Best Risotto in KL

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With only a handful of ingredients (Arborio or Carnaroli rice are commonly used here, along with broth of your choice, vegetables/seafood, fresh herbs and cheese), whipping up a risotto is supposed to be an easy dish to make at home. But beneath its deceiving simplicity, risotto requires a lot of patience and proper skill to make this right. The rice needs to be stirred constantly, or you’ll risk sticking at the bottom of the pot and burn. Like pasta, the key to a good risotto is al dente. Not too mushy or starchy. If homemade risotto sounds like a chore, you can always savour them at the Italian restaurant. Here’s where you can find them around KL.

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    QuivoPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you’re looking to savour risotto, Quivo offers a limited but satisfying choice here. First up, there’s the Roasted Chicken & Wild Mushroom Risotto. Infused with fresh herbs and delectable Parmesan cheese, every mouthful of this creamy risotto is a delight. The chicken is roasted to perfection and blessed with tender meat. As for Saffron Seafood Risotto, the buttery prawns are both fresh and succulent. The Arborio rice, in the meantime, matches well with the juicy saffron tomato sauce and the mascarpone cream.
    Tips

    You have a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.

    Things to expect

    Friendly service and casually chic ambience.

    Best with

    Cocktail

    Price

    RM32.00 to RM38.00

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    Quivo View restaurant

    Lot 3.09.02, Level 3, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321417711

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    10:00AM—02:00AM
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    Strategically located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Zenzero (which means “ginger” in Italian) offers an array of fine-dining Italian cuisine. If you’re here for risotto, opt for their squid ink risotto. Risotto is richly flavoured and coloured with the blackness of squid ink. It’s a robust combination, and perfectly paired with a few tender chunks of grilled marinated calamari.
    Tips

    They also offer express lunch menu set.

    Things to expect

    Pricey menu, elegant setting.

    Best with

    Wine

    Price

    RM54.00 to RM126.00

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    Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar View restaurant

    A-0-9, Ground Floor, St Mary Place, No. 1, Jalan Tengah, 50450, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320223883

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    11:30AM—01:00AM
    Saturday
    06:00PM—01:00AM
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    Pasta may have been their main forte, but this restaurant also offers a satisfying selection of risotto dishes. For instance, there’s the simple but comforting Mushroom Risotto. The dish offers not just one, but three different mushrooms (girolles, button and oyster) cooked together with green peas and truffle oil. To top it off, the grated Parmesan made this risotto all the more savoury dish to enjoy for.
    Tips

    You can also enquire for special menu (minimum one week in advance).

    Things to expect

    Reasonable price.

    Best with

    Wild Mushroom Soup

    Price

    RM18.90 to RM38.90

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    Basil Pasta House View restaurant

    No. 21, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6 (off Jalan Kuchai Lama), 85200, Kuala Lumpur
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    0379728884

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    04:00PM—09:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—09:30PM
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    Filled with a hodgepodge of ingredients, this dish will induce a silent explosion in your mouth withou its bright, tangy, and redolent flavours. Not to mention the rich texture from the risotto rice and crunchy sensations from capsicums. The Chicken, Capsicum, and Chilli Risotto is not just hearty to the tummy, but a first class treat to your taste buds. 

    Tips

    Check out their Facebook for upcoming promotions.

    Things to expect

    A contemporary and vibrant setting.

    Best with

    Selection of Tapas

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM90.00

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    Twenty One Kitchen+Bar View restaurant

    20-1, Changkat, Bukit Bintang, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0321420021

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    12:00PM—11:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday
    12:00PM—01:00AM
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    12:00PM—03:00AM
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    TanziniPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The term risotto does carry a sense of luxury in many restaurants, where even the simplest of them all seem to be of favourites. But to gain a taste of fresh, authentic, and truly augmented risotto, this is the place you will want to be at. Staging the dish at an al dente texture, the rest is contributed by a cream laden sauce and an elevation with some seafood essence and crunchy asparaguses. This will definitely put you into an abbiocco state. 

    Tips

    Parking after 5pm is at a flat rate.

    Things to expect

    A beautiful view of the urban landscape.

