Insieme Italian Restaurant, Ampang

More than 10 years ago, we walked into an Italian restaurant in Solaris Dutamas, before Publika even opened, and found a chef from Bologna and his Malaysian wife serving up rustic Italian meals that evoked family-run trattorias. That restaurant, Osteria RealBlue, soon nurtured a reputation for handmade pastas, crespelles and cotoletta – it even served […]


Cafe Rocco, Segambut

With their first restaurant named after their firstborn toddler son, chef Sim Hon Sing and his wife Magarita Santiago bring a lot of love, prowess and passion to the table. Cafe Rocco is a long time coming – it’s been seven years since the couple launched their home-based supper club, Hungry Mario, before embarking on […]


La Cucina, Taman Sri Sinar

With chef Neil Frediani cooking in the kitchen, his wife Angie taking orders and making recommendations, and their son Alexander ensuring everyone is fed and happy, La Cucina is a family-run restaurant where customers can feel at home, tucking into British and Italian favourites. On a street with few other eateries, facing a row of […]


A.Zeta Kitchen, Bangsar

A.Zeta Kitchen offers cause for culinary celebration, marking the comeback of Andrea Zanella, one of our favourite Italian chefs to have ever cooked in KL. If you’ve passionately pursued pastas and pizza in the past 15 years, you’ve probably encountered chef Andrea’s fare, spanning the start of Sassorosso to his own restaurant Chiaroscuro to subsequent […]

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