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ETNA Italian Restaurant, Food Bursting With Flavours!

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How often do you get star treatment, and have your fish deboned right in front of you by the only female Italian Executive Chef in Singapore? Well, Hubby and I had the honour of having that privilege during one of my recent private tasting session at ETNA Italian Restaurant, located at Duxton Road. It was a real pity our son couldn't join us, else it would be another eye-opening experience for him.

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ETNA is one of the 20 authentic Italian restaurants in Singapore awarded the Ospitalita Italiana Gold Seal Award, given to recognized Italian restaurants located all over the world by the Italian Government, Italian embassies and Italian Chambers of Commerce worldwide.

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And if that's not enough, ETNA is one of the few authentic Italian restaurants in Singapore that's been around for almost 10 successful years despite the numerous number of eateries coming and going in recent years.

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Why #ETNA? Taken after Italy’s most iconic volcano, the name ETNA also reflects the worldly renowned excellent produce and finest ingredients from the Sicily region. The name is also a clever play of representing the restaurant’s pride and focus on delivering truly Italian hospitality, recognizing that Every Table Needs Attention.

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Executive Chef Anna Borrasi's exceptional skills have also helped her open six restaurants of her own over the past 25 years in both Italy and Europe. Hubby and I had a delightful day having Chef Anna with us, sharing her experience as well as displaying her culinary skills.

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etna italian bread master stefano
Using only the finest ingredients imported from Italy, ETNA's attention to details commenced with their special homemade bread by their Bread Master Chef Stefano, who makes bread truly Italian style.

etna italian pizza crust mascarpone cheese truffles review
Our food tasting kicked off with the Prosecco wine, Santa Margherita (Veneto) – NV @ SGD 72 / bottle. It has very soft fruit on the palate, supported by good acidity. Excellent as an aperitif, it also makes an ideal partner for appetizers. Hubby and I were blown away instantly when Chef Anna served us the Schiacciata al Tartufo e Mascarpone @ SGD 24. With creamy Mascarpone Cheese oozing out from the pizza crust, the warm oven-baked flat bread was bursting with flavours from my favourite truffles. It was so good that both of us had cleaned out the entire plate! Must-try! ★★★★★

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You may notice that some of the prices are not available here due to our customized impromptu menu. The creative Chef Anna enjoys playing with whatever fresh ingredients she has on hand to come up with some of these dishes to suit our palates. The immaculately assembled Trilogia dal Mare tasted as good as they look. ★★★★★

etna italian calamari alla griglia grilled squids review
Since the scallops were sprinkled with Rock Salt, we decided to start with the Calamari alla Griglia from the left and leave the heavier taste to the last. The fresh squids were perfectly seared, and texture well executed. Combined with rosemary oil, pine nuts and cherry tomatoes, the calamari were a good pick to start off with.

etna italian restaurant seabass carpaccio review
The Carpaccio di Spigola di Orbetello Marinato is somewhat similar to ceviche, where fresh raw fish is cured in citrus juices. I was afraid it may be too fishy for me initially, but I was surprised the marinated Seabass Carpaccio was real appetizing.

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Chef Anna explained that different types of olive oil are used for seafood, meat and pasta, as she drizzled the Bottega Olive Oil, made from the best 100 % Organic Olives in Italy, onto our Trilogy from the Sea.

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I like the fact that the Capasante alla Griglia in Salsa di Champagne were not overly cooked. The scallops were nicely grilled outside, but remained succulent inside. These scallops were a joy to dig in especially with the Champagne sauce and the added Bottega Olive Oil.

etna italian capelli dangelo all aragosta lobster review
I'm a huge fan of lobster bisque, so I was really looking forward to the Capelli d’Angelo all’ Aragosta @ SGD 48. Do not expect this pasta dish to be drown in lobster bisque, or you'll be disappointed. While the Angel Hair Pasta and the wonderfully seared Rock lobster in bisque sauce were flavourful, I would prefer it to have more sauce so that fans of lobster bisque like myself can indulge more. ★★★★☆

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Next, we had the Gewürztraminer, J. Hofstätter (Alto Adige) 2012 @ SGD 88 / bottle, which came highly recommended by Chef Anna, to pair with our next course. Full, bright straw yellow, the white wine is velvety and fruity, deliciously fresh with well integrated acidity. Great wine to accompany our Garganelli al Foie Gras.

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These handmade Garganelli Pastas were individually hand wrapped with love. They're quite similar to Penne except that they're harder at the joints where they're sealed.

etna italian grganelli al foie gras review
On the appetizing plate, there was no dilution of flavour. Scoop up a spoonful of pasta, making sure to pick up the bits of the delicious mushrooms and Foie Gras along the way and enjoy. ★★★★★

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The sight of the Spigola di Orbetello in Crosta di Sale @ SGD 68 delighted our eyes, as the lovely hostess displayed her skills in cracking the salt crust and deboning the fish. Now, for the "show"!

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etna italian orbetello bay seabass salt crust review
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While cutting up an entire fish is a common sight in Chinese restaurants, it was my first time having it done at an Italian Restaurant with an Executive Chef personally serving us at our table. What an honour!

