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Dining Options Onboard The MSC Poesia

Il Palladio (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Il Palladio (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Il Palladio is one of Poesia’s two main dining rooms, open for dinner only with fixed formal seating at 6.15pm and 8.45pm (subject to change depending on the ship's itinerary).

It is located on deck 6 of the ship and seats 714 guests.

The left hand side of the menu offers American and vegetarian dishes whilst the right hand menu comprises of Italian dishes. Examples of dishes on offer include warm Mediterranean seafood salad, pea soup, smoked Salmon and shrimps, Greek salad, pumpkin risotto, fillet of beef with mushroom sauce, fish in lemon breadcrumbs, cheese plate and desserts such as cheesecake, ice cream and tiramisu.

Vegan choices are also offered (such as vegetarian strudel and Boca burger) whilst 'always available' options include soup, Caesar salad, pasta Bolognese, chicken breast, beef steak, or salmon served with French fries, baked potatoes, or vegetables of the day.
Le Fontane (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Le Fontane (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Le Fontane on deck 5 is the ship's second main dining room, seating 720 guests and open for open seating breakfast, lunch and fixed seating dinner.

The breakfast menu served from 7.30am to 9.30am offers a selection of eggs cooked different ways, omelettes with a variety of fillings, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, cold meats, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, pastries, bread, cheese, smoked salmon, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit juices along with a special of the day.

For Lunch (served from 12.00 to 2.00pm) a three course menu is served of starters (such as green pea soup with croutons, cheese croquettes, Greek salad), Main Course (for example beef fillet with rocket lettuce and pecorino cheese, chicken with pasta, red mullet with seasonal vegetables, hamburgers and fried calamari), a Special Dish (such as oven baked pasta with cheddar cheese or Chilli con carne) and Desserts (including a selection of fresh fruit or, for example, mini chocolate parfait, cheesecake and ice cream).

Examples of a dinner menu are as follows:

Nicoise Salad
Selection of salami and cured meats

Seared fillet of salmon
Cannelloni stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach and parmesan cheese
Grilled Tuscan style beef

Cheesecake with fresh fruit and coconut sauce
Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit

Vegan choices are also offered (such as vegetarian strudel and Boca burger) whilst 'always available' options include soup, Caesar salad, pasta Bolognese, chicken breast, beef steak, or salmon served with French fries, baked potatoes, or vegetables of the day.
Kaito (Japanese, Sushi Bar)
Kaito (Japanese, Sushi Bar)
Select Dining Venue (à la carte Cover Charge)
Lunch, Dinner
Kaito is located on deck 7 with seating for 54 guests, and is the ship's à la carte sushi bar open for lunch from 12.00 to 4.00pm and dinner from 6.00pm to 11.00pm

With numerous selections to choose from, a small example of dishes and charges are as follows:

Soups, Noodles and Rice
Miso Soup with Tofu $4.50
Udon Noodle Soup with shrimps and vegetable tempura $5.50
Stir-fried Soba noodles with chicken and vegetables $3.60
Fried rice with chicken, eggs and vegetables $4.90
Steamed rice $1.50

Cabbage salad with carrots and corn kernels $2.10

Otsumami (small delicacies)
Cold Seaweed salad $5.20
Tamago Japanese omelette rolls with Nori seaweed and vegetables $2.50
Deep-fried tofu with spinach and sesame seeds $2.80
Raw fillet of tuna wrapped in a sheet of thin cucumber $3.00

Nigiri (rice topped with slice of fish) and Sashimi (slice of raw fish with no rice)
Fresh Salmon $3.50 for 2 pieces of Nigiri or $5.70 for 5 pieces of sashimi
Squid $2.60 for 2 pieces of Nigiri or $4.80 for 5 pieces of sashimi
Tuna $2.60 for 2 pieces or Nigiri or $4.80 for 5 pieces of sashimi

Temaki (hand rolls)
Crab surimi with cucumber $3.30
Smoked salmon with avocado $4.70
Salmon roe with asparagus tips $7.00

Maki (classic rolls)
Tuna $2.90
Fresh salmon $4.90
Cucumber $2.00
Pumpkin tempura $2.50

Hosomaki (speciality rolls)
Vegetable and cream cheese roll fried in Tempura batter $5.20
Shrimps, mayo, avocado, cucumber, tamago and sesame seeds $6.20
Roasted eel, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado $8.30

Tempura Specialities
Assorted deep fried vegetable fritters served with Tentsuyu sauce $4.80
5 pieces of deep fried shrimps served with Tentsuyu sauce $8.00
Salmon, yellowtail, surimi and masago fried in Tempura batter $6.70

Teriyaki (served with steamed rice and sautéed vegetables)
Fillet of salmon $10.90
Chicken bites $5.20
Beef strip loin $7.50

Home-made green tea ice cream $2.80
Lychee salad with home-made vanilla ice cream $4.00
Banana Tempura with home-made vanilla ice cream $3.00
L'Obelisco (Seafood, Steak House)
L'Obelisco (Seafood, Steak House)
Select Dining Venue (à la carte Cover Charge)
L’Obelisco is Poesia’s à la carte restaurant situated aft of deck 13 offering panoramic sea views with seating for 250 guests.

