Walking into Livello Uno feels more like entering someone’s home than a restaurant. This cozy, no-frills Italian joint sitting on the 1st floor of a shop lot in the heart of TTDI offers home cooked Italian food prepared using the freshest ingredients around. Pork free too.
We kicked off the meal with the Vongole alla Tarantina @ RM14 – sauteed Venus clams with garlic, chili and extra virgin olive oil. This simple and straightforward dish is light yet packs a punch of flavor.
The clams were fresh but some of them were gritty, and we found one that’s just full of sand. They should really check the clams more carefully.
Tender and juicy, the Baked Chicken Wings @ RM18 were marinated in a blend of Italian herbs for an aromatic finish. However, we can’t help but feel the wings were slightly under-seasoned – just a tad.
Pizza at Livello Uno is thin-crusted just the way we like it and comes in personal 6″ pan sizes, priced between RM10 and RM16. Choices are rather limited though as there were only four flavors available.
The Pizza Mushroom @ RM12 is delicious alright and it definitely passed the cheese pull test. During our visit we also found out that they will be running a buy 1 free 1 promotion on their pizza from March onward. If you’re a pizza lover, this is one promotion you should not miss, valid 12pm-3pm daily for dine-in only.
And this is how a proper Spaghetti Marinara (RM32) should look – served in a light zesty tomato sauce and brimming with fresh seafood, so much so that you can’t really see the pasta underneath.
But what really impressed us was the size of those prawns because they are huge! Other equally delightful ingredients like crab meat, squid, mussel and clams also came through nicely for the fullest of flavors.
While there were some misses in between the food we had, I’d consider them minuscule and should not detract you from giving this charming Italian restaurant a try. Not to mention the service is wonderful and friendly as well!
165A, Jalan Aminuddin Baki,
60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Business hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Tel: 03-2856 0345