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“Great veal!”
Review of Essensia Reykjavik

Essensia Reykjavik
Ranked #103 of 563 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 117
Description: Essensia Restaurant is located in downtown Reykjavík. In an open space with beatiful view over the park of "Arnarhóll" and the Harpa music hall. Run by the Bocuse d'Or award winning chef Hákon Már Örvarsson. Authentic Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, sharing plates, salumi-cheese platters, gourmet pizzas and pastas, family style main courses, delicious desserts, select wines, cocktails and more ....
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Description: Essensia Restaurant is located in downtown Reykjavík. In an open space with beatiful view over the park of "Arnarhóll" and the Harpa music hall. Run by the Bocuse d'Or award winning chef Hákon Már Örvarsson. Authentic Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, sharing plates, salumi-cheese platters, gourmet pizzas and pastas, family style main courses, delicious desserts, select wines, cocktails and more ....
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We popped in last night, a group of 6. Had various courses, lamb shanks were ok, bacalau-ravioli, as a whole course was good but the serving was too small. The veal was excellent. Probably the best tasting veal I have ever had. With just the right amount of parmiggiano and very good salat. The service was great, one of us had special dietary needs, that was no problem. Price is ok. I recommend this place highly.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Really nice overall experience in terms of food, service, atmosphere and location. Excellent value for money!

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Thank Discover436403
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

A simply stunning experience of way too much food and over indulgence - perfect for vacation! First off, you must have the negroni which is barrel-aged in house and absolutely a perfect aperitif. The langoustine appetizer and veal main course were outstanding. A wonderful dining experience.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Been there twice in the last month. First time I had lobster-pizza which is to-die-for. Also the bacalao-ravioli...mmmm. The second time was for Food & Fun last week. That was a bit of a disapointment, but then there was a guest chef, so thats different. The food was 70/30 - 30% good then. But do try this now, as soon as possible....good service too.

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1  Thank Food-lover-and-more
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went there for Food and fun and had the menu with wine pairing. The food was very bland. The menu of 12 different courses was chaotic and didn’t really make sense. Two of the dishes were actually good and that was the pizza with goat cheese and pasta with mussels. The main course barely had any taste at all. The wine pairing was the main disappointment however, the white wine was the house wine and so was one of the two red wines. I think it is unacceptable to claim to be pairing wines especially with the food and selling a special wine menu when it mainly consists of the cheapest wines in the restaurant. The service was not great, the waiters didn’t really seem to know the menu. This meal lacked all ambition.

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Thank Linda R
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