Foodies, be prepared to get pasta coma as we’re diving into pastas today. YES you can tell it’s one of editor’s favourite food, so much passion into writing this. Be it carbonara, bolognese, fettuccine or angel hair, everyone has their style for pasta. It’s no secret that almost EVERY cafe sells pasta, but finding a good one is no easy job. Lucky for you, editor has tried out tonnes of places, and therefore present to you, 10 Best Pasta in Penang.
10 Best Pasta in Penang You NEED to Try Now:
We crawled the town and featured 10 of our favourite pasta in Penang. Read on, I know you’re hungry already! If you like today’s blog, please share with your friends!
Previously known as Cozy in The Rocket, they have revamp and relocated to King Street. For ultimate pasta experience, look no further than Jaloux, known to serve one of the best pasta in Penang. From the preparation, you know they pour a lot of passion and cook with heart. Every pasta is made from scratch so please be a little more patient. Besides pastas, we heard their risotto and desserts are a thumbs up as well.
Address: 24, King Street, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday&Wednesday)
#2 Soul cafe
This is also one of editor’s favorite. If you’re that kind of person who prefers a wide array of choices, Soul cafe would be your perfect choice. They serve a variety of pastas and unlike those traditional flavors, it’s fusion pastas. Our recommendation? Carbonara of course, strong, creamy with an egg yolk nestled in the middle. Their aglio olio is also Penang Foodie approved. Soul cafe is definitely one of the places that serves great pasta in Penang.
Address: 12, Jalan Kek Chuan, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)
#3 The Book Sandwich Cafe
This cafe is no stranger to locals when it comes to lobster sandwich, they’re simply one of the best. With other mains being so outstanding, there’s one thing people often overlook. It’s the carbonara, and it’s no ordinary. Have you seen carbonara served with caramalised pork belly? No joke the combination is odd, but also the bomb. You’ll find yourself finishing the whole plate on your own, no chance of “one bite” nor sharing.
Address: 205 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
#4 Macallum Connoisseurs
First timers might miss this coming down from the highway due to the location, but Macallum could be one of the most spacious in Penang. It’s a place to get your daily meal fixed as they serve everything, from breakfast to desserts. So what is there to shout about? Their pastas of course, particularly carbonara (yes again). Unlike any other carbonara, this has an expensive touch to it— truffle. The combination is heavenly, truffle adds so much flavor to it, not overpowering but compliments the carbonara. Their other pastas are worth trying as well. Want some of everything but also great pasta in Penang? Macallum Connoisseurs.
Address: 1 Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
Read Also: Top 10 Events Happening in June Penang 2018
#5 Il Bacaro
Housed in Campbell House, many might miss this place out due to their small signage and blinds covering it. Nevertheless, if you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine, don’t miss out Il Bacaro. Their pastas are pretty authentic and traditional. You can find ravioli and gnocchi here, also your favourite classics. Look out for “Chef’s Special,” they’re unique dishes and will surprise your taste buds. If you want some traditional pasta in Penang, be sure to check this place out.
Address: 106 Campbell Street, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
#6 HH+ by Haven Harbour
If you’re a follower of Penang Foodie, you might just know we did a video on this cafe. Let’s be honest, you could taste quality from their food. Despite limited items on the menu, we want to share with you their mushroom alfredo. It’s vegetarian, and editor is not a fan of mushroom. She still loves it because of the balanced flavor, strong yet not too filling and the portion is just right. Their other items are real delicious as well.
Address: 102-K-1,New World Park, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p..-11 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
#7 Via Pre
Via Pre is another Italian restaurant to get your Italian cravings fixed. It’s an authentic Italian restaurant loved by both local and tourist. If you want to experience traditional and authentic pasta in Penang, head to Via Pre. Their service and meal will not disappoint you. All the ingredients go well together and for some Italians, Via Pre is a home out of home.
Address: 20, Lebuh Penang, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
The very hyped cafe thanks to their carbonara, DCOVA serves some great pasta in Penang. Located in Bishop Street, pastas lovers are no stranger to this place. Besides carbonara, pesto and squid ink pastas are equally great and are loved by many. Be sure to pair your pasta with a cup of coffee, best of both world.
Address: Logan Heritage No. 4 Lebuh Bishop, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
#9 Barista Cafe and Casa De Pizzeria
Barista cafe has a rustic charm to it and not many appreciate that. They’re highly rated for their pastas and pizzas. With that said, they’re Italian cuisines, but more inclined towards home-cooked style. Most of their pastas are in red sauce, if you’re a big fan of it, lucky you. Your meal is not complete in Pizzeria without trying their pizzas because that’s what they’re best at, making great pizzas.
Address: 133 Jalan Masjid, Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
#10 Pasta Togo by Qid Brand Venture
Sure Pasta Togo might not serve the best pasta in Penang nor it is authentic, but for a mere RM10 you get pretty decent pastas, and we would go back for more. Nothing fancy used, as the name suggests, simple cuisine. Through the preparation, you find passion and the meal is really hearty. They offer classic pastas like carbonara, bolognese and aglio olio. What’s best? They offer delivery services as well, but only to certain areas of Penang and it’s HALAL.
Address: 349Q, Hilir Pemancar, Taman Brown, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang. (During Ramadan)
Operating Hour: 4 p.m.-7:15 p.m. (During Ramadan)
Order: 0123067506 (Whatsapp)
Alright we have come to the end of today’s blog. Before you leave, come join our New Private Community Group! Feel free to ask questions, share your love for food, and explore the Penang community! We will also regularly post about casual promos and latest findings. Click on the image below and hunt good food with us today! Ciao!
Read also: Top 25 Best Food in Penang