Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouses, Vegetarian options
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$$$$ Price range per person ISK 4 200 - 13 900
Hverfisgata 6, 101, Reykjavík
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Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland

After a long walk around Culture House, come to this restaurant and have a rest here. Among other Italian cuisune places to visit, Essensia can be one of the greatest. You will be served good pizza margherita, spaghetti carbonara and cod. Taste tasty tiramisu and good ice cream. It's nice to order delicious rosé wine, michelada or beer. Visit this place for great espresso.

It's easy to find this spot due to the great location. The competent staff welcomes people all year round. Fabulous service is a strong point that plays a great role for the success of this restaurant. From the guests' viewpoint, prices are attractive. There is a quiet atmosphere and modern decor at Essensia. Trip users marked this place with 4.5 stars, you can check it out.

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Bold flavors throughout the signature set, with some notable hits (a delicately battered veal schnitzel, olive oil infused anchovy bruschetta) and a miss or two (a dumpling like pasta with the consistency and taste of glue). Friendly service if a little bit of a struggle in English. Overall very good.
Great service & great food. On the pricy side but that is expected here. Great choice for a filling dinner!
I tend to be generous with my reviews but honest. With Essensia, we had seen the pictures of the Lobster pizza and it was my husband's birthday, so I suggested to go and have dinner there. We ordered an appetizer, my husband ordered the Lobster pizza and I ordered Risotto with shrimp and scallops. My Risotto was amazing; however, my husband's lobster pizza was not what we expected. Of course, it had very small pieces of lobster; but the main problem was that the center was not cooked through. My husband did not want to complain, so he had a small piece and left the rest. We were not happy at all.
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Hverfisgata 6, 101, Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Wi-Fi Booking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:00
MondayMon 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00
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