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402 Lebuh Chulia | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 262 3178
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3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Limited choice

Been there 3 times, the food is nice, staff are very friendly. We took the Salvatone Pasta, so tasty but small portion & pricey. The Chicken Pot Pie is delicious. Overall was good but so limited choice on the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
erin2503
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Please note - location is no longer on Chulia Street. It is now on the corner of Lebuh Cannon and Lebuh Acheh. Stumbled upon this little gem by accident - and we are so glad we did. I'm always skeptical of ordering pizza overseas but one month of hawker stalls left us with a pizza craving! Ecco did not disappoint.... More 

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Thank HDFamilyTravelers
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small cafe, very relaxing. Small but delicious choice of pasta, pizza and world best brownies. Very very nice to hang around

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1 Thank AI1980
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moved near the intersection of Lebuh Cannon and Lebuh Ache. Very nice service and delicious pizza and pasta. Prices are in the 20s but I think it is well worth it. Didn't try the dessert but it looks great.

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1 Thank Jill H
Vernon, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went to check out this restaurant but could not find it so checked in with a local on Chulia St who said it had been boarded up for about 2 months. Went to Reggae Mansion instead and had a delicious Hawaiian pizza (fresh pineapple makes such a difference) and Spaghetti carbonara. If you feel like Italian check out this... More 

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Thank Tirinius
Singapore
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291 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Although the cafe owner claim that they handmade pasta & Pizza. We still feel that the taste here was really poor compare with other cafe you can find on the Penang island. Food choices was very limited and need a lots of improvement.

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Thank Jcyk
Penang Island, Malaysia
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Been there 3 times, the food is nice, staff are very friendly. We took the Salvatone Pasta, so tasty but small portion & pricey. The Chicken Pot Pie is delicious. Overall was good but so limited choice on the meal.

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1 Thank erin2503
Kristinehamn, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

the food here is good and feels genuine. the owner keeps the place simple and cozy. love the atmosphere too , relax. just that the traffic out on the main street is loud.

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Thank cosmicmateriel
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Drop your visit when you are in penang island . They serve Best handmade pasta ever ! Big portion and worth of value . Pesto focaccia & pasta with pesto sauce is a must ! Dine in classical interior & friendly service . For those vegetarian , try out their vegetables lagsania& they may custom made pasta without meat for... More 

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Thank chung neng k
North Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Just around the corner from our hotel we found this marvelous smakk café which serves simple pizzas and pasta but the love in the food was evident from the first bite. A very simple place but dont be put off by the mismatching chairs and table and the broken down pavements outside,

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Thank sandra j
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We loved the food here. Calzone was excellent and freshly prepared. Juices were good. Love the quaint, simple deco. To improve: service staff's grooming. The waitress came out in a tshirt that was wet (this gave an uncomfortable feeling). An apron would have helped. Will come back to try other dishes.

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1 Thank gypsybutterflies

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Lebuh Chulia | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: (04) 262 3178

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?