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20E Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0560
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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George Town, Malaysia
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

slow service .noisy atmosphere + very bright light shine on you ( couldn't understand why people comment as romantic!!!) pricey in Malaysia standard even as European or Italian restaurant. food taste okay. overall Not recommend for budget traveler at all.

Thank leneme
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One, if not THE best meal we have had in Penang. Wonderful service, prosecco by the glass and authentic freshly made food. How this place isn't the number 1 place for food in Penang I will never know. A MUST TRY! Make sure you book beforehand!

Thank helenfann1
Madison, Wisconsin
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The gnocchi is to die for, and the salads are crisp and amazing! Their cocktails are perfect, too. I'm always looking for a good negroni and they had it. This is as close to Italy as it gets!!!

Thank Kimberly J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just all round excellant, great food, attentive staff, the only downside was the wait for the taxi back to the hotel. This is the 2nd time I have been, and both times the same excellent experience. Very recommended

Thank jdw1961
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Off the bustling street, this fantastically authentic Italian restaurant is a welcome oasis. The staff are extremely helpful and warm, the food is completely authentic and well priced. Completely recommended!

Thank Elliott C
Penang, Malaysia
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The pizza was soft and cheesy. The spaghetti was flavourful too. Service and environment were excellent. Free bread as well.

Thank Cheryl O
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Finally a real italian restaurant in Penang. We found it on web and we come here for dinner. I take a salad and was very nice, my partner ordered a cold cuts and cheese selection and was tasty with a real imported salami. After than we take a pork ribs with a very soft meat and nice flavour and a... More 

Thank JohnLagang
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Place small but perfect for have a nice dinner. I take a big starter sharing with cold cuts and cheese and spaggetti alio e oglio. Very tasty and nice presentation. After a tiramisu dessert birthday for my housband and was very good. After dessert, they offer to us an italian homemade liquer Limoncillo. See you soon

1 Thank CHEAH C
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I never eat a pizza like thath. I order a bufallina pizza with bufallo mozzarella and imported ham, parmesan and rocket salad and was amazing. Crispy and taste with a fresh ingredients and high quality items. I ordered also a italian spritz from barman with prosecco and campari. The place is small but with nice staff and professional people. High... More 

Thank Ah L
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I come with my friends for a birthday and we order spaghetti di mare with a real sea taste and a mushrooms soup with porcini mushrooms and other kind with an amazing flavour! We try also pizza vegetarianna with fresh grilled veggies and the top is the Tiramisu with a real Italian taste. Service was perfect with everybody happy and... More 

Thank Davidnaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20E Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-262 0560

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