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Mardi Gras' La Piazza has Italian courtyard theme, food and drink

New on Mardi Gras — outdoor dining at Cucina del Capitano, part of La Piazza
Inspired by Italy, La Piazza on the new Mardi Gras is home to new food and beverage outlets along with expanded versions of Carnival favorites.

Designed to resemble a stroll through an Italian courtyard with red brick, streetlights and ornate iron and tile work, as well as murals of famous piazzas in Rome, Venice and other Italian cities, La Piazza also features fun, 'Insta-worthy' touches like a Vespa and a Fiat. Both are from 1972, the year of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding with the original Mardi Gras.

New Bar della Rosa

New spaces include Bar della Rosa inspired by the country’s charming cafes with classic Italian cocktails such as the aperol spritz, Italian wines sourced from regions across the country, Italian beers, as well as espresso and cappuccinos made with Lavazza coffee.

Piazza Panini offers hand-pressed sandwiches like 'salumeria' stuffed with capicola, prosciutto, salami, provolone and roasted peppers, as well as the 'Peppe' featuring mortadella, provolone, mozzarella, tomatoes and spicy olives. A number of deli favorites and desserts are offered as well. 

Fleet's largest Cucina del Capitano

Mardi Gras will feature the fleet's largest Cucina del Capitano with a menu of Italian favorites and a diverse wine list with selections that include Zonin Soave and Batasiolo Barolo, all enhanced by a décor featuring historical photos, artwork and memorabilia from Carnival’s officers, highlighted by colorful oil paintings of the Mardi Gras and its namesake 1972 vessel. 

Pizzeria del Capitano, offering five varieties of freshly baked artisanal pizzas by the pie or by the slice available 24 hours a day, has also been expanded on Mardi Gras.

La Piazza’s culinary offerings can be enjoyed inside at tables along the promenade or alfresco on the Lanai.  

La Piazza is one of six themed zones on Mardi Gras which also features The French Quarter, Grand Central, The Lido, Summer Landing and The Ultimate Playground, home to BOLT, the first roller-coaster at sea.  

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