Warming the senses and immediately inviting, Troika Sky Dining’s Italian restaurant, Strato, is like a cosy, tiled kitchen in the clouds. Climb the slender, elegant ‘rain stairs’ from Claret Wine Bar to find this humble space, which looks out over the greenery of KLCC park and looks in upon a lively open kitchen. Here, the experienced team of chefs turns out springy and smooth homemade pastas and crispy thin pizzas alongside a selection of hearty mains and homely desserts. The ever evolving menu offers up some fascinating dishes, rich and creative variations on traditional recipes: we recommend you try the pizza with roasted figs, tomato sauce, broccoli, Roma tomatoes and feta, the potato gnocchi with braised chicken ragù and shaved cured foie gras, or the banana and coffee tiramisu. Alongside these mouthwatering dishes, there is a polished wine list that takes in the best of northern Italy and Tuscany from lightfilled Prosecco to full-bodied Amarone della Valpolicella. There is a wine for every dish and for every occasion. For intimate dinners and leisurely lunches, Strato is a choice of which Mama would approve. Troika Sky Dining, Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, KL (03 2162 0886 / www.troikaskydining.com).