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The SPAGHETTI MARINA is one of the signature dishes of this restaurant and the tomato sauce is just simply delicious!

“NEVER LEAVE OUR RESTAURANT UNHAPPY” is the restaurant’s very effective motto who pride themselves with friendly and efficient staffs and  on the use of only the best and freshest of ingredients from their kitchen so that when you leave, you leave happier and with a very satisfied appetite.

This restaurant is located on the ground floor in and beside Capital Hotel down town Kota Kinabalu (also lovingly known as KK by the locals or Api-Api by the more senior folks in Sabah) central business district. Little Italy is owned and managed on a very personal basis by the Italian family, the Ceresa’s, who hailed from Torino, Northwest Italy. Like most Italian families, this particular one loves cooking and admits that the delicious cuisines have been served on the Ceresa’s family dinner table for generations. In other words, every dish on the Little Italy menu have been tried and tested for generations, and are authentically Italian in every way.

They only serve the freshest and the best from their kitchen. They take great pains to ensure only the freshest of ingredients are used in the preparation of each meals, every day. And if you’ve tasted our sauces and pastas, I am sure you’ll agree that there is that distinctive ‘Little Italy’ taste to it that is absent from other Italian restaurants you might have been to.

The reason for that is simple — they are made in our own kitchen, by who else, but the owner themselves and with the help of local kitchen helpers, most of whom have been with us since they began their operation here. And the ingredients — well, that’s a family secret. Again, as their pastas and sauces are made fresh on a daily basis, that’s why they are so yummy!

For that authentic Italian taste, 80 percent of their  herbs and veggies are imported  from Italy and  because of that, the prices of each meal might seem pricier than other eateries in Kota Kinabalu, but  it is worth every bite when you dine at their restaurant!




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