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Giovanni's Kitchen vs. Giovanni's Table: What Are the Differences? - Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean, Giovanni's Italian Kitchen, Giovanni's Table
Giovanni's Italian Kitchen | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean offers an array of unique dining venues and experiences that guest return for time and time again. Italian food is always a favorite option when dining onboard a cruise ship, and Royal Caribbean does Italian better than anyone. But one of the more confusing spaces that Royal has introduced has been Giovanni's. Royal offers both Giovanni's Italian Kitchen, as well as Giovanni's Table, making the confusion a bit understandable. But upon further inspection, we can see the big differences between these two restaurants, despite their name similarities. Here we are going to break down what each restaurant offers, and how they differ, so you can book your next Royal Caribbean cruise with confidence knowing exactly which Giovanni's will be onboard.

Royal Caribbean, Giovanni's Italian Kitchen
Giovanni's Italian Kitchen | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean
Giovanni's Italian Kitchen

Found on: Icon, Star, Wonder, Utopia, Odyssey, Freedom

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen is a Tuscan paradise. Here guests can enjoy modern Italian cuisine such as delicious flat breads and hand-tossed pizzas. Giovanni's Kitchen has a heavy focus on shared plates that guests can enjoy together. The meat and cheese platter is a tried-and-true favorite with a variety of cured meats and aged cheeses to try, the perfect start to your Italian meal. In addition to pizza there are several main dishes to choose from including the famous Classic Lasagna; the chef's favorite Osso Buco; and the delicious Steak Muffuletta.

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen Menu


Assorted Meat & Cheese Platter

Chef’s selections of Italian meats and cheeses served with olives, pickles, breadsticks and focaccia

Meatball Gigante

sautéed spinach, mozzarella, marinara sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese

Nonna’s Soup

Italian sausage, kale, cannellini beans, Asiago cheese

Giovanni’s House Salad

radicchio, arugula, romaine, Belgian endive, heirloom tomatoes, olives, fennel, crispy prosciutto, Piave Vecchio cheese, Italian vinaigrette

Italian Stromboli

spicy salami, mozzarella, oregano, arugula, tomatoes, white truffle oil

Caesar Salad

romaine, house made croutons, topped with shaved Parmesan Anchovies added upon request

Truffle Caprese Salad

truffle burrata, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, pesto, balsamic glaze, fresh basil oi

Calamari & Polenta

served with Alfredo and marinara sauce


Chicken Parmigiana

chicken breast lightly breaded and fried, tomato sauce, mozzarella, spaghetti, fresh basil

Osso Buco

veal shank, root vegetables, white wine broth, saffron risotto, citrus gremolata

Uncle Alfredo’s Fettuccine

chicken breast, tagliatelle pasta, shaved Parmesan

Lasagna Classica

oven-baked classic recipe, Bolognese sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella

Linguine con le Vongole

linguine pasta, fresh clams, garlic, olive oil, parsley, white wine Substitute with shrimp

Penne alla Puttanesca with Salmon

grilled salmon, marinara sauce, capers, anchovies, olives

Spaghetti Carbonara

pancetta, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Spaghetti Pomodoro

fresh basil, grated Grana Padano, marinara sauce

Steak Muffuletta

breaded rolled beef tenderloin, guanciale, mortadella, marinara sauce, arugula salad, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan

Grilled Filet Mignon

beef tenderloin, peperonata, Marsala, mushrooms, crispy polenta, Grana Padano cheese

Giovanni’s Pizza

tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, spicy salami, honey, pepper


tomato sauce, mozzarella fior di latte, basil


tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni

Meat Lover’s

tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, spicy salami, bacon, Italian sausage

Truffle & Eggs

tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, eggs, Pecorino, white truffle oil

Mamma Italia

mozzarella, arugula, tomatoes, prosciutto, Parmesan, EVOO

Mixed Mushroom

tomato sauce, mozzarella, button, cremini and oyster mushrooms


tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, Gorgonzola, provolone, brie, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan


tomato sauce, spinach, mozzarella, mushrooms, red peppers, yellow peppers, red onions, black olives

Royal Caribbean, Giovanni's Table
Giovanni's Table | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean
Giovanni's Table

Found on: Oasis, Allure, Liberty, Independence, Radiance, Brilliance, Serenade, Jewel, Voyager, Explorer, Adventure, Grandeur, Rhapsody, Vision

Similar to Giovanni's Italian Kitchen, Giovanni's Table focuses more on the pasta dishes. There are many incredible options including tagliatelle carbonara, gorgonzola gnocchi, seafood linguini, as well as non-pasta dishes ranging from garlicy herb prawns to seared filet mignon. The goal of Giovanni's Table is to be reminiscent of a home cooked meal served to you in a kitchen in Italy!

Giovanni's Table Menu


Cheese & Cured Meat Board

An assortment of fine Italian cheeses, cured meats, and pickles vegetables, perfect for sharing!

Caprese Salad

A refreshing salad of heirloom tomatoes, creamy truffled burrata, pesto, basil oil, balsamic glaze, and fresh basil

Arugula Salad

Zesty arugula and cherry tomatoes tossed with a bright lemon vinaigrette, shaved parmesan and Italian parsley

Eggplant Parmigiana

A stack of lightly breaded and fried eggplant layered with mozzarella cheese, and zesty tomato sauce

Beef Carpaccio

Thinly-sliced seared beef tenderloin with arugula, parsley, Italian vinaigrette, lemon oil, and shaved parmesan

Crispy Calamari

Tender squid rings lightly breaded and fried, served with fresh tomato sauce, lemon and garlic aioli

Giovanni's Minestrone

A comforting blend of chicken broth, diced tomatoes and vegetables, tender macaroni, parmesan, and basil


Tagliatelle Carbonara

Flat ribbon pasta with crispy pancetta, creamy egg yolk and cracked pepper sauce topped with freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano

Gnocchi Gorgonzola

Our hand-crafted potato gnocchi tossed with a creamy gorgonzola sauce, tender spinach and parmesan cheese

Seafood Linguine

Al dente linguine tossed with calamari, bay scallops, shrimp and mussels in a creamy white wine sauce

Pasta Bolognese

Your choice of pasta in a rich beef ragu, San Marzano tomatoes, grated parmesan, and fresh basil

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Creamy arborio rice, woodsy wild mushrooms, white wine, mascarpone cheese, and fragrant truffle oil

The Branzino

Pan-fried branzino fillets dressed with lemon and olive oil, served with roasted fingerling potatoes and root vegetables

Garlicky Herb Prawns

Marinated prawns sautéed with garlic, aromatic herbs and fresh lemon juice, served with creamy mashed potatoes

Chicken Piccata

Thinly-sliced, lightly-breaded chicken simmered in a lemony white wine sauce with capers, with potato gnocchi, spinach and cherry tomatoes

Seared Filet Mignon

8 oz. of beef tenderloin served with Barolo wine sauce, creamy mashed potatoes, and broccolini


Hearty braised veal shanks with creamy polenta, seasonal vegetables, basil tips, and a balsamic glaze

Booking Your Cruise

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