Mount Etna is older than Italy – it’s older than most things, as volcanoes tend to be – and as such has played a role in the whole history of civilisation on the bel paese peninsula. The old girl has looked down, sputtering lava as it goes, over the Romans and Etruscans, the Papal States and the Kingdom of Sicily and plenty more besides, and, if you’ll excuse us squeezing the metaphor a little, Etna Italian Restaurant in Singapore is trying to bring the whole scope of this culinary canon to their outlet on Upper East Coast Road. Jump the train along to Bedok or Kembangan and make a move out to the East Coast to try them out and test their Italian delicacies for yourself.
What does one think of when one thinks of Italy? The modern cultural icons such as fashion houses of Milan, the racing traditions of Ferrari and Lamborghini, the azzurri on the football pitch sit alongside the ancient relics of the Renaissance and the Romans, and the natural treasures of Etna, Stromboli and the Alps. While Mount Etna is the origin of the name at Etna Italian Restaurant on Upper East Coast Road in Singapore, the overarching cultural export of Italy – the food – is the star of the show, and with a menu such as the one that they proudly serve to their customers, it’s fair to say that they’re doing it justice. Let us explain the delicacies that you will meet at the Etna location in East Coast.
The starter selection is strong, and is the obvious place to start. Meat lovers will go for the antipasto platter, featuring cold cuts, marinated vegetables and ricotta cheese, followed by the pasta with lasagna alla Bolognese, the classic Italian baked pasta with both pork and beef along with bechamel and parmesan cheese. The mains include steaks, glazed pork tenderloin, 48 hour slow-cooked beef ribs and a huge range of seafood: red snapper, seared yellowfin tuna and an ever-rotating catch of the day, imported from Italy. This is only a small section of what you can expect to enjoy at Etna in Esat Coast, but suffice to say, this is one of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore, so book a table now and head on over with you friends.
By far the best Italian I've eaten. The seafood stew, risotto and lobster ravioli were simply divine. Food was pricy but I think it was justified. Ingredients were fresh and food was served hot. Servers were very professional also.
Food at etna is always great! Atmosphere is relaxed and perfect for winding down after a crazy work week. Service is good and prompt as well - food comes pretty fast even when the restaurant is packed.
Great food and service! Loved the burratta and risotto. Definitely worth coming back again in the worth and great choice for east riders in terms of location
Always the go to place for good authentic italian. Especially like the pizza.
Firstly, superb customer service. The staff even ran through the specials of the day one by one, explaining how the individual dish was created. Secondly, enjoyed the whole ambience and quietness during a weekend lunch. Thirdly, lobster ravioli and seaweed pasta with scallop = awesome. On top of 2 mains, we ordered one side (pizza crust with truffle mushroom and cheese), moscato and affogato. Total damage was $144. Considering the amount you are paying for tip top service and food quality, nothing to complain nor bargain about. Here are two satisfied customers whom will definitely return! Please keep up the awesome service and food quality!!! Currently, Etna is definitely one of the best Italian food restaurant in the East of Singapore in my humble opinion!
My rating is basis the quality of the food, price and service standard. Personally I find the selection limited but that is a good thing as the quality is not compromised. The Burrata / parma ham dish I ordered was excellent; the soup of the day - tomato - was a great choice and it was obvious it was cooked fresh from real tomatoes and not some cheap version from a can. We also had a beef which was tender and juicy. Service was friendly and while the price was a little higher than I expected, the quality of the food and the service make up for it.
We just moved around the corner from this little gem and it's such a great find. We have been looking for a decent Italian on the east coast for a while and they more than deliver. No it's not cheap, but the quality is on the plate and their wine selection is great too with some unusual options if you ask them for advice. Service is brilliant as well. They are often packed and for good reason so reservation is essential I would say! We will be back many times!
I was very well taken care of by Lorenzo who helped me prepare a surprise wedding anniversary dinner for my wife for 9 guests. We had fabulous starters, main courses and desserts all well presented plus champagne and fine choices of wine. At the end, all my guests were happy and most important of all my wife was delighted. Graci lorenzo and the Etna crew. Will definitely come again! Meganaden
The Stracotto was divine! It was fragrant and tender, melting in your mouth. We also enjoyed the Tiramisu, which was exceptionally light and is served with a chocolate spoon. The service was impeccable. We stayed until 11pm and not once were we pressured to leave. We totally enjoyed ourselves and will be coming back many times to explore other items on the menu and wine list.
This is a truly upscale restaurant in the East Coast area. The cuisine is genuine Italian. The fact that there was not one empty table and was filled with Singaporeans, who know food, as well as expats tells you something about why Etna keeps going strong amid the churn of restaurants, tapas bars, and cafes in the neighbourhood. Our meal was great.