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etna italian seabass bottega olive oil reviews
etna italian restaurant salt crust seabass review
Freshly flown from Orbetello Bay, Italy, the Seafood coated in salt crust teased our palates as we sank our teeth into the moist and tender meat. Simply perfect with a dose of olive oil and their house "pickles". ★★★★★

etna italian restaurant desserts review
Every bite at ETNA returned with a savoury and tangy flavour that whetted our appetite. Our delightful meal ended with their charming duo desserts - Classic Tiramisu with Authentic Pistachio Paste from Bronte, Sicily, and their Pure Dark Chocolate Cake. ★★★★☆

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Chef Anna brings joy and satisfaction to Italian cuisine lovers like myself. While I've had numerous entertaining gastronomic "performance" in French fine dining, I thought the Fresh Sea Bass live show was quite enlightening. The food at ETNA seeks to provoke surprise through the simple yet elegant combination of flavours. Inspired by the flavoursome simplicity of Italian cuisine with a Sicilian touch, Chef Anna strips gastronomy of any pretentiousness to deliver a culinary experience that highlights on generosity and the quality of fresh produce.

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Oh, be sure to check the chalkboard for their daily specials when you're at ETNA.

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ETNA serves up quintessential food with quite a repertoire of wines. With over 18 labels by glass and 80 labels by bottle, the wines at ETNA have been carefully hand-picked from an array of excellent Italian wines including an exclusive produce of the infamous Super Tuscan wines. ETNA’s in-house certified wine sommeliers would ensure the best pairing for an ultimate Italian dining experience.

Thank you so much, Margherita and Chef Anna, for your warm hospitality! Every Table Needs Attention? We certainly got ours!

ETNA Italian Restaurants:
49-50 Duxton Road S089513
Tel: +65 6220 5513+65 6220 5513

110 Upp East Coast Rd S455298
Tel: +65 6444 9530+65 6444 9530

49 comments:

  1. Love the fish, simply divine and cooked to perfection. Lucky you to have such an experience. Fine dining to the highest degree.

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    1. Nava, do check out this Italian haven the next time you're in SG :)

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  2. Wow! What a lovely treat and to have service from the executive chef too. That's special!
    *envy* ^^

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    1. Lina, it was an awesome tasting session!

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  3. I've ate a version of that fish (cooked by my aunt) and it's amazing!!
    I really enjoy Italian food, specially their pastas!
    Take care, have a nice day!*

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    1. Diana, cool! That's for sharing with us :)

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  4. The dessert looks very tempting dear!

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    1. Andrea, glad that caught your attention! xoxo

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  5. I will want to eat everything in the menu impressive review will love to visit Singapore.
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    1. Jackie, I'm sure you'll enjoy as much! xoxo

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  6. Wonderful dishes, the salt-baked fish is especially tempting :)

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    1. Ken, indeed! I could have more right now!!

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  7. What a feast! Everything is as beautiful to the eye as it must be to the palate. I love an excellent Italian restaurant!

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    1. Liz, who could resist a decent Italian meal? Have a lovely week, my dear!

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  8. OMG.....I'm drooling over the keyboard!! Everything look so delicious and so pretty and so tempting :P
    Thank you so much for stopping by and for following! I'm following you back now on ”GFC” too :)
    Keep in touch sweetie! Hope you have a happy day and a fabulous week<3

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    1. Maria, hahaha! I thank you too for your visits! Looking fwd to sharing. xoxo

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  9. What a wonderful Italian restaurant my friend, so full of delicious dishes, I would not know where to start :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru, I bet! It can be nerve-wrecking, isn't it? Hahaha!

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  10. I'm afraid if I ate that mascarpone pizza I might not eat anything else. It looks so yummy.

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    1. Monica, it was a bit filling but food was too good to resist! Just gotta head to the gym after the meal. Lol!

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  11. That's so special! Who would not want that star treatment in an Italian restaurant?

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    1. Bal, hope you'll get the star treatment that you want soon! xoxo

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  12. This looks like a fantastic restaurant. Maybe she should open a branch in Denver!

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    1. Abbe, that sounds cool! Have a lovely week, my dear!

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  13. Oh wow...I love the salt crusted fish. It's beautiful !! I would so love to try doing this one day ♥♥

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  14. It's certainly an eye opening experience to see the salt crusted fish being deboned - and how Chef Anna have done it so neatly that the fish still come in one whole piece without much mess at all. The delicacies have really me make me drool all the way from reading your 1st line till the last.....

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    1. DS, hahaha! I'm so glad you're taken in by my food shots & write-up. Do visit Etna when you get the chance. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! :)

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  15. Everything looks delicious!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, would you like to follow each other on gfc, bloglovin and Facebook? Please let us know
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    1. Ghada, be happy too! Will pop by soon & have a good week!

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  16. God! That looks very delicious and yummy!

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    1. Sarah, will pop by as soon as I get time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. That tasting platter, the stuffed pizza bread and the hand made pasta with foie gras looks so damn amazing! My boyfriend and I are planning to have a dinner at their quieter outlet at East Coast this saturday! Can't wait to have some delicious pasta!

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    1. Sharlynn, that's awesome! Hope you like the food as much. Have a wonderful date this coming weekend!

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  18. Front out side there is nothing much to shout about on the restaurant decoration but from your food photos...they are simply haevenly

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    1. Kathy, I'm glad my food shots have captured your attention!

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  19. That is a yummy looking fish! A great dining experience you have,

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    1. Rose, hahaha! You must be salivating now.......

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  20. Shirley, you look so beautiful in that picture! This is such an amazing dining experience. Lucky you!

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    1. Trishie, thank you sweetie! Do kiv this place in your must-visit place the next time you're back in SG :)

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    1. Sandy, sure do. Will pop by your blog as soon as I get time. Love having you here!

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  22. wow, the Spigola di Orbetello in Crosta di Sale is so unique. But price is on the higher end.

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    1. FC, guess it's the price to pay for something really fresh & good! Happy weekend, dear!

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  23. I have to say that the information here was the most complete that I found anywhere. I am definitely bookmarking this to come back and read later.

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    1. Parker, thanks so much for your lovely note & most delighted having you here! Glad you've enjoyed reading the post.

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