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.
Always the go to place for good authentic italian. Especially like the pizza.
Great food and service as always from the Etha team. T-bone steak Fiorentina style, burratta and schiacciata are always a must have whenever we dine here.
Good food, had a waiter serving us that provuded fantastic service. The recommended red wine was also very satisfactory. Am a repeated customer and will continue to be.
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!
A friend once told me Etna is one of the best Italian restaurant in the east side. I now believe it is true. We had Baby octopus stew, handmade lobster ravioli, and pork tenderloin, all of which left us with great impression. Sauce was not overwhelming, and you were able to taste the ingredients. It was just very delicious. Our reservation was made last minute which the system apparently should not allow, so when we reached, the booking was not reflected on the restaurant side. However, the restaurant allocated a seat for us quickly. We really appreciate that they did not just turn us down (which has happened to me at another place). All staff were friendly and attentative as well. We will definitely go back for more yumminess!
Second time at Etna-East Coast. This time the five of us came for a Sunday lunch. Service just as impeccable as the first time. The clam & mussels in wine and the burratta appetizers were great. So were the cappuccinos! Had two types of pastas, crab & squid, and two types of risottos, saffron and raspberry. You need an acquired taste to appreciate the raspberry risotto but the rest were delicious. For dessert we had pistachio ice-creams, tiramisu and Sicilian cake. We found the cake too sweet but the pistachio ice-creams and tiramisu was fantastic! Best to make a reservation for weekends. Parking is a bit of a problem as there are no carparks nearby. The nearest public carpark is at least 300m away. Price wise on the high side but justified by the quality of food and service.
Etna is our 'neighbourhood' Italian joint and the food is amazing. Effortless booking through Quandoo. Giving it 5 stars (instead of 6) because when I made the booking I asked whether I could bring a cake for my mum's birthday & didn't hear back from the restaurant. Luckily my sister-in-law made the effort to call and check on the day, because Etna don't allow you to bring your own cakes. Whaaaaa. It's 2017 people! To be honest if I'd known this at the time of booking, I probably would've chosen a different restaurant. This place is fantastic for all other occasions though. My mum had a great time, and we went home for cake instead. Good experience all in all!
Great food as always and we tried some new dishes and not disappointed. While we reserved a table ...since we did not specify we ended up with option of one next to the door or next to table of 6. Next time will try reserve tables for couples at the far wall. Quite confused why investment not made in industrial extractor in the kitchen which means the cooking fumes really stings the eyes. This also makes you remember the visit as your clothes save the smell! :-( will try the sister restaurant.
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!