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La Scala has risen from the ashes of il Lido, aiming to become a worthy successor to what was once KL’s best Italian restaurant.

Orchestrates A Stirring Symphony

Named after Milan’s famed opera house, La Scala strives to orchestrate the gastronomic equivalent of a stirring symphony …

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Italian Heritage

… conducted by the family of a former Italian ambassador that owns the restaurant, harmoniously combined with the considerable expertise of chef Lucio Russo from Naples & sommelier Sante Losio from Venice.

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Fresh Daily

Russo makes all of La Scala’s pasta fresh daily, so even an amuse bouche of spinach-topped ravioli stuffed with carrots is worth examining & slowly savoring.

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Complexity In Kitchen Recipes

Starters reveal a welcome complexity in the kitchen’s recipes; what’s labeled on the menu simply as truffle-roasted Hokkaido bay scallops with quail eggs (RM68++) turns out to feature more than merely that (fans of beetroot & olive oil, rejoice).

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Full Of Surprises

Pumpkin soup (RM35++) emerges as creamy & sunny as egg yolk, enhanced with mascarpone cheese, sliced almonds & the surprising fieriness of chilies.

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Delicate and Rich Pastas

Delicate ‘sedanini’ tube pasta (RM42++), made rich with a ragout of organic veal.

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Filling & Fulfilling

Potato gnocchi with bolognese sauce & cheese (RM44++), filling & fulfilling.

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Spotlight Stealer: The Sea Bass Fillet

Seafood seeks to steal the spotlight at La Scala: The fruits of the ocean include sea bass fillet (RM68++), pan-fried with nutmeg-tinged spinach, caramelized cherry onions, celeriac sauce & balsamic vinegar …

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Seafood Casseroles

… seafood casserole with Sicilian couscous (RM72++) …

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Cod Fishes are Resting

… & a big slab of cod fish resting on a mound of Italy’s sweet, soft Tropea red onions (RM85++).

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Araguani Valrhona Chocolate Cake

Desserts include 72-percent Araguani Valrhona chocolate cake (RM26++) with vanilla ice cream.

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A Work In Progress

La Scala’s menu seems to be a work in progress; expect the full scope of the chef’s capabilities to be unveiled as the weeks proceed.

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Refurbished With More Natural Sunlight Flowing

The restaurant has been gently refurbished in recent months, with more natural sunlight flowing in during daytime & lovely artwork on the walls.

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Rooftops And Bellinis

The rooftop terrace bar remains intact, tempting patrons with Bellinis & more.

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With so few new Italian restaurants that bear strong ambitions in KL these days, La Scala is certainly a welcome entry; we’ll be back.

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Location and Contact Details

La Scala

Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2161 2291

View La Scala’s Directory Page here.

 

 

 

 

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