Michelangelo’s Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – Located at the connection level of Pavilion KL popular for al-fresco dining, this eatery which is right opposite to Starbucks Coffee may not have the most strategic location, but its unique settings that resembles the charms of Renaissance era, and statues décor in white that make it lives up to its name, can easily attract your attention.
Of course, Michelangelo’s is noteworthy for more than just the interior. For about a decade, they have been serving lovely Italian delicacies, churned out by a passionate kitchen team led by Italian Executive Chef Paolo Pala. Read quite a number of positive reviews about this place, finally paid it a visit to pamper our Friday night.
Michelangelo’s food menu covers a wide variety of selections, from appetizers to salad, soup, pasta, rice, pizza, seafood, meat, poultry to dessert. Suggest to order more dishes for sharing if you visited in large group but if you dine in in just two and have a hard time deciding, we recommend homemade pasta, risotto and pizza, then end with signature Italian dessert.
Antipasto di Mare RM110
Have your antipasto like high-tea. This exquisite three-tier appetizer promises to be a feast to the eye and tummy. We too, can’t help but to take few more photos before tucking in. Portion is good enough to serve 2-3 pax.
Fresh oysters at the bottom tier, served with thousand island and mayo sauce; baked mussels, lobsters and tiger prawns at the center tier; and lastly, baby octopus, deep fried soft shell crab and deep fried salmon. Enjoyed fish fillet the most – Lightly battered for a crispy outer layer, jacketing moist fillet within.
Linguini Marinara RM47
We ordered a Linguini Marinara, Risotto Fruitti di Mare, and a pizza to share. Summergirl loved her pasta. Hearty portion of linguini cooked in Michelangelo’s special tomato sauce, tossed with tiger prawns, mussels, clams, and squids – All nestled in a hot sizzling pan. Not too thick in consistency, rich yet appetizing, thanks to the tangy-sweetness from freshly blended tomato.
Risotto Frutti di mare RM55
Michelangelo’s uses short, plump carnaroli rice for their risotto, cook together with tiger prawns, squid, mussels, clams to leverage seafood sweetness into the dish, along with herbs, garlic and chillies. Classic spot-on comfort food, creamy characteristic but not cloying. Like the chewy rice that is still firm at the core.
Pollo e Funghi RM36
Do not leave Michelangelo’s without having their handmade thin crust pizza with crispy, rustic edges, lovely chewy center. Complete with various toppings from turkey ham, spicy beef pepperoni, smoked chicken breast, cheese, smoked salmon, among others. We tried out Pollo e Funghi – a combination of grilled chicken, mushroom, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with tomato base.
Sher Silver Lable Wagyu F1 Striploin MB7 RM180+
Diners who prefer more meaty dishes, choices like Braised Lamb Shank, Lamb Chop with rosemary demi-glass, Duck Breast with BBQ Sauce, Grain Fed Black Angus Beef could be your favourite. For a more luscious taste, Sher Silver Lable Wagyu F1 Striploin MB7 is not to be missed.
Juicy, tender, along with good balance of fat that gives extra moist. Served with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Baby Corns and Pan Seared Tomatoes with Homemade Beef Jus. Nice!
Dessert time! Hard to get Summergirl out from an Italian restaurant without feeding her with Tiramisu. LOL. Michelangelo’s has it in traditional way – layering up sponge finger biscuits dipped in espresso liquer with mascarpone cream, finished with cocoa powder. Creamy, spongy, intense with coffee flavour for a good bitter kick.
Zuccotto Semi Freddo RM23.50
If tiramisu is too main stream for you, check out Zuccotto Semi Fredd. It is also a type of Italian dessert but not widely found in KL, also less mentioned here when compared to tiramisu but so tasty! Semi-frozen dome shape cake filled with creamy ricotta cheese, accompanied by almonds, dark and white chocolate chips crunch, pleasantly finished with refreshing berry-sourness from confit fruits.
Our favourite of all? Zuccotto Semi Freddo and wagyu steak. You may want to consider this place for your next gathering, birthday celebration, anniversary, or merely casual, dinner – Michelangelo’s restaurant fits well for all these occasions.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
C3-04-00, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mon -Thu, Sun (11AM – 12midnight)
Fri – Sat (11AM – 1AM)