Nachos and more @ Dave's Pizza, Pasta, Vino, 1 (One) Utama, Bandar Utama

>> Jan 13, 2010

A couple of years back, Tiffanie actually introduced me to this place. She told me that this place has the best nachos that she knew off (which so far has been quite true). Dave's is located inside One Utama, in between the old wing and the new wing (2 doors from Canton-i), on the same floor as TGIF.

Dave's Cafe

Dave is a non-halal restaurant that serves some porky goodness (baby back ribs, pork knuckles, pork belly etc). Best of all, they use pork bacon, ham and salamis on their pizzas. One of the rare places in Malaysia that you can actually find not too bad pork dishes.

Anyway, this time round, I wasn't craving for pork, and as it was a weekday, Dave's has a 50% discount on ordinary pastas. Thus, we went for the carbs instead. However, I have tried their pork dishes and I have to say their baby back ribs and pork knuckles were just average (but could be worth eating).

Our total order was 3 Cookie and Cream milkshakes (RM10 each), a Chocolate Banana milkshake (RM10), a plate of beef nachos (RM22), Caesar Salad (RM19), Salmon and Spinach Pasta (RM38) and Meatballs and Mushroom Pasta (RM28).

Some of the pasta dishes had a 50% off to them for lunch on weekdays. Anyway, lets get down to the food.

Cookie n Cream (left) & Chocolate Banana (right) Milkshake

Well, milkshakes are just milkshakes. The milkshakes here was off the correct texture and not too diluted. Its quite hard to screw up a drink like a milkshake (although some restaurant still manage to do so which still amazes me). The milkshake at Dave's was not too bad, but nothing spectacular. How great can milkshake be?

Beef Nachos

I really like the nachos at this place. Definitely fare superior to the nachos you can get at Chili's (which standard has dropped way below average). The salsa and sour cream went well with cheese laden beefy nachos. The only thing missing was the guacamole. However, I could live without it. I still loved the nachos.

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is one of Dave's Signature dishes. The salad is topped with an anchovy and egg emulsion, cheese (grana padano), bits of crispy bacon, garlic croutons, boiled quail eggs and some tomato salsa. Definitely one of the better caesar salad that I've tasted.

Salmon & Spinach Pasta

Meatball & Mushroom Pasta

The pastas were alright. Nothing really much to talk about it. Something that won't go wrong here.

I would certainly want to come back to Dave's. I normally patron this place just for their nachos. Anything else is just a side order. So, if you're craving for good nachos, you know where to go.

Restaurant rating: 7.5/10
Pricing: About RM50 per person (no promotion items)

*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to Dave's Cafe

Dave's Cafe (Opposite Burger King, near TGIF),
RC-1 Promenade,
Lot G209, Promenade, One Utama,
Bandar Utama,Selangor D.E,

Telephone number: 03 7725 4017

Opening Hours:
as long as One Utama is open?


grace,  January 13, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

first one here.. (:

Anonymous,  January 13, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

I <3 nachos!!

Anonymous,  January 14, 2010 at 1:44 AM  

I have been going to Dave's since 3 years back. Although a little pricey, I have never been disappointed. I usually have a go at their pork. Goes well with a good glass of Guiness. A good write up. CHEERS!

Tummy Rumble January 14, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

@Anonymous: thanks man, really appreciate you taking the time to drop your comments :)

@JS: me too...

johnny,  January 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

always wanted to find a place to eat pork ribs. ok, will give this a try. thanks for the information

henry,  January 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM  

just love their food. have never gotten bored of it. thanks for a good post.

thenomadGourmand January 14, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

never been there!
Ha, caesar definitely looks good!
Atr plc famous for their salads is Delicious - they jz recenly launched their new menu. wanna go chk it out?
I nvr liked their food so I wan to give it atr shot ;)

Tummy Rumble January 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

@thenomadGourmand: I just went to Delicious 2 days ago.. hahaha.. You should try the Bangsar Village branch. The food there fare better than their other branches..

RAY,  January 15, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

i was just at this place 3 days ago. superb dinner I had..

pikey January 17, 2010 at 11:45 PM  

I love their 50% pasta promo on weekends~! Really nice and worth it.

Tummy Rumble January 18, 2010 at 1:19 AM  

@RAY: glad to know that..

@pikey: hahaha.. yea.. but then again, it makes me not wanna go for other things.. even their appetizers end up costing more than their pastas..

Tummy Rumble January 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

@noobie: the meal came up to about rm130 for 4 people.. I think it was ok.. the pastas were having 50% off as it was a weekday... they only do the 50% of lunches on weekdays..

pizza battersea May 31, 2012 at 8:30 PM  

Nice place for pizza lovers.

Daves Bistro Bar Grill October 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM  

Hi Tummy Rumble,

Thank you so much for the post. We hope to see you again soon. Do check out our FB page for more updates.

Cheers from the Dave's Bistro Bar & Grill team.

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