Authentic Italian/Mediterranean cuisine - We recomend our guests to share dishes. That is the “essennce” of our concept. Therefore most of our dishes are in smaller portions – taste more and share together.
The idea behind Essensia was to open a restaurant in Iceland where people can come together, have a good time, enjoy high quality cuisine in a casual atmosphere and have a chance to taste a selection of courses. They offer a variety of courses at a fair price, not to fancy or decorated, but rather let the ingredients shine. A concept of honest cuisine and style which will have people wanting to visit again and again.
The design of the restaurant and total ambiance was done by the renowned italian architecture and design company Costa Group, including all interior and furniture. In the kitchen they have a specially designed Pavesi oven, a one of a kind hand turned Berkel cutting knife for the ham and sausages and of course Mareno kitchenware.
The Essensia olive oil is especialy made for them by the Schiffini family in the Liguria area in Italy. It is sent to them exclusively labeled with their logo. They use the olive oil in their cuisine and it can also be bought in the restaurant. True olive oil at its best!
The wine list is mostly italian wines, and they take pride in the qaulity of the list, their house wine is specially imported from Toscana.