Best Brunch Bangsar KL

Best Brunch Bangsar – Trattoria Dacristian

Best Brunch Bangsar – Trattoria Dacristian

Words: Christina Morgan
Photos: Peter Tan

Seeking a scrumptious, low-key, free-flow and affordable Sunday brunch? Seek no more; we have found it! Trattoria DaCristian in Bangsar offers a delectable bang for your buck with a bargain Italian set menu and bottomless wine and Aperol spritz for a small add-on. Set in a stylish, open-plan space with several covered outdoor seating options, Trattoria Dacristian conveys a sense of relaxed happiness while maintaining a lively and upbeat ambience. 

This family-owned establishment, run by Chef Christian Grandi and his wife Zaira, offers traditional Italian home-style fare in an unassuming and laid-back atmosphere. Service is swift and friendly, with top-ups of house-pouring red and white wine and Aperol Spritz provided before you even realise you’re empty!

Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur
Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur
Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur
Sunday Free-flow & Set Menu – Best Brunch Bangsar
Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur
Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur

Best Brunch Bangsar – Affordable Sunday Gathering

Settling in for Sunday Brunch (RM 88+ for food, RM 138+ for food and free-flow red and white wine and Aperol Spritz) on the patio, I was pleasantly surprised by the almost beachy vibe right in the heart of Bangsar (perhaps the Reggae music). I felt my stresses immediately melt away as I eagerly awaited the start of our free-flow brunch. And wait long, I did not have to! Our feast began arriving at the table as soon as the water glasses were filled. 

Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur
Free-flow Aperol Spritz
Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Free-flow Red & White Wine – Best Brunch Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

We started off with Tagliere di Salumi con Formaggi, a cold-cuts and cheese platter piled with wafer-thin slices of slightly spicy salami and ham paired with a selection of creamy cheeses accompanied by pillows of deep-fried bread nuggets dusted with sea salt. In addition to the bread was a lovely pesto dip, a spicy tomato chilli dip and a bowl of black and green olives.

Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur
Tagliere di Salumi con Formaggi

Next up was the unique Uova Estive, a juicy slice of perfectly salted ham sandwiched between a hard-boiled egg, garnished with rocket and fresh tomato. It was different and simple yet full of flavour, with the halved eggs acting as mini buns holding the sandwiched ingredients. 

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Uova Estive

The Parmigiana di Melanzane was our favourite dish of the day. This expertly and authentically prepared eggplant parmesan melts in your mouth, offering a savoury burst of tomato, rich eggplant, zesty cheese, and a slight crunch around the edges. Perfetto!

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Parmigiana di Melanzane

Next, a chicken dish, the Pollo Tonnato, arrived. This dish comprises thin slices of juicy grilled chicken generously doused with a light and creamy tuna sauce and garnished with a sprinkling of capers. Again, it is simple yet delicious. 

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Pollo Tonnato – Best Brunch Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

The fish course, Branzino al Forno, brought us an entire baked seabass with a fresh lemon caper sauce. The delicate, flaky fish offered a satiny, soft, light bite with a lovely, lemony finish. 

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Branzino al Forno

Of course, no Italian meal can be complete without meatballs! Polpette della Nonna was a juicy, slightly spicy, very generous pork meatball in a thick and hearty tomato sauce—traditional Italian at its best!

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Best Brunch Bangsar – Polpette della Nonna

Also served to the table was a trio of side dishes: lightly sauteed broccoli, hearty lentil stew and creamy mashed potatoes, perfect accompaniments for our main dishes. 

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Side Dishes

Just when I thought we had come to the end of our delectable Italian brunch experience, out comes a perfectly prepared Pizza dello Chef. Today’s pizza is generously topped with thinly shaved ham and plenty of mozzarella cheese. Baked to golden-brown perfection and fresh from the pizza oven, it is a tasty favourite to wrap up our very plentiful meal. 

Best Brunch Bangsar KL
Pizza dello Chef

Sunday Free-flow KL

Authentically amazing Italian Sunday brunch selections, free-flow wine, and Aperol Spritz are topped off with an unbeatable price, making this Sunday brunch one you cannot afford to miss. Currently running one Sunday a month, Chef Cristian will begin offering brunch on the second and fourth Sundays commencing in May. 

Reasons to visit Trattoria DaCristian for the best brunch in Bangsar, KL: Cosy indoor/outdoor casual dining experience; free-flow Sunday brunch serving generous portions for a value-for-money price; authentic and mouth-watering recipes – a wonderful and affordable way to spend your Sunday afternoon. 

Best Brunch in Bangsar – Trattoria Dacristian Italian Restaurant
14 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar
59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 17 596 8272
*Reservations are highly recommended.
** It can get quite warm in the outdoor patio area on hot sunny days, so we suggest booking a table in the interior area to stay cool.

Trattoria Dacristian Opening Hours
Daily: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday Brunch: The second and fourth Sundays start in May at 12 pm and continue until 3 pm.

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