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Ecco

402 Lebuh Chulia | Chinatown, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 262 3178
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Ranked #62 of 411 restaurants in Georgetown
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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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Georgetown, Malaysia
2 reviews
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Zulte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We enjoyed the food. Kids tried the Pizza which is one of the best I had in times. Bit more expensive than what you are paying in many other restaurants in Malaysia but it was worth the money. Friendly staff and good food.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great pizza here, pasta looks good - quaint little cafe right by the intersection of Chilia and Cintra

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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The pizza at this place is very good (and not only for a Malayan Pizza! If the restaurant was in Europe I would eat there very often). Its not so cheap as you would think, but the quality is worth it. The lassi is also very good.

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Turin, Italy
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5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

its really incredible u can find out homemade good pasta in malaysia. excellent pasta like my mum :)i dont eat ussually italian pasta abroad , then i was alone and reading about this restaurant . it was good choiche , i ate excellent pasta with pesto

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Singapore
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Ecco is a small pizza/pasta parlour in the heart of Penang's George Town which provides excellent eponymous fare at very reasonable prices for those who need a break from the plethora of other culinary delights that Penang offers. It is open between 3 and 10 pm, closed on Mondays, and is located on Jalan Chulia. Long may it last.

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