals!

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  6. The price very resonable and near my office, I will visit there soon! :D

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  7. I tried this. Would not say that I am too pleased with the desserts.

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    1. Desserts were not the highlight here for me too, but ice-cream was good.

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  8. Not bad...will take my Italian-crazed fren here soon for his birthday...hahaha =)

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  9. Yen, I think generally, we love eating buffet so much that we can even find antipasto buffet in Malaysia, a creative way to capture the customers, hahaha! The reason I'm saying this is because my "vision" of the antipasti is having a big plate that serves with a big varieties of food that was set in the menu & I can't find any Italian restaurant here that serves antipasti buffet, a very good idea!

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    1. This time, they didn't have my fav clams antipasto. Last time in their outlet, I would go for many helpings of that.

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  10. Interesting. I have never tried antipasto buffet before. Worth trying.

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    1. Yes it's definitely worth trying. Plus the mains are already worth the price.

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  11. v have yet to check out this place despite so many attempts haha.
    ended up sumwhere else ;P

    www.broughtup2share.com

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    1. Yea lo, us too... after so long then we only managed to try here. It was good. Pavilion really has a lot of good food.

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  12. The food looks interesting. The eggplant pieces look a bit lonely on the plate but the rest looks good! :)

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    1. The mains portion are actually big enough for lunch, so the antipasti buffet is like an added bonus.

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  13. All the food in this place look great! Definitely the place to go if we are visiting KL :D

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    1. Hehe let me know if you come to KL, will recommend some good places to you.

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  14. Mmm~ I love pizza margherita!

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  15. I think just anti-pasta buffet (without the main course) would have been enough for me, I am such a big fan of such appetizers! - Mich

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    1. Hehe you must be a small eater then! No wonder you're so slim :D

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  16. The lunch buffet is a good deal. but somehow it still doesn't fill up the restaurant.

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    1. The day we were there, it was quite busy. Maybe 70% of the restaurant was filled up. I think for lunch, not bad lar.

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  17. I have been meaning to try this since I saw your first post about Spasso... just need to get my butt there... I would prob go for the Pork too!! ;)

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