Palazzo Viva @ Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar

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Bangsar is undeniably one of the hottest spot in town for a good meal. Many restaurant have gained their recognition and fame for their excellence in food, ambiance and of course, price tag. However, if one is willing to fork out a little, it shouldn't be too hard to enjoy yourself quite comfortably in Bangsar.

Fortunately, you do not have to spend a fortune for a meal at Palazzo Viva. Located along the busy streets of Jalan Telawi, right across Bangsar Village (same row with Devi's Corner), lies a casual fine dining place with a beautiful and detail-oriented design at an affordable price tag. 


The entrance.



The dessert bar, serving a range of sweets at a size of a 50 cent coin. Plenty to choose from.


I personally felt that Palazzo was a place filled with passion. With a young and talented head chef running the kitchen alongside fancy, edgy and contemporary interior works - it's a perfect place to chill and dine after a hard day's work. 


Spaghetti Pesto 

We started off with a serving of delicious homemade pesto with beef bacon, mushrooms and broccoli. It had an incredible depth of flavour, from the fresh pesto to the mushroom and finally the beef bacon and prawns - finished with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, 


Smoked Duck and Caramelized Onion Pizza - RM28

Palazzo Viva's take on the pizza was slightly different. Instead of a regular dense or crispy dough, they went for something similar to a ciabatta bread. It was light, fluffy and extremely crusty at the edge. The tomato base was really fresh but somewhat salty, which I assumed it was from the smoked duck. Overall, it's a pretty decent pizza but could certainly use some work on the balance of flavour and texture. 


Palazzo Signature Crab and Smoked Salmon - RM33

Initially I'd assume that Palazzo was doing some kind of charity work. I mean, it was packed with smoked salmon! To be fair, I've never complain about receiving more but this definitely was the first. Served on a bed of toast with fresh crab meat, egg, asparagus and finish with Hollandaise sauce.

It had a good amount of flavour, mostly from the smoked salmon and egg. However, the taste of the crab meat were barely noticeable. Despite that, I actually quite enjoy it. 


Seared Beef Yamasa - RM59

This was probably one of the dishes that had a pretty eye-catching presentation. With the vibrancy of colours and combination of ingredient, it made me really anxious to try. I have always preferred my steak to be done with salt and pepper with nothing else. Perhaps a side of salad might do. This was something new for me, and I wasn't sure whether or not I will like it. 

However, despite all that pre-judgement, the dish actually turned out to be pretty amazing. The seared dry aged tenderloin steak was cooked beautifully pink, with a hint of blood still stored in the center of the meat. Not only was it tender and juicy, but the additional smoked sea-salt helped elevated the flavour. 

The surprising thing was the base sauce along with its ingredients such as peas, broccoli, mushroom and shredded beef bacon - they complimented the steak quite gorgeously. Last but not least, the steak also comes with a side of Yamasa sauce (hence the name), which was slightly sweet and chocolaty. Fear not, there was no cocoa involve as one of the ingredient used was actually vanilla extract. 


Apart from their amazing selection of mains, Palazzo also cater themselves to some light drinkers. Primarily people who enjoys a light glass of alcohol or even just a mocktail. Beautifully crafted and decorated, each glass was beautifully balanced and well mixed. Loved the flavours of it, but not the straws. 

Overall, I believe Palazzo Viva was a great place to dine. The waiters were really enthusiastic and cheerful that it made the whole dining experience a lot more pleasant. The tables were a little small, especially when we had so much food but the seating were pretty generous. Ambiance-wise, sleek! In short, it's a great place for food, drinks and perhaps desserts too! 

Address:

10-12, Jalan Telawi 2, 
Bangsar Baru, 
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
 Malaysia

Operating hours: 

Tues-Thurs 9am-12am
Fri-Sun 9am-1am

Tel: 0322800060

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