A taste of Italy in Iceland
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 them 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.
Essensia recommend their guests to share dishes. That is the “essennce” of their concept. Therefore most of the dishes are in smaller portions – taste more and share together. Create the experience of enjoying a good meal in great company in a beautiful restaurant.
Essensia's olive oil is specially 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 cooking and it can also be bought in the restaurant. True olive oil at its best! Their wine list is mostly italian wines, and they take pride in the quality of their wine list, the house wine is specially imported from Toscana.