About 10 years ago, when people talked about having Italian food in East Coast, there would be few choices. The most popular one being Pasta Fresca. Fast forward to 2012, the "Easterners" are now spoilt for choice with so much restaurants along the entire East Coast and Siglap area.
Etna is one of the growing number of Italian eateries located in the east. It also has 2 more outlets: One in Duxton, and the other is a stall at Lau Pa Sat in CBD. Today, we are visiting its branch here in Upper East Coast Road, located below an apartment block. The atmosphere is really laid back and cozy. Service was good too.
Started our dinner with some complimentary home baked bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The bread was tasty.
Since we know we will be having pizza and risotto later, we thought we should balance it off with a Salad Siciliana (S$16.50) - Mixed salad with shaved pecorino cheese (from Sicily), cherry tomatoes and farmhouse olives, dressed with extra virgin olive oil.
It's not often that we see the Risotto Siciliano (S$25) in Singapore. Italian rice with prawns and oranges. For diners who feel that risotto is too heavy and creamy, order this version! The cream is mixed with citrus juice, and you get a well balanced taste of cream and tangy oranges together with the rice and crunchy prawns.
Another recommended item here is the Pizza Frutti de Mare (S$26). There is no fruits here, only Tomato, Mozzarella cheese and mixed seafood. Very tasty and we like the black olives too.
Etna Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
110 Upper East Coast Road