It's taken me a long time to check out Etna even though it's right in my neighbourhood.
We finally came here and were pleasantly surprised. The food is decent for a surburban Italian restaurant. Etna, named after the active volcano on the East Coast of Sicily, prides itself on providing authentic Sicilian cuisine with ingredients imported from Italy.
This is the Pizza Lava (S$20) tomato, mozzarella, Italian salami and olives. All their pizzas are 12-inch and enough to feed two easily.
Linguini al Granchio e Crema di Aragosta (S$22) - flat pasta with crab meat in pink lobster sauce. I'd read so much about this pasta, I just had to try it. And it's pretty good indeed. Rich, creamy and savoury with plenty of crab meat. Good to the last slurp. The kids liked this too. However, it may not be for everyone. Hubby thought the seafood taste was too strong, but that's never a problem for me.
The complimentary basket of bread comes with olives, sundried tomatoes and cubes of cheese! I do feel very welcome indeed!
Etna's decor is a bright contrast of sunshine yellow and dark brown amidst earth tones. While it is cosy, it also tries to inject some formal elegance with its smart table setting.
Parking's always a nightmare along Katong and Siglap areas, but it looks like Etna has valet parking services now.
They also have a branch at Lau Pa Sat, and do delivery via HungryGoWhere. Check out their website for menu, pricing and more details. Set lunches are available at S$22 (salad/soup, main course and dessert).
ETNA ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA
110 Upper East Coast Road
Mon–Sat: 12pm–2.30pm, 6.30pm–11pm