Italian restaurant opens in Colombo 04, focusing on homemade pizza, pasta

PUBLISHED Sep 5, 2023

Exterior view of Penne Italian Kitchen

On August 24, the Italian restaurant Penne Italian Kitchen (23 Visaka Road, Colombo 04) opened its doors in Bambalapitiya, Colombo.

Previously offering pizza and pasta by delivery, the restaurant has now established a physical storefront. It features both indoor and outdoor seating, with the interior designed to allow ample natural light. The terrace seats are equipped with pergolas and greenery for shade, creating a space reminiscent of the Mediterranean coast.

The pasta menu includes Bolognese (Rs. 2,500), Creamy Prawn Sauce (Rs. 3,100), Chicken Meatballs (Rs. 1,900), Lemon and cream Sauce (Rs. 2,200), Pesto Pasta (from Rs. 2,200), and Creamy Tomato Basil (from Rs. 2,350). Depending on the dish, customers can choose from a variety of ingredients such as chicken, beef, prawn, and paneer.

The pizzas, baked in a wood-fired oven, are made entirely from scratch, from the dough to the sauce. The pizza menu offers a variety of options, including Margherita, Four Cheese, Pepperoni, BBQ Chicken, Hot Garlic Prawn, and Spicy Calamari, with prices ranging from 2,500 to 3,800 rupees. For dessert, it offers Tiramisu, Brownies, and Passion Fruit Choux au Craquelin, among others.

Operating hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Interior of the restaurant

  • Terrace seating

  • Example of pizza