July 3rd, 2022
Review: Calabrese at Kepong
A bit off the beaten track, but Calabrese might be worth a visit for fans of European fare who live or work in Kepong.
Seafood Risotto and Pasta
The selection is both extensive & capably executed; can’t complain about the seafood risotto (RM26.90), packed with perhaps more mussels, clams & squid than rice. There’s plenty of pasta too on Calabrese’s menu, from chorizo farfalle to pork bolognese rigatoni (both RM18.90).
The pizza tastes rather mass-market, with a crust that could be crispier, but Calabrese can be commended for not skimping on ingredients; this one blanketed with wild mushrooms & truffle oil is fragrantly earthy (RM18.90).
Mains include salmon wrapped in a thin slice of ham, served with Sicilian-inspired aubergine caponata (RM26.90).
Did someone say wine? Calabrese offers that too, by both the glass & the bottle.
Fair prices, fairly friendly service; what more could we want?
This is a simple suburban restaurant, one of those places that won’t exactly take its neighbourhood by storm. But for a casual lunch or dinner, customers could do far worse. We like how the kitchen here is more ambitious than anticipated.
Location and Operating Hours
1A, Jalan Desa 2/7, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong
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