MENU: Il Viaggio Italian Restaurant on Carnival Venezia

Interior view of Carnival Venezia's II Viaggio

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Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Venezia features a new-to-the-line specialty restaurant called Il Viaggio, meaning “The Voyage.”

The Il Viaggio menu takes guests on a trip through Italy, with different regions of the country represented by different menu items — from the antipasti (starters) to the dolce (desserts). After each dish’s name, the menu says what region of Italy it comes from.

Carnival Venezia, which, as the name suggests, is themed after Venice, is part of Carnival Cruise Line’s “Carnival Fun Italian Style” product. The concept also includes Carnival Firenze — two ships transferred from Costa Cruises to Carnival.

They retain much of the Costa brand’s Italian style while including many venues that Carnival passengers know and love.

With Il Viaggio Italian Restaurant aboard this ship, you’re guaranteed to have fun-filled experiences and a full stomach!

If you want to know more about and dine at the said restaurant, read on!

Interior view of Carnival Venezia's II Viaggio
(Image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Il Viaggio menu

Il Viaggio has a flat charge of $42 per person. Here’s the Il Viaggio menu on Carnival Venezia:

Starters

  • House-Made Burrata — Lombardy: Heirloom tomatoes, Genovese pesto
  • Panzarotti — Campania: Golden brown pillow puffs stuffed with sausage and pesto
  • Frito Misto — Campania: Lightly battered, deep-fried shrimp, vegetables, calamari, garlic aioli
  • Suppli al Telefono — Lazio: Crisp risotto croquette filled with mozzarella and marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella en Carrozza — Campania: Crispy fried mozzarella stuffed bread, pecorino, San Marzano tomato sauce
  • Polpo Alla Griglia — Sicily: Grilled octopus with artichoke, potato, olives, lemon pesto
  • Salumi e Formaggio Sampler — Lombardy: An assortment of cold cuts and cheese | sopressata, piccante, salumeria, prosciutto, bel paese, gorgonzola, parmigiano

Soup & salads

  • Zuppa D’Orzo — Lazio: Barley, vegetables, smoked ham, parmesan
  • Insalata Caesar — Lazio: Crisp romaine lettuce, romano cheese, croûtons tossed in Caesar dressing
  • Misticanza Salad — Piedmont: Baby greens, hazelnuts, shaved pecorino, prosecco vinaigrette

Entrées

  • Pasta Alla Genovese — Liguria: Ziti, slow-cooked onion, simmered beef rib, San Marzano tomato sauce
  • Pappardelle Al Cinghiale — Tuscany: Ribbon pasta tossed with pork ragu, red wine marinade
  • Cacciucco Con Polenta — Campania: Seafood stew with soft herbed polenta
  • Jumbo Shrimp Scampi — Veneto: Garlic, peperoncino, pinot grigio, lemon risotto
  • Sea Bass — Tuscany: Parmesan crust, borlotti bean stew, sauce Verde, broccoli
  • Chicken Scarpariello — Sicily: Cooked with garlic, peppers, Italian sausage, rosemary potatoes, white wine
  • Steak Pizzaiola — Lazio: 14 oz. striploin, tomato sauce, olives, fingerling potatoes, roasted broccoli
  • Grande Braciola Di Maiale — Sicily: Grilled 14 oz. Berkshire pork chop, cannellini bean stew
Interior view of Carnival Venezia's II Viaggio
(Photo courtesy of Carnival)

Signature entrées

  • Pollo Parmigiana Pizza — Sicily: Crispy chicken crust, tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, peperoncino flakes, parmesan, honey-chili dressing (serves two)
  • Lombata Milanese — Lombardy: 16 oz. bone-in veal chop, thinly pounded, lightly breaded, and pan-fried, served with a mixed green salad ($20 additional)
  • Grigliata Mista Di Pesce — Sicily: Lobster tails, scallops, sea bass, colossal shrimp, oysters, citrus butter, garlic ciabatta ($40 additional, serves two)

Desserts

  • Cannoli Siciliani Di Ricotta — Sicily: Crunchy shells, ricotta cheese, marsala wine, chocolate chips
  • Torta Della Nonna — Tuscany: Classic custard tart, almond, lemon crust
  • Tiramisu — Veneto: Espresso, mascarpone cream
  • Mile-High Gelato Pie — Tuscany: Salted caramel, mocha, toasted coconut, Chantilly cream

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