I haven’t been updating lately because I am sooooo busy fetching and dropping four kids. The little time I have at home is spent playing mind numbing games because my mind just refuse to work after all those driving. However, I managed to eat, eat and eat because sometimes, I have several minutes to kill before I went on to another destination to fetch yet another kid.
Anyway, I usually do not like to feature restaurants because they are paying bloggers or feeding them to get reviews. So, I become very selfish and do not want to do it for free unless they deserve a mention. Italiannies is one of them. I ate at the one in 1-Utama when I was on a short trip to KL.
As the name suggests, it is an Italian restaurant with very rustic, cottage decor. I love chequered table cloths and that’s what drawn me into this restaurant amongst the many found in 1-U. Hubby and I with three kids were neither very hungry nor full because it was around 3 pm. We have finished shopping and were about to return home to Penang.
A dear young man from Penang who is a waiter there warned us that the food portion is very, very big. And thank God he told us in advance or else we will be puking spaghetti through our noses and mouths.
Even their tiramisu is huge and I think a person cannot finish a slice. The tiramisu is gooood with liquer and ricotta cheese.
We also ordered a four cheese pizza which smells like wet socks but taste crispy on the outer part and cheesy with Gorgonzola cheese. If you are nt used to the pungent cheeses, avoid this. My kids love it.
This is my favourite dish. It is a platter of cheese balls, rice balls, calamari rings and crispy, deep fried fresh veggies like zucchini, onion and don’t know what else. When this dish arrived, it reminds me of TGIF and that’s when I found out that Italiannies is part of TGF. No wonder their menu layout, cocktails and portions look similar.
Too bad that Italiannies is not available in Penang. Then again, even TGIF is barely surviving lately. So, I don’t think Italiannies will be much accepted by the kiam-siap, ai panji ai tua tay Penangites. (stingy, want cheap, want big)
The food prices in Italiannies are reasonable. Remember, the portion is HUGE. We had to tapau some of the cheese and rice balls back to Penang because we couldn’t finish the foods.