Ristorante Di Canaletto Review at Tokyo DisneySea
Ristorante Di Canaletto is an Italian table service restaurant in the gorgeous Mediterranean Harbor at Tokyo DisneySea. Not only does this beautiful restaurant boast the best Italian food in the Park, it harbors one of the most pristine views at Tokyo DisneySea. Here’s our review of this fabulous sit-down restaurant. Note that table service requires Priority Seating reservations. Read about how to make one in our complete dining guide.
Atmosphere & Decor
Imagine sitting in Venice along the canals, watching gondolas pass by as you enjoy a fresh Margherita pizza and a glass of red wine. Now, replace Venice with Tokyo DisneySea and you have Ristorante Di Canaletto. Mediterranean Harbor is gorgeous in its theming and it comes as no surprise that Ristorante Di Canaletto is worthy of calling this port of call home.
While making a sprint to Toy Story Mania for that FastPass, it’s easy to rush past the restaurant without noticing. The theming is so seamless that Ristorante Di Canaletto blends right into the Mediterranean Harbor. Once you have that elusive FastPass for Toy Story, make your way back to the restaurant and make a reservation (also known as Priority Seating) for lunch or dinner.
Inside you’ll notice the wide open concept, which works well, and the walls are filled with beautiful pieces of art depicting the Mediterranean Harbor. The best seats in the house are the tables outside along the canal.
My favourite section is the open stove where the chefs prepare your delicious pizza. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching the preparation of my food, as strange as it sounds.
With the open concept, the sound of clinking silverware and glasses mixed with conversations fills the room and creates an overall beautiful atmospheric feeling. On top of that, Cast Members greet guests in Italian, adding another layer of detail.
Staying true to its Italian theme, the food offerings consist of pasta, pizza, and decadent desserts. Depending on the time of day, you choose the lunch or dinner course, which are priced at 2800yen and 4200yen respectively. Both courses include an appetizer, entreé, dessert, and choice of drink (non-alcoholic). Vegetarian options are available for all courses, too (ask a Cast Member to point out these items).
During my visit I ordered from the lunch course menu:
- Minestrone Soup (served cold during the summer months of June-September)
- Five Cheese Pizza (with honey to pour over)
- Chestnut and Cassis Mousse Dessert
- Hot Coffee & Kirin Lemon Soda (Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Drinks)
The cold Minestrone soup was a perfect pairing with the hot and humid Japanese summer. The vegetables soaked up the tomato broth and the added—albeit tiny—bread stick was a joy to soak up the remaining broth. I am not one to choose a cheese pizza, but having one with five different kinds of cheese topped off with a Mickey-shaped cheese slice, how can you not? To bring it all together, pouring honey over the top is brilliant. This sounds strange at first, but it cuts the strong blue cheese flavour. My dessert—referred to as dolce on the menu—was light and full of flavour. It consisted of light whipped cream, chestnut, macaron, and a thin wafer.
Overall, the food didn’t disappoint and the cheese pizza exceeded any reservations I had with ordering that type of pizza at a sit-down restaurant. This is one of the best table service restaurants for food, but Magellan’s is still the best. In addition to the course menu, you may order certain items à la carte, such as the cheese platter, Italian ham platter, and romaine lettuce salad.
Recommendations & Tips
Maximize your experience at Ristorante Di Canaletto by following our recommendations and tips:
- Save money by opting for lunch over dinner.
- You can change your drink after you have chosen one. Have a soda during your meal then hot coffee afterward.
- Request a table outside along the canals, if it’s available, for one of the best views in the Park for a meal
- Vegetarian dishes are available. Make sure to ask a Cast Member for details.
- If you order the cheese pizza, then don’t skip pouring the honey on top. You won’t regret it.
For an affordable lunch (can’t go wrong with dinner either) and gorgeous scenery and atmosphere, then Ristorante Di Canaletto is a perfect choice. The food is on point and the theming is flawless. It’s easy to overlook this restaurant, but trust me when I say you won’t regret dining here.
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