If you haven’t been to Italy, here’s your chance to make a quick visit without having to leave Kaliningrad. A gastronomic tour that requires no tickets, visas or other logistics – just take a seat, flip through the menu, place your order – and there you go! The owner and chef of Etna, a Sicilian Antonio Dzinere, will take care of the rest.
Antonio loves not only to cook, but to entertain his guests. You will find him talking to guests, recommending dishes and generally making sure that everyone is happy. And of course, he is ready anytime to tell you about his dearest Sicily and what the “real food” is all about. Given Sicily’s rich culinary history, you will definitely want to hear his stories.
The restaurant’s interior will transport you into the heart of Sicily. Listening to the cheerful Italian pop music, amidst the green and olive colors, straw hats as lampshades, views of Sicily, and black and white Italian cinema frames will make you think you are in a quaint little restaurant, somewhere in the heart of the Mediterranean, taking a well needed break from a long walk by the sea. There’s also a bucolic cart loaded with simple groceries – dry pasta, cans with juicy tomatoes, olive oil, spices – all in case you want to take a piece of the signature taste home.
You can start your gastronomic tour with the sardine rolls stuffed with goat cheese (≈$6), fried tuna with black rice, caramelized onions and confit tomatoes (≈$11). Continue with pasta alla norma with fried eggplants, salted cheese and herbs (≈$6), or pasta con le sarde (a favorite of Palermo sailors) with sardines, nuts, raisins and fennel (≈$5). The menu also includes the more familiar and now international Italian dishes, like mozzarella with tomatoes and avocado (≈$6), minestrone (≈$3) and Caesar and Greek salads (≈$5). For dessert, order espresso with cannoli – crispy wafer tubules stuffed with tender sweet ricotta and sprinkled with pistachio crumbs (≈$4). Whatever your choice, we can assure you that every bite is a step closer to gastronomic heaven.
12 PM – 11 PM
Sardine rolls stuffed with goat cheese (≈$6)
Fried tuna with black rice, caramelized onions and confit tomatoes (≈$11)
Pasta alla norma with fried eggplants, salted cheese and herbs (≈$6)
Mozzarella with tomatoes and avocado (≈$6)
Greek salads (≈$5)