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Canaletto Adds ‘Small Plate’ Dishes

Canaletto‘s one of our most popular alternative dining options. Its classic Italian fare is served in a casual setting adjacent to the Lido. Named for the famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto’s dinner-only menu includes traditional seafood, pasta, and meat and veal dishes.

Spartire is the Italian word for sharing. It is a concept that is part of everyday life in Italy, especially when eating with friends and family. To further encourage spartire and enhance the offerings, we’ve recently added a selection of “Small Plates” to Canaletto’s menu, accompanying the “Pasta” and “Large Plate” dishes. So join us for an evening at Canaletto, and enjoy sharing our new “Small Plates” with your traveling companions.


The eight new Small Plates:

Salumi with prosciutto, coppa, grissini, shaved pecorino, assorted olives

Veal & Sage Polpettina with glazed chipolini onions, rustic tomato sauce

Zuppa Di Pesce with mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, cod, vegetables, tomato saffron broth

Canaletto Salad with Boston lettuce, roasted beets, gorgonzola, candied walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette

Duck & Chicken Liver Pâté with spiced duck preserve, rustic toast, kumquat marmalade

Beef Carpaccio with rosemary aïoli, shallots, sea salt, cracked pepper

Eggplant Caponata with golden raisins, pine nuts, mint

Vermouth Braised Clams with spicy chorizo, garlic, basil

Zuppa Di Pesce with mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, cod, vegetables, tomato saffron broth.

Zuppa Di Pesce with mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, cod, vegetables, tomato saffron broth.

Photos courtesy of Jonathan Atkin of

  • Robert Van Wart

    My wife and I are loyal HAL Mariners (Robert – #029125408; Nancy #029125416). We recently enjoyed the Canaletto Veal & Sage Polpettina and the new Zuppa De Pesce – twice during our cruise this past October. We were so impressed we dined there twice. Our wonderful server gave us the printouts of the recipes for both and we are now in Toronto to prepare these dishes for our extended Italian family. I just noticed the ingredients and preparation pages for the Veal & Sage Polpettina Dish are missing from what she provided us. Is there any chance we could have the full recipe emailed to me? We are entertaining our Italian family next week and would love to have them savour these dishes. Some will be traveling with us when we cruise again in October, 2019 (already booked two staterooms with HAL) and this will help us encourage our families to join us at the Canaletto. Many thanks, Bob

  • Julie

    Hi Bob! Let us see what we can do for you!

  • Ian and Silvana

    My wife and I on our recent cruise on MS Noordam Jan 2019 enjoyed dining at Canaletto on a number of occasions during the 10 day cruise. We were impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the Chef. The variety of the Menu and the quality of the food was outstanding. Unfortunately we could not get copies of the recipes but did manage a photo of the Saffron Risotto recipe thanks to the Chef. We bought some bottles of Rudi Sodamin’s balsamic vinegar to use on dishes at home.

    Is there any chance we could have the recipes emailed to us?
    Thanks to all at the Canaletto who made our trip quite memorable, Ian and Silvana.

  • Julie

    Hi Ian and Silvana, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Canaletto! Unfortunately we don’t have that recipe at the blog. But you can email and they might be able to assist.

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