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Hurray! Viva La Pasta

I am almost two months here in Penang, Malaysia and I still not yet try all kinds of local food here. Don't worry, I will share with you all the local food here soon. But for now, I want to share this Italian restaurant I found in the colorful and multicultural capital of Penang - Georgetown. I know, it sounds different, but why not - Italian food in Penang. You must try it! *wink*

Viva La Pasta is an Italian restaurant located at 96, Jalan Rangoon, Georgetown, Penang. They were started last month - September 2017. The restaurant is on the ground floor of this classy boutique hotel - iStay Hotel. Viva La Pasta serves meals to the guest of the hotel - how convenient it is, right?!

They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee. They have outdoor seating and can make a reservation. The staff are so approachable even the manager - she is so pleasant. She always makes sure her customer is comfortable with their services. I love the interior setup of the restaurant. It looks elegant like a fine-dining restaurant, but don't worry the food is not so expensive. Food price is reasonable. The chef is a Chinese, but fully trained in Italian food. Awesome, right?! 

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 11:00PM

Contact Information (for reservations):

Mobile Number: 04 226 7618


We almost tried all the food from the menu. Appetizers & sides, soups, pizza, pasta, meat and dessert - name it! I love all their food. I almost finished all of the food they served except the lamb because I "think" I have an allergy to it. But still, I tried a little bit of it. The meat is so tender, and it has a very delicious thick sauce. All food is so mouth watering and now, I am craving! LOL

So, check the photos of the food I tried and see for yourself how delicious it is.

MINESTRONE - traditional Italian vegetable soup. RM10

ZUPPA DI PESCE - tomato based seafood soup. RM18

CREMA AI FUNGHI - homemade cream of mushroom soup. RM12

OXTAIL SOUP - homemade oxtail soup with carrots and potatoes. RM17

PANNE ALL'AGLIO TOSTATO - toasted bread with garlic-herb butter. RM4

INSALATA MISTA - mixed greens, black olives, tomatoes, capsicum with boiled egg in honey-balsamic dressing. RM12

INSALATA DI PATATE - tomatoes and apples with celery, capsicum and raisins in mayonnaise dressing. RM10

BRUSCHETTA - grilled bread with garlic-herb butter, diced tomatoes, black olives and olive oil seasoning. RM9

CALAMARI FRITTI - battered squid rings served with tartare sauce. RM15

FUNGHI FRITTI - breaded fresh white button mushrooms served with honey-mayo dip. RM15

PESTO SALMONE - evergreen classic, there version of the renowned basil pesto with salmon slices. RM22

AMATRICIANA BIANCA - simply awesome! Beef bacon, onions and chilli cooked in garlic oil. RM18

PASTA VIVA - house pasta with mantis shrimps, prawns and chilli in tomato cream sauce topped with crab meat. RM25

ZUPPA DI VONGOLE - fresh clams in fragrant olive oil based soup with spaghetti. RM18

STINCO D'AGNELLO BRASATO - lamb shank braised Cacciatora style served with mashed potatoes and grilled button mushrooms. RM33

CHICKEN CORDON BLUE - breaded chicken breast stuffed with cheese and chicken ham in creamy mushroom sauce served with mixed vegetables and cheesy fries. RM19

SICILIANA - broccoli florets, black olives, anchovies, garlic, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. RM18

PIZZA VIVA - special marinated chicken chunks, onions, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. RM20

TIRAMISU ALLA VIVA - popular "pick-me-up" coffee flavoured Italian dessert of sponge cake layered with mascarpone cheese topped with cocoa powder. RM14

VANIGLIA PANNA COTTA - vanilla flavour cooked cream dessert with raspberry coulis and a sprinkle of crushed hazelnuts. RM10

Top 5 food for me:

- Oxtail Soup

- Funghi Fritti

- Pesto Salmone

- Pasta Viva

- Tiramisu Alla Viva

Rate: 10 over 10

Budget: RM4 - RM34

Hope you like it! Don't forget to visit Viva La Pasta. Moreover, like and share their Facebook page to get a complimentary dessert. How nice right? Yey!