If you are sailing on a Royal Caribbean ship that offers Jamie’s Italian Restaurant as one of the extra dining options, we suggest you give it a try. It was worth the extra coin spent. Everything is served to be shared, and you can order anything at all that you like. Our waiter, Foued, listened intently to what we liked, didn’t like and what our dietary restrictions were. Next Foued went back to the kitchen and explained it to the Chef who put together wonderful planks for our waiter to bring out to us.
But wait! There’s more food at Jamie’s Italian Restaurant!
Next, our waiter made suggestions about what we might enjoy from the pasta selections, and we ordered from there. Now I grew up eating real home cooked Italian food. We’re talking about hand prepared Italian food crafted by my step-father who was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I am admittedly an Italian food snob. For this reason I am always skeptical of fresh made pasta and of any dish that boasts truffles.
I was taken happily back in time to my teenage years and the memories of coming in the back door of the house to hand made fettuccine pasta hanging across the backs of kitchen chairs. The truffles were present and could be tasted, rather than just being a mention on the menu. The pasta was a perfect al dente. The angels began to weep. Photos certainly didn’t do this justice. All five of us ate entirely too much. Dinner was very, very good.
Try as many things at Jamie’s as you like!
By desert we all felt too stuffed to go on, but our amazing waiter Foued made sure we soldiered through it and brought out a sampling dessert plank and we just all nibbled a bit here and there until we had each had a taste. Well, okay perhaps a crumb more than a taste, but it was worth the indulgence.
During our voyage we dined twice at Jamie’s Italian Restaurant on and were glad we did. And of course, we made certain that we were in Foued’s section the second time we dined there as well.