Holland America’s Italian Canaletto Menu Gets an Update

Homemade, fresh pasta and new dishes are featured in Holland America Line’s refreshed Canaletto Menu. The updated menu at this Italian specialty restaurant features new recipes and cocktails.

Holland America Canaletto restaurant entrance on Eurodam.
Canaletto Aboard Eurodam. (Photo: Sherry Laskin)

Holland America Gives Italian Specialty Restaurant Canaletto a Refreshed and Updated Menu

Fresh pasta made on board and authentic Italian dishes are the focus of Holland America Line’s updated Canaletto menu. Guests dining at the specialty restaurant, which is open for dinner only, can indulge in a meal that includes several new selections, along with signature favorites that remain on the menu.

Canaletto offers a quintessential Italian experience, and all the pasta is made fresh on board by Holland America Line’s expertly trained chefs. The refreshed menu offers a three-course meal that includes Small Plates, Homemade Pastas and Entrées, and Desserts, in addition to a Special of the Day.

“The pasta we make on board is exceptional and we want the updated menu to continue to reflect an Italian experience with a focus on freshness and authenticity,” said Michael Stendebach, Holland America Line’s vice president, food and beverage. “Each course has a selection that brings the flavors of Italy on board no matter where our ships are cruising, and the update adds some exciting new dishes and cocktails.”

Small Plates, Big Flavors

Guests can start their meal at Canaletto with a Small Plate. The popular Antipasto Plate features prosciutto di parma, finocchiona salami, truffle salami, Terre Ducali coppa, Parmigiano Reggiano and Sicilian olives. Other options include Veal and Sage Meatballs, Burrata, Canaletto Salad and Grilled Tiger Shrimp.

Holland America Canaletto Antipasto plate.
Holland America Canaletto Antipasto plate. (Photo: Sherry Laskin)

Entrées Showcase Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta made on board is the star of the entrée selections. New dishes include Casarecce Pesto Genovese, Italian Sausage Paccheri, Seared Mediterranean Seabass and Mussels, Scallop and Calamari Trenette.

Returning favorites include Chianti-Braised Beef Short Rib and Herb and Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast. Formerly a once-a-week special, Ossobuco is now offered daily.

Canaletto herb-and-parmesan-crusted-chicken
Canaletto’s new herb and parmesan crusted chicken breast. (Photo: Holland America)

New Italian Desserts

Italy is known for its amazing sweets, and Canaletto’s menu features a selection of traditional desserts, including Tiramisu, Lemon Ricotta Baked Cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, Affogato and a trio of gelato. The gelatos are also made fresh daily on board.

Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake at Canaletto Italian restaurant.
Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. (Photo: Holland America)

Cocktails Feature Italian Favorites

In addition to the cuisine, new cocktails highlight the refreshed menu. Guests can say saluti with an Aperol Spritz, Spumoni (made with Holland America Line’s own De Lijn Gin), Tuscan Lemon Drop and a Canaletto Bellini with a selection of fruit puree. The menu also includes a selection of sparkling, white and red wine, as well as beer and digestives.

How Much Does Dinner Cost at Canaletto?

Dinner at Canaletto is a reasonable $25 surcharge per person. Canaletto is also included as a specialty dining option under the “Have it All” package.

Source:  Holland America

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