Garibaldi Italian Restaurant + Lounge is set to open its doors to public this coming Wed, 22nd Dec 2010. However, on Tues 21st Dec, the Lounge downstairs would be open but only for drinks and light snacks.
Just this afternoon I had the opportunity to sample some of Garibaldi’s food as Garibaldi was hosting lunch for the Bangsar Village’s “Kids” for Kids” foundation & JTCars.net Supercars Charity Drive.
Lunch was served buffet-style, starting with a row of appetisers.
Skewered tomatoes & buffalo mozzarella cheese.
The Beef Carpaccio was lovely. :good:
As expected for an Italian restaurant, pastas and pizzas were the “main courses” for the buffet.
Spiral fusilli with Spicy Tomato Sauce.
Spaghetti pasta with Porcini Wild Mushrooms.
The lovely baked eggplant squares, of which I couldn’t get enough of.
Being pork – free, we were deprived of the swine but were served delicious chicken “roulade” with stuffing & mash instead.
The pizzas here were wonderfully crisp, with each bite releasing delectable aroma of freshly made dough. Light, crusty & smeared with fresh sweet tomato base, all of us enjoyed the pizzas, regardless of its topping.
Capricciosa. Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, artichokes, turkey ham, olives. RM34.
4 formaggi. RM35
Mozzarealla, Ricotta, Parmesan & Gorgonzola.
The specially commendable Pizza Bread (RM16).
White Pizza bread with rosemary parmesan & Olive oil. Seriously, if you are a bread lover like me, you will love the pizzas here.
Rolled with mushrooms, chic sausage, black olives, tomato & mozzarella cheese.
The few desserts at the buffet were the Tiramisu, which was disappointingly alcohol-free, the sublime flourless almond Choc Cake with Vanilla Sauce & the fruits with cream.
Another shot of the chocolate cake, just cos I like it 😉
The menu in Garibaldi is pretty simple for now. There are 4 pages for food; one each for appetisers, (which includes one soup – the Minestrone), pizzas, pastas and desserts.
There are a total of 10 types of pizzas, 12 preparations of pasta (but with choices of only spaghetti, linguini and penne), & lastly, 8 types of desserts.
Lunch was generally pleasant & all of us loved the pizzas. Some of the food we had were similar to the ones on the menu while some were not. Also, the kitchen is still work-in-progress. Hence, to be fair, I won’t go into details on describing the food as yet. Watch out for my review once I have an actual ala- carte meal here. 😉
Meanwhile, I have also checked out the Singapore’s Garibaldi site & I do hope the menu here will expand soon to match the Singapore’s extensive one!
Garibaldi Italian Restaurant + Lounge,
Lot10 & G22, Bangsar Village I
Jalan Telawi 1,
59100 Bangsar, KL.
www.garibaldi.com.my (still WIP)
Contact: +603 – 2282 3457.
Garibaldi – view upon stepping in from the front entrance. Downstairs is lounge for drinks & light snacks while the upper floor is reserved for fine dining.
Suiting the vibe of the Lounge, there is even a DJ console!
From the air -conditioned inside, one can opt for the al fresco area which is just adjacent to it.