Essencia Restaurant

Largo Santa Maria la Nova, 9 80134 Naples Italy Map
Average price €40.00
9,5 /10
123 reviews
41 reviews
Via Monteoliveto è una delle arterie che conduce nel cuore di Napoli. Percorrerla a piedi significa respirare a pieni polmoni l’anima della città, fatta di strade anguste, colori, suoni, talvolta rumori, ed ambientazioni che danno pieno senso al termine “suggestione”. Una delle vie laterali conduce al Largo Santa Maria la Nova, dove è situato Essencia Restaurant, locale dagli spazi raffinati grazie ad un sapiente gioco che dona armonia ad un insieme di elementi, dai mattoni alle lampade, passando per le sedie colorate ed i vari complementi.

I sapori partenopei, fondamentale punto di partenza, vengono resi estremamente personali dal lavoro dello chef che in ogni preparazione mette esperienze e contaminazioni, nello specifico spagnole, che donano suggestione all’equilibrio delle proposte. Da provare alcuni piatti i “Bottoni di polpessa”, il “Piccione in doppia cottura” e il dessert “Arachidi, cioccolato e caffè”.


Scritto da Luca Sessa
Napoletano di nascita, romano d’adozione. Fino a poco tempo fa statistico di giorno, blogger e chef di notte, ora si dedica solo al food. Giornalista pubblicista, fondatore di Radio Food, gestisce il blog www.lucasessa.com, una vetrina dei suoi esperimenti quotidiani, un luogo nel quale scrivere, raccontare, confrontarsi.

INSIDER tip

Per gustare una versione personale e moderna dei sapori partenopei in un angolo suggestivo della città.

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Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with thefork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

-20% off the "à la carte" menu, including drinks!

Set menus not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

About the restaurant Essencia Restaurant

Essencia è un ristorante sito nel cuore del centro storico di Napoli. La nostra cucina è di origine mediterranea, rivisitata in chiave moderna, in stile gourmet. Il nostro Menù nasce dalla necessità dello chef di raccontare se stesso e le sue esperienze attraverso i suoi piatti. In particolare ritroverete nella filosofia Essencia ricordi della cucina tipica spagnola. La freschezza dei prodotti e la creatività con la quale accostiamo i sapori è ciò che più ci contraddistingue, il tutto accompagnato da uno staff giovane, dinamico e professionale.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €5.00
    Glass of wine
  • €15.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €2.00
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Essencia Restaurant

Opening time

Pranzo: aperto sabato e domenica dalle 13:00 alle 15:00
Cena: dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 19.30 alle 22.30 ; Sabato e domenica dalle 20:00 alle 23:00 (eccetto il martedì)

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • English spoken , Open sunday
Excellent
9,5 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
9,5
Service
9,8
Setting
9,4
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Really quiet
Waiting time
Fast
16/123 reviews
Clarissa C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Feb 2020
An elegant setting for dinner. The food was beautifully presented on interesting plates. each course and dish were plated differently. We ordered an assortment of dishes to share, pumpkin with burrata, duck ravioli, cauliflower pasta, and crispy roast pork. Each dish was masterfully presented. The homemade grissini were terrific. I particularly loved the the rosemary one. At both at the beginning and at the end of the meal we were given amuse bouches that were delightfully unique. The cod was exquisite, the deconstructed eggplant parm was not as thrilling. The desserts were tasty, but not on par with the mains. This is a quiet find on a side street off of a busy road. A total winner. BTW we received 20% discount for booking thru thefork.
Peter B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Feb 2020
Excellent food with attentive service. We were there on Valentines night with a set menu. The menu was carefully balanced, tasty and beautifully presented. We were offered and chose matched from the region which really complimented the food. Not cheap - but it felt like a special treat. Definitely recommend it
Jean-luc P.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Jan 2020
a perfect experience. Dishes are delicious and the service à mixte of kindness and professionalism. The waitress advised us very well with Italian wine. We strongly recommend this restaurant. A great moment.
Max M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Dec 2019
This chef is worthy of the title and commands true talent: technique, preparation, and presentation to be certain but also a real confidence with presenting unexpectedly complementary flavors. You won’t be disappointed with the restaurant or it’s charming and knowledgeable service. Beautifully done; thank you.
Annie D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Nov 2019
I chose this restaurant because of other great reviews and it exceeded our expectations... we asked for a dish each and said we would share it.... so they divided both into two smaller portions and served one as a starter and one as a main! It was all totally delicious and beautifully presented.... best meal in ages and didn’t break the bank!!!
Fabio S.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Nov 2019
Davvero una sorpresa, complimenti.
Ruta A.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Nov 2019
Nice little restaurant, very friendly staff, tasty food with a modern twist. Liked the pasta with octopus most. Dishes like in all modern restaurants are not very big, so no worries for overeating☺️. Enjoyed the evening!
Valentin R.
Foodie
(20 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Nov 2019
Sublime.
Francesco N.
Foodie
(16 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2019
Conferma assoluta, lottano per lo scudetto e la tartara di manzo e datteri con maionese di avocado è da champions league...
Anne L.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Sep 2019
We were delighted to find a truly innovative Italian / Spanish fusion ristorante in centro Napoli. It was an experience on a Michelin star level. Such a wonderful treasure to find! It is situated in a classically Neapolitan piazza.
The sense of something different is introduced when you enter the restaurant and see past the smart seating at the front bar to the glass walled cucina where the chefs are busy.
Going upstairs, the main dining is set over 2 rooms, where the decor is modern, but being set in an old palazzo it has the classic high wooden beamed ceilings.
The menu is largely seafood focused, with great attention to detail. There are options for meat eaters , as well as a 4 plate degustation €35/ head, and a 5 plate degustation menu at € 55.per person, without wines.
The owners have spent time in Barcelona and this flavour is transported to their menu.Excellent pleasant service. We appreciated their delicious amuse vouches for pre and post dinner. Highly Recommended
Bernard F.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Aug 2019
Our best experience in our 10 days in italy. The food and the wine were delicious. The service perfect and very friendly. The decorum with much taste. The high 9.7 fourchette is therefore fully justified. Also thank you very much to Fourchette who’s contributed significantly to our great stay in Italy.
Michel A.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Aug 2019
The service was outstanding! They anticipated your every need. Just for example, we ordered a bottle of white wine but they kept it away from the table in a 'communal' ice bucket. Normally when this happens, you're left waiting a few minutes while your glass is empty, this didn't happen even once. They also spoke at least 3 languages that we heard of. Would definitely recommend it! Oh and the food was great!
Nadia C.
Foodie
(14 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Aug 2019
Very good place. Local food. Good wine. Lovely waitresses with good advice. I had a four-course. Perfect quantity. Good limoncelo. I totally recommand it. And I will come back.
Eduard P.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Jul 2019
A relatively new restaurant with a nice Spanish twist. Tasteful decor, very welcoming. Good wine selection, excellent price/quality.
Pedro C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Jul 2019
Great dining experience and superb food. Creative mediterranean menu and outstanding service. Will repeat next time in Napoli (hope soon)
Pedro
Julio D.
Foodie
(18 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Jul 2019
Excellent food and service without exaggeration. The setting is nice too. My best culinary experience in Naples until now. Definitely to be recommended.
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