Bar Italia is an alcoholic’s dream.   Imagine waking up at 7.00 in the morning and heading out to Bar Italia for not only some eggs and toast, but your daily tipple too.


For the non-alcoholics, or for the morning after, there is a selection of coffee from the fine Faema coffee machine.


Bar Italia is Paolo Guiati’s latest venture – a restaurant, gelateria and bar thrown into three floors encapsulating spiral stairways, clean geometrical lines and down-to-earth, modern furnishings.


Dining tables occupy the first two floors while the open-air rooftop is undoubtedly the popular choice among drinkers and revellers.

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We were there for breakfast last Sunday.  He wanted his usual “big breakfast” while I wanted something less filling.   His breakfast was attractively multi-dimensional in appearance.  There was muesli with fresh fruits, berries and honey and fried eggs done exactly like how he wanted it, a little runny and a little firm.   Smoked salmon on the side with bread and salad.  All very lovely for RM32.

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My breakfast.

Toasted bread bresaola and fontina with rucola (RM26).  Two slices of toasted wholemeal bread sandwiching several slices of bresaola with a handful of rocket thrown in and ummm….did the menu say fontina?   The cheese was barely there.  To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement.   The combination was dry, the rocket looked like it was wilting and where was the damn cheese?


I’m a forgiving person, though.  I’ll go back to try the rest of the menu.


Sean‘s blog shows some pretty rustic looking dishes that I’d like to try, and I’d love to have a drink at the rooftop.  This is the place to hang out with friends and to enjoy a wine or two while watching the sun set.



Bar Italia

29, Jalan Berangan

50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-21444499

Open daily, 7.00am till late, except Mondays 5.00pm till late.

Located parallel to Changkat Bukit Bintang, behind the main restaurant thoroughfare.