About us

About Us

Vulcano Etna

A Taste of Sicily in Colchester

Welcome to Vulcano Etna, a beacon of Sicilian culture and cuisine nestled at the historic corner of Scheregate Steps in Colchester. Our restaurant is not just a place to dine; it’s a celebration of Sicilian heritage, brought to life by the passion and dreams of Tony Scuderi and his family.

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Our Story

A Dream Realised
Tony Scuderi, a native Sicilian, has always dreamt of sharing the rich culture and exquisite flavours of his homeland with the world. After 25 years of hard work and dedication, his vision has finally materialised into the warm and welcoming space of Vulcano Etna. As Tony says, opening this restaurant was “like having a baby,” a testament to his commitment and the culmination of years of sacrifice and perseverance. Since opening our doors, we’ve been embraced by the Colchester community, reflecting our desire to create a positive impact through authentic Sicilian cuisine and genuine hospitality.

Authentic Sicilian Cuisine
Our menu is a reflection of Sicily’s diverse culinary landscape, shaped by influences from North Africa and Greece. We pride ourselves on offering authentic dishes, from street food-inspired Arancini—savory fried rice balls with various fillings—to classic desserts like tiramisu. A highlight on our menu is the Fiat 500 Abarth, symbolising the quintessential Italian flair. Every dish served at Vulcano Etna is freshly prepared using the finest Sicilian produce, ensuring an authentic and unforgettable dining experience.

A Family-Run Establishment
Vulcano Etna is more than a restaurant; it’s a family affair. Founded by Alina Pana and Tony Scuderi in partnership with Simone Pattavina and dedicated team, we embody the true spirit of Sicilian hospitality. Our goal is to make every guest feel like part of our extended family, offering a warm, welcoming environment that mirrors the communal culture of Sicily.

The Venue
Housed in a Grade II listed building, Vulcano Etna combines historical charm with modern Sicilian aesthetics. The Scheregate Steps location is not just a backdrop for our restaurant; it’s a symbol of Colchester’s rich history and cultural diversity, providing the perfect setting for our Sicilian culinary adventure.

Join Us

Whether you're craving a taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine, in need of a specialty coffee, or simply want to enjoy a cocktail with friends, Vulcano Etna is your destination. We invite you to experience the warmth of our hospitality, the richness of our cuisine, and the charm of our setting. Come in to say hello, enjoy a meal, or discuss ideas on how we can continue to support our community together. Visit Us: 4 Scheregate, Colchester, CO2 7AS, United Kingdom Contact Us: Telephone: 01206 413710 At Vulcano Etna, we're not just serving food; we're sharing a piece of Sicily with you. Join us for an experience that goes beyond dining, and immerse yourself in the culture, flavors, and warmth of Sicilian hospitality. See You Soon. A Presto!


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Mamma Pattavina

A special thank you to Mamma Pattavina, A passionate mamma in the heart of the kitchen with her fantastic recipe's and amazing cooking skils.