Sabatini’s is a stylish Italian restaurant with an extensive wine list.
Sabatini’s is a lightly decorated, upscale Italian restaurant, with food options that are designed to “delight any food connoisseur,” according to Princess’ description. The restaurant features an extensive wine list, and both indoor and outdoor dining, with an open veranda overlooking the ocean on the rear of the Sun deck.
Each of the gourmet options on the menu can be paired with a variety of wines. We were dismayed to find out that the menu had been changed from a set, eight-course meal to a boring old a la carte dinner.
This venue is definitely more upscale than the Crown Grille. The waiters are more up to the task of serving to fine dining standards, but we noticed that along with standards came a certain air of arrogance!
We started our meal with some antipasti, including some delicious herbed focaccio grissini, rosemary flatbread with air cured parma prosciutto, and marinated green and black olives.
Our first appetizer, the Vitello tonnato, was great. The ingredients, some tuna, some beef, capers and a sauce, come separated and it is up to you to combine them on a fork and consume the deliciousness.
The second course, a cheese ravioli with truffle sauce was great, though we have to say they definitely scrimped on the truffles. This course was spectacularly cheesy and delicious.
For our final dish, we had the lobster three ways, the tail with butter, lobster risotto and a lobster bisque sauce. Each part was delicious, the sauce especially titillating, making the other parts of the meal all the more delicious.
Sabatini’s also features gourmet desserts, for finishing off a romantic candlelit dinner. Just don’t try the lemon tart.
The cheese selection on the other hand is great, with delicious cheeses from all over the world.
Sabatini’s offers gourmet and traditional Italian cuisine, which can be paired with a variety of wine choices. The wine list is the same throughout the ship. See the Drinks Section for a full list.
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