Etna Restaurant & Pizzeria
Having relocated from Lau Pa Sat to happening Duxton Road, this Sicilian-style restaurant serves up comfort food with more finesse. Expect pizzas topped with porcini mushrooms, truffle paste and homemade pork sausage, alongside refined dishes like grilled cod fillet with peperonata. Everything's kept super traditional with produce flown-in from Italy, too.
The buzz: Having relocated from Lau Pa Sat to happening Duxton Road, this Sicilian-style restaurant still serves up the same comfort food but this time, with a little more finesse.
The vibe: Home-style casual fine dining. It's got a more upscale vibe than the previous space minus the stuffiness or fragile furniture. The area is divided into two sections and the decor is restrained (if not a little worn) with cream walls, leather chairs and white tablecloths. It gets pretty buzzing on weekends, as well.
The food: Lots of classic favorites from pastas to pizzas. Dishes include homey basics like schiacciata (pizza crust bread) with truffles and mascarpone ($24); grilled cod fillet with peperonata ($39); Norcina pizza ($28) topped with mozzarella, porcini mushrooms, truffle paste and homemade pork sausage; and Burrata pizza ($32) with fresh burrata cheese, parma ham and rocket salad. Although the pastas like rock lobster with bisque sauce, asparagus and basil ($48) sound promising, it's definitely not a standout in the menu.
The drinks: An extensive collection of Italian labels from familiar bottlings of Chianti (from $12.50/glass) to premium labels of Amarone (from $28/glass). There's a great value-for-money by-the-glass list (from $12.50), as well as bottle selection (from $65) and if you can't decide, the staff are great at recommending pairings.
Why you'll come back: As far as Italian food on Duxton goes, this is a sure bet with a mix of comforting food like pizzas and more high-end offerings. Although it's not the most refined place, it's cozy and satisfying.
|Address:||Etna Restaurant & Pizzeria, 49 Duxton Rd., Singapore, 048582 Singapore|
|Open since:||April, 2007|
|Opening hours:||daily noon-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm|
|Reservation recommended, Takeaway available|
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