The menu was short but delicious.
Our favorite addition added to Sapphire Princess during her 2012 makeover, this Naples-style pizza joint located in the lobby area is a great alternative for lunch or a light meal anytime. Though not true Neapolitan in style (a wood-burning oven on a ship probably wouldn’t be the brightest idea!), the open kitchen produces tasty pizzas made-to-order, served in a bright dining room with the undulating sea as a backdrop. Only quibble: The menu is abrupt—just a half-dozen pizzas to choose from, and no side dishes like appetizers or salads. Still, that short, focused menu is also probably key to Alfredo’s success.
We tried the vegetarian pizza, which had a slight vinegar kick and cubes of fresh avocado woven into the mixture of vegetables and cheese. It was served piping hot and our waiter offered red pepper flakes and additional (pre-grated) parmesan for topping. The food isn’t high art, but the simplicity afforded a fresh, rejuvenating light meal.
One recommendation: To make this into a full meal, before sitting down at Alfredo’s stop by the International Café (located across the lobby) and pick up a couple salads or side dishes and bring them to your table.
The ship’s standard wine list was available, and cocktails from the standard drink menu could be ordered.
Alfredo’s is open from 11 a.m. till late in the evening. We were surprised that we never saw a line or wait for tables.
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