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402 Lebuh Chulia | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 262 3178
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Ranked #29 of 471 Restaurants in George Town
Hours:
Tue - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

a lovey find. At first we thought it was a bit backpakery for us but we had been recommended by other guests at our hotel and glad we stayed as the pasta and pizza were delicious and very caringly made

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went here based on the reviews on tripadvisor and it was great. We had the pizza and we loved it. They have their own way of making pizza and it is a good way! The crust was super crunchy and the pizza was really tasteful. The only downside was the size of the pizza since it is a bit... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We ate at Ecco three times in our 6 night stay in Georgetown. Probably would have been more but we only discovered it halfway through our trip. Everything we had was delicious, but the Ecco pizza was phenomenal. Home made pizza dough that was light and crispy, honestly one of the best pizzas we've had outside Italy, and by far... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This restaurant, located in Penang's backpack central area, feels like a throwback to the 50's. The tables, chairs, and décor all harken back to a time when Penang was more laid back and slower. The owner, Law Soo Hock, has run it for the last 10 years, and takes great pains to create and serve original foods and beverages. He... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited Ecco after passing it several times on Lebuh Chulia, and then heading to Tripadvisor to check out the reviews. A small and unassuming restaurant (you'd likely walk straight past it if you weren't proactively seeking it out), we visited on a Wednesday night (closed Mondays). The restaurant has about 6 or 7 tables and specialises in Italian food... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ordered their Lassi, Pesto Pasta, Chicken Pot Pie, mint tea (in a teapot) and their pizzas and loved them so much.

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Tanah Rata
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice old fashioned setting in a heritage building in Chulia street. the owner Jeff is passionate about his food and u can taste that. Any dish can be made into a vegetarian option as well. Jeff is so passionate that he grows his own herbs to make sure they r organic His pastas r absolutely amazing. Whenever we r in... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We found the Ecco by chance on a walk around Georgetown. When we looked in we were greeted by the chef who was really friendly and spoke good English. We were hesitant to eat Italian food in Asia (after having been in Phuket for 3 weeks - and the Italian food there is somewhat ordinary!!) but decided to give it... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very charming little restaurant. According to a friend, they handmade their own pasta. So, as a pasta freak, i wanted to try it. But, it wasn't exactly pasta. It tasted exactly like "pan mee" (chinese flat noodles) with cream sauce. Anyway, yoghurt lassi was good. If you are not such a discriminating pasta fan, you would say is a damn... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While Penang can be considered a food city, it is very easy to have a bad meal here, especially Western food. This restaurant is on one of the main tourist strips and is rather plain-looking, we sought it out after reading the reviews here. The music (simple, good jazz) and how plain the place is completely works for what they... More 

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Additional Information about Ecco

Address: 402 Lebuh Chulia | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Phone Number: (04) 262 3178
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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