Verona Trattoria has just open recently in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. And I am so thrilled to have been invited by Silvia to do a food review for them. As both the owners are not locals, currently, Verona Trattoria is having a different “special of the day” menus every week to imrprove and better themselves to suit the Malaysian taste buds. If you have been to Italy, you should know that Italian food are bland. After testing out their menus before opening their doors to the public, I find that their food had been cooked to suit our local taste buds. I think it would be safe to say that they serves localised Italian food.
I had this Medium Rare Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter priced at RM32. If you do not like salmon, you can also order seabass priced at RM30. I must say, that the salmon was cooked very well. Before this, I didn’t know that salmon can be cooked partially and rare at the same time. So I was quite surprised when Silvia asked me whether I wanted my salmon medium-cooked or well-done. According to her, in order to better enjoy salmon, we can also order it medium-rare. Now this is one thing that I am interested to try one day.
We also ordered the Bascaiola Pizza @ RM24. Beef sausages, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese are the main ingredients in this crispy pizza. If you are adventurous enough, you can try their specialty here, the Napoletana Pizza where tomatoes, anchovies, olives and mozzarella cheese are the main ingredients in this pizza.
Another special that week was the Risotto with Safron and Three Types of Mushrooms @ RM34. This dish may look very ordinary to you but it was very tasty. Arborio rice was used here. It was creamy and at the same time slightly firm to bite. Delicious!
As for dessert, we had Vanilla Panna Cotta @ RM10, a traditional Italian Vanilla Pudding served with chocolate cream anglaise.
One of the most memorable dessert we had in Italy was gelato. So the moment we spotted gelato on the menu, we ordered it without any hesitation. We ordered the Pistachio and Chocolate Hazelnut flavour for RM5 per scoop. Some other flavours available here are Mango, Smurf Berry and COokies & Cream. If you have not tried Pistachio gelato before, this is the place you should be to try it out.
Verona Trattoria is beautifully decorated with these huge amazing canvas paintings. So you do get a glimpse of what is like in Italy.
Verona Trattoria is also open for lunch. So if you are working close to Section 17, this is a good alternative place to go to, well, at least you won’t have trouble getting a parking place here.
Details of this restaurant
Verona Trattoria Restaurant
Address: No. 8, Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, 46400 Selangor.
Tel No.: 03-7960 2890
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 12.00pm to 2.30pm and 6.00pm to 10.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)
GPS Coordinates: N 3.126, E 101.637