If you’re coming to Japan, you might want to eat something Japanese. However, choosing food that does not originate in Japan is also a surprisingly good choice.
Pizza isn’t originated in Japan, but most Japanese from children to adults loves pizza. Japanese people do not compromise on what they eat, and they make every effort to get close to the genuine taste. So, you can find many restaurants offering authentic stone-baked pizza in Japan. One of these is in Tokyo Disney Sea.
“Ristorante di Canaletto” is an Italian restaurant in Tokyo Disney Sea that serves stone-baked pizza. In this post, I would like to share about this restaurant.
The nice thing about Tokyo Disney Resort is wherever you are you can find barrier-free specifications. Ristorante di Canaletto is along the canal in Mediterranean Harbor. There are stairs in front of the building, but also there is a barrier-free aisle. Even if you take a stroller, you never need to fold and lift it.
Menus and Price
Almost all restaurants in Tokyo Disney Resort will have menus and pictures of the food items in front of the buildings. All menus aren’t listed on this menu board, but you’ll discover a QR code on the bottom. If you read this code with your smartphone, you can access to the menu page. Unfortunately, the menu in the web site is available only in Japanese. Some of the menus are translated below.
- Black tagliolini with calamari, mussels, and arugula in tomato sauce $16
- Millerighe with vegetable tomato sauce $16
- Spaghetti carbonara with mushrooms $16
- Chef’s recommendation (clams and acorn pepperoncini) $16
- Pizza Margherita $18
- Pizza Canale Bello (5 types of cheese) $18
- Pizza Palazzo canal (vegetable) $18
- Chef’s Salad $10
- Cold Meat and Cheese Platter with Baguette $11
- Chef’s Soup $5
- Tiramisu $7
- Almond panna cotta with fruit $7
- Hazelnut cake and mascarpone ice cream $7
- Chef’s Recommendation (Peach Compote and Vanilla Mousse) $7
Although there are many restaurants in Tokyo Disney Resort, you might be surprised how hard it is to find restaurants that serve alcohol. Ristorante di Canaletto is one of the few restaurants that serve alcohol drinks. A variety of beers, red and white wines and, sparkling wines are available. A glass of wine is from $7.
The Aristocratic Architecture in Venice
When a cast guides you to your table, you may be asked if you’d prefer the indoor table or the outdoor table. If you select outdoors, your table is on the terrace, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canal. Venetian Gondolas, one of the most popular attractions of Tokyo Disney Sea, passes through right in front of you.
Ristorante di Canaletto was created like an aristocratic mansion. Once you enter the restaurant, you’ll be amazed with the high ceiling and large space. Don’t miss the stone-oven which is in the center of the room. Your pizza will be baked here.
When you are at your table, cast members will give you an English menu if you need. And then, you’ll ready to order, inform Cast Member what you want to eat.
The price on the menu will includes tax, and tips aren’t necessary in Japan. After enjoying your meal, you’ll need to take your bill to a cashier near the exit of the restaurant, and you can pay there.
I ordered two pieces of pizza, a kid’s menu, and of course, dolce too. We’ll start with a Pizza Margherita.
Pizza is served uncut, so you have to cut it with cutters. This stone-oven baked pizza yields a chewy crust with subtle saltiness. The amount of mozzarella cheese is enough and creamy. If you want to order Pizza, Margherita will never fail.
Next is Pizza Canale Bello. Mickey-shaped cheese is so cute, isn’t it? The pizza crust is crispy, and different from the Margherita. This pizza is served with honey. Have you ever tried combining cheese with honey? The sweet scent will increase your appetite!
Kid’s menu is available for children under 12. The main dish is spaghettini with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce. Desert can be chosen from fruit jerry or pudding, and drink can be chosen from milk, orange juice, or apple juice.
I ordered this set for my daughter, and she was happy with the Mickey-shaped plate. I got a little portion of the spaghettini, and shrimp tomato sauce was excellent. Although adults cannot order this menu, at least it’s good enough to satisfy myself.
The last is dolce. I ordered Chef’s Recommendation (Peach Compote and Vanilla Mousse). To be honest, I didn’t expect the taste just by looking. But my expectations were wrong. The Mickey’s ear of chocolate was a little bit bitter and suites well with the sweet banila moose. The peach comport was nice with refreshing jerry.
Possibly the biggest challenge you’ll face when finding a place to eat in Tokyo Disney Resort, is finding one that is not crowded. During the lunch or dinner hours, many restaurants are crowded especially on weekends.
At popular restaurants, you typically have to wait 45minutes to over an hour for a table. Counter service restaurants can serve you more quickly, but they still may be crowded. One way to avoid such crowds is to adjust the time you eat to non-crowded hours. Restaurants are crowded from 11 AM ~ 2 PM and 5 PM ~ 8 PM, so avoid these hours, if you can. Another way is to make a reservation through the priority seating system. “Ristorante di Canaletto” and many other popular restaurants offer priority seating system.
In this post, I introduced Ristorante di Canaletto. This restaurant is the only restaurant in Tokyo Disney Sea that serves authentic stone-oven baked pizza, and the price is very reasonable. If you are planning to visit Tokyo Disney Sea, it’s worth going there. Don’t forget to reserve a table!
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