If you are looking for freshly baked pizza and tasty pasta, head over to Ecco Cafe. This cafe located in an old shop house in Penang has very simple and basic furnishings. It is located in Chulia Street and hence it is no surprise to see many tourists patronizing this cafe.
We were told that most of the food is made from scratch including the pizza dough, noodles and the bread. We opt for two thin crust pizzas to share among us … the Fungi Pizza with sliced tomatoes, mushroom and basil (RM16) and the Louisiana Pizza with salami, onion, tomato, olives, fresh chili and basil (RM17). We liked the thinness of the crust which is a bit crisp at the edges.
A plate of Salvatone Pasta comes with rings of salami, olives, mushrooms, onions and basil (RM15) and it is a good size portion for us to share.
My son is enjoying himself all right…
Calzone – turnover pizza dough stuffed with turkey ham, tomato, basil, capsicum, onion, tomato sauce and cheese (RM18). The calzone is baked till golden brown and served piping hot.
Chicken Pot Pie with fillings of chicken cubes, peas, carrots, potatoes in a creamy sauce and baked with a pie-crust. It comes with a side salad and two bread sticks (RM16). It is a delicious pie.
All of us had the freshly ground coffee which was served in a plunger (RM10), complementing the delightful dessert, Crème Burlee (RM10). This is an egg custard pudding topped with a layer of hard caramel. The waiter heated up the top layer of brown sugar until golden brown with a blowtorch, much to our amazement.
All of us enjoyed the food and were stuffed in the end. If you love pizza and pasta and don’t mind dining in a bit cramp place, do drop by 402, Chulia Street. It is just a couple of shops up from the junction of Cintra Street. It is open daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm except Sunday. Tel. no. 04 -2623178
On the slightly downside, it could be a bit noisy due to the heavy traffic on this busy street. Click here for the Map Location.