Thursday, June 8, 2017

Italianies @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.

Penang is never a vast desert when it comes to Italian eats, the typical Pasta dishes like Aglio Olio or Carbonara, Pizza and Tiramisu can be easily found. But specialized Italian restaurants are rare, probably only a handful of them in town. Italianies has been serving hearty Italian dies in Gurney Paragon Mall a few years back since the mall's grand opening. True to its name, the upscale and trendy restaurant right in front of the al-fresco zone delivers palatable and sinfully rich Italian fare. The menu is dedicated entirely to serving Italian delights- from the classic Pasta dishes to the well-received Pizza as well as genuine hearty Italian-European dishes; the relaxed and cozy atmosphere coupled with the dining options have been attracting a wide range of dining personalities. 

Calamari Caesar Salad (Rm 33.92)

Shrimp and Mussel Linguine (Rm 56.90/ abbondanza)

For those with lighter appetites may go for their Salad, the Calamari Caesar Salad is an order that justifies the portion with the price. The fresh Lettuce was first lightly dressed with Caesar dressing and piled with a generous serving of Deep Fried Squid and Artichoke Hearts. The texture was crisp and refreshing while the Squid was dangerously addictive with a shattering crunch. For a more flavorful bite, we'd recommend a dip into Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise.

No Italian meal is complete without Pasta. The abbondanza serving of Shrimp and Mussel Linguine was gigantic and could easily feed more than 4 diners. The al-dentely cooked Linguine was expertly cooked and well-coated with the Tomato-based sauce; served with abundance Seafood choices. It was a contenting dish to be shared by few diners.

Grilled Barramundi with Pesto Sauce (RM 45.88)

Pizza Enorme (Rm 55.92/ abbondanza)

Italianies' Pizza Enorme is a Pizza extravaganza with 4 flavors- Beef Pepperoni, Garlic Cheese, Mushroom Seafood and Hawaiian Ham. While the portion was enormous, the crisp thin crust Pizza base was dangerously addictive. We had our share with a light dip of the spicy, pungent Mexican Tabasco Sauce. As for diners who want to step away from the traditional Italian classics, the Grilled Barramundi with Pesto Sauce may be a good alternative. The flaky yet firm fish was carefully cooked to pair with Pesto sauce, it was subtle with a refreshing vegetal flavor. Squeeze in the Lemon Juice for a more satisfying tang. 

Complimentary Bread and Balsamic- Olive Oil Dip

Additional Information:
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: Lot 1-31, Ground Floor,  Gurney Paragon Mall, 163 D-1-32, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.
Business Hour: 10 am to 11 pm. Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 228 9761


  1. Name sounds familiar. They have an outlet in KL?

  2. That sure looks like a filling meal.