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)
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
It was bread with hard crust garnished with cheese and tomatoes on top.
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
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)
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
Again, this was on the average but not too bad, he didn't complain anyhow.
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing

I ordered a grilled fish which came with an interesting sourish sauce ( I told you I couldn't remember the name)
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
This was not too bad; although I would not say it's above average.
After all, I am quite picky with my food
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
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.
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing

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!

11 comments:

  1. wow- you went already??!!

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

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

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

    Hope you able to link Big Boys Oven.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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
    LOL!

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Hello everyone! Who knows where to upload the film Avatar?
    I even bought the film Avatar for a SMS to http://rsskino.ru/kinofilm/avatar.html , the link was, but download fails, the system will boot quite strange cocoa something.
    Men, advise where to normal as quickly download film avatar?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous1:18 AM

    I sell a boat-program which will help you to outwit auction and to win, initially the boat was created for the Scandinavian auction http://internet-aukcion.ru/ but now the program can work with similar auctions: gagen ru, vezetmne ru and with ten.
    The program-boat stakes for you, i.e. for this purpose it is not necessary to sit constantly at the monitor. The boat can set time when it is necessary to stake, thus you as much as possible will lower expenses for rates, and as much as possible increase the chances of a victory.

    The price of the program a boat for the Scandinavian auctions 20$

    For the first 10 clients the price 15$

    To all clients free updating and support.

    Behind purchases I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous1:13 AM

    [b]Set software LoveBots v 5.2[/b]

    All for a mass mailing dating http://24lux.ru/

    The script is written in php5

    Features:

    [i]registration, account activation
    manual input captures, or the solution through antikapchu
    filling data accounts:
    - Gulf desired photo
    - Инфы about yourself
    - Diary
    - Sexual preference[/i]

    gulyalka on questionnaires spammer on lichku
    - Randomization Posts: replacement of Russian letters in Latin analogues

    optimized to work in a continuous loop
    check-activation-filling-spam check ..

    Updates and support free of charge.

    Price per set 100 wmz

    For the first 10 buyers price 70 wmz (your feedback on the software).

    For shopping I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

    Scrin program:

    [IMG]http://i066.radikal.ru/1002/9d/a7a68e8c96ee.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i054.radikal.ru/1002/19/9db76967c0e5.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://s003.radikal.ru/i202/1002/24/20716e86512e.jpg[/IMG]

    Flooding in the subject no! Write to feedback after the purchase.

    ReplyDelete