MENU: Cucina Del Capitano on Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Celebration, features the line’s classic Italian restaurant, Cucina Del Capitano.

To alleviate stress on the main dining rooms, Carnival has made Cucina Del Capitano complimentary on both Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras. Here’s the full Cucina Del Capitano dinner menu, from appetizers all the way down to specialty coffees. For the lunch menu, click here.

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Cucina Del Capitano Menu on Carnival Celebration

Appetizers, Soups, & Salads

  • Cured Tuna: rucola, orange, gremolata, red pepper, grilled sour dough crostini
  • Arancini: spicy marinara, peperonata, mozzarella
  • Nonna’s Meat Balls: san marzano sauce, roasted chili salsa, provolone, parmesan
  • Mussels and Clams: cherry tomato, white wine, red onion, garlic, oregano, chili flakes
  • Ligurian Minestrone: genovese pesto, zucchini, eggplant, savoy cabbage, green beans, parmesan
  • Caprese: roma tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil
  • Rucola, Cracked Farro Salad: vegetables, dried and fresh tomatoes, young pecorino
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Entrée & Pasta

  • Rigatoni Ncasciata Alla Siciliana: the captain’s own Sicilian recipe for a hearty Bolognese Ragu with ham and eggplant cooked in olive oil and layered with parmesan and mozzarella
  • Linguine Vongole: clams, arugula, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, garlic
  • Spaghetti Carbonara: bacon, parmesan, cream
  • Penne Pomodoro: robust roasted tomato sauce
  • Grilled Fish: braised artichoke, fava beans, garlic sauce, green beans
  • Chicken Parmesan: pounded breaded chicken breast, mozzarella, basil, tomato
  • Short Ribs: barolo wine braised, walnuts, salsa verde
  • Grilled Shrimp: garlic, peperoncino & parsley, pinot grigio
  • Veal Marsala: creamy roasted mushroom sauce, parmesan semolina gnocchi
  • Pork Chop: zucchini mushroom reduction, spiced pepperonata
  • Eggplant Parmigiano: roasted tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil
  • Osso Bucco: gently braised veal shanks, pinto grigio, gremolata, and parmesan polenta ($25)
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  • Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower: crusted lemon pan sauce
  • Spinach: pecorino, bread crumb
  • Lentils: shallot herb vinaigrette
  • Crispy Potatoes: olive oil, rosemary, pecorino

Steakhouse Selections

A surcharge of $23 applies to each entrée in this section.

  • Surf & Turf: lobster tail & grilled filet mignon
  • Broiled Filet Mignon: 9 oz. premium aged beef
  • New York Striploin Steak: 14 oz. of the favorite cut for steak lovers
  • Grilled Lamb Chops: double cut, lamb au jus


  • Apple Crostata: house-made buttermilk gelato, slow stewed apple, cinnamon
  • Tiramisu: mascarpone, Kahlua, espresso
  • Lemon Frozen Torte: poppy seed cake, mascarpone cream, roasted blueberries
  • Babà Napoletano: moist cake in orange rum syrup, apricot jam
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Specialty Coffees

  • Espresso Corretto: espresso “corrected” with Sandro Bottega Grappa or Sambuca
  • Italian Coffee: freshly brewed coffee served with Amaretto Di Saronno


  • Pallini Limoncello
  • Galliano
  • Amaretto Di Saronno
  • Frangelico
  • Sambuca
  • Grappa: Sandro Bottega
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‘& More’ Menu Items

If you’re looking at the Cucina Del Capitano menu on Carnival Celebration but don’t want anything on it, you also have the option to order dishes on Carnival’s “& More” menu, which features classic main dining room favorites that you can order in specialty restaurants.


  • Shrimp Cocktail: American cocktail sauce
  • Caesar Salad: house-made dressing, shaved parmesan


  • Grilled Salmon: asparagus and spinach
  • Roast Chicken: skillet potato, green beans, pan gravy
  • Broiled Striploin Steak: three peppercorn sauce


  • Carnival Melting Chocolate Cake: vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh Tropical Fruit

READ NEXT: Carnival Celebration Dining Guide: Which Restaurants Are Complimentary?

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