by Alexa P. on Thu, December 03, 2009

We got a special sneak preview of Favola at Le Meridien and I was excited to sample all the delicious items on offer...tasty pastas...juicy meats...delectable desserts...the items on the menu went on and on and I definitely got my fill...

Creamy, pungent and extremely satisfying

Foodster's Verdict

  • Romantic
  • Business
  • Air Conditioned
  • Credit Card
  • Address

    Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur Sentral
    Tel: 03 2263 7888

  • Open

    11am - 10pm

  • Pros

    Amazing crusty breads

  • Cons

    If you're on a low carb diet this is not the place to won't be able to resist the bread

  • Price Range

    RM50 - RM100

  • Parking


  • Certification

    Pork Free

Psst…over here…I have a little secret to tell you…there’s a new Italian kid on the block serving up hearty delicious food. If you ask me, the bread alone is a reason to go. Crusty freshly baked loaves are served up with interesting dips such as creamy potato with truffles, anchovy and tomato, and basil cream cheese. I knew I had a lot to sample but that could not stop me from slathering slice after slice with these mouthwatering spreads.

The food here is meant to encourage family style eating. Order a few dishes for everyone to tuck into. The creamy buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes is divine and the mussels stuffed with chicken is an unusual treat. Favola has put a lot of emphasis on their starters as they’re starting up a lunch crudo bar where for just RM39 you can have all the bread and appetizers you want. This is certainly value for money. Don’t just go for the starters though because there is a whole lot more to enjoy!

What is an Italian place without pasta? Here you can order traditional pastas that might not be as common including one that is baked in a parcel and served up for you to unwrap. If you enjoy ravioli I would recommend the one stuffed with cheese and mushrooms. It is creamy, pungent and extremely satisfying. I love the pasta here as it is cooked perfectly al dente with a nice bite to it. The rich robust sauces are simply a nice bonus.

If you enjoy your meats you simply must try the roasted lamb rack or the steak. Both are delicious choices and these are the same people that run the popular steak place Prime, so if they don’t know their meats then I don’t know who does. Although I’m not a big fan of lamb, here it was melt in the mouth tender and I actually enjoyed it. My favourite however was the steak, quality meat cooked just how I like it…charred on the outside but juicy and pink on the inside. Molto bene!

I’m sure you’ve been waiting to read about the desserts. Well let me tell you that the tiramisu here has a little something different…something that is unsuspecting that is sure to rock and pop your world. I won’t spoil the surprise though…you’ll have to go try it for yourself. Trust me, it’s worth it! The Frutti di Bosco with cream and fresh berries is also a wonderful pick especially if you’re stuffed but want something a little sweet to round your meal off.

If you’re looking for a new Italian place to fall in love with be sure to give Favola a try.