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Portofino @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar

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Craving Italian in Bangsar? Then Portofino is highly recommended. After our first visit, this place has made its way to be a new Italian favourite for the hubster and I. Reasonable pricing, good service, lovely ambience and most of it all, the food is amazing.


Hungry and stucked in the jam on a rainy evening is crazy business. Well rather than fretting and pulling my hair out, these days I rather whip out my phone to check for new eateries on the Offpeak app. The smart app uses our GPS location to suggest nearby eateries that's offering discounts. Alternatively if you want to explore a little more, key in the details that you have in mind and run a search - location, cuisine etc.

Using the Offpeak app (available for both iOs and Android devices) this time led us to Portofino. Since I was in Bangsar, I ran a search for Bangsar and looked for a time slot of 730pm. Its a good app that takes into consideration dates and time slots too for a more accurate search. A list of names pops up but Portofino catches our attention since its been sometime since we had Italian in Bangsar after the demise of Garibaldi.
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Foodie Trail,  Portofino, www.offpeak.my, Italian, bangsar,
Tap tap. Click click and its reservation are made for the hubster and I to dine in Portofino. Booking confirmations come in via email and also I can just check out the list of my bookings within the app itself.

While parking may get a tad technical at the other side of Bangsar, Portofino in this part of Bangsar is more often a breeze. You most miss Portofino with its very attractive blueish glow in the eveninggs / night. Walk around to admire the decors inside Portofino - its pretty interesting.
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Foodie Trail,  Portofino, www.offpeak.my, Italian, bangsar,

Service is quick and prompt. Its a straightforward menu though we pretty much made up our mind on what we wanted when we were in the jam because the restaurant's menu was also found in the Offpeak app. 
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RM19.90 for a glass of Pinot Grigio. RM8.90 for cranberry juice. No prizes for guessing who has the wine and who has the juice:P
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Crema di Zucca - Pumpkin Soup RM14
Nothing fancy but just pure comforting goodness of a traditional Ferrara-style soup of fresh pumpkin and cream. Wished that breads were served along side so that I could wipe the plate clean of every bit of the very delicious soup.
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Minestrone di Verdure - Minestrone Soup RM16
Classic minestrone soup with fresh vegetables in a clear tomato broth. Lovely on a rainy evening and basically as a start to any meal.
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Risotto Portofino - Portofino Risotto RM38
Risotto lovers should check put the risotto here. A generous serving of risotto cooked with fresh prawns, squid, mussels, scallops in creamy tomato sauce, parmigiano reggiano and parsley. Flavourful on its own without the need for extra pepper etc.
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Filetto di Manzo - Beef Tenderloin Steak RM58
Tenderloin beef served with a choice of red wine sauce or black pepper sauce.  Love the grilled pineapple!
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Delicious juicy medium rare goodness. Good on its own without the need for the sauces. Must say the red wine sauce is one of the more delicious ones we have tried.
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Salame di Cioccolato - Chocolate Salami RM12
A delicious sweet end to dinner with this rich dessert made with biscuits, dark chocolate served with Ingles cream. Perfect with a cup of tea!

Because we made our booking via Offpeak, we enjoyed 15% off our soups and mains. Good savings and its really a brilliant idea when dining out these days. Save more so that we can eat more! So grab the Offpeak app quick!. 
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Portofino
No. 1, Persiaran Ara Kiri,
Lucky Garden,
Bangsar.
T: +603 2094 8490
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Portofino-Bangsar-Lucky-Garden/392162064280187


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