I still remember my first visit to Baci Italian Café (in Citta Mall) was for a casual meeting session. Cozy ambiance, though the chocolate drink that I've ordered wasn't my favorite and the pizza was alright. I guess I enjoyed my company more than my drink for the night.
When I was informed and invited to try out their newly revamped menu, I thought why not give it a try, and boy, that was one of the best dinner meals I've had ever! When Baci is first conceived, the starting point was to re-create an authentically Italian, serving quality Italian coffee and fresh, cafe style food in a neighborhood setting inspired by the European coffee culture where people relax, share and enjoy each other's company.
I ordered myself the refreshing Mango Cooler (RM10.90) and being a coffee person, Eric ordered a cup of Flat White (RM8.90) which turned out much better compare to the cuppa he had last time here. Baci offers various coffees and chocolate drinks in the menu, there's one interesting one called Cappugiro (RM9.90) with a foamy texture, coffee mousse resting on a bed of liquid milk.
If you wish to enjoy a rather light meal for your brunch or dinner, you can always opt for the sandwich selection in the menu. We had this Spicy Chicken Sandwich (RM16.90) that comes in pretty huge portion! You'd enjoy the grilled slices of chicken breast marinated with Baci special spiced sauce with hints of cumin, spicy sauce and chili flakes served with fresh romaine, tomato slices and onions in between homemade ciabatta spread with wholegrain mustard mayo.
I love pasta! I mean, who doesn't? If you ever come to Baci and craving for a good pasta, please get yourself this plate of Smoked Duck & Shiitake Spaghetti (RM19.90)! It comes with a generous serving of smoked duck breast, sautéed cherry tomatoes, spinach and fresh shiitake mushrooms. It is a little bit spicy but I truly love the hint of sourish that somehow tantalize the tastebud in such awesome way! And yes, the pasta served with a slice of toasted garlic bread to complete the true Italian experience.
I am not really a pie person. However, the hearty Chicken & Mushroom Pie (RM18.90) in Baci's new menu certainly another must-ordered items! It certainly looks different from the ordinary pie as it serves with a puff pastry atop a pot of rich and creamy sauce that is 2-hour of slow-cooked goodness. Poke the puff pastry and scoop into the savory thick broth of leek, chicken breast, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and green peas with a dash of Italian herbs, delicious!
Oh hey, beef lovers! I mean, oxtail soup lovers! Try out this pot of Baci's classic - Oxtail Stew (RM23.90) whenever you can as it is limited to only 6 pots a day. This is such a hearty and comfort meal that meant for sharing. With 6-hour cooking time featuring carrots, celery and juicy oxtail slowed cooked in flavorful beef stock served with warm garlic mashed potatoes and a slice of toasted Tuscan bread. The meat was very tender and we're absolutely in love with this pot of Oxtail Stew!
There's always something for everyone. Pizza lovers get to enjoy various types of pizza selection from the menu too! We had the Bolognese Pizza (RM20.90), the 9" hand tossed thin crust base topped with deliciously rich beef bolognese, fresh cubes of capsicum and arugula on a bed of melted mozzarella cheese.
In conjunction with the Yuletide, Baci Italian Café, is launching a special Christmas campaign to fund a buffet spread for the underprivileged children of Ti Ratana Welfare Society at their outlet in Citta Mall, Ara Damansara.
From 1st till 30th November, patrons will be encouraged to contribute a minimum of RM10 that goes towards organizing a Christmas buffet cum party on Sunday, 7th December 2014 for the children of Ti Ratana Society.
Baci Italian Café
Lot G47, Ground Floor, Citta Mall,
No.1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel No: +603 - 7831 8051