I was in Italy the other night, well, sort of. Thanks to Pizza Hut for the exclusive party to an Italian feast to try their latest menu, ‘Taste of Italy’. The Pavilion outlet was transformed into a mini Italy with table settings highlighting the 3 colours of Italy flag, green, white and red; beautiful opera playing in the background (eg: O’Sole Mio), and aromatic Italian herbs in the air.
With the tagline, “Enjoy Italy One Bite At A Time”, Pizza Hut’s Taste of Italy focuses on great tasting, Italian-inspired, quality dishes which are not just made with passion, but also with heart, just like the Italians do.
The Taste of Italy introduces the flatbread pizza in three styles to choose from (Florentine Chicken Pizza, Romano Chicken Pizza and Tuscan Beef Pizza), two pastas (Garlic Cream Fettuccine and Pesto Chicken Spaghetti) and appetizers namely the scrumptious Italiano Bruschetta and tasty Mama Mia Meatballs.
Mama Mia Meatballs @ RM12.90 (Ala Carte) | RM11.90 (Add-on)
Kick start our meal with the appetizers of Mama Mia Meatballs. It looks like lasagna but it’s actually chicken meatballs topped with olive tapenade and covered with napoli sauce, Signature 3-Blend Italian Cheese, cherry tomatoes and chopped parsley. Each meatball is a mouthful. So, no talking with your mouth full.
Italiano Bruschetta @ RM3.90 (Ala Carte) | RM3.00 (Add-on)
Instead of ordering the garlic bread, why not try the Italiano Bruschetta. The cheesy garlic bread comes with twin sauce of tangy tomato sauce and pesto sauce and served with tomato salsa.
Florentine Chicken Pizza @ RM24.90
For chicken lovers, try the Florentine Chicken Pizza and Romano Chicken Pizza. If you’re a fan of olives, I suggest you go for the Florentine Chicken Pizza. Each slice comes with a chunk of olive tapenade. As for the Romano Chicken Pizza, it has chicken roll florets.
Tuscan Beef Pizza @ RM24.90
The Tuscan Beef Pizza comes with a satisfying toppings of Signature 3-Blend Italian Cheese, beef pepperoni, marinated beef steak, cherry tomatoes and tomato pizza sauce.
Add-on a pasta to make your meal more fulfilling. There are 2 pasta to choose from the Taste of Italy menu; Pesto Chicken and Garlic Cream. Between the two, I prefer the Pesto Chicken.
Pesto Chicken Spaghetti @ RM14.90 (A’la Carte)|RM13.90 (Add-on)
Pesto sauce spaghetti served with tender chicken, cherry tomatoes, roasted onions, chopped garlic, red capsicum, chili flakes and chopped parsley. The red capsicum was perfectly done. This is a more preferred pasta than the Garlic Cream one.
Garlic Cream Fettuccine @ RM14.90 (A’la Carte)|RM13.90 (Add-on)
Creamy fettuccine served with tender chicken, roast garlic, spinach and pumpkin. Best eaten with lemon juice sprinkled over them. It was rather bland for my liking as the cream tasted mild. A richer and creamier cream sauce would perfected this. #justmytwocents
For the price of RM32.90 (save RM15.20), two persons can the Signature Course which features one pizza, one pasta, and one Italiano Bruschetta from the Taste of Italy range as well as two glasses of Pepsi. Other courses such as The Ultimate Course features two pizzas, one pasta, and one Mamma Mia Meatballs from the Taste of Italy range along with one pitcher of Pepsi all for the price of RM59.90 (save RM26.50) which feeds 4 persons.
For Take-Away and Delivery, Pizza Hut offers the Big Italia Box, which includes one pizza, one pasta, eight pieces of Italiano Bruschetta, and four pieces of New Orleans drummettes from the Taste of Italy range as well as two soups-of-the-day for an affordable price of RM49.90 (save RM13.17). The Taste of Italy Pair Deals offers two regular size pizzas (one pizza from the Taste of Italy range plus one Family favourites Traditional pizza) for the price of RM34.90 (save RM11.80). I suggest that you order online to enjoy greater discounts!
The Pizza Hut Taste of Italy promotion is now available at all Pizza Hut restaurants in the country for dine-in, delivery and take-away starting from 17 April 2014. For more information, log on to Pizza Hut’s Facebook or follow their Instagram (@pizzahutmalaysia) to find out more about their scrumptious Italian meals.