Found in Kuala Lumpur – Italian Comfort Food

We finally found a great new hangout in Kuala Lumpur. The best part about it is that they serve Italian food 24 hours a day every day of the week. Those who are big fans of Italian food in Malaysia can all agree that it is often a big challenge to find the tastiest Italian food in the area. It is even harder to find a good restaurant with a cozy ambiance where the food can truly be enjoyed. For these reasons, we are quite thrilled to have found Sassorosso Restaurant only a few blocks away from our office.

It is pretty hard not to notice this fancy but quaint place in Lorong Yap Kwan Seng. It is pretty from the outside as you pass it by, and you can practically smell the pizza. When we visited after work, we found that it doubles as a sports bar. This is a big plus! On the outside it does look like a charming and romantic restaurant with soft lighting and elegant table settings. Inside, however, the restaurant is full of young professionals, expats, and tourists who are gathered together to enjoy a few drinks and a game on TV. We have been to the restaurant a few times since our first visit and here is a recap of our experience:

The Food

When the website for Sassorosso says they offer authentic Italian food, they are not lying. How m any Italian restaurants in Malaysia have you eaten at that were a disappointment? A true lover of Italian cuisine knows that there are specific authentic flavors of Italy and Sassorosso never fails here. Our favorite dish is the pizza. The selection is impressive and offers exquisite cheese varieties with perfectly made thin crusts. If you pass Sassoross during the lunch hour, try their delicious ala carte offerings and do not miss the seafood menu that gives you the perfect Italian taste from SassorossoDSC02106

The Service

Expect high-end service when visiting Sassorosso. In fact, expect a dress code when entering the restaurant. It is in place as a form of respect to all other diners. The service crew is elegant in their manner of dress and they all know the menu perfectly. You can tell from they way they describe the food menu for the day that they are all trained to understand everything that goes into every dish. This also adds to the Italian feel of the restaurant. We met the chef during one of our visits and we can attest to his warmth and sincerity.

The Sports Bar

Malaysia is not wanting for fusion restaurants. Having an Italian restaurant that doubles as a sports bar is a new concept, though. We have hung out at the Sports Bar and have to say it is a really chill place to go after a long day in the office. It is not dark or too loud, but it does offer all the things you want as a sports lover including terrific drink choices, HD TV and more.

Are you ready to make a visit to this restaurant now? Are you going to visit it when you visit Kuala Lumpur? Then be sure to get all of its details including the dress code from their website. The menu can also be found there at

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