Steven treated me a surprise dinner on new year. To avoid any disappointment on this super peak season, he made reservation earlier.
Hidden away in suburban Bangsar and on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Jalan Bangkung in Bukit Bandaraya, Leonardo’s may not be on your radar or be spotted from the street but is worth a visit for sure.
Leonardo’s takes its name from Leonardo da Vinci, the famous painter of Mona Lisa, and the
quintessential Renaissance Man, who was, in addition to being a painter, also an inventor,
engineer, architect, anatomist, mathematician, scientist and writer.
The central concept behind Leonardo’s goes beyond simply good food. Leonardo’s is inspired by
the spirit of the Renaisssance that Leonardo da Vinci epitomised, a spirit of intellectual
curiosity employed in an unrelenting, life-long quest for knowledge-a spirit which Leonardo’s
aims to foster by promoting a culture of thought and reason right here in Malaysia.
Leonardo’s is basically pork heaven! Open only for dinner, Leonardo’s has no problems in filling up its tables especially on weekends. The menu includes pork dishes, some seafood, other meats and some vegetarian options but diners come to Leonardo’s mainly to eat pork.
Cosy and romantic semi-casual restaurant and wine bar in a residential neighbourhood. The décor is very renaissance-like, as befits the name of the great inventor which the restaurant pays tribute to.
The dim lights and cosy environment made it a very suitable place for romantics, family and small gatherings. The backdrop of soothing music made the whole dining experience a pleasurable one.
The first floor is for dining and the second floor is a wine loft, with a large eclectic selection of worldwide brands, as such the wide variety of tastes available should make even the most finicky of connoisseur approve.
Parking is very convenient – a big bonus in KL.
Beside local, there are some Filipino waitresses here. They are professional and effective but not very friendly. I don’t meant they are rude, i just hope that they can put up a little bit smile on their face so that i will feel more comfortable. Overall, still ok.
Leonardo’s menu is an eclectic mix of dishes from around the world ~ from German pork schnitzels to Malaysian Bah Kut Teh to Italian Mamma Mia pizza. Their philosophy is: if it taste good, serve it!
Wide selection on the wine and champagne. Both me and Steven are non alcoholic, so we just glance through the list and finally just ordered soft drinks.
All the entrees are served with complimentary Soft & Fluffy in-house toasted bread with vinegar and olive oil.
We had Crispy Bacon Lollipops (RM18) to start with. Delicious stuffing of bacon and cheese filling, covered with bread crumbs then baked till melty and golden. Make sure you eat this while it’s still hot and the cheese is gooey. It is definitely a delicious explosion of porkie goodness!
Steven’s Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ Pork Ribs (RM49) was a truly delectable pork knuckle which was so well cooked it literally fell of the bone. The meat was tender and delicious while the crackling sumptuous. The dish was complemented by roasted potato & corn salsa.
For my main i had a Sirloin Tenderloin Steak (RM75). The steak arrived looking reasonably huge in portion. Served with roasted potatoes and veggies. Normally I am perfectly fine with medium-rare, but this was actually a bit too rare for me. Just don’t know why.
We were stuffed to the brim and i believe in women always have space for desserts! So for dessert we decided to share the Espresso Flaming Haagen Dazs (RM19).
This Espresso Flaming Haagen Dazs complemented with dollop of vanilla Haagen Dazs ice cream, and espresso syrup soaked in liqueur. The espresso tasted rich with a strong liqueur bitterness.
We’re in HEAVEN~~!!!
Leonardo’s Dining Room and Wine Loft
61-1 & 61-2, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-2096 2226
GPS Coordinates: 3.138096,101.66939
Business Hours: 5pm – 12 midnight (Daily)