La Risata 20th Anniversary @ Ampang Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, January 28, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

This was my first visit to La Risata @ Ampang and glad that they invited me to join their 20th anniversary celebration.

LaRisata, meaning “the laughter” are two jovial trattorias tucked away in the suburban areas of Ampang & Damansara. LaRisata Ampang opened its door in November 1996, followed by LaRisata Damansara 3 years later. From the "humble tomato" beginnings in two small shop lots of 60 seats each LaRisata has grown to accommodate up to 260 seats in total. Cosy neighbourhood restaurants with unassuming decor and a smart  casual dining concept inspired by the food, wine, culture and warmth of Italy; they have delighted  many diners throughout  the years from all around.

Well known for a good variety of Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin & crispy pizzas to pastas  and main dishes that exudes the very essence of Italian dining – rustic, hearty and good- and washed down with a glass or two of wine. The menu sees periodical changes but always remains true to Italian cuisine.
This year LaRisata celebrates 20 years of serving great Italian food to Kuala Lumpur. Today marks the beginning of a year long celebration with a string of monthly events and promotions through to December 2016.

20 Jan
Anniversary Party Time
20 Feb
Chinese New Year RM20 cash angpow give away
20 Mar
Kid's pizza making day-kids make their own pizza for RM20 (All proceeds to charity)
20 Apr
Free beer day-one free beer for every pizza ordered
20 May
Fundraising day (All proceeds to charity)
20 Jun
Drink-all-you-can wine for RM20
20 Jul
Hari Raya RM20 cash duit Raya give away
20 Aug
Pizza eating competition
20 Sep
All pastas at RM20 each
20 Oct
Children's party
20 Nov
Free cake day
20 Dec
Eat-all-you-can buffet for RM20
Spotted my face there..such a sweet moments

In the ever competitive food and beverage industry, LaRisata is very proud to still be around after 20 years and still be able to remain one of the best Italian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur; evidenced by the recent winning of the TimeOut KL Food Awards 2015 in the Best Italian category. It is with the great support of customers and the dedicated efforts of the team that they have been able to do so. LaRisata looks forward to another 20 years ahead.

Huge Pizza!

Flashback memories of 20th years since the restaurant first established. Agree with some of the regular customers which they interviewed. The pizza is delicious!!
Inspiring speech from La Risata restaurant owners
Speech from SUKA Society representative
In appreciation of the continuous support from the community, LaRisata hosted a 20th anniversary “kick off” party on the 20th January for all their long time and regular customers. Guests were treated to a sumptuous Italian buffet spread from different regions in Italy. The buffet lines were also decorated with 3 dimensional monuments of said regions or towns.

We have fun taking a short tour of Italy while enjoying the sumptuous food

Awesome buffet dinner!

One of the lime lights of the evening was the gigantic pizza cake. A sponge cake covered with marzipan and toppings made from jellies. Also Mr Tan Chee Shen (tenor) serenaded everyone with a solo performance of a classic Italian number “O Sole Mio” to everyone surprise!

LaRisata will also be raising funds throughout the year through its activities to support the Children's organizations - SUKA Society or Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia ( ) and Shelter Home for Children (

Fun event and most happy moments when hubby won the food voucher from Bijan worth RM 100! La Risata means Laughter!!

La Risata
16 Pesiaran Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 603 4252 6269 

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