Thursday, November 29, 2007

Piccolo Mondo @ Mid Valley Megamall

Two days ago, I raved over Sushi Zanmai for its good and affordable food but not for today, it's totally da opposite side. We were at Mid Valley one Saturday afternoon to watch Beowulf. That happened bout 2 weeks ago I think and since we were craving for Italian food, we decided to hop by Piccolo Mondo for lunch. You must be wondering why Piccolo Mondo since there are many worth-trying Cafes and Restaurants at Mid Valley, furthermore we could just walk over to The Gardens and scout for a better eatery but why, why we ended up in Piccolo Mondo? Simple reasons; we were about 1 hour away to catch our show (Beowulf is not a cool movie, very disappointed!), we were craving for Italian food and Piccolo Mondo is da nearest spot. Located right beside Madam Kwan's, da place was barely empty when we arrived, there was only one table occupied out of many tables. We were shocked cause it was lunch time and when other eateries were jam-packed with diners, just not Piccolo Mondo. Anyways, we thought no harm to try their food since we had never.

Both of us wanted something hot to warm up our tummy but we didn't want creamy soup hence we went for a bowl of Minestrone. Priced at RM 14, well..... bad, supa dupa oily! You can actually see from da above picture, there was one thick layer of oil, what? as topping? It's really bad. I thought Minestrone soup supposed to have varieties of beans and veges but turned out more like a Tomato Soup :(

For mains, we shared a plate of Paella. Priced at RM 49, it's written in da menu that da portion is for two persons and when it was served to us, my eyes almost popped out! Such a small serving okay, I could easily finish da whole plate of Rice! Though da Paella tastes good but da texture of da Saffron Rice were rather hard and not smooth and paying RM 49 for such a small portion isn't worthy at all! Darn, we felt so cheated! :(

We got to pay RM 75+ (including tax) for da above items and yet we were not full!!!! It was horrible, we left Piccolo Mondo disappointedly and because we were still feeling hungry, we got to fork out another RM10 at Mcdonalds to feed our tummy! Such an expensive lunch.... and da answer is no, no, no, no! We will never ever step in to Piccolo Mondo again! Boo hoo....

25 comments:

Kenny said...

No wonder its empty even lunch time.. haha.. yea, the movie sux, its actaully a CG movie.. i tot only the A.Jolin is anime, who know the whole movie were too..

~Christine~Leng said...

oh my.. such a small portion of rice! pricey as well.. :(

tankiasu said...

Wah, so mega overpriced. Booohhh to Piccolo!!

KampungboyCitygal said...

oouchh too bad..sometimes its really frustrating that we pay a high price for lousy food

Precious Pea said...

It's always empty when i walk pass this place but i heard it used to be good.

Cutie said...

There was one time I wanted to try this place... But luckily we didn't. I somehow have the feeling that the food is crappy. Anyway, dun feel bad... It's a good thing, u discover a new place not to go to. Hehe...

Big Boys Oven said...

when I saw the first picture, I though you getting married...lol, kekekek, anyway food looks right!

ekeng said...

wahhh...it's pricey la..Better have lunch at Dragon i...Boooooohh to Piccolo !!

MeiyeN said...

kenny, i didn't even know that it's actually an animated movie until da show started! :| you should watch the kingdom, darn good!

christine, yeah.. definitely not enough for 2 paxs!!!! :(

tankiasu, now i know why da place was empty when we were there.. must be people had bad experiences!

citygal, it's very pathetic! :(

preciouspea, yah... and we braved ourselves inside to find that everything here over-priced and not good!

cutie, yeaps... first and da last time!

bigboysoven, haha.. not so soon! food looks nice but better don't judge da book by its cover :)

ekeng, awwww i miss their "la mien"! :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

piccolo mondo used to be those few italian joints that were available in town...btw, doesnt paella come in a pan? something's wrong with this place!

sc said...

been years since i've been to a picollo mondo branch..didnt know it's so bad now, and pricey too!

ai wei said...

veen there once and the service was terrible!!! their tiramisu tasted not really nice too :(

yammylicious said...

i can finish up the portion of rice too =( awww wont visit thr!!

MeiyeN said...

nic, yeaps... should be served in pan! da best paella still comes from la bodega :)

sc, so sad right...

aiwei, thank god we didn't order their dessert! :|

yammylicious, so small portion right? hmmm.. :(

Kenny said...

TheKingdom? Watch already, win passes frm cinema on9, hehe^^
yea, damn nice!!

wenching & esiong said...

Hmm... Is it really that bad? I've been there once and I think it was quite ok. But still, haha, not revising coz there're many other choices out there.

MeiyeN said...

kenny, oh..... it's quite a "ganas" movie right? but...i love it, so much of da truth! :p

wenching&esiong, yeah.. it's that bad! :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i kena b4 long long ago..looks like there are the same old..not worth the money kind..

ling239 said...

if i dun read carefully i would have thought that u had a bowl of curry oil... @_@

Lovely Malaysia Food said...

Hello mei yen, I really love reading your blog. All the place that you eat at are so interesting! I hope you don't mind, but I tag you for a meme!

Jackson said...

sad to hear that.... i remembered i try their pizza last time and it was not bad..may b standard drops

MeiyeN said...

joe, oh no.. you had a bad experience over here too!!! that's really sad... wonder how long more they can survive hmm..

ling239, oh my goodness... a bowl of curry oil! see.... really sad case! :(

lovelymalaysiafood, thanks for dropping by and am glad to know that you enjoy ready my blog :) shall do da meme soon..

jackson, really? well, no matter how good their pizza, we would not want to risk ourselves here anymore :p

Imbi & Itchy said...

i had an aweful experience too, and had vowed never to return again.

Honey Star said...

Thank goodness I read your review, I walk pass it that day and wanted to try it out but had fast food instead. haha luckily wei!

Bernsy said...

whoa awful looking paella..... luckily for me, I will never ever get to try picolo mondo.. hahahaha...thanks to everyone for condemning the place. Thats the dangerous part about being a flogger, u tend to run into places like this...