    Best with

    Coffee, Wine

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM60.00

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    Tanzini View restaurant

    GTower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321681899

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Prego may have been known for its pasta varieties, but one shouldn’t overlook their risotto selection either. For instance, there’s “Risotto Ai Funghi Sevatici E Parmigiano” which also known as risotto with wild mushroom and parmesan. The risotto itself is perfectly cooked to al dente. The combined ingredients are rich in flavour, and creamy enough to make you polish the plate as clean as a whistle.
    Tips

    If you have certain food allergy or specific dietary requirement, you can notify the staff before confirming your order.

    Things to expect

    Top-quality ingredients

    Best with

    Tiramisu Tradizionale (a tiramisu dessert made from mascarpone trifle, espresso and brandy)

    Price

    RM42.00 to RM65.00

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    Prego View restaurant

    Lobby Level, The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199, The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 , Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0327738338

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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    12:00PM—02:30PM
    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    At Tujo, seafood risotto is the only risotto dish offered in the menu. Even so, it does not disappoint. The Arborio rice is perfectly al dente, with the right bite and texture in its grains. The tanginess of the tomato broth complements well with the savoury risotto. The mixed seafood (cuttlefish, prawns and scallops) are both fresh and juicy, while basil pesto helps enhance the overall flavour.
    Tips

    Look out for their set lunch promotion.

    Things to expect

    Apart from serving food and drink, Tujo also provides plenty of table games such as Bottlecaps, Five Stones and The Pencil Race.

    Best with

    Watermelon Sangria

    Price

    RM33.00 to RM45.00

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    Tujo Bar-sserie & Grill View restaurant

    The Ascott Kuala Lumpur, 9, Jalan Pinang, 50088, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321617789

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    07:00AM—01:00AM
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    La ScalaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    At La Scala, all food is made from scratch and freshly cooked upon order. Best of all, they insist on using top-quality ingredients imported from Italy to ensure their range of Italian dishes are as authentic as they get. Risotto is one of them. Among the selection here is Risotto al Radicchio, on which they favor organic Carnaroli rice over the regular version. The rice is cooked with chopped radicchio (a type of leaf vegetable), and enhanced with a wonderfully pungent aroma of Tallegio cheese.
    Tips

    Look out for set lunch menu.

    Things to expect

    Classy ambience.

    Best with

    Wine

    Price

    RM48.00 to RM52.00

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    La Scala View restaurant

    Lot 183, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321612291

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    SassorossoPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Since commencing operation in 2007, Sassorosso has received numerous accolades throughout the years for serving wonderful Italian cuisine. For their Wild Mushroom Risotto, they are generous with the portion (especially for the mushroom chunks). Herbs are added to give this hearty dish a whiff of freshness.
    Tips

    You can choose to dine inside the restaurant or al fresco style in the terrace garden.

    Things to expect

    A good place for quiet dining experience, while enjoying the view of KLCC.

    Best with

    Cheesy Cinnamon Crème Brulee

    Price

    RM42.00 to RM54.00

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    Sassorosso View restaurant

    9, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321666428

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Sunday
    06:00PM—11:30PM
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    Le Pont BoulangeriePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The white cream Risotto here in Le Pont will be a tantalizing treat for all those creamy food lovers out there. Filled with decadence and richness, every bite will have your taste buds taken to Risotto heaven, where it’s filled with savoury and umami flavours from the squid and chilli flakes used. It is definitely a simple, yet indulging dish that you can’t really push aside. 

    Tips

    You can ask for the level of doneness of your meal.

    Things to expect

    Tight parking spots.

    Best with

    Green Tea Latte, Rose Latte

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM35.00

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    Le Pont Boulangerie View restaurant

    5, Jalan 1/109e, Taman Desa Business Park, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 58000 , Kuala Lumpur
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    0377830900

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    08:00AM—12:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    08:00AM—02:00AM
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    Franco @ PavilionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This Squid Ink Rice will further amplify your appetite with its scrumptious serving of fluffy omelette, fresh prawns, and of course a hearty serving of ink-infused rice. The level of umami in this dish is utmost satisfying and will replenish your hunger for a good meal instantly. You get a dose of savoury and sweet flavours, which is complemented by the cohesive texture of the entire dish. 

    Tips

    Sit by the windows for a view of the city.

    Things to expect

    An extensive menu of mains and desserts.

    Best with

    Tea, Matcha Latte

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

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    Franco @ Pavilion View restaurant

    Lot 6.01.04, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321100236

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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