Opened for 6 years, Etna Restaurant serves delightful Italian Chef’s specialties, unique recipes from the Italian region of Sicily, and the best original Italian pizza, all using finest ingredients imported from Italy. Etna is one of the 18 restaurants which get accredited by Italian Embassy. The few criteria that entails this accreditation are: chef must be Italian, 70% of the ingredients must come from Italy and have DOP certification.
Dinner started with some Fresh mozzarella cheese with rocket salad, Pachino cherry tomatoes and Parma raw ham ($32). These are the freshest batch of air-flown cheese from Italy, they are firm on the outside but milky and smooth on the inside. The ham and tomatoes are good too! If you didn’t realize, the ingredients here form the colours of the Italy flag.
Everyday, Etna will come up with daily specials which will be displayed in the chalkboard above the open concept kitchen. One of the daily specials we had that day was Mussels with Mixed Herbs. The herbs and pistachio left the mussels a wonderfully fragrant flavour.
Anything with mushrooms and truffle tastes good. My favourite for that night was Homemade Semolina Pasta in a cream sauce of porcini mushroom, homemade pork sausage and Italian truffle cream ($28). The truffle cream permeates through the pasta, just do a slight toss and everything will fall in place.
One of Etna’s signature is the Italian style Roasted pork knuckle with potatoes ($48). The pork knuckle may look deep fried, but it is actually braised with beer sauce for 4 good hours before roasted. The end result? Very tender meat!
Tiramisu with pistachio cream ($14) is one of restaurant’s signature and it was ranked as the top 10 desserts by Standard Chartered. The pistachio cream came from Bronte in Sicily and there are a few drops of mandarin liqueur.
We are also give three small cups of Italian liqueurs to give it a try. They are Limoncello (yellow), Amaro (red) and Grappa (colourless). The Grappa has the strong alcohol level of 45%.
Lovely food at Etna. Heard they have very good pizzas, would love to come back and try it next time! By the way, from now till 31 Dec 2013, DBS/POSB cardholders enjoy a 10% discount on a la carte food items!
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Etna's in Siglap is a fairly laid back family oriented restaurant. I usually frequent the restaurant with a group of friends and the food in general is good.
I highly recommend the Pistachio Tiramisu. It is to die for although the portions seem to be getting smaller.
The Seafood Mariana is usually good but my last encounter was bland. The tomato sauce had no flavour to it and needed quite a lot of help. Otherwise, the lasagna there is a good bet.
The team at Etna's really blew me away today. They took my last minute order for a large piece of pistachio tiramisu and helped me plate it (to-go) for my brother's birthday. Thanks very much Yunos and team!
Also, had the spaghetti vongole last week - that was fabulous.
Extremely inexperienced staff, they have no idea what they are doing
Not so good food, the cod fish wasn't fresh, it had bad smell and taste. Everything else we ordered was just average.
While we were having dinner, so were another 5-6 tables, the smoke from the kitchen went into the dining area and made the entire restaurant smoky. It was terrible, but all the staff just pretended there was nothing or maybe they really thought that was nothing - ‘just some smoke guys, not a bug deal’…
We have been to this restaurant a few times before, but the visit last night was a bad experience. Not sure if it is under new management or what, but nothing was as good as I remembered. I can tolerate bad service, but not bad food. I don't think I will go back again, which is a shame considering it is so close to where we live.
I do not recommend this place.
Came here for a casual Sunday lunch. This is fine dining in a residential area. Really liked the 3 mains that my family ordered. This was the linguine granchio, with generous amounts of crabmeat, a soft shell crab with a nice savory tomato sauce base. The porcini risotto was done not too creamy, with the porcini mushroom melting in our mouths together with cheese flakes, and its flavor brought out in the dish. We also ordered the house special, home-made trophie with scallops and pan-seared seabass. Though this was 10+ bucks more expensive than the other 2 dishes, I thought it's worth the price. Truly a Mediterranean dish, the bell peppers went well with seafood aglio-olio style. Would come again definitely, as this place serves quality authentic Italian food with affordable prices compared to what u'd find in the cbd. great service n ambience to match any fine dining restaursnt too!
Service there was superb and professional. Food was great especially the ravioli! Went there for a birthday dinner and was plesantly surprised by the waiter placing a candle on a cake that we bought. It was a really nice gesture and it definitely made our day: ) Will definitely go there again if we have the chance!