The words “pasta” and “comfort food” go hand in hand with each other. There is something about the simplicity and even the complexity of this popular Italian dish — the texture of the pasta (e.g. spaghetti, linguine), sauce and meat/seafood/vegetable combo. So, whether you love the classic bolognese and carbonara or something fusion, here are the 8 best pasta places to try in Ipoh, Perak listed in alphabetical order.
1) Breda Cafe
Walking into Breda Cafe gives you a homey feel with its mix of teal-painted walls. And when it comes to foods, the menu consists of hearty brunch options, meat & poultry dishes and of course, pasta. If you are here for the latter, they cover the likes of creamy Chicken Bacon or Spinach & Salmon carbonaras, both of which are served with linguine. Their Creamy Mushroom with Truffle comes highly recommended — they use fusilli that blend well with the nutty-like shimeji mushroom and the umami-rich truffle paste.
Address: 22, Jalan Medan Ipoh 9, Bandar Baru Medan 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
The signature fish and chips may have been the heart and soul of Fish and Chips By. Bareeseta. But their pasta varieties are no slouch either. Using only quality ingredients that go into their dishes, you will find choices like the spicy Bacon Mushroom Aglio Olio (bacon, crispy chilli & mushroom fricassee) and the classic Beef Ragu Bolognese. And if you love carbonaras, don’t miss their best-selling Streaky Bacon Carbonara — a great combo of al-dente pasta with crispy bacon, creamy carbonara sauce and luscious egg yolk.
Address: 26, Jln Medan Ipoh 1B, Medan Ipoh Bestari, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Konda Kondi Cafe serves reasonably priced dishes, offering chops to pasta dishes. They have pasta too, all cooked in different styles. This includes their popular Spaghetti Carbonara Beef Strip — glistening spaghetti drenched in creamy carbonara sauce and topped with succulent beef strips. If you are not into carbonara, they have other options such as the Spaghetti Bolognese with meatballs and the seafood-rich Spaghetti Aglio Olio.
Address: 183, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Just as the name suggests, Maiale’s speciality lies in its fusion mix of Japanese meets Italian dishes. They serve a la carte and a 2-course menu for lunch and a strictly 3-course menu if you come during dinnertime. For the latter, it’s best to reserve a table and pre-order your meals before 3 pm. One of their dishes includes pasta such as Sakura Pork Bacon Carbonara and Sakura Pork Bacon, Porcini & Fresh Tomato. Whatever type you choose, you’ll get freshly homemade pasta that complements the eclectic choice of quality ingredients.
Address: 5, Jalan Datuk Yeoh Cheng Lee, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
MichelangelO’s Pizzeria made its mark as Ipoh’s first authentic American-style wood-fired pizza. All of their pizzas are homemade and the same goes for their pasta varieties. Their bestseller? That would be Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon — a robust pasta dish made with rich cream, fresh eggs and other ingredients like smokey pork bacon and grated Parmesan cheese. They also offer tomato-style (e.g. Spaghetti and Meatballs) and Peruvian pasta (either with Miki Miki Chicken or meatless options).
Address: No. 40, Jln Medan Ipoh 1B, Medan Ipoh Bestari, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Morel Restaurant prides itself on homemade pasta, showcasing the chef’s Midas touch in combining different ingredients. Choices are varied from the seafood sweetness of Prawn Tortellini with fish consomme & fennel to the rich Boston Lobster Tail Pasta in spicy tomato sauce. No pasta would be complete without the classic red wine-infused Beef Bolognese and they serve them here using the curled reginette. Do check out their social media page to find out more about their curated menu.
Address: 77, Section B, Lot 3121S, Jalan Chung Thye Phin, 30250 Ipoh, Perak.
One of Patisserie Boutique’s menu options includes assorted pasta dishes. They don’t skimp on the ingredients here that are best described as “tasty” and ” delicious”. If you love seafood, some of their recommended ones include Scallop & Prawn Pasta and Crab & Prawn Rose Sauce Pasta. Or if you prefer something meatless, you can’t go wrong with the Mushroom Pesto.
Address: 103, Jalan Sultan Yusuff, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Tasty, indeed. And at Tasty Theory Cafe, all of their Western dishes are made to suit the local taste buds. Pasta lovers should check out their best-selling Creamy Carbonara Grilled Chicken. It’s rich and creamy as it should be with the carbonara sauce coated in every strand of the spaghetti. Coupled with grilled chicken, it’s a fulfilling meal worth ordering here. Not to mention it’s reasonably priced too.
Address: Lot 28, Jalan Meru Bistari A9, Bandar Meru Raya, 31200 Ipoh, Perak.