Perhaps the most elegant of the main dining rooms on Sapphire Princess.
Sitting next door to the Savoy Dining Room on Deck 5, we found this restaurant to be quite attractive, with plenty of tables for two amid sprawling murals evoking a European aura.
Our dinner here started off on the right foot, with a salad of romaine lettuce and wedges of tomato—the star was big slices of avocado and with the Ranch dressing ladled to the side it was as much (or as little) dressing as we wanted. The pasta of the evening was penne with bacon, spinach and tomato—the sauce was good but the pasta was mushy.
For entrée we chose the surf and turf—filet mignon with shrimp. The meat was ordered medium rare and with our first bite we find it to be medium well; the waiter replaced the entire plate and the second time around the meat was perfect. For dessert we opted for cherries jubilee, and the stewed fruits were nicely accented with pepper.
Although the right side of the menu changes nightly, the choices at Vivaldi basically mirror those at the four other “main” dining rooms.
The ship’s standard wine list was available, and cocktails from the standard drink menu could be ordered.
Vivaldi Dining Room was open for dinner nightly from 8 to 10 p.m. Some guests who had signed up for the Traditional Dining Plan had a seating here at 5:30 p.m.
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