Mount Etna is both timeless and ever-changing: it’s a volcano, as old as Italy itself, but also one that keeps erupting, and thus is in constant flux. Without wanting to extend the metaphor a touch to far, the menu at Etna Italian Restaurant in Duxton, right at the heart of Singapore’s dining scene on Duxton Road in Tanjong Pagar takes in the classics of Italian cuisine, while also maintaining a contemporary edge. They take trattoria traits and reimagine them then the modern image of Singapore, as well as offering a huge range of wines that are among the best found anywhere in the city. Take a train out to Outram Park or Tanjong Pagar on the MTR and try Etna out: just remember to book a table; heaven forbid they fill up too quickly and you end up hungry and disappointed.
The traditions of Italian cooking are as old as the country itself, and debate back even further, into the days of the Romans, Etruscans and the ancient inhabitants of the peninsula. Mount Etna, the perennially-explosive volcano on the island of Sicily, is older than the lot, and at Etna Italian Restaurant on Duxton Road in Singapore stands in the shadow of all this history. They offer an authentic taste of Italy in Duxton, with a menu that encapsulates all that is impressive about the food of the bel paese. Let us talk you through a few of the favourites that you can expect to encounter when you make an appearance at Etna Italian Restaurant in Singapore.
Any great Italian restaurant in Singapore is going to need a huge starter selection, and Etna doesn’t let the side down in that regard. There are classics like beef carpaccio and calamari, as well as soups and salads. Move on from these to a pasta course – we’d go for the linguine al Granchio, with fresh flower crab in a crabmeat sauce – and then a meat or fish dish: stracotto, 48 hour slow-cooked beef ribs with spinach and mushroom, or seared yellowfin tuna with broccoli and red onion. There are pizzas too – both bianche, without tomato, and rosse, with sauce – and much more besides. Book a table and take a trip to Etna Italian Restaurant on Duxton Road for as good an Italian meal in Singapore as you’ll find anywhere.
Good food with great services especially the recommendation was practical on the serving for 3 people dining. I will visit them again for other signature dishes.
Nice ambience, good food, very good service. The waiters are alert and responsive and they know what's added in each dish. Will go back for sure
Excellent dinner experience. Had the 1Kg T-bone to share with party of 6, and it arrived as we ordered, medium rare. Highly recommended restaurant for Sicilian food.
Very nice Italian food. Enjoyed it and will be back
Food - We had an entree - bruschetta & buratta. Both were fresh and very tasty. I ordered the crab pasta and eventually sent it back back for 2 reasons. firstly, the actualamount of crab mixed into the sauce was pathetic, that I told the manager "it was not acceptable". Naturally she explained that that was a "normal amount". What a joke! A small half crab was also part of the meal, and I had to use my hands to dig out the pathetic amount of crab meat it contained. This is just silly - I don't go to an italian restaurant to get my hands dirty digging out crab from its shell. I eventually ordered another pasta dish and it was great. Service - they were really busy so every time we needed the waiter's attention we had to wait for a while. The young man who was serving our wine reached across the table to pour wine into my glass and ended up spilling it all over the glass and onto the stem of the glass. He then apologised, came over to my side of the table, and then cleaned up the mess. If he had not been lazy and come over to my side of the table in the first place, there is a smaller chance this would have happened.
It is my first time to Etna and I’m very satisfied and happy with the food and service there. The staff was attentive and friendly. They were also very exhuberant when singing birthday song to my friend after I told them it was my friend’s birthday. The food there was great too! The only thing if I would have to nitpick and was not within their control would be the noise level. Some of the customers were so loud that u had to raise my voice talking to my friend. But well I guess, that meant people were having fun.
We had a dinner birthday celebration on a Saturday evening over the weekends and it was such a pleasant & lovely dining experience at ETNA! Very impressed with the high standard of quality customer service - courteous & friendly staff both on email and in person at the restaurant. Excellent food quality - we loved the truffle carpaccio starter and the pasta! Customers will be spoilt for choices. Comfortable yet classy environment - we love how cosy the dining environment made us feel. The restaurant is also easily accessible and very convenient!
Lovely ambience! The burrata was most excellent. The parma ham that came with it was nice and thick and tender, and its thicker than most of the parma ham i've tried elsewhere. highly reccomend getting the Ciriole alla Norcina; homemade pasta in truffle paste. the bite of the homemade pasta was so good, nth beats it :) it does get a little heavy, esp with the burrata, so its good to share. the crabmeat linguine was decent, but not anything outstanding. will be back to try the pizza!
Love the food and ambience as well as their excellent service. I wanted to order risotto but there is only seafood risotto in the menu. I asked if they have other risotto and the staff recommended mushroom/ parmesan cheese but still not what I wanted. He then went to the kitchen to speak to the Chef. A few mins later, the Chef came personally and recommended black truffle risotto with foie gras. I immediately agreed. And it turned out great! Dinner was great. I'm satisfied
I ate the steamed fillet fish, can't remember if it was bream or some other, but it was delicious. We shared a mixed salad to start. My husband had the set lunch and also thought it was excellent. The service was spot on. Shame of it was that we three were the only ones there, so the atmosphere was minimal, but we still enjoyed our visit, but because of the lack of other customers for lunch, I give the score 4/5.