DV Ristorante Pizzeria, comfortably tucked in the middle of the enviable Damansara Heights neighbourhood offers homely, casual Italian dining.
The set-up is simple yet welcoming, a familiar cosiness that makes you feel it’s okay to saunter in with just shorts and slippers for a decent meal.
Up for a relaxed Christmas eve dinner where the only fuss is in the complexity of your food? Go on, DV Ristorante Pizzeria offers a ‘one night only’ Christmas eve menu; a 4-course feast at RM170+ with a complimentary glass of chilled Prosecco. Salute!
No alcohol for you that night, or ever? Switch your Prosecco for a refreshing mocktail. Or maybe call me, I would be happy to help with your wine problem…
Start off like any good Italian with a basket of warm bread, served with fine olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Some people prefer crusty bread while others swear by fluffy. My stand is clear: just soak up all the goodness and leave nothing behind!
Your starter, Bresaola Wrapped Scallops is a generous portion of pan-seared scallops wrapped in bresaola (paper thin, aged, salted air-dried beef), served with aragula, Sicilian blood oranges and shaved pecorino.
Put together, there’s so much going on, including quinoa in lieu of toasted nuts, that I doubt one could find any fault with it. My favourite of the meal, but then I am very, very biased towards starters
An entree of Tortelloni in Double-Boiled Consomme unwittingly cleanses the palate, for the broth is light yet flavoursome, a choice base for the pasta stuffed with chicken and beef ham. Good till the last drop.
For your main, choose either a stew, the veal, or the fish.
Italians, especially those up North enjoy a hearty pot of Bollito Misto, a stew/boiled meats dish fit to feed a king. Here you get a selection of beef cheek, ox tongue, chicken and sausage simmered for 3 hours and served in its own aromatic broth. Unexpected add-on: a side dish of pickled vegetables.
While eating this, a thought came to mind: the owner, Frankie Ferrarese must have enjoyed this as a child in Italy, and he seeks to share his childhood joy here in Kuala Lumpur. Could be a figment of my overworked imagination, though one appreciates the replication of homeliness and simplicity.
Choose the Veal Involtini and you get a roulade layered with organic purple spinach, silver anchovies and sauteed shallots, served with seared foie gras on caramelised apple, pumpkin puree, green beans and carrot kernels.
A very generous portion, this would be my personal choice for mains, if only to know what something with SO many things going on would be like. It tasted like what I imagined it to be; a century of marked, important events piled together, combusting on this one single plate
Feeling fishy? The Monkfish Fillet comes pan-seared, served with mixed lentils, scallops, asparagus tips and a boiled quail egg. Ours was overcooked for my liking, but I appreciate the combination of the firm, meaty monkfish that naturally goes well with nutty lentils.
Sweets for my sweet – finish off with Panettone, a traditional home-made fluffy Milanese Christmas cake served with vanilla sauce and chocolate bits.
Kids below 12 gets the Chef’s special Christmas eve dinner menu at RM60+.
There’s a new brick oven in town! The newly-installed wood-fired oven is already put to good use, serving up crispy crusted pizzas to hungry customers. We couldn’t help but to get a pizza margherita to share, which they generously serve with fresh mozzarella. Loved it!
DV Ristorante Pizzeria’s Christmas Eve Dinner Menu is available at RM170+ per adult, RM60+ for kids under 12. Enjoy a 4-course meal with a complimentary glass of Italian sparkling white wine.
DV Ristorante Pizzeria
65-77, Jalan Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Tel: +603-2098 2001
*Note: DV Ristorante Pizzeria is pork-free.