Maggie T FoodFriends Penang
Quay is now established as the choicest place to dine in Penang.
Every month new restaurants are opening giving us foodies fantastic
choices in a very happening location. All plates and budgets are
catered for in a wide variety of international cuisines, decors
Milano is the latest offering to open up its doors at Straits
Quay. Whether for lunch or dinner, I'm always looking out for
a restaurant which is able to give me satisfaction in a palette
of taste. I am not a big eater but like the adventure of experiencing
different dishes. Spasso Milano offers one of those opportunities.
have a wide selection of starters and my friends' choices were
the Tuna Tartare, Calamari and the Beef Carpaccio (as my friends
main course), while I had garlic bread. The other two lucky diners
were very happy with their dishes. The Carpaccio and Tuna were
presented as if you are dining in a five star restaurant, and
my friend's taste buds, unlike Mick Jagger's were fully satisfied.
The calamari was a very generous serving, easily enough for two
or three to share as a starter, or one to have as a main. The
squids were very much enjoyed, but the dipping sauce was a bit
bland. The garlic bread was not a good dish, the bread being too
doughy in the mouth.
main course we had black cod with black olives and Margareta pizza.
The Cod was very nice, with lots of flavour of olives. The pizza
was also very much to my liking, though on the night we were there
their wood fired oven was not operating.
were very friendly, smiling and eager to serve, and yet not intrusive.
The interior of the restaurant is simplicity itself, with white
walls, white tables and white chairs. A splash of colour is added
by the large cartoon images of Italian looking chefs on one wall,
and some fruit bowls on the bar counter. When the colourful Italian
food is presented it is thus highlighted against the minimalist
white background. I found it pleasant and relaxing, one of my
friends described it as sleek contemporary-modern, but yet welcoming.
My other friend thought the ambience too cold, and thought Italian
restaurants should have a more 'cosy' atmosphere, but he was a
Milano offers an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the gastronomic
Italian creations prepared by their genuine Italian Chef, Felice
Martinelli. You have a choice of indoor or alfresco dinning with
views of the marina. Prices are very reasonable and the quality
of the food is very good.
of FoodFriends who all enjoyed the special lunch menu Chef Felice
prepared for us. All in all we had a great dining experience and
we would recommend Spasso Milano for that authentic Italian dining