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Canaletto’s New Menu is Amore at First Bite!

In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food, which is what you’ll discover at Holland America Line’s Canaletto — a specialty dining venue that brings people together with delectable dishes, designed to be shared family-style.

Our popular Italian restaurant recently debuted a new menu that features an authentic selection of outstanding dishes. To make the experience even more exceptional, Holland America Line is now making fresh pasta on board our ships! Continue reading below for a taste of what’s on the menu.


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To start, whet your appetite with a variety of delicious small plates including Beef Carpaccio, Grilled Calamari, and Melanzane Ripiene — eggplant roulade filled with ricotta, basil, Parmesan, wilted spinach and chunky arrabiata sauce. Additional selections include tasty Salumi All’ Italiana, Veal and Sage Polpettine and Mozzarella Di Bufala!

Hungry for more? Canaletto’s new menu features a variety of mouthwatering entrees that include Italian classics like Lasagna Bolognese, Branzino Alla Siciliana, Gnocchi Carciofi E Antara and Scaloppine Alla Caprese, and that’s not all! Each day of the week Canaletto features specials that are sure to wow guests.

Sunday: Chicken Parmigiana
Monday: Osso Bucco Milanese
Tuesday: Beef Short Rib Brasato Barolo
Wednesday: Veal Liver Veneziana
Thursday: Veal Saltimbocca Alla Romano
Friday: Chicken Curry – Cipriani Style
Saturday: Gamberi Alla Griglia

Don’t forget to compliment your meal with a delicious cocktail, like the restaurant’s refreshing Aperol Spritz.


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“Save room for dessert!” This familiar saying is advice we strongly recommend to our guests when dining at Canaletto! The new menu offers everything from Tiramisu, Gelato and Affogato to Torta Caprese Al Limone — an almond lemon tart with limoncello, Mascarpone cream and fresh berries! Trust us, these sweet treats are not be missed!

Whether Italy is on your itinerary or not, enjoying a meal at Canaletto will have you feeling as if you’ve been magically transported there. We guarantee this is a dining experience your taste buds will thank you for. Buon appetito!

Canaletto is available at dinner for a nominal charge. Reservations are recommended but not required.

  • Marie

    Just don’t like their location at the entrance of the buffet, people walking by in their swim suits and towels. Holland needs to rethink their location. Since Club Orange is not successful why not move it there?

  • Barbara

    I agree with Marie re position. On the lovely Prinsendam, it was at the back. Much more private with fabulous views. Love the menu!

  • Donna

    I am diabetic and we are going on cruise to Mediterranean. We have a dinner at Canaletto as part of package. What dishes are diabetic friendly at the Canaletto?

  • Julie

    Donna, please call ship services and they can be of assistance with diabetic-friendly dishes: 800–541–1576

  • Katherine

    I certainly agree that the location, in front of the buffet, is not acceptable for a restaurant of this quality. The food is awesome but because of the location we normally just pass it up. I have previously passed this on to HAL.

  • Paula Warmath

    We are so glad to see that Canaletto has added new menu items. We have always enjoyed it on previous sailings but began to get tired of the same items. We will be sailing again in July and will look forward to enjoying some of the new items.

  • Judith

    I usually go there a couple of times during a cruise. I’m a 4 star Mariner. It’s nice to be pampered. I was VERY disappointed in both the service and the quality of the food recently on the Volendam. The spaghetti bolonaise was outstanding, but the other foods were inferior. The crust of the cannoli was so thick it was like a tough pizza crust.
    I was also disappointed to see that extra touches like the complementary antipasti have been eliminated.
    I hope the quality of the food returns to what I enjoyed in the past.

  • Carol Sakavich

    I wish chicken parmesan was on the regular menu. I think it’s a very popular meal and should be available anytime.

  • Julie

    Thank you for the feedback, Judith. We are sorry your experience at Canaletto was disappointing, and we have passed this along to the hotel operations executives.

  • Anne Dudley

    Just returned from the San Diego to Vancouver cruise. Pasta dishes were outstanding!! Salads, selection of vegetables, breads (especially herb breads) were wonderful.

  • Roy

    Any vegetarian menu ? We love handmade pasta/gnocchi/ravioli. Are there any or only fixed meat dish?

  • Julie

    There are vegetarian dishes on all menus, and a full vegetarian menu in the main dining room upon request!

  • Penny

    Just returned from Alaska on the Eurodam. We had dinner one night at the Canaletto and it was one of our favorite meals. I searched each night hoping to find the same bread served in the Lido Market that we had at the Canaletto, but alas it was not there. The chicken parmigiano was delish. However, we did not enjoy our meal at The Pinnacle Grill at all.

  • Penny

    Just returned from a trip on the Eurodam. In the Lido Market one day they served cooked purple cabbage. It was divine! I would love to have the recipe.

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