Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bravo Italian food

I have been inactive from my blog for a while; due to Internet connection and also my ergonomic issues with my hand (not to mention the workload) that I have lost track of the restaurants/food buzz.

Bravo Italia was blogged by most of the floggers here and I stumbled upon this little Italian cafe upon my arrival in Penang after a 3-hours ride from KL with my friend.
A quick glance and I noticed that it had a banner with www.penangtuapui.com endorsed on it; it made me recall that I have read about the reviews from the floggers.
I was even wondering whether this was a restaurant owned by PenangTuaPui themselves?
Anyone can enlighten me on that?

I was keen to try the Italian food despite my non-tolerance for cheesy stuffs.
Stepping into the cafe and I was greeted by a dimly lit environment and the la-la Italian songs=)
I noticed that most of their tables contained the map of Italy inset.
I was just wondering whether this map is supposed to be in English or Italy for I noticed a few spelling mistakes in the name of the places =P

I hope you bear with me on the names of the dishes which we have ordered as it has been a month since I was there and given my state after the 3-hour journey, I was not that perky and furthermore, it was already approaching my bedtime hours.
In short, I couldn't remember the names of the dishes I ordered (*Embarassed smile*)

For starters, we had Bruschetta (this one I could remember)
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It was bread with hard crust garnished with cheese and tomatoes on top.
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My friend commented that Bella Italia served a better version of this Italian starter.
I personally felt this tasted rather normal as well, but not much complaint, at least it was edible!:)

My friend had the Spaghetti (couldn't remember the name of this)
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Again, this was on the average but not too bad, he didn't complain anyhow.
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I ordered a grilled fish which came with an interesting sourish sauce ( I told you I couldn't remember the name)
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This was not too bad; although I would not say it's above average.
After all, I am quite picky with my food
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The fish was lightly grilled but I felt it was not to perfection. They could do better in this. The gravy was not too consistent in the texture; I could taste very thick gravy on one side and another bite would probably be slightly diluted.
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We didn't have any desserts; maybe I will be back for another round to try out the other dishes.
I noticed they have lots of fish; that's one thing I like about Italian food =)
By the way, one of their fish dish actually has a spelling mistake on their description; Pan-Seared instead of Pan-Sealed (as stated in the menu).

They might want to work on that; don't want customers to wonder how do you seal the fish!


  1. wow- you went already??!!

  2. Hie nkotb, yup yup...have you? :)

  3. Christy,
    PTP doesn't own the restaurant. :)
    The spaghetti dish is called aglio olio spaghetti.

  4. oh you drop by too, did yu get discount from penangtuapui?

    Hope you able to link Big Boys Oven.

  5. penang is damn happening for food i tell ya.. spoilt for choice i tell ya:P

  6. cariso, thanks for the info! :)
    Hehe, if only PTP owns it hor...*winks*

  7. Hie BBO, it's been so long!
    How do I link you, I'd love to!

    Oh ya, I went before I got the discount from PTP, wonder whether I can ask for a rebate?=P

  8. cumi&ciki,
    And when are you coming here?????

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