Princess Cruises’ complimentary pizzeria, Alfredo’s, is a firm favourite with cruisers and offers casual bistro-style dining. In this post I share the Alfredo’s Pizzeria menu with photos and a review of our experiences.
Alfredo’s Pizzeria on Princess Cruises
Alfredo’s is named after Princess Cruises’ former Master Chef, Alfredo Marzi and was voted “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA Today. On most ships it’s located near the Piazza.
The pizzerias on the newest Princess Cruises ships are now called Gigi’s but they still retain the best things about Alfredo’s that people love: made-to order-pizzas, a casual restaurant option and its open kitchen.
Which Princess ships have Alfredo’s Pizzeria?
Alfredo’s Pizzeria is available on the following cruise ships in the Princess fleet:
Gigi’s Pizzeria can be found on Enchanted and Discovery Princess.
How much is Alfredo’s on Princess Cruises?
The surprising thing is that Alfredo’s Pizzeria is a complimentary dining restaurant, which means you can enjoy the fresh pizza and pasta at no additional charge.
The quality of food means it could easily be mistaken for a specialty dining restaurant but you can dine here for lunch and dinner as many times as you wish without needing to spend any extra money onboard.
Booking a Table at Alfredo’s Pizzeria
You cannot book a table at Alfredo’s in advance. This restaurant is getting increasingly popular, especially during lunch on sea days so I’d recommend having an early lunch here to avoid the queues.
Opening times vary slightly from ship to ship but it’s generally open from 11.30am to 11pm daily.
It’s not uncommon to see it busy during the day but it does become quieter during the evening as many passengers opt to eat in the main dining rooms.
If you fancy a low key dinner with some background music from the Piazza, Alfredo’s Pizzeria is definitely a good option.
We’ve eaten in Alfredo’s for dinner on a couple of cruises and we’ve almost had the restaurant to ourselves.
Since the Medallion app has been introduced on all Princess ships, you can now order pizza via the app for delivery between 11am and 11pm. It’s unclear if this is from Alfredo’s Pizzeria but even if it comes from Slice on the Lido Deck the quality is still going to be very good.
Alfredo’s Pizzeria Menu
Alfredo’s menu offers predominantly pizzas but on the Royal Class ships there is also a selection of pasta, salads and desserts.
The good thing is that you can dine at Alfredo’s more than once and have completely different experiences. In this section, I share the full Alfredo’s Pizzeria menu from Sky Princess.
|Antipasto Mari e Monti||Parma ham, Genoa salami, Mortadella bay shrimp salad|
|Antipasto Assortito di Magro (v)||Mozzarella caprese, grilled zucchini, sun-blushed tomatoes, roasted red and yellow peppers|
|Insalata Mista all’ Alfredo||Mixed green salad with Chef Alfredo’s balsamic-herb and extra virgin oil vinaigrette|
There are two pasta dishes available at Alfredo’s Pizzeria that you can have instead or as well as pizza – depending on your appetite!
|Rollata di Melanzane (v)||Baked rolled eggplant stuffed with angel hair pasta, mozzarella, grana padano topped with cherry tomatoes and basil sauce|
|Agnolotti Gratinati alla Piemontese||Gratinated pasta pockets filled with veal and parmesan cheese tossed in a creamy veal sauce and sage|
The Agnolotti Gratinati alla Piemontese, or veal pasta, is my favourite and isn’t too heavy a dish if you do decide you’d like pizza too.
Alfredo’s Pizza Menu
The pizzas at Alfredo’s are thin Neapolitan style and each one is made to order. You can watch the chefs busy making the pizzas in its open kitchen.
|Pizza Margherita (v)||Tomato sauce, mozzarella, sweet basil|
|Pizza Pepperoni||Tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy pepperoni, crushed red pepper, oregano|
|Pizza Hawaiian||Tomato sauce, chicken, baked ham, pineapple cubes, mozzarella and monterey jack cheese|
|Pizza Capricciosa||Tomato sauce, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, ham, black olives and basil|
|Pizza Romano||Tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, black olives, basil|
|Pizza Tarantina||Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mussels, bay shrimp, roasted garlic, capers, basil and oregano|
|Princess Pizza||Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, parma ham and shaved parmesan|
|Pizza Vegetarian (v)||Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, avocado and basil|
|Calzone||Half-moon shaped pizza filled with tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, mushrooms, red onions, ham and oregano|
|Pizza Baguette Sicilian||Tuna, red onions, sliced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella|
The pizza bases are freshly made onboard in the open kitchen so although you have a wait a little, it’s definitely worth it.
I particularly enjoyed the Pizza Capricciosa with artichoke hearts and black olives.
If you can’t decide which pizza to have, you can order more than one or agree to share with others on your table. We have been known to do both because the pizza is so tasty.
You can order extra toppings on your pizza so we ordered the Pizza Tarantina with extra anchovies.
The Princess Pizza is also known as Sapphire Pizza, Regal Pizza etc on different ships. I enjoyed one on our Sapphire Princess cruise.
You can choose to have a selection of condiments on your pizza:
- Chili pepper EVOO
- Dried oregano flakes
- Grated parmesan
- Milled black pepper
If you have room for dessert, there is the choice of two. Unfortunately, we have never had room so we have no photos of this course!
|Tiramisu||Coffee-soaked ladyfinger biscuits and sweet mascarpone with marsala zabaglione|
|Crostata di Mele Della Nonna||Apple torte with apricot jam and vanilla sauce|
Overall Thoughts on Alfredo’s Pizzeria Menu
Alfredo’s is a exceptional complimentary dining option on selected Princess cruise ships. You should try to eat here at least once on your cruise.
The menu is compact but I like the addition of appetizers and pasta that have been introduced in recent years. Too much choice can hinder the chef’s abilities to provide fresh pizza from the oven quickly. It’s important to note that some of the older ships in the fleet offer pizza only.
Now that more people have heard how good Alfredo’s is, you can expect it to be busy during the day whilst at sea but evenings and port days are much quieter.
It used to be somewhere I’d recommend on Embarkation Day as an alternative to the buffet but it’s quickly becoming a busy spot where people head first.
Between us, we’ve tried almost every dish at Alfredo’s Pizzeria and we haven’t found one we didn’t like. In particular our favourites are: the shrimp appetizer, veal pasta, pizza romano, pizza capricciosa and the Princess pizza.
If you love Italian food, I’d recommend checking out my post dedicated to Sabatini’s on Princess Cruises, which includes menu with photos and a review.