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16 Oct 2012

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Review: La Risata Bar, Pizzeria & Ristorante

**Pork Free**

Sometime back we decided to go Italian and off we head to Ampang via MRR2 and turn right off to hit Persiaran Ampang. Yikes when we reached there... we saw a banner instead of La Risata. Upon closer look, the banner stated that La Risata had moved a few doors away! Phewwww hehehe else we have to go Korean!

Golden stairs

Wow what a transformation. La Risata now is located in 2 shoplots and freshly renovated. I've gone to Medan Damansara as well and they both have similar design. The one in Ampang have a large air well, covered of course with a staircase leading to the wine room. Very classy but yet rustic with exposed bricks wall, black grilles and lovely lightings.

La Risata Interior


Whilst waiting for dinner to arrive, the boys played a few rounds of foosball. Just note that you need to deposit some money to get the ball in case it goes "rolling away" :p Everyone have loads of fun of course!

Foosball Table

Our drinks arrived, mango juice and iced lemon tea. I stuck to warm water.

Mango Juice and Iced Lemon Tea

Next, a basket of warm bread is served with tapenade which is a nice change from most olive oil and balsamic vinegar combo.

Bread served with tapenade 

BoiBoi's Lasagna Di Carne (RM21) arrived and I have to call them over to dig in. BoiBoi ate the beef lasagne all up and proclaimed it's delicious. Do excuse the pics cos I had just gotten a new camera then, was still fiddling with it :p

Lasagna Di Carne (RM21)

Capt'n Hook's Zuppa Di Pesce (RM30 for half serving) was a half serving of a tomato based seafood stew. He didn't expect it to be tomato based since he never like tomato but he still eat them all up. Atta boy! Heh... anyway he finds the stew has chockful of fish, prawns (huge ones), squid, clams, crabs and mussels. He said he was glad he ordered this stew as it was indeed very good which I agreed. Highly recommended and please be reminded even though it's half portion but it's still quite a large portion. Very hearty!

Zuppa Di Pesce (RM30 for half serving)

I ordered a simple Pizza Peperoni (RM23). Smoky thin crusted dough is my favourite kinda of base, coupled with generous amount of cheese and peperoni, what more can I asked for? I can't even finish this on my own, luckily BoiBoi and Capt'n Hook had a piece each!

Pizza Peperoni (RM23)

After more foosball, we asked BoiBoi if he wanted any dessert and of course he said yes, as usual. He ran off to the gelato fridge and chose a vanilla one (RM8). We both have to help him as he was struggling to finish up the creamy gelato. BoiBoi went a bit overdrive that evening as he really ate a lot, imagine a whole portion of lasagna with beef and layers of cheeses plus a slice of pizza! He rubbed his tummy in the car ride back and exclaimed "I think I overate!!!" muahahaha poor greedy boy. No wonder I have to keep buying him new trousers every 6 months now as he's really growing taller and taller!

Vanilla Gelato (RM8)

Capt'n Hook ended his meal with an espresso, ahhh bliss.


It's newly renovated La Risata but it still gave us the same old heart and tummy warming Italian dishes. Highly recommended if you wish to entertain a bunch of kids as they're really kiddies friendly. Best for family and with friends as well.

Sorry that I can't find the receipt now hence no pricing for the drinks. There should be Government Tax and Service Charges imposed.

La Risata Bar, Pizzeria & Restorante
(The website is under renovation now at the time of posting)
16 Persiaran Ampang
55000 Ampang
Tel: +603 4252 6269

128 Jalan Kasah
Medan Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2095 9572


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ur boi boi is really growin to find a new name for him..!

the decor does look nice!

PureGlutton said...

This reminds me of the yummy pizza i had at Dave's recently ;-)

J said...

Wah,... the new decor is nice! :)
Love the food at La Risata mainly because of the very wallet friendly prices considering the quality of the fod. :) :)

Babe_KL said...

Aiyoh Joe but he will still remain as my BoiBoi worr kekeke

PG, I've been hearing good things about Dave of late

J, I totally agree with you on that

Jon said...

Wow, great to know they are still doing well. I've been going to both outlets for about 15 years now and both are consistently good. The new decor looks great - must give it a try soon.

boo_licious said...

I love the new look La Risata especially the courtyard & the retro wooden furniture.

J2Kfm said...

Even if you missed this, I doubt that you mind going Korean in Ampang area ... :)
Reasonable pricing, and rather hefty portions. I can see why you keep going back.

Unknown said...

looks like a very elegant place. good for chats and just reunions hor??

have a lovely weekend :)
jen @

Babe_KL said...

Jon ;-)

Boo, me too!

J2Kfm, kekeke yeah but the kid wanted pasta worrr :p

Jen, yes. A nice place to hang out and chat your heart out