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Princess Cruises is enhancing Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, the lines signature restaurant which was first introduced on Grand Princess in 1998.

Sabatini’s is getting some attention and will be upgraded across the fleet. In partnership with acclaimed Italian Chef Angelo Auriana a fresh new design and menu will be introduced. Caribbean Princess will be the first ship in the fleet to feature the new look dining venue following a multi-million-dollar drydock.

Mario Siebaldi, Princess Cruises senior vice president guest operations, said:

“Sabatini’s has always been a Princess guest favorite and this new collaboration with Chef Auriana elevates our Italian heritage, continuing our fresh approach to authentic Italian dining.” “Also featuring a beautifully transformed ambience, the new Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria will delight new and returning guests alike.”

The new menu will be on Caribbean Princess and Grand Princess in April 2017. The menu will then be rolled out across the remaining ships in the coming months. The menu will be creative and curated by executive chefs across the fleet.

The updated menu for Sabatini is as follows:

  • Picagge – marjoram-infused long pasta, white prawns, clams, artichoke pesto, ligurian olive oil
  • Tortelloni – mint-speckled pasta, roasted lamb, pecorino crosta nera, cacio e pepe sauce, broccoli rabe
  • Pappardelle – wide ribbon pasta, celeriac, nebbiolo-braised beef cheek
  • Risotto – vialone nano rice, beets dolce latte, gorgonzola, pistachios
  • Torchietti – whole wheat pasta, foraged mushrooms, rosemary oil
  • Roman Seafood al Cartoccio – grouper, shrimp, black mussels, scallops, potato, artichoke
  • Porchetta – rolled pork belly toscana, fennel seeds, potatoes, spinach, roasted tomato
  • Breaded Veal Vallet – marjoram roasted potatoes & artichokes, sun-dried tomato, provolone

The re-envisioned Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria features a new interior design that reinforces the fresh dining experiences that await guests. A contemporary look reflects the innovative efforts of the Princess culinary staff, while rustic touches serve as a reminder of the traditional Italian specialties that always have been a Sabatini’s hallmark.

A superb all Italian wine menu, iconic Italian cocktails and Limoncello liqueurs are available to complement the menu. A $25 per person cover charge includes a four-course dinner, plus dessert. Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria will soon feature pasta making classes for guests, with more details coming soon.