Open for dinner only from 6pm to 11pm and with reservations recommended, examples of dishes served are as follows:

Tuna tartare, swordfish carpaccio and steamed king crab $9.50
Warm polenta timbale with creamed stockfish, black truffles and parsley sauce $9.00
Guinea fowl breast stuffed with foie gras $10.00

Onion soup with cheese croute $5.00
Cream of cannellini bean soup with mussels and prawns $7.50

Assortment of fresh salads with condiment of choice $3.50

Pasta and Rice
Tagliolini pasta with lobster sauce $14.00
Vermicelli pasta with carpet-shell clams and cherry tomatoes $9.50
Risotto with shrimp tails and zucchini $12.00

Special Cuts from the Grill
Grilled T-bone steak (32oz for two people) $37.00
Beef Tenderloin (8oz) $16.50
NY style steak (10oz) $14.50
Rib eye steak (12oz) $18.50

Halibut roll with crab meat $12.50
Roast rack of lamb with pistachio crust $14.50
Seared beef tournedos (8oz) $16.50
Eggplant parmigiana $10.00
Sautéed King Prawns $23.50

Banana crème brulee $4.00
White Chocolate Parfait with pistachio sauce $4.50
Trio of Cheesecake $5.50
Caribbean sundae coconut ice cream $4.00
Fresh fruit platter $4.00
Mojito Bar (Ice Cream Bar)
Mojito Bar (Ice Cream Bar)
The Mojito Bar on deck 13 by the pool serves additional charge ice cream in a wide variety of flavours from vanilla, chocolate and coffee to pistachio and lemon. (Complimentary soft scoop vanilla or chocolate ice cream in a cone is available from the buffet restaurant on deck 13).

Prices range from:
€1.50 for a small cup of ice cream
€2.50 for a large cup or cone of ice cream
€3.90 for a smoothie such as mango smoothie
€5.30 for a banana split dessert
Villa Pompeiana (Self Service)
Villa Pompeiana (Self Service)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Villa Pompeina is the ship's buffet and pizzeria, located on deck 13 with seats for 472 guests.

Open from 6.30 to 7.00am for an early birds coffee, the breakfast buffet with a range of stations from eggs to fresh fruit, cereals and yogurts to cold meats, cheeses and breads is served from 7.00am to 10.00am.

The lunch time buffet opens from 12.00 to 2.30pm with food on offer ranging from salads, pastas, carved meats and fish to cheeses, breads, burgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches, pizza and desserts. The grill section and pizzeria remain open until 4.00pm when an afternoon tea is served until 5.00pm (with self service sandwiches, filled rolls, pastries, cookies and desserts) and from 6.45pm to 8.45pm a dinner buffet is served with a scaled down selection remaining on offer until 3.30am.
Childrens Menu
Childrens Menu
An example of food on offer on the children’s menu is soup or pizza, pasta (such as spaghetti Bolognese or carbonara), fish in tomato sauce, hot dogs, burgers or omelettes served with fries or vegetables and desserts including ice cream, jelly or dessert of the day.
MSC Happy Dinners
MSC Happy Dinners
Newly introduced to MSC Cruises is MSC Happy Dinners where children select a meal from the kid's menu which is served whilst the adults are enjoying their first course. Once the children have finished their meal specialised Kid's Club staff collect them to have fun with friends whilst parents enjoy the rest of their meal.

There is no charge for this service and parents simply need to register their children in advance.
MSC Fun Time Dinners
MSC Fun Time Dinners
An alternative to MSC Happy Dinners, youngsters can opt for Fun Time Dinners where they dine in a separate specially decorated area of the buffet restaurant, watched over by the entertainment team before departing to the Mini or Junior Clubs where parents can collect them from once they have finished their own meal.

Three of these events are themed into Welcome Party, Italian Party and Farewell party.

Accommodating children from the age of three to eleven, Fun Time Dinners are complimentary and parents simply need to register their children in advance.
Room Service
Room Service
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A complimentary continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and toast with tea and coffee is served between 7.30 am and 10am (just complete doorknob menu and place outside door before 2am.

For the rest of the duration of the day, a range of snacks are available via room service for a small fee with examples as follows:

Soup of the day €2.25
MSC Club Sandwich €3.10
Cooked Ham and Cheese Sandwich €3.00
Mozzarella with Tomatoes €3.10
Salad Nicoise €3.00
Mixed Cheese Plate €2.60
Fruit Plate €2.60
Dessert of the day (such as Chocolate Dessert) €3.10

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