Verona Trattoria Section 17

At first glance, Verona Trattoria seems like an odd match for the quiet neighbourhood of section 17. Located right next to Bistro a Table, as well, you would think it might feel a little daunted by the French fine-dining restaurant next door. Though it calls itself a bistro, we know how high end the food can get over there, sometimes.

Anyway, Verona Trattoria occupies a modestly spacious, airy space, with deep red comfy high back chairs and white washed push doors, that swing open to welcome the guests. With the doors closed, however, you will find that the small, practical menu, has a bare-bones, utilitarian feel, although almost everything is priced under RM40.. which is a good thing. For the wallet, at least. The first dish we sampled was a plate of hot, crispy Deep Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks. These were good – but then again, when is deep fried fat not good..?

A steamy bowl of Minestrone Soup made with chunky kidney beans and shreds of onion, carrots, potatoes, celery and penne pasta bits, arrived after that, and then a dish of Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce that tasted pleasingly rich and decadent. I loved the soup (tasty, massive bowl for only RM10) but found the gnocchi rather stodgy. The gorgonzola was addictive and tasted fab though, so much so, I ended up eating the next dish (the pizza) with it. Dunking the pizza crust into the gorgonzola cream sauce was just so disgustingly good. Goodbye healthy eating. Tomorrow I run 20km to make up for this act of debauchery.

These were only precursors, however, to the more starchy, carbo-laden items to come, like the Spinach and Cheese Ravioli (perfectly al dente and drenched in a thick sauce of creamy cheese), the Risotto (containing beef bacon & pecorino cheese), and the occasional slice of pizza (from the Pizza Quattro Stagioni, because we are greedy and like having our cake and eating it). The spinach and cheese ravioli was pretty well done. The risotto however, failed the acid test as it did not live up to the texture that I like in a risotto - the elusive sweet spot between gloppy and soupy. Oh well, for that price, who can complain? Also the Pizza was tasty and I was a happy diner.

Will I be back? for sure.. It’s not often you get a comfortable, affordable, Italian restaurant within walking distance of your home. I can eat here for cheap when I am too lazy to cook. Not bad at all.

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deep fried mozzarella cheese sticks

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minestrone soup

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Potato gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce

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Pizza Quattro Stagioni

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beef bacon & pecorino cheese risotto

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spinach & cheese ravioli

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Tiramisu and Zabaione dessert

Add:
Verona Trattoria,
no.8 jalan 17/54
section 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7960 2890
Email: silviaveronapj@gmail.com

 

Comments

  1. There are really many Malaysian bloggers talking about food… ;-))

  2. heheh to rad’s comment above! we need to find some indonesian food bloggers for rad to read! :D

  3. i want that pizza!

  4. Perfect for you lah, dear. Walking distance summore. (And knowing you two, you will RUN and burn off the calories before dinner, hehe.)

  5. Under RM30 per dish is pretty reasonable since Italian food is quite rich and filling.

  6. Difficult to decide – every dish looks delicious lor!

  7. yumz yumzz :-)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR you two!!!

    Jules, Abu Dhabi

  8. No comments on d Zabaione?…

  9. This is a great restaurant and you can get a discount here when you use a RedCard. 30% off anything on a la carte menu, not drinks though, Monday to Thursday.

    You can get a free membership on the website http://www.redcard.my

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