Italian delights for everyone in the family at Aposto


Aposto, nestled in the bustling neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur, is a gem for those seeking a high quality dining experience. When it opened in 2022 to rave reviews, it was near impossible to get a table. Nowadays it’s a little easier so to celebrate my foodie daughters 15th birthday we decided to revisit.

The location, while central, can be a bit tricky for parking, so plan accordingly. From the outside it looks unassuming but inside it is stylish and cosy. The central focal point is the open kitchen that provides a theatrical dining experience that is as visually stimulating as it is delicious.


Tutto Posto

The mastermind behind Aposto is Chef Patron Chu Wei Sin, a culinary stalwart with nearly 20 years of experience. Chef Chu has built a formidable reputation in Malaysia’s culinary scene. His diverse training in different cuisines culminates in Aposto’s modern Italian fare with a twist, aligning with the restaurant’s name, derived from the Italian phrase Tutto Posto, meaning “everything’s good.”

Aposto’s mission is simple yet profound: to provide a delicious dining experience. Chef Chu’s devotion to flavours and detail shines through in his artisanal cooking, using carefully curated fresh, premium, and imported ingredients that infuse traditional Italian dishes with modern culinary techniques.

Let’s dig in

Personally, we think that the best seats in the restaurant are undoubtedly at the counter, where diners can observe the enthusiastic young team meticulously preparing each dish and that’s where we positioned ourselves. Our culinary journey began with one of the favourites on the menu – the Saba On Toast. This dish reimagines bruschetta with crispy ciabatta, flaky grilled mackerel and gremolata, creating a dish that balances savoury, zesty, sweet, and salty flavours.

We also shared  the classic Burrata with Figs and Ice Plant Salad which was equally delightful, with its creamy texture and refreshing flavour of the spiced passion fruit vinaigrette.

Next, we delved into the handmade pasta dishes. The 18-hour Red Wine Braised Duck Tagliatelle and Pumpkin Agnolotti were definitely highlights. The duck tagliatelle, featuring a rich duck ragu with chestnuts, was silky smooth with a perfect chew. My daughter opted for Pumpkin Agnolotti, rich with butter fried cashews and brown butter sauce. Even for someone not fond of pumpkin, this dish was superb. Indulgent but so satisfying.

For my main course, I chose the Australian Barramundi, which came with a refreshing fennel and pea salad.

My top recommendation for this restaurant is don’t miss the desserts! The Tiramisu and Honey Panna Cotta are standout dishes. This time they didn’t have the Panna Cotta so we ended our meal with the Berry Bliss – an exquisite combination of strawberry sorbet, raspberry mousse, whipped feta, and beetroot meringue, making it the perfect finale to our meal.

Berry bliss at Aposto
Berry Bliss

There is a sharing menu at Aposto which embodies the restaurant’s ethos of fostering human connection through food. The chef has crafted a selection of dishes designed to be shared, a testament to his belief that food is not just sustenance but a powerful catalyst for bringing people together.

In conclusion, our experience was really good. Chef Chu’s deep understanding and respect for Italian cuisine allow him to create innovative and delicious dishes. Its not cheap, but we thought it was worth it. The wine list is respectable, and there is enough non-alcoholic concoctions to cater to everyone.

The service is impeccable – friendly and professional.

While the pastas are undoubtedly the highlights, the entire menu is impressive and it changes every 6 months. So, gather some friends, make a reservation, indulge, and you can thank me later.

Another one of the team’s favourite Italian is La Risata!

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