GOOD and authentic Italian cuisine is hard to come by, especially outside the city.
If you are looking for a place to enjoy this, Me Famiglia restaurant in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, will satisfy your cravings.
Established in 2008, this eatery was previously known as La Famiglia.
Restaurant manager Max Chan said the new owner decided to change the name to Me Famiglia, which means “My Family”.
“Our customers fell in love with our dishes from back then and have been coming back for the same food,” Chan added.
Based on restaurant recommendations, we ordered its signature dish, Linguine D’Mare (RM26.90) – a seafood pasta with shrimp, squid and mussels.
The pasta was cooked al dente, lending a firm bite to the dish served in a special garlic sauce.
Besides the seafood pasta, there are other options like Bolognese Di Manzo, Basil Pesto Pasta, Prima Minestra and Di Pollo Alfredo.
My favourite dish was the simple yet flavourful mushroom soup.
The creamy Soup Al-Fungho (RM7.50) is best accompanied with the tasty garlic bread (RM4), which you can order separately.
The bread is topped with homemade garlic butter.
Of course, a trip to an Italian trattoria is incomplete without pizza.
Once again, we went with Chan’s suggestion and ordered the tantalizing Sicilian Pizza (RM25.90).
The pizza is topped with homemade tomato sauce, beef pepperoni, mushrooms, turkey ham, capsicum and Mozzarella cheese.
The menu also caters to vegetarians with options like Verdura Pizza, Margherita Pizza and Pizza Al-Fungho.
Me Famiglia also attracts many young Muslim customers with their pork-free and non-alcoholic menu.
For dessert, we were served the Classico e’Tiramisu (RM9.90) – a classic tiramisu with espresso-dipped sponge fingers and creamy mascarpone cheese.
Diners can relax within the cosy atmosphere of the restaurant with its retro decor and interior design.
Chan said the Italian paintings were left behind by the previous owner who was a passionate art collector.
ME FAMIGLIA, C-G-16, Jalan Metro Perdana 3, Taman Usahawan Kepong, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-6258 8442). Business hours: 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm, closed on Tuesdays.flavors, italian cuisine, Me Famiglia