SS2 springs a surprise this month, welcoming upmarket Italian-Japanese restaurant A’Perfetto to a street where Chinese seafood & steamboat eateries have long held sway.

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A’Perfetto isn’t your average pasta-&-pizza pedlar – there’s no sign of spaghetti carbonara or pepperoni pizzas; the menu crafted by a former chef of Damansara Heights’ Ploy attempts a less conservative approach, trying to tempt a contemporary breed of customers with bavette pasta topped with mentaiko & pizzas with scallops, mango cubes & cilantro.

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Tortilla-Base Pizzas

The tortilla-base pizzas here emerge free of cheese & tomato sauce – instead, they come heaped with smoked duck breast, quail eggs, avocado paste & truffle oil (RM29). Or sliced salmon, lemongrass, sauteed mushrooms & spring onions (RM28). Or fried shrimp, pineapples, strawberries & Japanese mayo (RM28).

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‘Dancing Eel’ Maki

The sushi roll selection could be crowd-pleasing – no complaints for the ‘Dancing Eel’ maki, featuring spicy crab meat, cucumber, unagi & avocado (RM30). Salads are available too, with potential highlights like a grilled chicken salad with Japanese sweet potatoes & raisins (RM12) or a soft-shell crab salad with pomelo, romaine lettuce & croutons (RM18).

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Fried Rice

Rice isn’t an afterthought – there’s fried rice with mixed roe, Aussie wagyu beef, egg & crispy crab sticks (RM32; a bit mushier than expected) alongside Hokkaido scallop congee with truffle oil (RM22) & scallop risotto with shimeji mushrooms (RM35).

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Wine Promotion

Here’s the compelling reason to head to A’Perfetto now: As part of its opening promotion (supposedly until December 31), customers will enjoy a free flow of Cabernet Sauvignon – for free! No catch – we simply ordered some food & had our glasses refilled with red wine as many times as we wanted. In the end we paid only for the food (no minimum order as far as we know).

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Inventive Beverages

Inventive beverages are available too – the Dragon Egg mocktail comprises dragon fruit, milk & egg, while the Pandantini (RM19) features vodka, pandan syrup & cermai fruit.

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Location and Contact Details

A’Perfetto @ Chow Yang

22 Jalan SS2/10, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Open for lunch & dinner, except Thursdays.

Tel: 03 7865 5139

Find: Contact details and map for A’Perfetto here.

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