Founding History – ETNA was founded in 2006 helmed by the determination to introduce authentic Italian cuisine and truly Italian dining experience in Singapore.

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.

ETNA has since evolved from a humble trattoria to a more sophisticated ristorante, taking on a contemporary approach offering a wide range of Mediterranean-influenced dishes. The recently revamped ETNA is now spruced up with a more upscale ambience, personalized hospitality and most importantly, better quality food in generous portions, at affordable trattoria prices.

Starting out with only one outlet, ETNA now has two outlets and definitely has plans to expand as a group of restaurants in the imminent future.


Mount Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily close to the cities of Messina and Catania.

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The fertile volcanic soil supports extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plains of Catania toward the south.

A wonderfully fertile land offering a wealth of produce; the sea, with its unique variety and fish: these are the two inseparable elements which go to make up Sicilian cuisine. It is essentially an agricultural and maritime cuisine, often simple but always genuine, with a thousand different nuances.

Much of the island’s cuisine encourages the use of fresh vegetables such as eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and fish such as tuna, sea bream, sea bass, cuttlefish, and swordfish. Sicily has a number of unique citrus fruits used in their cuisine. Often used are also almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios. both in the preparation of sweets and drinks that to season rice and pasta.

Sicily’s vintage wines are a magical creation, and many of the island’s traditional wines and spirits are famous far beyond its shores.