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Friday, September 16, 2011

IL Bacaro Venetian Restaurant : Part II

*EDIT* 29/01/12:

The Tiramisu has declined in quality tremendously since this post was first written. It's now very bland and tasteless, totally different from when we first tried it. It's a real shame because instead of being one of the best Tiramisu in Penang, it's now one of the worst.

Bear: Besides the declining quality in the food, I have received complains from friends regarding the new waitress. Worst of all, I agree with them.

CAT: After the excellent meal we had the first time, we went back the next week with my family as they all love Italian food.

This time around, we ordered the Seafood Spaghetti, which is chock full of yummy prawns, clams and calamari. The taste is a little more subtle than most other Italian restaurants, but this is because a lot of the Italian food in Penang is Americanised Italian food, which is more tomato-ey and sweeter.

Seafood Spaghetti (RM27)

We also tried the classic Pizza Margherita, which is Pizza with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese, and that's it. You may think that this is boring and tasteless because there is no chicken or beef or whatever, but Il Bacaro's Pizza Margherita is so good that it doesn't need any other toppings. The pizzas here are pretty large, so you might want to share.

Pizza Margherita (RM21)

BEAR: I have a feeling I put on weight and I was right! Too much yummy food but I just can't stop.

On our visit to Il Bacaro, I ordered the Linguine with Smoked Salmon in Cream Sauce. The pasta was not too bad but a little too rich. It's best shared. Then again, anything with Cream Sauce is best shared. It was not as good as the Mushroom Agnalotti in White Wine Cream Sauce and CAT didn't quite like the Linguine, preferring Mario's Spaghetti Cabonara better.

CAT liked the Seafood spaghetti better but I disagree. Too many years of eating "Americanized" tomato pasta thus I found the authentic stuff a little odd. Just my personal opinion of course. It tasted of real tomatoes and is slightly sweeter, me thinks.

CAT also ordered a Pizza Margherita and watching him eat slice after slice after slice was amazing. I think CAT ate a total of 5-6 slices himself! After a while, I shoved my pasta in his face and made a grab for his fast depleting pizza.

It was so good. Covered in nothing but cheese, heavenly. The crust was fresh made, hand made and oven baked to perfection. One of the best pizzas I've ever eaten. Much much better than Mario's.

Pizza with Tuna Flakes, Chilli, Olives and Capers (RM26)

The other pizza that we had was the Pizza with Tuna Flakes, Chilli, Olives and Capers. The other vegetarian pizzas on the menu put me off and I always liked some kind of meat with my pizza. Unfortunately this wasn't the best choice. CAT didn't like it at all and I had to stuff myself.

It didn't taste too bad but probably not something we'll order again (considering the fact that I know CAT secretly blamed me for choosing that when he wanted another pizza)

Tiramisu (RM15)
The Tiramisu is probably one of the best I have ever had. Smothered with rich, dark cocoa powder and packing a notable kick from the alcohol, this Tiramisu is amazing! It's like the perfect blend of richness (but not too rich) and sweetness (but not too sweet) and is probably the best Tiramisu you can get in Penang.

The Tiramisu and Zabaglione gets BEAR's two thumbs and two toes way up!

Yummy yummy yummy, we got food in our tummy

1 comment:

  1. A friend who went to Italy also mentioned that the best pizza he had there was a Margherita...


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