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402 Lebuh Chulia | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 262 3178
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Ranked #35 of 459 Restaurants in George Town
Hours:
Tue - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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  • Italian first
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Paksong, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Second visit to Ecco and we did not like it as much as the first time. The food was okay, but not really special. Staff very friendly, but hard to get their attention. Nice, but not again.

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England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I found this little place quite by accident. It has a simple menu of home made pizza and pasta, a few chicken dishes and then drinks. The pizza was one of the best I have ever eaten with a lovely base and great cheese. Considering it was all homemade, I thought it was great value for money - 18 ringets... 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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