Two weeks ago, Sheryl SMSed me to meet up for an early dinner. She set the venue at Osteria RealBlue in Solaris Dutamas. It's nice little Italian restaurant run by husband and wife team. The husband came from Bologna, Italy, while the wife I think is Malaysian because she is able to chat with us in Cantonese although not to fluent.
The parking here in Dutamas Solaris is like a maze. I always got lost and couldn't find the parking near the block I wanted to go, especially if it's Block A.
The interior is like a cozy little restaurant in the an Italy country side. No lavish decoration here. The lady boss came to take our orders herself. She's very helpful in explaining each and every dish that we asked about in the menu. After our orders were taken, a complimentary bruschetta was served.
As with any other Italian restaurant, complimentary breads are given with balsamic vinegar and olive oil as the dipping. But in RealBlue, there's one more dipping that made of anchovies and chili was given as well. Lady boss told us that this is because in Southern Italy, the people like stronger taste. The red chili and anchovies paste tasted a bit like Chinese bean paste that we see in those Shanghai cuisine restaurant but less salty.
I'm a soup person. If there's opportunity I will always order soup. So, I ordered mushroom soup. The mushroom soup here is less creamy and uses a vegetable based stock. It's celery if not mistaken as Sheryl doesn't like celery.
Another appetizer, we had Beef Carppacio. Which is raw beef in olive oil. Parmesan cheese is sprinkled on the raw beef and olive oil. Rockets was used for garnishing. I will have to say, it taste great. The beef is fresh and tender. There's no gamey taste at all that might be found in beef.
Sheryl having problem choosing between lasagna and ravioli for the main. Since I wanted to try ravioli, so I tell her to order lasagna instead. We can try both dishes.
The pasta here is made in the restaurant and not order from a supplier. Lady boss told us that the pesto sauce is freshly make only when there's order for our Spinach Cheese Ravioli. The ravioli is cooked al dente. Not too soft nor too hard to bite into. Love the cheese inside the ravioli.
You can see your food being prepared through the windows to the kitchen from outside the restaurant.
The lasagna here is very different from what I tried before. The pastry is thinner and the cream cheese is not too jelak. Lady boss told us that the cream cheese is only prepared if there's order.
As for dessert, we shared one Tiramisu. We chose the non-alcoholic version because Sheryl cannot take alcohol. It's creamy. It's more of a mousse type. Dig deep, and we can taste the coffee.
We've been told that the regular customers like the T-Bone steak and pork ribs. Also, the pork is imported from Italy. I'll keep that in mind and come to try it next time. Reservation is recommended on weekend, if not, be like us, come at 6.30 pm :p
The dinner cost us about RM140, so it's about RM70 per person. I think it's quite worth it for an authentic tasting Italian cuisine.
A3-UG-06, Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 12noon - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Tel/Fax: 03 6207 9799
Google Map here.
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